Art show, year 2 at Pioneer Museum
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.
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.