Art Ex­hibit and sale

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Up­lands Cul­tural and Her­itage Cen­tre is very pleased to help cel­e­brate the 25th An­niver­sary of the Len­noxville Art Group with a “Ret­ro­spec­tive” show in our Art Gallery.

This group of lo­cal artists, presently com­pris­ing 24 women and 1 man, be­gan meet­ing in 1991 in the Len­noxville town hall, but as their num­bers grew they found the ad­di­tional space they needed first at Up­lands and fi­nally at the Amedée Beau­doin Cen­tre. Hav­ing reached their max­i­mum num­ber of 25, a wait­ing list has been es­tab­lished for those bud­ding artists who would like to join the group, a clear tes­ta­ment to the en­dur­ing ap­peal of artis­tic en­deav­ours among the gen­eral pub­lic.

Four of the found­ing mem­bers, Glenys Groves, Jean Ste­fano, Dorothy Ross, age 93, and Leta Dustin, 88, are still in­volved in the once-a-week gath­er­ings where mem­bers paint, share ideas, en­cour­age and cri­tique one an­other’s work. The group, with var­i­ous skill lev­els rang­ing from am­a­teur to semi-pro­fes­sional, works in wa­ter­colour, acrylic, oil, pas­tels, char­coal and pen­cil.

Al­though orig­i­nal mem­ber Lu­cille Der­rick is no longer in the area, she is still in touch with the group and shares proudly in each new hon­our. This past Fe­bru­ary the Len­noxville Art Group re­ceived the 2016 Len­noxville Cit­i­zen­ship Award in the Arts and Cul­ture cat­e­gory, and the group holds a very suc­cess­ful an­nual ex­hi­bi­tion and art sale at the Amedee Beau­doin Cen­tre dur­ing Len­noxville’s yearly Friend­ship Day event.

With most of the works for sale, 24 of the 25 mem­bers will be ex­hibit­ing in this “Ret­ro­spec­tive”, each hav­ing care­fully se­lected one piece from among their many cre­ations.

“We are pleased that we have had a long term con­nec­tion to the com­mu­nity and to Up­lands. We be­lieve strongly in en­cour­ag­ing the artis­tic spirit in lo­cal youth.” – The Len­noxville Art Group

The pub­lic is in­vited to meet the artists dur­ing the vernissage on Sun­day, Septem­ber 25th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., at 9 Speid Street in Sher­brooke (Bor­ough of Len­noxville). Ad­mis­sion is free.

Our Open­ing hours : Wed­nes­day to Sun­day from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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