A Juried Exhibit of Contemporary Artisans
Woodstock Museum - Woodstock Ontario
September 5 to November 1 - 2008

Grave Goods

Featuring the work of:

Caz Bently
wood block prints
Daniel Bernyk
metal scuplture
Pat Burns-Wendland
hand spun weaving
Scott Caple
Larry Cluchey
wood turning
Catherine Crowe
Dark Ages Re-creation Company
living history
Sandra Dunn
& Steve White

Dianne Edwards
Kelly Green
wood carving
Allison Hamilton
Lydia Ilarion
fine metalwork
David Ivens
Lloyd Johnson
forged metals
Mary Lazier
Elsa Mann
Darrell Markewitz
forged metals
Rosemary Molesworth
Kelly Probyn-Smith
Mark Puigmarti
forged metals
David Robertson
forged metals
Brenda Roy
fine metalwork
Rob Schweitzer
tablet weaving
Graeme Sheffield
forged metals
A.G. Smith
Steve Strang
painting & drawing
Ruth Swanson
Kathryn Thomson
blown glass
Mark Tichenor
Laura Travis
stone carving
Catherine VamVakas Lay
blown glass
Sara Washbush
fine metalwork
Brigitte Wolf
stained glass

A. G. Smith
382 Askin
Windsor ON,
N9B 2X2
519 252-4887

Studio: RR # 1 P.O. Box 257
Nobel ON P0G 1G0
705 342 5467

Between 1973-1981, A.G. Smith taught printmaking and drawing, first at Morehead State University in Kentucky and then at the University of Windsor in Ontario.
Since 1981, he has worked as an illustrator and paper engineer; published over 100 books, including, cut and assemble activity books, colouring books, social studies, and history books for children, numerous articles and illustrations for periodicals (Stoddart, now, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Toronto; Dover, New York). He has authored two books, What Time is It? and Where Am I? for Stoddart Publications, now, Fitzhenry and Whiteside. A.G. has led numerous workshops and author in the school visits.
Currently, he has developed a series of paper models of ships and architecture. They are being published by Upland Books and Design of Toronto. A.G. Smith lives and works in Windsor and Nobel Ontario.

“ Seamus Heany – the Irish poet, in his poem “North”, best expressed an outlook on life with which I most closely hold. It goes something like this:
‘Compose in darkness. Expect aurora borealis in the long fray but no cascade of light. Keep your eye clear as a bleb of an iceberg. Trust only what you can hold in your hand.’ “

Årby Boat - scale model (grouping)
mixed media

My contribution to the exhibition is an original 1/5 scale wooden model of the Årby Boat from a 9th Century grave in central Sweden. The model is 31 inches long and 8? inches wide. It will be accompanied by several “grave goods”- some to scale, some actual size. The Årby boat is a small utility boat that has been described as a Viking age equivalent of a bicycle.
Grave goods are items from our material culture that one would or would hope to need in an “afterlife”. They are things we should all use and enjoy in this life. They are a personal to each individual.


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