May 15, 2019

The Lanark Highlands Basketry Museum will open on May 25, 2019, with an exciting new exhibition called Flights of Fantasy.

A large, flying dragon will be outside waiting to greet visitors, while inside in the loft there will be many different types of birds on display. Some, like the indigenous decoys, are traditional forms, while others are complete flights of fantasy. Many of these birds have been made by Ankaret Dean, while others are from countries such as South America or Japan.

Ankaret Dean, curator of the museum, explains, "Basketry can be a very sculptural medium, although most people do not realize this potential."

Visitors will be invited to make a small floating duck out of cat tails. Children especially might like to try their hand at a flight of fancy. 

The museum will be open from 11am to 3pm. The address is 5596 McDonald Corners Rd., McDonald’s Corners, and admission is by donation.  

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