Featured at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre:
The Lady Slipper Rug Hooking Guild & Friends presents "Van Gogh in Wool" exhibit. View stunning recreations of Van Gogh's famous artworks reimagined as hooked rugs. The rug hooking display can be viewed inside the Lefugey Room at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre.
The spirits of Canada’s Famous 5 are spending the summer in Summerside. The miniature maquette of the F5 Women are Persons! Monuments in Calgary and in front of the Senate in Ottawa will be on display at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre until the end of September as part of a national leadership tour to inspire women and girls to be leaders.
The Famous Five democratic champions, through the Persons case decided on October 18th, 1929, secured rights for most Canadian women to vote, run for elected office and to serve as Canadian senators. Emily Murphy, Henrietta Edwards, Irene Parbly, Louise McKinney, and Nellie McClung also individually influenced provincial and federal legislation for Dower Rights, Mothers Allowances, Minimum Wage for Women Workers, the establishment of libraries, medical clinics and travelling medical clinics.
The women also had their controversial sides influenced by the time in which they lived. The exhibit will propel conversations about women’s leadership, women’s contribution to the building of Canada, racism, eugenics, immigration, equal pay and more. The F5 Foundation, which has toured the Maquette exhibit to provincial legislatures and city halls across Canada, states that learning more about F5 is “an inspiring experience as more Canadian women and girls become leaders, and nation builders.
Watch the vignette : https://youtu.be/ybSI8Eaa-3w
Both exhibits can be viewed free of charge at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre,
Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm during July and August.
September Hours: 9 am - 4 pm, Monday to Friday.
September 6 to October 17th
MacNaught History Centre and Archives Art Gallery
God’s Own Image – Life Drawings by Nan Ferrier
For eighty-seven years, well-known Island artist Nan Ferrier has been drawing and painting. She feels her hundreds of life drawings created over the decades are her best works. Now, the artist is bringing her unframed works of line, shaded, and coloured drawings out of her storage cupboards for her God’s Own Image exhibit at the MacNaught Gallery. Ferrier, who studied at the Ontario College of Art, is excited for the adult show, “I am now in my nineties, and I want people to see and enjoy the life drawing works I have complied throughout my long career.”
As hundreds of life drawings (497 in total) will be part of the exhibit only a small number will be hung. The others will be displayed on tables and people invited to look through them, and perhaps select a work to add to their collection. The asking price on each work is small considering the talent of the artist. Ferrier laughingly says, “They may be worth far more in the future.”
God’s Own Image exhibit runs from Wednesday, September 6th to Tuesday, October 17th. It can be viewed Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm at the MacNaught History Centre and Archives, 75 Spring Street, Summerside. Nan is hoping to be in the gallery on Tuesday and Thursdays during the exhibit from 10 am to 12 noon to talk with people about her work.