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The Show at Brent's Place

Fifty artists show their work at Glengarry Funeral Home but local art is far from dead

The Glengarry Artists Collective Collective will offer a free, two-day art exhibit, open to all. The event will include wine & cheese and coffee with artists, to create the third annual opportunity to engage with 46 visual artists, a number of writers and a songstress at the group’s usual , yet unusual venue  – a funeral home.

The show is called, “At Brent’s Place 2019” and it takes place at the Glengarry Funeral Home, located at 580 Main Street South in Alexandria. The event includes a wine and cheese evening on Friday, February 22, where visitors can enjoy four large rooms of distinctive art. There will be music and song provided by Gracie “G-Sharp” Graham. The doors open at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, February 23, families are encouraged to stop by to view nearly 200 words, including paintings, sculpture, clay, bronze and other metal works. Enjoy coffee with the artists. New this year, writer members are being celebrated in two ways. Original, one-page stories or poems will be distributed throughout the venue. Plus, “Drabbles”, 50-word original pieces, will test writers’ abilities to express ideas in a very confined space.

Seven guest artists and students taking part in programs at Community Living, will be exhibiting with the Glengarry Artists’ Collective because art is for everyone. A Collective member is their instructor. Ten per cent of Collective sales will be donated to Community Living.

What is Glengarry Artists’ Collective⎮Collectif d’artistes de Glengarry? Founded in October 2016, The Collective is 94-members strong & growing. We’re a not-for-profit assembly of artists creating community-building programs. By artists we include the visual, musical, and authorial. Our third mural, fêting Alexandria’s 200th anniversary will be installed in spring. Two museum shows are scheduled in Williamstown and Dunvegan & other community projects will be unveiled shortly. Creative use of resources is one of our mantras. – 30 – For more information, please contact: Bobi Poitras, President [email protected] https://cagac.ca (613) 362-9949 Find us on Facebook: GlengarryArtistsCollective

What is Glengarry Artists’ CollectiveCollectif d’artistes de Glengarry?

Founded in October 2016, The Collectiveis 94-members strong & growing. It is a not-for-profit assembly of artists creating community-building programs. Artists include those whose works are visual, musical, and authorial.

The group’s third mural, fêting Alexandria’s 200th anniversary will be installed in spring. Two museum shows are scheduled in Williamstown and and other community projects will be unveiled shortly. One of the group’s priorities is the creative use of resources.


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