September 20, 2014 – Expert on Maud Lewis at Gallery

Maud 2 (2)Alan Deacon gave a special talk titled “Appreciating the art of Maud Lewis” at the AGNS this Friday September 19 in the Community Room. Deacon not only has the largest private Maud Lewis collection in Canada (spans three decades of her work), he also authenticates her paintings for all the major Canadian art auction houses. In 2011 and 2013 Deacon gave a talk at the Mayberry Gallery in Toronto for their two successful Maud Lewis exhibitions. He says, “It’s rather like being a detective! Authentic Mauds always have certain nuances in the work. I think that’s how I became an authority–by studying and looking at them closely.” This talk is sure to be informative and entertaining! Everyone is invited. No charge.

April 13, 2014 – Maudified house project on schedule

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Roy's house coming tog.smThe “Maudified” house project has completed the first two stages: assembling 11 houses then getting them painted (16 artist have been hard at work for the past several weeks.) Roy's house 2 sm


Today, work crews installed  two of the houses: Roy Mandell’s at the Mariners Centre and Margaret Knubben’s at the Visitor Centre.  Following are some photos of the work accomplished today.

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All of the houses will be in place by the time the ferry starts its daily run. We’re currently working on a brochure for a self guided tour, and planning a public launch on Saturday afternoon, May 24th.


Stay tuned! Margriet 3