23rd annual Heritage Alive Art Show on now at Sheg’s Centennial Museum

Marcie Breit stands beside her Best in Show acrylic ‘Twilight Time.’ Ms. Breit says she was inspired by the sky over the North Channel in Little Current. photos by Alicia McCutcheon

SHEGUIANDAH—August means it’s Heritage Alive time at the Centennial Museum of Sheguiandah and, in its 23rd year, the exhibit is proving once again just how talented Manitoulin’s artists are.

There are over 80 works on display at the museum from some of Manitoulin’s best known artists and photographers, as well as some up-and-comers and young painters too, many of whom have works for sale.

Following the exhibit opening on Thursday, August 4 the all-female list of award winners was announced.

Best in Show went to long-time Heritage Alive exhibitor Marcie Breit for her acrylic painting titled ‘Twilight Time.’

The Brian Chapman Heritage Award was presented to Ellen Lewis for her watercolour painting ‘Red Topped Outbuildings.’

The Best First Time Exhibitor award was given to Dani Lynn Redgrift for her photo ‘Forgotten in the Field’ while Curator’s Choice was awarded to Sheguiandah’s own Beth Bond-McCullagh for her watercolour titled ‘Rock Collection.’ Lastly, the Student’s Choice award, chosen by the museum’s summer students, was also awarded to Ms. Breit for ‘Twilight Time.’

“As my first year being involved with the Annual Heritage Alive Art Show I am simply amazed with the quality of the entries,” said acting curator Lisa Hallaert. “There are a lot of talented people in our area. If you have some time I highly suggest stopping by the Centennial Museum to come take a look. Most of the artwork is for sale also.”

The Centennial Museum of Sheguaindah and the Heritage Alive Art Show is open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm, open until 8 pm on Thursdays. Heritage Alive is on now until August 27.