Grant Cole’s new work art show “Shine” opens Saturday Aug. 22 2015 at the Law Office Art Gallery in Sunderland Ont. The new work continues the designer and architect’s exploration of urban planning, slow living and the interplay between solid and liquid materials and the past and present. As the world stumbles from one crisis to another based on the “growth for growth’s sake” philosophy Cole asks us to take another look at lives lived; life in human scale housing in human scale neighbourhoods. This is not just a look back in nostalgia but a look though, to see the reality on the other side of the fantasy. The fantasy is on this side of the artwork. We have wandered through the looking glass and Cole is showing us that art is real. It is our lives which are made up. The Alice in Wonderland theme plays into the L.O.A.G. location on the 100 acres wood and farm around the gallery (a nod perhaps to another childhood fave Winnie the Pooh and friends). Those attending are invited to stroll the grounds, enjoy some tapas, bocce and Shine related installations. The event runs 2 to 6 p.m. L.O.A.G. is located at 2055 Concession 4, Sunderland, ON.