Earlier this year Mary-Anne Murphy, cultural coordinator of Oxford Creative Connections Inc., was wondering if she would be able to hang art for the third annual Small Wonders, Big Talent art show.
Recent changes to COVID-19 restrictions allowed Annandale National Historic Site in Tillsonburg to showcase the OCCI exhibit (by appointment only) Sept. 8 – Nov. 4.
On Thursday, OCCI volunteer Diane Roberts met the artists in the parking lot and brought their work inside for Murphy to display in the Pratt Gallery.
“It’s almost like a work of art the way they put it together the last two years,” said Woodstock artist Cheryl Mader, who brought some of her own art and three by her son Kyle Rose. “You go into that room and it looks amazing. I think a lot of times that’s why the show does so well… because people walk in there and they say ‘wow.’ That’s a real talent – how to display the art.
“Can you imagine all different shapes, different framing, and different mediums even? It can be all sorts of things, not just paintings. It’s very complex… more than people realize. It’s not as easy as it looks to do a nice display and they do an excellent job.”