Kentucky Derby is Saturday, May 7. Watch the Derby at Mohawk Racetrack and stay for live racing. Post Time has been moved up to 7:05 p.m. so when the Derby ends, the action is just heating up! ... See MoreSee Less
Kentucky Derby Saturday is just two weeks away! Make plans to join us Saturday, May 7 to watch the Derby and stay for live racing. We've even moved up Post Time to 7:05 p.m. so when the Derby ends, th...
Every few months, we feature a new artist’s work on our lobby and meeting room walls! Artists are affiliated with the Fine Arts Society of Milton (FASM) and always showcase an array of local talent. You are invited to stop by and visit our hotel to enjoy the art on display!
Current Artist:Leigh Cockburn Leigh Cockburn is a local artist who was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1942. He moved to Burlington in 1959 and attended Nelson High School where he had Robert Bateman as a teacher. He began his teaching career in Burlington in 1962.After a variety of teaching positions he moved to Hamilton in 1967 and taught there until he retired in 1996. His artistic career started in Burlington in 1970 with his first one-man exhibition at the Alice Peck Gallery in Burlington. He showed there until the gallery closed in 1986.
He has contributed work to a variety of art rentals including the Hamilton Art Gallery, Burlington Cultural Centre and the Confederation Gallery in P.E.I. His work is in the Dofasco Collection, The Royal Botanical Gardens plus a number of businesses in southern Ontario. He has been a member of the Fine Arts Society of Milton and has served as President of that organization. When he retired in 1996 he opened Just A Wee Gallery in his home where he exhibited his work.
He works in a variety of media. His preferred medium is acrylic paint which he uses on a gessoed board or watercolour paper. He also works in pastel on neutral coloured paper as well as in pencil. Recently he has worked in acrylic sepia and also wood block prints. His works involve a strong sense of design and an “atmosphere” that creates balance to the senses. He is influenced by the designs of Japanese prints and is presently exploring these principles in a style which he refers to as “japonaise”.