“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.