Early Decorated Furnishings and Tinware

2008-01-21, from Member
Sherbrooke January 21, 2008 - Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is proud to launch 2008 with our new exhibit, Early Decorated Furnishings and Tinware. Come to discover the art of stenciling and witness where the traditional meets contemporary in the works of Janet Gale and her students.

Early American decoration is the name applied to the art of restoring and reproducing the stencilling and painting found on antique furniture, tinware and glass, as well as on walls and floors. The old techniques are varied and make use of powdered gold and silver and gold leaf.

Janet Gale, from Lennoxville, has been a member of the HSEAD Guild (Historical Society of American Decoration) and has taught a select group of students for over 30 years. The exhibit will encompass original antique pieces, restored pieces and new creations by Mrs. Gale and her students. Some items will be available for sale.

The public is cordially invited to the Vernissage at Uplands, 9 Speid Street in Lennoxville (Sherbrooke), to meet Janet Gale and her apprentices on Sunday, February 3 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Early Decorated Furnishings and Tinware will continue through March 9, 2008.

Uplands is open Wednesday to Sunday, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Uplands also officially opens it’s doors to the public on February 3rd for the new year. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Source:
Nancy Robert
Director
Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre
9 Speid St., Sherbrooke (Québec) J1M 1R9
Tel (819) 564-0409
uplands@abacom.com  
www.uplands.ca  

 
 

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