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New show on display Glen Wallis, come in and check it out!

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Glen Wallis

Wallis enjoys experimenting with different materials and processes whenever he gets the chance. Mixed Media holds a natural attraction for him as a result. A graduate of the University of British Columbia with a diploma in Art History along with a degree in sociology, Glen lives in a house in which all members of the family are engaged in the arts including his wife, encaustic artist Susan Wallis.

Glen is committed to increasing his artistic output in the coming year and enjoys spending more time on works that explore the connection between art and mass production fabrication.   Inspired by the Russian born, American Sculptor Louise Nevelson’s work of the mid 20th century, Wallis uses discarded objects and cast-off scraps in these recycled sculptural works. Commissioned wall compositions also included specific items provided by clients.  Using variations of the cube as the groundwork for his compositions, Wallis creates notable wall-like, collage driven reliefs.  Wallis’s work will also be on display for the first time during the Interior Design Show in Toronto January 22-25th 2015.

www.wallisdesignbuild.com      gwallis@rogers.com

County 613.476.2554      Cell 416.893.0783

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September News

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Hope everyone had a great summer!

We were very busy in the cafe! Great to meet lots of new people and of course to see familiar faces from previous summers!

Our hours will continue  to be from 7am- 3pm 7 days a week!

We have a new exhibit in the cafe, Roger Scannura has his vineyards show on display for September and October, come in a check it out! We have had Roger play in the cafe and now it is a pleasure to have his work on display!


Artist Roger Scannura was born on the history drenched Mediterranean Island of Malta and was tutored by Franciscan Monks in art restoration.  His inspiration for vineyards and wine culture come from his many travels to Spain, the Napa Valley and Prince Edward County.  He presently divides his time between Prince Edward County and Toronto as he is on the faculty of York University and teaches flamenco guitar.  Roger pursues both of his loves:  music and art and is one of Canada’s pre-eminent flamenco guitarists having produced 8 CD’s of original flamenco music.  He has performed in concerts and festivals worldwide with  his performance ensemble Ritmo Flamenco.   Roger also attained a strong graphic arts career creating some well-known logos for several Canadian clothing companies and participated in designing Olympic logos for USA, Canada and Great Britain.

Contact:  scannura@yorku.ca      416 707-9164    www.rogerscannura.ca













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Summer time!!!!

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Summer is finally here! Our hours will continue to be from 7am -3pm 7 days a week.

Join us for breakfast, lunch, snacks, drinks (coffees,teas, juices, beer and wine), treats or all of the above thought out the summer!

Enid is always making lots of new baked goods!

Kevin Scanlon and Trish Worron have an amazing show in the cafe right now called Strips and Strides, come on in and check it out. In July we will have a new artist!

As many people know we are looking to sell the business. We have not found the right person yet, so we’ll be sticking around for a bit. If you do love the cafe, and have always thought about how great it would be to own one. Call Christine Henden at remax in picton (613-476-5900) to learn more about the cafe. Dave and I are having a great experience, but are ready for a new adventure.

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Spring is almost here!

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Spring should be settling in this week. I know it’s hard to believe, but stay positive and maybe within a couple of weeks we will have our chairs outside!

Our hours continue to be 7-3,  7 days a week!

Maple in the county is coming soon! Drop by for some delicious desserts, a good cup of coffee to settle the sweetness of the weekend or some delicious to food to clean your palette for your next maple adventure!

For March and April we have a new group of artists displaying their work in the cafe! Come on in and check it out. Here is some info on the Quinte fibre artists!


A group of women, led by Jane Sheppard and Joan Reive, gathered informally to explore their common interest in the fibre arts in the 1980s.  With more members and monthly meetings in the participants’ homes, the group eventually named themselves the Quinte Fibre Artists.  Today, there are ten members with varied backgrounds in textiles and fibre.

Inspiring and critiquing each other’s work are two valuable functions of our monthly exchanges.  New ideas, products, techniques and reading materials are shared and discussed.  Group challenges and projects get us thinking in new directions and experimenting with the latest fibre and mixed media products.  Members return to their studios refreshed and often with a new perspective on their own work.

Every other year we produce a showing of our work, held at the Parrott Gallery in the Belleville Public Library.  We see the show as a celebration of our unity and our individuality; ten different minds focussed on the creation of fibre art works.

The Quinte Fibre Artists are: Joan Reive, Ann Fales, Pat Sztuke, Mary Andrews Minnigan, Sabina McLuhan, Carol Peterson       Karen Kaiser, Marta Smith, Marianne Sanders and  Marta Mouka.

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Happy Holidays!!!

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Come by the cafe for a delicious treat and warm drink during the Christmas parade on December 7th!


We will be closed from Dec. 23 to the 26, re opening on the 27th. We will also be closed on January 1st.


Get your baking order in today!!


From all of us at the Tall Poppy we wish you a happy, healthy and safe Holiday season, and Happy New year!!!!



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