|BRAMPTON, ON. (Dec. 14, 2010) – Art enthusiasts are invited to reconnect with the Peel Heritage Complex’s permanent collection when it hits the road early in 2011, making a trip to the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre from Jan. 8 until Feb. 6, 2011.
“Featured in this special exhibit are donations from John and Gisela Sommer, who operated Gallery House Sol for four decades out of their Georgetown home,” said Diane Allengame, Acting Manager, Peel Heritage Complex. “The Sommers offered many artists the first exposure for their work.”
The Sommer family generously donated close to 200 works of contemporary and historic printmaking to the Peel Heritage Complex, along with examples of photography, sculpture and painting.
Canadian artists of regional and national reputation will be featured at the Joshua Creek exhibit, including Jack Bush, Jack Chambers, A. J. Casson and Barker Fairley. An opening reception will take place on Jan. 16, 2011 from 2 - 4 p.m. On hand to discuss the exhibition will be John and Gisela Sommer, along with Judy Daley, Acting Curator at the Peel Heritage Complex.
The Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre is located at 1086 Burnhamthorpe Rd., E. Oakville. Regular hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 1 - 4 p.m. or by appointment. Visit joshuacreekarts.com for more information.
The Peel Heritage Complex is making history. A $10 million restoration and construction project commenced in March 2010 to enhance the land and buildings that hold the Region of Peel’s museum, archives and art gallery. The Peel Heritage Complex is temporarily closed until fall 2011 due to construction.
The Peel Heritage Complex collects, preserves and displays art, artifacts and archival documents significant to Peel’s culture and heritage. Operated by the Region of Peel, the Peel Heritage Complex is located at 9 Wellington St., E. in Brampton. Visit peelheritagecomplex.org for more information.