For Immediate Release
April 11, 2001

David Somers, Curator
Peel Heritage Complex
905-791-4055, Ext. 2112


(Brampton) - The Art Gallery of Peel's 28th Annual Juried Exhibition will officially open to the public on Wednesday, April 18, 2001, from 8 to 10 p.m. Featuring the work of artists from the Peel community - Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga, as well as Southern Ontario, the show includes a wide variety of styles, subjects and media.

"The Juried Exhibition provides an excellent opportunity for artists to have their work evaluated by professionals," says David Somers, Curator. "This year's show was adjudicated by Dawn White Beatty, Associate Curator at the Burlington Art Centre, and Cheryl Smith, Executive Director of the Ontario Association of Art Galleries, who had the tough job of selecting 80 pieces from almost 300 submissions. The show is always of exceptional quality and we're pleased that it's the longest running one of its kind in the community."

The opening reception for this year's exhibition will feature musical entertainment by Toronto performer, Sachne, whose multicultural sound ranges from traditional ragas to folk and funk. Propelled by dynamic guitar work and laced with rich, suspended harmony, Sachne's music provokes the spirit with an honest dose of humour. Sponsorship for the Juried Exhibition is generously provided by the Peel Gallery Volunteer Group, the John Cutruzzola Arts Endowment Fund and Heartland Art and Framing of Brampton.

The show continues until May 27, 2001.

The Art Gallery of Peel is part of the Peel Heritage Complex and is operated by the Region of Peel. It is located at 9 Wellington St. E. in Brampton. The Complex is open to the public Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; weekends: 12 to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings: 6 to 9 p.m. For more information, please call 905-791-4055.

The Peel Heritage Complex is made up of the Region of Peel Museum, the Art Gallery of Peel and Region of Peel Archives. Together they collect, preserve and display a wide variety of materials related to Peel's heritage.

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