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The Collectif’s 4th Brent’s Show Art exhibit at local funeral home is proof art isn’t dead!

The Glengarry Artists’ Collective⎮Collectif d’artistes de Glengarry is offering a free, two-day art extravaganza, open to all. From wine and cheese to coffee with artists, this is the fourth annual opportunity to engage with visual artists, and  live music at the usual unusual venue–a funeral home.

The Show At Brent’s Place 2020 at Glengarry Funeral Home [580 Main St S, Alexandria.] Viewings are:

  • Friday, February 21: a grown-up evening with four large rooms of distinctive art. Wine & cheese with entertainment by singer/songwriter/recording artist Katie Ditschun. From 6 -9 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 22 between 9 and1, families are encouraged to view the almost 200 works – paintings, sculpture, carvings, clay, bronze, writings. Have coffee, chat with the artists: find out what all the fuss is about.

Special this year

  1. The 2020 Challenge to Artists: Self-portrait, however that can be interpreted! Traditional, cartoon, abstract, collage, stained glass, ceramic, carved, written word. Can you find the creator in their work?
  2. Celebrating writer members in two ways:
  • Original one-page stories or poems distributed throughout the venue
  • Techno-drabbles, 50-word originals scrolling across screens. Testing writers’ abilities to express ideas in a very confined space.
  1. Guest artists: students taking part in programs at Community Living, will be exhibiting with us because art is for everyone. A Collective member is their instructor. Also 10% of Collective sales go to Community Living.

What is Glengarry Artists’ CollectiveCollectif 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 and other community projects will be unveiled shortly. Creative use of resources is one of the group’s mantras.

 

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