Mount Al­li­son ready to un­veil Colville prints

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - ENTERTAINMENT -

SACKVILLE, N.B. — New Brunswick’s Mount Al­li­son Univer­sity says it will un­veil a ma­jor dona­tion of art­work next month by Alex Colville, the iconic Cana­dian artist who died in July.

Colville stud­ied fine arts at the univer­sity in Sackville where he later cre­ated some of his most sig­nif­i­cant works, in­clud­ing Nude and Dummy and Horse and Train. The 35 silkscreen prints were do­nated to the school’s Owens Art Gallery in the spring by Colville him­self in mem­ory of his wife, Rhoda, who died in De­cem­ber 2012. Mount Al­li­son says they are the only silkscreen prints pro­duced by the artist, mak­ing the gallery one of the only in­sti­tu­tions to have a com­plete set of Colville prints in its col­lec­tion. The first print, Af­ter Swim­ming, was made in 1955 while the last, Wil­low, was made in 2002. Friends and mem­bers of the Colville fam­ily are ex­pected to at­tend an un­veil­ing of the art­work at a re­cep­tion planned for Nov. 2 at Mount Al­li­son.

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