should hallow the vessels of every- day use.’ So at Annandale, you find beautiful door hinges, and artistic stained glass that depicts local flora and fauna. Everywhere you look, you see the work of talented crafts- people inspired by nature.” “Interestingly, it wasn’t just An- nandale House that paid homage to to Wilde,” says Phelps. “The Tillsons also named their steam boat The Oscar Wilde just four months after hearing him speak in Woodstock.” The ceilings at Annandale are un- doubtedly the most spectacular fea- ture of the home, but other impres- sive features include hand-carved plaster medallions and faux finishes.
Enjoy works by OCCI member art- ists displayed throughout the rooms of Annandale House. Regular museum hours and admission rates apply. “Sunflowers for Oscar” Art Show May 29 to June 2 “There’s something different hap- pening every day,” says Mary Anne Murphy, Cultural Coordinator for Oxford Creative Connections. “You won’t want to miss it.” Create an aesthetically pleasing work of art during this OCCI Play with Paint Night. Materials and instruction in- cluded. Call 519.842.2294 for details. A Wildely Inspired Paint Night Monday, May 29 - 7:00 p.m. “If Oscar Wilde hadn’t visited Ox- ford County 135 years ago, Annan- dale likely would have been just an- other Victorian home,” says Phelps. “Instead, it’s become the showpiece of our community, and our major tourism attraction.” To celebrate Wilde’s historic visit, Phelps and her team at Annandale NHS have teamed up with Oxford Creative Connections (OCCI) to offer a full week’s worth of Wilde- inspired activities.
Oscar Returns Monday, May 29 - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy a talk on the Aesthetic Art Move- ment given by Oscar himself (a.k.a. Mayor Stephen Molnar). $10 per ticket
A Wilde Tea Tuesday, May 30 - 2:00 p.m.
Enjoy Irish tea and delicious baked treats in honour of Oscar’s Irish roots. $12 per person
Bring your lawn chair or a blanket for this 2002 Wilde-inspired movie starring Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. Goodwill offering The Importance of Being Earnest Tuesday, May 30 - 8:30 p.m.
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