On the same weekend, the art project La Mémoire de Hudson will open to the public, with a vernissage on Sunday, August 2 at 3 pm. Fifteen local artists have each been assigned an aspect of Hudson's history, and have produced 15 canvases, each measuring 40 x 30 in a vertical format, to be displayed at the Hudson Community Centre, 392 Main Road, until August 30.
Another art project, already underway, is Land-Art Hudson. Each week for five weeks, an artist assembles an installation piece or executes a performance piece in the wooded, lakeside setting of Jack Layton Park. More information about this event can be found on the town's website.
Running all summer at the local landmark restaurant Auberge Willow is an exhibition of art by three local artists, Barbara Farren, Daniel Gautier and Shernya Vininsky-Krause.
It's wonderful to see local businesses supporting the arts. Many people now understand that culture can be an economic driver for a small town, and if there was ever a culturally-rich community, it's Hudson, Quebec. We have over a dozen cultural groups and a charming little theatre, but what we do need are facilities for exhibition, workshops and storage. Let's hope that this momentum will build and bring good things to our town.