Original Fine art paintings and photos will be on display at the Queenston Community Centre and Library, celebrating talented Niagara artists, with more than 150 works
This is a new exhibition hosted by the Queenston Residents’ Association (QRA), and will be held this weekend, Friday to Sunday.
Curated by Queenston resident and artist, Yimlei Molly Yep, the 2022 QRA Art Show will include a variety of styles from talented local artists. Yimlei Molly Yep is past-president of Parkway Artists Guild and is now the Queenston Art Show chair and curator, following the steps of all those who have worked with dedication to make the Queenston Art Show memorable in the past.
Prior to the opening of Niagara Pumphouse as a community art centre, Alice Duc who was an accomplished artist and on the board of QRA, had the vision to start an art show in Queenston.
She encouraged the board to support Niagara artists by hosting the shows. Duc as chair, supported by Jane Calver, Helena Copeland and many Queenston volunteers, worked tirelessly to make Queenston Village known for its iconic art show. It was the most anticipated yearly event.
After decades, when Alice’s health was failing, Jane Calver stepped up and efficiently organized the show as Chair for three years. In 2018 before the pandemic, Helena Copeland chaired the Queenston Art Show as a tribute to Alice, after her passing.
Yimlei Molly Yep says, “I retired from teaching architectural drawing at Willowbank School of Restoration Art and now have more time for my art in ceramics and painting. I am pleased to organize the 39th art show, following the pandemic, to support Niagara artists, and to continue Queenston’s tradition. Come visit the Queenston Art Show on Victoria Day long weekend.”
Admission to the show is free for all visitors, daily from 11a.m. to 5 p.m. at 32 Queenston Street. The show will follow current health and safety measures. Visitors are encouraged to review the Niagara Region Health website for details.
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