Exhibit at Ye Olde Blacksmith gallery featuring three local artists

By Steve Blake, Special to The Record

The next exhibition at the Ye Olde Blacksmith art gallery in Rock Island will focus on three local artists – two photographers and a collage artist. Collage is the art of creating pictures using multiple photos from other sources, like magazines. The vernissage will be Saturday, August 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Denise Canuel Denise Canuel moved to Stanstead with her husband about 10 years ago after retirement from the Magdalen Islands. “My husband loved the Eastern Townships,” she said. “The last house we looked at, we bought it. We fell in love with the house.” Canuel learned the technique of putting pictures together seven years ago from Julis Garnier. The result looks like a picture or a painting. She gained an interest in the art form out of necessity. “I was not good at drawing,” she said explaining that when her job required her to make a poster, she created a collage. “For me, it’s the best way to express myself. It’s a surprise to myself.” Tanya Mueller shows one of the photos she will have on display at the exhibition. See full story in the Thursday, Aug. 22 edition of The Record.

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