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Parting Ways : Changes at the Arbor Gallery

To The Editor:

More changes are happening at the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre.

In the spring of 2021, long-time members of the Board of the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre stepped down to leave room for the new generation of Board members to face the challenge of rebuilding at the tail end of the pandemic. We are grateful for long-time President Mark Greenwald who was at the helm of our ship for so many years. Stepping into his shoes, in May, Lorie Turpin accepted to take on the task of representing the gallery and starting reconstruction.

After a summer of successful exhibitions and revived activities, Lorie Turpin has decided to step down as President and Director of the Board of the gallery, and is now leaving us to pursue more artistic endeavours in her area. We thank her for her years serving the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre volunteering and on our Board. We congratulate her on being one of the artists-founders of the new Cranberry Gallery in Hawkesbury and wish her well in all of her new projects.

Also stepping down as Director, at the end of her term, is Alison Logee. Throughout her stay, she has instigated or participated in many successful events, from wine tasting to murder-mystery events to mention but a few. We will miss her tranquil presence and wish her the very best in her endeavours.

Moving forward, we wish to assure all that we remain committed to pursue our mission of supporting and bringing arts and culture to our wonderful community, through exhibitions, activities and events. Pandemic restrictions force us to rethink our approach, but our aim remains the same: serving our community and helping everyone raise their appreciation of art and culture through exhibitions, events and activities, and to be a safe space for all who enthusiastically want to share their knowledge, love of the arts and culture, and feed the connection to the artistic hub that we are.

Meanwhile the Board of Directors is more involved than ever, and committed to intensifying the presence of the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre in the vibrant artistic community that we are blessed with. We are looking forward to promising collaborations, some already started, with the Creating Centre Créativité, Champlain Library, Garden Path Homemade Soap, Goodfood Farm, Broken Kettle and many more in the near future. We aim to promote and support the beautiful work of our artists and artisans, visual arts and fine crafts, that so enrich our magical village.

You can follow the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre’s activities on our Facebook page, social media and website at: www.arborgallery.org

We thank you all for your loyalty, dedication and enthusiasm, and we look forward to counting you among our circle of friends!

Board of Directors, Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre

 

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