submitted by the NGAG
Local artists from across North Grenville and beyond gathered recently at the old Homestead Gallery on County Road 44, south of Kemptville. The property is owned by David and Kathy Leonard, who have generously made their beautiful gallery space available to the North Grenville Arts Guild for the purpose of monthly meetings, group creative sessions, workshops, and art shows.
The open house event was organized by Kemptville resident, Reinder Kuntz, owner of Red Trillium Fine Art and newly elected President of the Guild.
Following a time of socializing, a formal meeting was held which began with a warm welcome by Mr. Kuntz and an introduction of the new board including Interim Secretary and Past Chair, Lianne Gour, Treasurer, Tabitha Valliant, and Webmaster, Gary Blake.
A new vision for the Guild, based on the principles of inclusiveness, fellowship and mentorship, was presented and enthusiastically received. Each attendee then introduced themselves and shared their hopes for the Guild.
In recognition of their many years of support for, and participation in the art community here in North Grenville, attendees Don Munz, Aleta Karstad, David Leonard, and Kathy Leonard were made lifetime honorary members of the Guild.
For more information about the North Grenville Arts Guild, their meeting schedule and/or to apply for membership, please email to [email protected].