Summer art gallery opens

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS -

Ye Olde Black­smith Art Gallery in Stanstead is opening its doors for the summer sea­son on Thurs­day, June 21 with an un­usual show en­ti­tled “Mem­o­ries and Mem­phre” fea­tur­ing works from tal­ented local artist, Tanya McIn­tyre, old pho­to­graphs of the Stanstead area from the Mer­rick Belk­nap col­lec­tion and an eclec­tic mix­ture of art­works rep­re­sent­ing var­i­ous artists’ vi­sion of our fa­mous Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog mon­ster.

A vernissage with re­fresh­ments to cel­e­brate the first show will be held Fri­day, June 22, from 5-7 pm. All are wel­come.

As the name im­plies, the gallery is a former black­smith shop. Nes­tled on the banks of the Tomi­fo­bia river just be­hind Check­point Char­lie’s Bistro Bar in the down­town Rock Is­land sec­tor, the build­ing’s sim­ple set­ting and rus­tic in­te­rior pos­sesses a unique charm that’s very pop­u­lar with the tourists who are cap­ti­vated by its over­all sim­plic­ity which man­ages to show­case the works of art to per­fec­tion for each and ev­ery show. Also on hand are hand­crafted ar­ti­cles for sale, such as jew­elry, pot­tery, walk­ing sticks, stone cir­cle t-shirts and post­cards.

The gallery hours are Thurs­day – Sun­day, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and the show runs from June 21 to July 8th. Be sure to stop in for a visit soon! For more in­for­ma­tion call 819 876 2282.

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