Art Exhibit and sale
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.