For Immediate Release
January 24, 2001

Joanne Bishop
Administrative Co-ordinator
Peel Heritage Complex
Region of Peel
905-791-4055, Ext. 2150


(Brampton) - Works by Susan Clark and Jennifer O'Shaughnessy are featured in the latest exhibition in the Whitney Gallery for Community Artists. The Gallery is located within the Peel Heritage Complex in Brampton.

Ten oil paintings by Susan Clark are on display. Using the working method of high realism, Susan has created paintings where structure and contrast meet fantasy and magic. Her subjects are approached from unusual angles and viewpoints, resulting in crisp, serene images. For example, one of Ms. Clark's works titled "Night Curtain", represents the point between dream and consciousness with the focus between light and dark, defined and undefined, static and movement.

Jennifer O'Shaughnessy has been working in the stained glass medium over the past eight years. Currently an historical interpreter in the Peel area, Jennifer is interested in both traditional and contemporary design in woven textiles and stained glass.

"Restoring old church windows has given me an appreciation of times past and the beauty, workmanship and effort involved with a minimum of tools," said O'Shaughnessy of her work.

The exhibit continues to March 11. More information about this show is available on the Region of Peel's Web site at

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.

The Complex is operated by the Region of Peel and is located at 9 Wellington St. E., Brampton. It is open to the public Monday through Friday: 10 to 4:30 p.m.; Weekends: noon to 4:30 p.m. and Thursday evenings: 6 to 9 p.m. Admission fees are $2.50 for adults, $1.50 for seniors, $1 for students and $7 for families.

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