The January closure under the threat of the Omicron virus has not deterred the Arbor Gallery team, who are actively working to refine the gallery’s 2022 lineup, including exciting new activities.
The gallery’s exhibition calendar is already full, with a waiting list and some registrations for 2023.
“We are very pleased to present a diverse selection of works of art this year,” says Sylvie Bouchard of Galerie Arbor. “We aim to feature local visual, textile and craft artists, as well as other regions of Ontario and Quebec.
Encouraged by the success of the Coup de Coeur exhibition in December, the gallery aims to increase the presence of community exhibitions, starting in February with a very special exhibition entitled ‘On Your Mark – A show of creative arts by the students of ‘Art&Dream Studio’. Curated by well-known local art teacher, Stephanie Pete, the exhibition will feature artwork by her young students, including portraits, paintings and illustrations. This will give enthusiastic young artists a first chance to exhibit their work in a formal gallery. If health restrictions cancel the show, it will be postponed to the end of the year holidays.
“We are now giving an overview of our programming,” explains Bouchard. “We want to give everyone a sense of hope – looking forward to live events and some normalcy in the near future.”
The gallery’s exhibition schedule is featured in this week’s Arbor Gallery column in The Review. Other events and collaborations are in preparation and will be presented in the coming weeks.
In accordance with public health guidelines, the Arbor Gallery cultural center is closed until at least January 26. More details on the reopening will be announced as the situation evolves. Arbor Gallery Cultural Center is located in the heart of Vankleek Hill, 36 Home Avenue and can be reached by email at [email protected] .