DCMA 2014 Exhibit
“ART FROM THE HEART – Farm, Folk,
Found and Folly”
The 2014 Main Gallery exhibit at the Dufferin County Museum and Archives will be informative, unusual and a must see for you and your guests. Called “ART FROM THE HEART – Farm, Folk, Found and Folly”, objects used will be items used and made for everyday use, but made with the obvious care and talent of untrained makers. Farm items will focus on the paints and decorations found on early farm equipment. Folk art will feature decoys, art, and diverse items made for collectors or tourists. Found objects include household and personal items, made with love for the user. Folly are things just made for fun, perhaps not for use, perhaps to be used with a smile.
The items have been gathered from our collections and some items are on loan from our patrons. Of special note is the over 25 whirligigs that were donated to the DCMA from the collection of Marlene and the late Robert Markle, a well-known Canadian artist himself.
This exhibit will entertain as well as educate. It will make you want to come back for several visits and bring your friends and neighbors. Come into the big green and red barn and see what our curator has pulled together for this year.