Molly Farquharson is a local fibre artist who uses thread, yarn, buttons, fabric, and found objects in her work. She has lived in the US, Japan, and Turkey, from where she has collected many kinds of fibre art. For more than thirty years she taught English to adults in those countries, as well as Canada. Some of her work is punny, some 'de nature', and some abstract, all attempts to explore the various media. In 2015 she moved to Orillia from Istanbul, having visited her sister here for forty years. The first winter seemed brutal, so when she entered the arts scene here, she called her art Hibernation Arts. She has shown her art at Tango, Studio 204, Art & Home, Orillia Museum of Art and History, and various other locations. Finally in 2018 she opened her own gallery, Hibernation Arts, in the Arts District on Peter St, which has become a welcoming location for many local artists in media from painting to poetry. She continues to be active in the arts scene, having been on various committees, including the board of the Orillia Fine Arts Association and the Public Art Committee. She has also organized the Friday night Art Walks in downtown Orillia over the past few summers. Orillia and area has a dynamic arts scene and it is wonderful to be a part of it.