Palettes picked for Pugwash art walk

Christopher Gooding
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Norene Smiley and the Pugwash Artists' Collective will join the Village Commission and Horton Gallery in creating a Pugwash Art Walk, beginning August 29th.

PUGWASH – Cold steel and red clay. Paint and chromium oxide. They’re apparent opposites but as art they will be celebrated in Pugwash.

The Brick House Gallery, on the corner of Victoria and Water Street, will become the temporary home to Opposite Attractions, an art showing celebrating Andy Warhol’s quote ‘The most exciting attractions are between two opposites that never meet.’

At the centre of the show are fourteen local artists who were attracted to each other four years ago to start putting on art shows.

“This is the fourth show in four years,” Norene Smiley said. We usually pick some kind of them. In this case, someone came up with the idea of opposites. We tossed some possibilities around and settled on the idea.” 

With the theme settled on, the three-day art show will be the unveiling of the artists’ interpretations in a umber of mediums, Smiley said, including pottery, acrylic, found metal sculpture, wood art, photography and rug hooking.

“Some have gone at it philosophically. Others, musically,” Smiley said.

Joining Smiley in providing artistic representations of the theme include Bonnie Bond, Diane Burnham, Catherine Brussier, Debbie Cameron, Louise Cloutier, Jennifer Houghtaling, Donna Hutchinson Archan Silvia Knotz, Patti McWade, Mary Purdy, Smiley, Cris Sonntag, Isidora Speilmann and Sarah Witney.

Opening Thursday, Aug. 29th and running and running until Sunday, Sept. 1, Opposite Attractions is the beginning of an arts boom in Pugwash. The Pugwash Village Commission building and Horton Gallery will be open and showcasing local artisans and artists, making the weekend a true Pugwash Art Walk.

For more information, contact Norene Smiley at 902-243-4059.



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