Another season is finished, and how wonderful to continue showing beautiful art to visitors almost to the last moment. A power-outage meant we closed an hour or so earlier than intended.
Will we do it all again in 2017? We hope so, and if the gallery has new faces next year as well as wonderful new work, who could complain? The photo is a reminder of just how far the gallery has come from the leaky, dark and dank place it used to be. It may yet have a long way to go!
To all our supporters and friends – old and new- thank you for another year. and to our artists thank you for the trust you have always put in Kempt Lake Gallery.
It seems we have hardly started, yet here comes the end of summer. The gallery will close for the season on 10th October. There are a few gaps on the walls now, but we still have so many beautiful artworks, you won’t be disappointed with the show. Come along to the best little gallery on the #8, we’ll be open every day from now until closing.
(Please note the change to this posting, our season now ends on 10th rather than 11th October)
A wonderful opening night, the joy of cool air from our new heat pump, some remarkable art – now with new work from Tammy Lewis following her show in Annapolis Royal – and a lovey write-up from Region of Queens Summer Ambassador Katelyn Mansfield.
Katelyn wrote: It’s a rainy day in #QueensCounty, but the Kempt Lake Gallery will surely brighten your day! This vibrant gem can be found nestled along the Route 8 in Kempt, Nova Scotia. Throughout the summer, the gallery will showcase collections from different Nova Scotia artists. Stop in, admire the artwork, and experience what makes the Route 8 so great!
Thanks, Katelyn. Our only quibble is about the rain – the gallery brightens even the sunniest of days!
We’re delighted to say that Cheryl Stone, Fran Whitelaw, Jaime Dexter, Rebekah Wetmore and Tammy Lewis are now confirmed for the gallery in 2016.
They’ve all been working hard through the winter and spring and we’re looking forward to sharing some of the fruits of their creative labours through the summer.
Opening day is still scheduled for around the 7th or 8th of July. The fun is just beginning! First there’s the annual freshening-up of the gallery, before the art starts to arrive. Then we’ll hang it all. Remember last year? Here’s a reminder.
Delighted to hear from Kelli Janson that we’ll have some of her art on show in July. Her paintings so often capture the special light across Digby and the Annapolis Basin, but her pencil drawings are particular favourites.