Jeff Green | Jan 08, 2009
Back to HomeFeature Article - January 8, 2009 Artists to represent Frontenac County at spring show in Toronto
Left: Ellen Good, fabric artist. Below: One of Randal Doner's metal sculpures
Ellen Good, creator of handwoven textiles and metal sculptor Randal Doner, were selected to represent the Frontenac area at the Eastern Ontario Artists Marketplace at the 2009 Spring One of a Kind Show in Toronto.
Ms. Good, who weaves her unique work in her studio near Ompah, and Mr. Doner, who produces whimsical metal sculptures in a converted mill near Inverary, are two of 24 artists and artisans in Eastern Ontario who were chosen for this opportunity. The Eastern Ontario Artists Marketplace is part of an initiative to help artists and artisans access a larger market for their work and to bring attention to Eastern Ontario as vibrant area for the production of art and fine craft.The funding was provided through the regional fund of FedNor’s Eastern Ontario Development Program (EODP), managed by the Eastern Ontario CFDCs Network Inc.. The Haliburton County Development Corporation, one of the 15 Eastern Ontario CFDCs, is coordinating this initiative.
The $125,000 of funding is being used to provide tools for artists and artisans to help them access a larger market for their work. This includes: running a series of Market Readiness workshops that took place in eight communities across Eastern Ontario in October and November 2008; providing an opportunity for 24 Eastern Ontario artists and artisans to show and sell their work in a special Eastern Ontario Artists Marketplace at the 2009 Spring One of a Kind Show at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto; and, bringing attention to Eastern Ontario as vibrant area for the production of art and craft and to rural Eastern Ontario communities as art destinations.
The funding covers the booth fee for the show as well as some of the display costs.