Manitoulin Island is not only the largest freshwater lake island in the world, but it is also home to many talented artists. One artist whose work I admire is Jack Whyte.
I became a fan of Jack Whyte’s art work when I first moved to Manitoulin Island and recently learned that Whytes has started carrying Pocket Art. It’s a miniature collection of some of Jack Whyte’s stunning pieces. It includes: • 10 original Jack Whyte Pocket Art prints • High quality reproductions • Every card features artist anecdotes • 1 Engraved stainless steel show case. You can purchase the Pocket Art prints at Whytes’ in Gore Bay or online.
Not only are artists inspired by the magic of Manitoulin, but many writers I have spoken with have said that Manitoulin Island is the perfect place for peace, tranquility, creativity and inspiration.
Another exciting Manitoulin Island exclusive is the book, Mutterings of an Old Woman. Mutterings of an Old Woman is a collection of newspaper articles by the late Betty Robinson.
Make light of growing old with this one of a kind read. Betty Robinson spent more than a decade of her life writing columns for a local newspaper, The Manitoulin West Recorder. Her stories capture the adversity and amusement of dealing with every day life struggles, including the biggest culprit of all; aging. Learn to laugh at misfortune and smile at the challenges ahead. As the first line of the book reads, “There is no scarcity of comedy in old age.”
Mutterings of an Old Woman can be purchased at Whytes independently owned art gallery in Gore Bay, Ontario or online at www.whytesonline.com. If you’re on Manitoulin Island, make sure to visit Whytes Gallery. Connect with Whytes on Facebook and Twitter.