Local artists display talent
Local artists John Miller and Antonia Mitchell currently have their work on display at Ye Olde Blacksmith Gallery in Stanstead. Mitchell is grown up in the Eastern Townships and Montreal. She has studied art
here and in New York City and has created an extensive body of renowned works, both here and in the United States. Her work on display at the local gallery consists of art in boxes. The small, carved figures inside boxes with painted backgrounds are very whimsical. Several of her works have sold already. Even more original is her life size sculpture of Potato People. This is a fun sculpture and deserves a look if you are in the area.
John Miller, who now lives in Stanstead, was born in England and immigrated to Canada in 1951. After teaching in numerous Canadian schools, he eventually became Head of the Art Department at Concordia University in Montreal. His artwork currently on display consists of colourful abstracts, most of which offer fine attention to colour and detail. The busy canvasses integrate their bright colours successfully, offering an overall impression of soothing harmony.
Both artists have submitted some fine works that deserve a look. The current exhibition runs at the gallery until Sunday, August 21st. To the Editor, In response to a citizen,
I’ve been coming to Stanstead for years with my trailer and have always been amazed at small town policies. I go to every event at the Haskell and love the place. Yes some people have bad taste but the town allows it to go on.
The more tourists that come here may help the town to modernize itself and apply stricter bylaws.
Large items are put out for the trash several days before pickup, is not accepted by most towns, cars left for months in the same spot, we don’t have much municipal parking but some seem to us what we have for garbage or even permanent living and no town officials check it out or emit fines.
Hopefully our small town will grow with time and the tourists will become future residents and help bring about the changes needed.
L. Robb To the Editor,
I live on a cul d sac. Thats Dead End road to all you folks out there that don’t know what that means in English. Someone thought cul de sac had a new meaning. They dropped off their cat. It took a couple days for it to come to the house. Tired, dirty and hungry it tried to make friends just the same. I saw Joyce Dekker (spca) and she is sending a volunteer to come get it in the morning. In the mean time she gave me a small container of cat food. The cat ate and ate. Thank goodness for the work the SPCA does.
On the other hand, how sad there are people who can be so cruel as to just leave an animal alone like that. You know who you are and all I can say is ‘’Shame on you!’’ I remain,
Antonia Mitchell’s life-sized sculpture of Potato People is worth a look.
Renowned artist John Miller is displaying several of his colorful abstracts.