Cathy Badcock and Susan Cornthwaite Grenier have teamed up to create an exhibition that truly feels like Vankleek Hill. These two women, both of whom are well-known in the community, have used their creativity to bring the past into the present. In Cathy’s case, it’s the furniture that she rescues, renovates and sometimes re-purposes in order to give it new life. With a degree in Interior Design, Furniture & Art history, Cathy’s sense of colour, proportion and design have enabled her to give old objects a new look that blends the past and the present.
Susan Cornthwaite Grenier’s paintings are a perfect match for Badcock’s pieces. Using a similar palette of weathered earth tones, blues and greys, Susan’s paintings focus on forgotten items from an earlier era, including whimsical collections of old-fashioned toys. Everyone is invited to attend the vernissage at Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre (36 Home Ave.) on September 8 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. The exhibit runs from August 28 to September 29. For more information about the artists and this show go to www.arborgallery.org. The Gallery is open from Wednesdays to Sundays, 12 – 4 p.m.