Cape Bre­ton Cen­tre for Craft and De­sign host­ing exhibit of mu­si­cal in­stru­ments

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SYD­NEY — The Cape Bre­ton Cen­tre for Craft and De­sign, in con­junc­tion with the East Coast Mu­sic Awards, is host­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion of hand­crafted mu­si­cal in­stru­ments which of­fers a glimpse into the craft of lo­cal in­stru­ment mak­ers and the cre­ativ­ity they in­spire in oth­ers.

In­stru­men­tal: In the Cre­ation of… is an exhibit rang­ing from elec­tric gui­tars, man­dolins, and vi­o­lins to Mi’kmaq per­cus­sion in­stru­ments, all made by Cape Bre­ton ar­ti­sans in­clud­ing Otis To­mas, Scott Brown, Garett La­hey, Brian Dean and Sylvia Goo­goo.

Along with the in­stru­ments, the project also in­cludes an as­sort­ment of ed­u­ca­tional com­po­nents to shed some in­sight into the skill and art of in­stru­ment mak­ing.

Vis­i­tors will also have the op­por­tu­nity to view art in­spired by the mu­sic of the is­land. Lo­cal artist Kenny Boone will have sev­eral paint­ings in the ex­hi­bi­tion that re­flect his wide-rang­ing in­ter­est in this sub­ject.

“ The cen­tre is pleased to be able to par­tic­i­pate in this in­ter­na­tional event. We view the ex­hi­bi­tion as a ‘sup­port­ing act’ for the ECMAs, show­cas­ing the tal­ent and skill that go into in­stru­ment mak­ing and the art and craft it ul­ti­mately in­spires,” said Carol Beaton, the cen­tre’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor.

The exhibit will be in the main gallery at the cen­tre lo­cated at 322 Char­lotte St., Syd­ney, from Wed­nes­day to April 10. The of­fi­cial open­ing of the ex­hi­bi­tion will be held Wed­nes­day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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