THE DEMENTED DOG AND PONY SHOW

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THE DEMENTED DOG AND PONY SHOW

“THE DEMENTED DOG AND PONY SHOW”

By Trish Suess

Opening Night Reception Thursday, June 28th 7 p.m.
Show runs to July 10th with Gallery Hours weekdays and Saturdays 11-4 p.m and Sundays 1 – 3:45 p.m. pottery creatures sharing space with Danni’s carefully sewn artistic quilted fabric pieces, each featuring a playful look at our animal friends and neighbours.

Bentley has been creating with clay for 40 years and painting for 10. He is well known for his dragons and ravens and other creatures. With this show, Bentley returns to the gallery, where his familiar creatures have developed a joyful freedom of expression that offers a “humorous” playful Gary Larsen style approach to the world of dementia. Danni has been quilting off and on for about 35 years but since she retired 6 years ago “she has been learning how”. Delighted by the bizarrely playful pieces showing up in Bentley’s studio she has been inspired to follow suit. Danni has found her inspiration in
the authentically comic expressions
caught on animals faces in photographs,
especially dogs and cats. In
her own words, Danni says “let’s celebrate
the jokes of nature”.
Observing Danni and Bentley at
work and play together, and viewing
their collection of art featuring
such joyful expressions on the faces
and body language of animals; one
is prompted to ponder if perhaps a
measure of the “demented” might
just make everyone a little happier.
Come for opening night or any
day during the show and leave with
a smile or, better yet a purchase; a
representation of the joy of life.
BAKING AT THE FARMERS MARKET
By Kerri Boland
Timmins and I were able to take a
few minutes at 10:30 to go and check
on the parking situation. We’re
pleased to announce that there were
spots in the parking lot, and several
close by on the road. We still encourage
shoppers to carpool, walk,
or cycle when possible, but last
weekend parking was no reason to
stay away!
It’s lovely to have so many choices
for baked goods at our market, regard
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• 6 • JUNE 21ST, 2018 • THE ISLANDS GRAPEVINE •
Dr Barbara Froehner-Bulmer has
volunteered to see Denman clinic
patients for gynecology and PAP
tests (only). To set up an
appointment, please call The
Hornby Clinic @ 250 331-8631.
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less whether you’ve got a sweet tooth
or prefer savoury treats. Heather,
“The British Baker”, is well-known
for her various scones and she says
that her chocolate nutella cupcakes
are always a good seller. Yvonne has
been selling at the market since the
very beginning of this season, and
pies are her specialty. Right now
strawberry rhubarb and pecan pies
are in season. Mandy and Ron are
new Denman Islanders, and they
are making éclairs and macaroons,
which sold out quickly this week,
so you may want to go early if that’s
what you’re looking for! Fireweed,
famous for her delicious vegan baking,
will be selling her vegan organic
donuts, in which she always uses organic,
fair-trade chocolate.
Last, but certainly not least, are
Bronwynne and Yogi of Ima’s Kitchen.
Their table is always mounded
with an incredible array of baked
goods, including bagels, focaccia
and more. Their newest experiments
are sourdough and pastry and
they’d love to hear your feedback as
they grow their business. How lucky
we are to have all of these entrepreneurs
on our island!
IMAGINE ALL THE PEOPLE
By Claire King
July the first. Why does that date
ring a bell? Ah, Canada Day! Yes,
that too. But did you remember
that the Denman Island Museum re
opens on that day? What better way
to celebrate Canada Day than to pop
into the museum for a while and
take in the new summer exhibit?
The theme of the special exhibition
this year seems more relevant than
ever in this bellicose era of Trump
and Kim Jong-un. The museum remembers
and celebrates the efforts
of The Denman Island Peace Movement
over the past decades. For such
a tiny island, Denman
made a significant
contribution
to the campaign for
peace and nuclear
disarmament, not
only on Vancouver
Island, but nationally
and internationally.
Long time
peace activists Patti
Willis and Laura
Pope have assembled a memorable
display of photographs, stories and
eloquent letters which document
the activities and progress of the
Peace Movement here on Denman
from the 1970s to the early part of
the millennium. From the time of
the Vietnam War when many American
anti-war refugees came to B.C,

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