This works for the weather we’re having lately: “Rainbird Family” by Passmore Mashaya.
Mashaya is an artist of growing reputation from Zimbabwe; his works have been purchased around the world and his piece entitled “Princess” was purchased by Buckingham Palace.
Cultural Expressions Art Gallery in Pickering Village features Mashaya’s work as part of a diverse collection of original works of art and prints from different cultures and countries, as well as local artists. You’ll also find glass, pottery, photography, jewelry, home décor accents, and a surprise or two.
Pickering Village itself is worth a stroll; located in the west end of the Town of Ajax along Hwy. 2, it’s home to a collection of the community’s most historic homes and properties. During the early 1800s, small ships could travel up Duffins Creek all the way to Pickering Village. The village has also been home to two grist-mills (for the grinding of grains), a brewery, tannery, taverns and shops of shoemakers, tailors, a blacksmith and a wagon maker.
Today the area is home to numerous designated heritage buildings, the newly renovated St. Francis Centre, a new urban square, festivals and events and groups in the arts, music, sport, leisure and recreation.
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