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The Agricultural Fair

 In 1820, the Sussex and Studholm Agricultural Society (established in 1841 and the oldest co-op in North America and possibly the world) had the first of many fall exhibitions. It proved so successful that a larger fair was held the next year. Prizes were awarded for cattle, sheep, pigs, grain, butter and cheese. The Society also instituted ploughing matches and they are still being held to date. Entertainers, boxers, and a merry-go-round were brought in to enliven the show. The fair is still held each year, currently at the Agricultural Museum. The artist: Born in Zurich, Switzerland, raised there and in the US, Rudolf Stussi, came to Canada in 1967 to attend Ottawa’s Carleton University and later the Ontario College of Art, including two years in Florence, graduating in 1978. Further art studies in Mexico and London, UK followed. He is an artist with a long experience of mural painting – here and in Europe – as well as a continuing career as an exhibiting artist on both continents. His work also includes animation and illustration.


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