The days are getting shorter; the leaves are falling; and the advent calendars are (already!) for sale at the shops, which means the end of the year is fast approaching, and with it, the chance to enjoy a few more outings and events before the holiday and winter rush.

’Tis the Seasonal

What to do besides cleaning up the garden and winterizing the cottage? How about antiquing; rockhounding; outdoor farmers’ markets, craft breweries, wineries, wildlife conservancies or festivals like the last of Ontario Culture Days and autumn harvests? Or perhaps visiting soon-to-be-closing art exhibits, such as mine, Without Interrupting the System, at the Art Gallery of Bancroft, on until October 30, 2021.

Andrew Ooi, Autumn, 2018 | 11 x 12 x 2.75 inches, 28 x 30.5 x 7 cm | 614 Folded mixed Gampi-paper paintings with acrylic and ink

Score Galore

The exhibition features artworks big on tricks (multiple optical illusions, including sculpture made from paper) and treats (applications in paint and colour mimicking textures, mosaics, refraction and lustre.) Plus, the gallery is located in the midst of everything mineral and fall-majestic, making it easier to check off many of the seasonal events on the pre-rush list, despite the malls’ early, advent countdown.

A Time to “H-art-vest”

Fortunately, there is still time before the holidays to enjoy haunts idyllic, artistic, at harvest and Halloween. Meaning, whether you’re collecting leaves, chocolates or garlic in anticipation of the snowfall and spirits around the corner (or among the living) now would be favourable to also add art!

Without Interrupting the System’s final week continues at the Art Gallery of Bancroft, 10 Flint Street, Bancroft Ontario, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm.

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