Memories of ties and artificial flowers

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Lou Anne Sybenga of Petrolia was busy organizing her latest show at Victoria Hall in Petrolia. It’s called Suit and Tie Dye and is a nod to her parents. The ties remind her of her father and there are rug hook pieces of the artificial flowers her mother used to make. Left, is one of the series of tie works. Sybenga paints a tie with a design and then fuses it to fabric. This work is meant to bring reminders of veterans who have served in combat years ago but stand, wearing their best ties, on Remembrance Day at the Cenotaph. The show runs to the end of August with an official opening on Aug. 13.

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