Outdoor art exhibit is a must-see in the Almaguin Highlands – Ontario’s “undiscovered cottage country.”
Visitors are welcome to wander the trails that wind through meadows, past woods and ponds, to get up close to—or even walk through—his artwork. When there, don’t forget to take a closer look at Mr. Camani’s house, surrounded by thick walls and adorned by a two-headed dragon and a warrior princess. The giant head on the back of the building houses the artist’s studio. At least one of the wall towers is a shelter for the many resident peacocks.
Some people find a visit to Screaming Heads eerie, others find it intriguing. I, for one, relish the chance to put myself inside another’s artistic vision and step away from the everyday. If nothing else, everyone can agree that it’s a unique and impressive piece of work.
You’ll find Screaming Heads on Midlothian Road, near the town of Burk’s Falls. There is a parking lot beside the house, and a donation box in case you feel the art is worth supporting. Since it is a private home as well as an art exhibit, if the gate to the parking lot is closed, just enjoy the view from the road.
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Jackie and her husband Jim are the proprietors Fern Glen Inn, a four-season country B&B nestled on 120 forest acres in the Almaguin Highlands of Ontario – just north of Hunstville, Muskoka and west of Algonquin Park. A great tour guide, Jackie also writes a blog about everything there is to see and do during your visit to the region.
This article has been reprinted with permission by Explorers’ Edge.