Local paintings, Bruce County museum sneak peek at Wiarton Library in September
In September the Friends of Wiarton Library welcome Kevin Couch who is displaying his imaginative and amusing abstract paintings on the library walls. Also, in the cabinet, you can see some interesting and informative objects from the Bruce County museum, selected by the museum staff.
Kevin Couch was born and grew up in Toronto. His grandparents lived in Colpoy’s Bay and he has visited this area throughout his life. He moved to Colpoy’s Bay in 2002, lived in a house with friends, and began working for the Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living. He joined the Wiarton Artists Group because he was making visual art and had no place to keep the pieces. He enjoyed his time with the group and sold most of the art that he made.
The opportunity to display at the Wiarton Library (as well as the need for some activity to lighten the dark days of winter) inspired him to create these pieces.
If anyone is interested in having any of Couch’s art, please contact him at email@example.com
The cabinet display is a preview of what’s in store at the Bruce County museum and its new acquisition. The “Bruce County Museum Railway” is the museum’s most recent addition to its permanent galleries. It is now open to explore the “Riding the Rails” exhibit. The model train exhibit in the museum shows some of the towns in Bruce County in miniature. The cabinet display consists of a model steam engine towing a passenger car, an engineer’s cap and train spotter’s binoculars and lots of information about the museum’s hands-on display.
Members of the library can obtain a special “Museum Explorer Pass” at the library and visit the museum for free. The pass allows you to explore the long and proud history of the County including pioneer times to present day.