Young local artists took great pride in displaying their artwork during the month of February at the Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre. Open on Monday, February 21, for Family Day, the gallery welcomed the artists, family and friends, who were encouraging and impressed with the skills shown in the exhibition.
Curated by Stephanie Pete, owner of Art and Dream Studio in Vankleek Hill, the current exhibition ‘On Your Mark!’ features creations by her students from her arts & crafts and drawing & painting classes. Sunday, February 27 is the last day of the show.
Just in time for spring, March at the gallery offers several new activities. The gallery’s main exhibition features André Breau, sculptor, with a show titled ‘A Perspective in Ceramic Art’. A seasoned wood sculptor and teacher, Breau began exploring clay as an alternative to wood. His clay artwork includes relief art as well as three-dimensional pieces.
“The show is a collection of pieces that have been created on a clay slab and then fired in a bisque kiln. As I am a sculptor, my paintings often include relief work giving them a three-dimensional feel and creating an illusion of depth, light and shadows,” explains Breau.
The exhibition will run from Thursday, March 3 to Sunday, March 27.
New Speakers and Concerts Series
Spring will also bring new series to the gallery. The first of the new ‘Conversations with Interesting People Series’, will feature Mr. Gaëtan Etoga, a Quebec entrepreneur born in Cameroon, who co-founded YMMA – a company that produces mix-raced and diverse dolls. This project was started following Black Lives Matter events and movements.
Launching the new Intimate Concerts Series, Canadian Folk Music duo Sussex will grace Arbor Gallery on March 29 with their undeniable talent. Presented by Saken Music and Ken Duff, Coordinator of the Series for the gallery.
Arbor Gallery Cultural Centre is located at the heart of Vankleek Hill, 36 Home Avenue and can be reached at [email protected] To find out more, people are invited to follow the gallery’s Facebook page and to subscribe to their newsletter on arborgallery.org