Water-based challenges will be a prime theme of creations by the Glengarry Artists’ CollectiveCollectif d’artistes de Glengarry and the public this year.
The group, which has grown to 75 members in just over a year, will be expanding its scope to include three mural projects involving business, schools and artists.
“The first involves a challenge to artists to create works related to water, however they interpret that,” says collective treasurer Yvonne Callaway. This will be an element of the WOW2. eau display that will fill one room of The Show At Brent’s Place 2018 to be held February 23-24 at the Glengarry Funeral Home in Alexandria. Last year more than 300 people attended the event. “And they clamoured for an encore,” says Ms. Callaway, who is also coordinator of the Windows on Our World (WOW) initiative.
The WOW2.eau works will be photographed, printed on aluminum panels, then mounted on the external wall of an Alexandria business, putting art in the street for a minimum of year, maybe as many as 10. Also, the collective is working with students to create works that will be transposed onto aluminum panels to adorn a North Glengarry building.
In March, the organization will hold
three hours of jazz standards and improv music to inspire on-site drawing, painting, poetry, photography and probably dancing.
The second version of Windows on Our World will be staged in fall, filling Main Street with art, music and food. There will be a challenge to artists for this show as well, the result being a mural to be unveiled in 2019. The collective brings together writers, photographers, musicians and visual artists.
In the January 31 edition of we published a photo of a light at a Main Street, Alexandria crosswalk that had been hit by a United Counties of Stormont-Dundas-Glengarry truck. The item got the attention of county transportation department director Benjamin de Haan, who wrote: “Our plow had to move over because the operator was squeezed by oncoming traffic – it was a better result than a collision/near miss with the plow blade.”