‘Walking in Mother’s Shoes’ arts evening at Minett Marriott May 10
PORT CARLING — Paint, prose and paperbacks are just a few of the creative ways through which Muskoka will be saying thanks to mom this Mother’s Day.
More than a dozen area artists will be putting their creative gifts on display on Saturday, May 10, as part of the eighth annual Walking in My Mother’s Shoes event.
Hosted by Muskoka Chautauqua, the gala is a celebration of mothers and motherhood through the arts, and is being held at the JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort and Spa in Minett between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
“Whether a ‘thank you’ to mom is expressed through poetry, visual arts or the performing arts, this is a chance for artists to express that gratitude in their own uniquely creative ways,” said Gayle Dempsey, Muskoka Chautauqua’s director of development.
“For those who attend, the event is a chance for everyone to celebrate their own mothers, as well as the lives of all mothers across Muskoka and around the world. It’s not really just for artists, we are all creative beings.”
The event itself is the brainchild of Krysia Bower, a local artist. Bower, who will be speaking and performing at this year’s event, said the concept behind Walking in my Mother’s Shoes comes from an intimate part of her past.
“This is dear to my heart, and always harkens back to my own mother, and the travails that she went through coming to Canada as an immigrant to start a new life in the utter back woods of New Brunswick 67 years ago,” she said.
In prior years, the event has drawn large numbers of visitors from across the region, hailing from all age groups and from all walks of life.
Grandmothers to Grandmothers, in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, will be at the event selling handmade jewelry and wares in support of families in Africa affected by HIV/AIDS. Walking in my Mother’s Shoes is being made possible through a partnership between Muskoka Chautauqua and the JW Marriott The Rosseau Resort and Spa.
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