Quebec Bank bankrupted
By Stephen Dyell
What's On Thorold
The past few months gallery owner Catharine Mellor had been calling local artists to display their talent in the historic Quebec Bank Gallery in an effort to promote an industry that is vital to teaching youth about chances in the art world.
Today she’s calling for the community to come to her aid.
The Quebec Bank Gallery building is lacking funds to commit to the lease and has until the end of the month to save the gallery.
This Saturday at 8 pm, the gallery will feature live music with the sounds of Klesmer strumming throughout the historic building in an event to help raise money to keep the doors from closing.
“We want to bring people in so they can experience the beauty of the gallery and what it stands for,” Mellor stated.
The gallery that was renovated in September of 2010 has stood as a reminder of Thorold’s past life and also it’s bright future. From the stained glass windows to the beautifully painted floor, the gallery itself is a masterpiece. Add talented musicians and it turns out to be more than you could ever imagine.
“People can come in for five minutes or stay all night to listen to some fresh original music,” said Mellor as she hopes the public and local business owners will realize the importance of an art gallery uniting a community.
Their will also be an entertaining auction at the end of the month in which people can bid on the displays featured on the gallery walls in a final attempt to keep the Front Street gallery open for future generations to learn about not only the past, but what the future has in store in the world of art.
Donations for the events will be accepted at the door.
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