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The Wellington County Museum and Archives will be hosting an opening reception on Sunday, September 16 from 1pm to 3pm for two new art exhibits; Mentor and Metalsmith: The Silver Art of Arthur Brecken and Wesley Harris, and Now and Then: Two Generations of Landscape Artists.
The joint opening reception will be a great opportunity to drop in, meet the artists, and enjoy some light food and refreshments.
Mentor and Metalsmith: The Silver Art of Arthur Brecken and Wesley Harris is a coast-to-coast travelling exhibit showcasing the extraordinary skill of two Erin silversmiths: Wesley Harris, an accomplished contemporary artist, and his teacher and mentor, Arthur Brecken. On display are Brecken’s finest silver pieces and Harris’ tribute work directly inspired by his mentor.
Now and Then: Two Generations of Landscape Artists is exploring the work of two generations of Canadian landscape artists, separated by more than a hundred years. Wellington County-born Carl Ahrens (1862-1936) and his good friend of international fame Homer Watson (1855-1936) are sharing their love of Canadian landscape with their twenty-first century counterparts, Elora-based Barry McCarthy and former Harriston resident Tony Luciani. The exhibit is highlighting the beauty of the Grand River, the rolling hills of Ontario and the tall skies of Canada.
The galleries are open weekdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm and on weekends from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Admission is by donation.