‘Glen­garry’s artist’

The Glengarry News - - News -

“A Cel­e­bra­tion of Stu­art McCormick, Glen­garry Artist” is the ti­tle of an ex­hi­bi­tion the Glen­garry Artists’ Col­lec­tive-Col­lec­tif d'artistes de Glen­garry will hold from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sand­field Cen­tre in Alexan­dria.

More than 50 paint­ings, draw­ings and prepara­tory sketches by Mr. McCormick will be on dis­play at the cen­tre in Is­land Park.

Born in 1905, Mr. McCormick, who passed away in 1992, was a pro­lific, self-taught painter. For 40 years he cre­ated an artis­tic record of the Glen­garry land­scape. He was com­mis­sioned in 1959 to cre­ate paint­ings of the Long Sault Rapids for the open­ing of the Corn­wall Hy­dro Dam; one was pre­sented to Queen El­iz­a­beth at the of­fi­cial open­ing.

Peo­ple can learn more about his work by min­gling with art en­thu­si­asts, friends, fans and McCormick fam­ily mem­bers.

A high­light will be a 7 p.m. pre­sen­ta­tion by Glen­garry County Ar­chiv­ist Al­lan J. Mac­Don­ald, one of the painter’s many fans, who will share a brief his­tory and anec­dotes of this colour­ful artist.

The event is open to all but a free-will of­fer­ing is sug­gested to de­fray costs.

TRIB­UTE: This 1946 photo shows Stu­art McCormick in his stu­dio at the McCormick fam­ily home, House in the Trees, now the site of the Glen­garry Golf and Coun­try Club.

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