MacLean’s Redress Exhibit Celebrates New Space
© Jamie Heap-The Amherst News
Local artist and teacher Catherine MacLean, who splits her time between Advocate Harbour and Halifax, stands next to her painting of a Butterfly Skirt this past Saturday in Parrsboro at the opening reception of her Redress art exhibit upstairs at the old post office at the corner of Main and Station.
PARRSBORO-What's old is new again upstairs in the art gallery/studio of the old Parrsboro post office owned by Montreal natives Harvey Lev and Judith Bauer.
Redress, a retitled collection of dresses and artwork by local artist and teacher Catherine MacLean, had its opening reception Saturday. It will be on the display in “the exciting new art exciting space” of the old Parrsboro through September 28.
Hours are between 11 am and 5 pm Fridays and Saturdays or by chance appointment.
MacLean’s work was originally titled dress rehearsal on Feb.14, 2010 at the Old Murphy Store in Advocate and the Craig Gallery in March, 2010 in Dartmouth.
As for the gallery itself, it has featured a writer’s workshop by Ian Ferrier, dancers and a three-day painting workshop provided by Jane Dansky during mid-summer.
In addition, the downstairs of the old post office displays artwork from near and away (by Frank Danielson) as well as local photography (by Jonathan Wood).