"Tales of pioneer hardship and deprivation have been told many times. Yet still we remember in wonder, that people accomplished so much with so little; that men and women with simple tools, their bare hands, and their own inventiveness cleared the land, drained the swamps, made their own clothing and provided their own food. Through all these difficulties God was with them and they wanted their children educated intellectually and spritually." from Norfolk Street United Church history

Thursday, July 4, 2013

INSIGHTS’ at Wellington County Museum and Archives

ABOYNE, Ontario - July 3, 2013 – Celebrate local art at Wellington County Museum and Archives (WCMA) this summer!

One of the longest running juried art exhibitions in Ontario, Insights returns to the Museum providing new experiences for all art lovers. Presented by the Elora Arts Council and the Museum, the display runs until September 1st.

“This exhibit provides artists with an opportunity to showcase their creativity in an outstanding venue alongside 50 others from the area,” Susan Dunlop, Curator said. “With over 200 people attending the opening reception last Wednesday, it proves to be one of the Museum’s most popular exhibitions.”

From over 300 submissions, 97 pieces were chosen by jurors Sara Angelucci, Yael Brotman and Barry McCarthy.

Local prize winners include:

Julia Vandepolder, Hillsburgh
Stitch and Weave #2 (medium oil on panel)

Gail Root, Rockwood
Early Morning, Banderos Bay (chalk pastel)

Melanie Morel, West Garafraxa Twp
Winter in the Forest (weaving)

Wellington County Museum and Archives is located on Wellington Road 18 between Fergus and Elora. The galleries are open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and 12:00 to 4:00 pm on weekends and holidays.

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