Friday, July 16, 2010

Art Show, Pow Wow, Metis Fiddlers Free Events in Port Credit

Port Credit is set to rock again this weekend with free fun events: The Port Credit Outdoor Art Show at the Credit Village Marina and the Native Pow Wow and Metis Fiddlers and more at Saddington Park. ~ Lighthouses ~ Port Credit Outdoor Art Show
Starting with the Port Credit Outdoor Art Show (there's a band, too, with live music): Nebojsa Jovanovic, Burlington Ontario, works primarily in acrylics. The lighthouses caught my eye, and I went in for a closer look. For background on this artist, see his web site.

Wall Art - Port Credit Outdoor Art Show
The artist, Henry Lobo, of The Lobo Paintings, was not at the booth at the time of my visit. But the visitors kept coming, Even the Peel Police foot patrol stopped to have a look.

Small Art 'Stones' - Close Up
The artist, Henry Lobo, paints on granite and slate. These smaller pieces, shown here, can be worn as pins or brooches. I loved how they caught the light of the late afternoon sun.

Art-O-Glass Fused and Leaded Glass Designs
The first show for this artist in custom glass tiles, mementos and gifts. So new, no website yet, but she will be back again for the South Side Shuffle jazz fest in September in Port Credit.

Carlo Allion ~ Mixed Media ~ Encaustic
Dramatic artwork by Carlo Allion, Scugog Island, Ontario, is worth a second look. More information at his web site. He told me the technique in these paintings is 'encaustic', a very old form. I'd first heard of it last summer at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition from artist David Brown (see this post).

Mississaugas of the First Credit Pow Wow Saddington Park
And now for the Pow Wow at Saddington Park this weekend. As I write, the first teepee has been set up, just at sunset. With any luck, I'll catch the Sunrise Ceremony at 5:30 a.m. (click on image to enlarge to get times, etc. then click Back button to return to this page).

Saddington Park Port Credit ~  Pow Wow Venue
This afternoon, the cars and trucks arrived to start setting up for this weekend's event at Saddington Park (related blog Saddington park pictures) I must confess to being a little verklempt as I realized that this location, the mouth of the Credit River, was first settled by the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Heritage Mississauga, Credit River Metis Council, City of Mississauga  and Region of Peel are partners in this year's event to mark Port Credit 175 anniversary.

These events are free, and they are not the only ones this weekend: There's the Farmer's Market (Lakeshore and Elmwood, Saturdays 7a.m. to 1p.m.) and live music Saturday and Sunday afternoons at Port Credit Village Square (Hurontario and Lakeshore Road). This weekend, Soulshine will perform from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Friday nights, the Rotary  movies at Memorial Park.

Burrito Boys Mexican Take Out Port Credit
I stopped at the Art Show on my way to pick up dinner at the Burrito Boys on Stavebank Road, just north of Lakeshore Road, on the east side of the Credit River. This place has been open about 4 years now, and is always busy. Good burritos! They found a niche and filled it!

Cookie Girls Coffee Shop Stavebank Road Port Credit
Waiting for the burritos on a very hot and humid afternoon, I stepped outside to get the cool breeze. That was when I noticed this vision in pink. A new coffee shop is now open in Port Credit. How cute is this! I stepped inside to a newly removated cafe. Opened just two weeks ago, said the owners. So new, the sign isn't up yet, but the name is the Cookie Girls. Next door to the Burrito Boys.( Get it?)

But the burritos were ready, so I'll go back for a coffee and snack, and enjoy the girlie pinks!

The Pow Wow promises to be lively, with loudspeakers going all day. I have a front row seat, so I'll be up early. See you there!

Update: Saturday July 17, 2010 3 p.m.

Torrential rains didn't dampen the celebrations at the Pow Wow! Here's a short video of the rainstorm: