Visitors drawing in the Salon Hanging exhibition

Sketch-o-rama poster

Drawing in the Galleries
(and cover songs)

If you had stepped into Owens in 1895, the year the Gallery first opened its doors, you would have seen students from the Mount Allison Ladies' College painting at their easels. Students studied from the collection, making copies of the artworks that hung on the walls as they mastered their painting techniques. From portraits and seascapes to scenes of mountains and cities—the entire collection was on display reaching from the floor to the ceiling in Salon style.

Using our biannual Salon Hanging and taking a cue from the Ladies' College copying days, Drawing in the Galleries invited visitors to pick up a folding stool, clipboard, paper and drawing tools and make drawings inspired by the collection and exhibitions on view. A fun mix of cover songs provided a soundtrack for the afternoon.

Drawing in the Galleries was a community event for all ages presented as part of Culture Days, "Celebrating Arts and Culture from coast to coast to coast".

Fall 2011

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