Homage to a Rural Life

2008-03-20, from Member
Sherbrooke – The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre is proud to present the exhibition and book launch of Denis Palmer’s Homage to a Rural Life. The public is invited to meet the artist and celebrate his book launch at a vernissage which will be held on Sunday, March 30th at Uplands, located at 9 Speid St. in the borough of Lennoxville.

A note from artist, Denis Palmer

I have been drawing and painting the people and events of my community, Sawyerville and its surroundings, since I arrived here in 1979. I am attracted to the character of the people, the work they do, the pace of their lives, the manner in which they seek to maintain harmony with their surroundings, and their responses to change and the passage of time. In conversation I record their knowledge of family, ancestry, community; their long memories for patterns of weather and the seasons, the joyful and difficult times of the past, as well as the flavour of their speech.

Homage to a Rural Life is a visual and oral record of lives lived and living yet in this place through drawings, paintings, and text.

The exhibit Homage to a Rural Life will run until May 25th, 2008.

Uplands is open Wednesday through Sunday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The centre is located at 9 Speid Street in the borough of Lennoxville (Sherbrooke). For more information, please call (819) 564-0409.

Source:
Nancy Robert, directrice
Centre culturel et du patrimoine Uplands
9, rue Speid, Sherbrooke (Québec) J1M 1R9
Tél. (819) 564-0409 - 
uplands@abacom.com
www.uplands.ca

 
 

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