Art show, year 2 at Pi­o­neer Mu­seum

The Glengarry News - - The Opinion Page - - Steven War­bur­ton

Usu­ally, when peo­ple go to the Glen­garry Pi­o­neer Mu­seum in Dun­ve­gan, they get to learn about old buildings, old technology, and life in a by­gone era.

On Satur­day, the mu­seum’s vis­i­tors were treated to a more artis­tic world.

That’s be­cause the Glen­garry Artists’ Col­lec­tive was mount­ing its sec­ond an­nual vernissage at the mu­seum. Thirty-one of the group’s artists brought nearly 100 works, which were dis­played around the mu­seum grounds. Works ranged from oil paint­ings to wooden sculp­tures.

“There’s a nice sym­bio­sis be­tween us and the mu­seum,” explained Yvonne Call­away, one of the artists. “We pro­mote each other and it works well.”

As of last Mon­day, the vernissage had re­sulted in five sales. Col­lec­tive mem­ber Bobi Leutschaft Poitras, said that the group would make a do­na­tion to the mu­seum.

She added that most of the artists agreed to do­nate 10 per cent of their sales to Com­mu­nity Liv­ing Glen­garry, a prac­tice they adopted more than a year ago.

STEVEN WAR­BUR­TON PHOTO

ART SHOW: Sum­mer­stown Sta­tion artist Jac­que­line Mil­ner was one of 31 artists show­ing off their work at a vernissage put on by the Glen­garry Artists’ Col­lec­tive at the Glen­garry Pi­o­neer Mu­seum on Satur­day after­noon.

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