Grand Manan Art Gallery opening for 2021 season

GRAND MANAN – The Grand Manan Art Gallery is back! After a year of online exhibits only the gallery is thrilled to offer six in person shows for the 2021 season. COVID-19 procedures will be followed, including mandatory mask wearing and physical distancing. Also due to COVID-19, there will not be formal opening receptions this year.

The first show of the season opens on Friday, June 4 at 11 a.m., and runs until Saturday, June 19 at 6 p.m. In the main gallery, you’ll find a mixed media presentation of work from the art students at the Grand Manan Community School. It’s a great opportunity to admire their art and encourage our younger artists.

Featured in the smaller two galleries will be:

Charlie Savedoff with an exhibit called Simple Lines. Originally from Long Island, N.Y., Savedoff spent many years in British Columbia before making Grand Manan his home. About his work Savedoff says, “My works are primitive and capture the simplicity and innocence of child-like drawings.”

Brenda Rayner with her Watercolours exhibit. Rayner is a native Grand Mananer who has enjoyed many years as a hairdresser school bus driver. After taking an art course on the island Rayner fell in love with painting. Her admiration of the flora and fauna of the island is reflected in her work.

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