Placemaking Design presented at the Little Branches Rural Roots, a library conference at the Arnprior Public Library this fall.
The inaugural Little Branches, Rural Roots Library Conference took place at the Arnprior Public Library on October 4 and 5, 2019. This conference has been tailored to meet the needs of small, rural libraries in Ontario.
presented by Placemaking Design
Jody Mckone, Wood and Pyrography + Amy Doole, Pottery
Madawaska Coffee: 19578 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) • Barry’s Bay
Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 4 pm • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm
JODY MCKONE: was born and raised in the forests of the Letterkenny Road. She began working with wood and pyrography in 2009.
Inspired by the soothing landscapes that surround her home near Algonquin Park, she creates unique artwork and gifts for nature lovers using reclaimed and salvaged materials. Her vision of creating large, wood-burned art pieces has pushed her to create new techniques in the field of pyrography. Pyrography is the process of burning designs on wood with a heated tool.
twigsandblossoms.etsy.com • email@example.com
AMY DOOLE: Working in stoneware clay, Amy Doole creates functional pottery pieces intended for everyday use and enjoyment. Her work has a nostalgic and playful aesthetic — earthy colours and matte glazes with the addition of small sculptural aspects, texture and vintage image transfers.
Amy is always looking for ways to create texture in clay — items from nature, embroidered fabric, and random objects like car mats, toys or hardware. The result is a collection of work, influenced by rural life and local landscape, well designed, carefully and skillfully crafted. Amy has been creating, displaying and selling functional stoneware pottery in Maynooth for the past eight years. She has welcomed visitors as part of the Bancroft and Area Studio Tour since 2014.
firstname.lastname@example.org • amydoolepottery.com
presented by Placemaking Design
On display now at Madawaska Coffee
19578 Opeongo Line (Hwy 60) • Barry’s Bay • Monday to Friday: 6:30 am to 4 pm • Saturday and Sunday: 9 am to 4 pm
Tanya Lyons has always been a gatherer, collecting and taking in objects, moments and memories. She uses clear glass in combination with natural and found objects to express and reflect her experiences, thoughts and questions about the world we live in and who we are.
After 14 years in Quebec, Tanya has moved back to her hometown community to raise her daughter and continue her sculptural work with glass. Reflecting her passion for helping people find their way, she continues to teach in the glass program at the Haliburton School of Art and Design. She has been co-ordinator of the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour for the past three years and a volunteer artist with the Ottawa Valley-Creative Arts Open Studio.
“There is a magical energy in the hills of the Madawaska Valley. These rocky hills, rolling with trees and clear lakes, embrace and inspire me. Since I have returned to the Madawaska Valley, I have witnessed the important role of the forest in healing and comforting us during the ebbing of life’s flow.”
Shukraan | Thank You
July • Pembroke
Placemaking Design is working with the Renfrew County refugee community to help them say thank to the volunteers who taught them English. The event is a celebration of community and caring with food, music and storytelling.