50 artists at Collective show
No less than 50 artists show at local funeral home: proof art is not dead.
With that intro, the Collectif d’artistes de Glengarry Artists’ Collective returns with an eclectic exhibit, “The Show At Brent’s Place,” February 22 and 23 at the Glengarry Funeral Home, 580 Main St., Alexandria.
“It promises to be an amazing display of talent from all over Glengarry, from painters and photographers, to sculptors and writers. On the Friday evening, Gracie Graham will be entertaining us with her skilled guitar playing and her beautiful voice,” says collective president Bobi Leutschaft Poitras.
The third annual show begins February 22 with a wine and cheese from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, coffee with the artists is on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The exhibition will be an opportunity to engage with 46 visual artists and a number of writers.
Writers will be accorded some space as well this year, with original one-page stories or poems being distributed throughout the venue. “Drabbles” will test writers’ abilities to express ideas in a very confined space.
Seven guest artists, students taking part in Community Living Glengarry programs, will also be exhibiting.
A collective member is their instructor. Also ten per cent of collective sales go to Community Living. Founded in October, 2016, the collective consists of 94 members. Its third mural, fêting Alexandria’s 200th anniversary, will be installed in spring. Two museum shows are scheduled in Williamstown and Dunvegan while other community projects will be unveiled shortly. “Creative use of resources is one of our mantras,” says the group.