Season Summary ~ Stone & Sky 2022
Autumn brings a time of reflection on the island, looking back on a fantastic 2022 season of performances, farmer’s markets, artists’ residencies and more as part of another great Stone & Sky Season.
June 19th, the season began with performances in the quarry by Karl Jirgens, Collette Broeders & The Scarab Club Chamber Music. July 10th brought Bunmi Africa, Majestic Brass to the quarry stage, July 17th Poet Gustave Morin, visual artist Tina Newlove & electronic musician Andrew Hendriks gave performances online and on film, and created artwork and music at the tiny house residency ‘village’. August 21st marked the return of Count Yorghi’s Jazz Addiction to the island along with dancers Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo and Victoria May, the performance was held at the Pelee Island Winery Pavilion due to weather. September 18th marked the Monarch butterfly migration season with a performance of “Flutter” created by Tracy Atin, featuring youth from the Windsor and Essex County area. Poet Gord Grisenthwaite also was part of September 18th’s quarry performance. All of these performances were enjoyed by audiences of Pelee Islanders as well as mainland visitors.
A wide variety of artists’ residencies were hosted at the Stone & Sky Tiny House ‘village’ this season. Writer Kari Barclay, musician, poet and historian Teajai Travis, dancer Mary Jo Mullins, indiginous artist Evangeline John, artist Sheniz Janmohamed, musicians Dinah Thorpe, Oriana Barbato and Anita Katakkar visited the island to create a diverse array of artwork of all disciplines this season.
The annual Farmer’s Markets on Saturday mornings also returned in 2022, and featured local farm produce, artist vendors, baked goods, honey and more. It continued its presence as a meeting place for islanders and visitors to celebrate the wealth of food and products produced locally on the island.
The Great Lakes Islands Association hosted its conference on the island and Stone & Sky contributed Drum Circle workshops for the attendees as well as students attending the Pelee Island elementary school.
Stone & Sky also contributed an entry in the annual Chili Cook-Off featuring 100% locally sourced ingredients. Upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Stone & Sky hosted a Queen’s Tea in tribute of her reign at the Royal Canadian Legion.
The Stone & Sky team is already working on plans for the 2023 season, and promises another fantastic summer of intriguing and engaging programming!