Jun 19, 2014
by Marg Axford
Another fascinating season at the Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives is about to begin! New to us this year are six display cases, constructed especially for the museum by talented craftsman Murray Lessard of Flinton and made possible as a result of the grant by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, which was awarded to the Cloyne and District Historical Society a year ago. These display units are providing us with an opportunity to create new exhibits and to replace others that were in need of refurbishing.
Another exciting development is that some of the paintings of Kaladar-area artist Wini Gutsell have been made available to the museum, both for display purposes and for sale. Many of you will remember Wini Gutsell, who up until the year before her death exhibited her work at Bon Echo Provincial Park during the “Art in the Park” weekend. Wini was known by her many friends as a warm, compassionate and very talented individual whose myriad life experiences and her love of the natural world informed her paintings.
We are honoured to be able to bring Wini’s paintings to you. If you have always wanted a Gutsell painting in your collection, be sure to drop by the museum this summer.
The Cloyne Pioneer Museum and Archives, owned and operated by the Cloyne and District Historical Society, opens for the 2014 season on Saturday, June 21, at 10 a.m., with a BBQ at noon. The Denbigh-area group, “The Pickled Chicken String Band”, is bringing its considerable talents and enthusiasm to the opening, as they did last year. Plan to join us for an artistic and musical day, a chance to chat with your neighbours while enjoying a hamburger!