Wednesday, October 4, 2017

New galleries in Hudson

Camden Town #1

Our little town of Hudson Quebec (pop. 5000) now has three art galleries within the town limits, and I am pleased to be showing my work at one of them.

Memories of Newtown

Located at 524 Main Road, A's Secondemain Gallery is part antique gift shop and part no-commission art gallery. With space for 8 - 10 artists, it is open Wednesday to Friday from noon to 4 pm and on Saturdays from 10 am - 5 pm. There is a wide variety of styles, ranging from fresh watercolour landscapes to Old Master-style still lifes to digital photography.

Camden Town #2

I will be showing my work there until Christmas. A special promotion beginning in late November will focus on small works, perfect for holiday giving.

The other two spaces? One of them (2 Barn Owls) is open seasonally on weekends. Owners Nancy Farnham and Mavis Martin specialize in the clever repurposing of old objects into decorative items, and offer instruction in furniture refinishing. They occupy an old, unheated barn at the corner of Cameron and Main. Always innovative and community-minded, they occasionally turn over their space to theatrical and musical performances. A corner of their rustic building is devoted to a rotating exhibition of local artists.

Most recently opened, Hudson Galerie Plus offers the work of local artists and fine crafters, alongside signed and numbered prints, reproductions and art cards. Located at 448 Main Road, Heather and Bert Markgraf open their doors Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm.

There was a time when Hudson was a "destination", and momentum is building to restore its status as a fine place to spend a summer's day. With a small theatre, a fair-trade boutique, a thriving (seasonal) flea market, and many fine restaurants and caf├ęs, Hudson is a pretty special little town.

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