For Immediate Release
March 20, 2001

Joanne Bishop
Peel Heritage Complex
905-791-4055, Ext. 2150


(Brampton) - Conrad Mieschke is a private artist. A resident of Brampton since 1974, he sometimes spends months in his studio working with acrylic, egg-tempera and watercolours to create portraits and landscapes. Mieschke's work is on display at the Whitney Gallery for Community Artists until May13. The Gallery is located within the Peel Heritage Complex in Brampton.

Conrad Mieschke will be at the Gallery on Thursday, March 22, 2001, 6 to 9 p.m.

Raised and educated in Germany, Mieschke moved to Canada in 1965. After working for a publishing company in Toronto, he decided to pursue a career as a freelance artist.

Mieschke creates most of his work in the studio, but often goes hiking to search for new ideas and subjects. He says that in the last 15 years, the Bruce Trail has been a great inspiration giving him many creative ideas. Mieschke's works can be found in the homes of the rich and famous and such personalities as Margaret Trudeau and David Crombie. The artist's exhibition record includes Eaton's Art Gallery in Toronto and various commercial galleries in Southern Ontario. In 1993, Mieshke's art won third place at an International Watercolour Competition in London, England.

A strong supporter of many worthy causes including UNICEF, the artist has donated his creations to non-profit organizations and, since 1987, his work has been used for the UNICEF annual Christmas card campaign.

In 1999, Mieschke was named Brampton's Arts Person of the Year for his contributions to the community. A dedicated artist, he often participates in craft sales and organizes art shows to benefit his local parish.

The Art Gallery of Peel is part of the Peel Heritage Complex and is operated by the Region of Peel and 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. The admission fees are $2.50 for adults; $1.50 for seniors; $1 for students; and $7 for families.

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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