January 30, 2012

January 24, 2012

Art in Public Places

Last week I drove eight paintings to the Township of Centre Wellington's Civic Centre in Elora and presented the work to the members of the township's council.  Fellow artist Joan Hug-Valeriote also talked about a beautiful quilt she'd hung to commemorate Black History Month.

Our presentations were only a few minutes, but happened at the start of the session with cameras of the local television station Cogeco rolling and the Fergus-Elora Express newspaper in attendance.  The mayor and councillors asked us questions and showed a lot of interest.  I have to hand it to the township for putting art so prominently on the agenda.

If you're in Elora, pop into 1 MacDonald Square and let me know what you make of the work.

Here's a brief announcement, with some sort of an artist's statement, on the Guelph Arts Council's website.

Thanks to the Elora Arts Council for inviting me to do this.