Following the incredibly successful, sold-out benefit concert with Wayne Rostad on November 25 at Vankleek Hill Collegiate Institute in Vankleek Hill, we would like to once again thank all of our volunteers and donors, especially Scotiabank Vankleek Hill, The Review, Metec, SKS Law, Hazan Optical, Bespoke Carpentry, Vankleek Hill Massage, and the Vankleek Hill Farmers Market.  Our biggest thanks, of course, goes to Wayne Rostad for putting on such a great show and for his generous support of the gallery.

As we close off 2017 on an amazing high, we are already looking forward to how we can better serve the cultural needs of the community with an increasingly wide range of events for all ages. Already on the calendar are three more Home Routes concerts. These house concerts have clearly gained a following, as measured by the sold out audience at the recent one on November 29th.  Almost every one of the musicians who has played at the Gallery has commented on the amazing acoustics in the room and some, like the highly-respected and well-known singer-songwriter, Shari Ulrich plan to return. Shari and her daughter will be coming to town in early May and we’ll inform everyone about the details when they choose a firm date. Also coming to Arbor Gallery is the duo, “The Lynnes,” and later in the season  Ken Duff has scheduled a concert. To enable more musicians to book the gallery for a house concert, we will be streamlining and simplifying our website early in the new year.  We will also create a similar process for artists, of all kinds, who wish to book an exhibition or rent the gallery space. We are also excited about the “Murals Project,” and are delighted to be spearheading the renewal of such an important form of art in our community. Stay tuned for more information about our upcoming fundraiser for Opportunity Knox on Sunday, February 18 at Knox Presbyterian church. This radio play adaptation of A.A. Milne’s book Winnie the Pooh is bound to be a crowd-pleaser for kids of all ages. More to follow on this in the new year.

Lastly, on behalf of Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre, we would like to wish you all a healthy and joyous new year.

Reenie Marx,
Member of the not-for-profit
Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre board