Phase Three of Haldimand County’s popular Public Art Tour Haldimand (PATH)—”Bridging Communities”— will launch with the unveiling of eight new, original paddle designs and an artist meet-and-greet on Thursday September 7, from 5 – 9 p.m. at the Haldimand County Administration Building in Cayuga.
Once again led by local artist and PATH Project Coordinator Gina Wilson-McIntee, “Bridging Communities” began with a public call for artists to submit their designs showcasing the importance of the Grand River and Lake Erie to Haldimand County, including illustrations highlighting the area’s natural landscapes, wildlife and history.
The eight artists selected to recreate their designs on paddles—supported and mentored by Wilson-McIntee—include Laura Ashthorpe (Fisherville), Angela Bonitatibus (Cayuga), Cheyanne Bertrand (Fisherville), Sarah Butcher (Jarvis), Eirlys Evans (Cayuga), Andrea Johnston (Dunnville), Emily Mathewson (Hamilton) and Jessica Vander Vegte (Cayuga).
The new paddles will be installed along trails throughout the County in late October; a map showing the new locations will be available on the County’s website.
The September 7 event will also provide an opportunity to meet the artists from the original PATH project and features a special marketplace of the artists’ unique works for purchase.
To learn more about “Bridging Communities” or the opportunity to meet and support Haldimand County’s local artists, visit HaldimandCounty.ca/festivals-events/public-art-tour/. The Haldimand County Administration Building is located at 53 Thorburn Street South in Cayuga.