"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Our Raffle Prize Artist: A Profile of Alfred Villeneuve

As mentioned in the previous post, the EBSNS is holding a raffle fund-raiser for its exhibit/gallery project. The prize is an en plein air painting done by Ontario artist Alfred Villeneuve.
(Suzie LeBlanc and Alfred Villeneuve,
Toronto, 2012. Photo by Des Brunelle.)
Alfred first became involved with the Bishop Society when he kindly donated a painting to fund-raise for Suzie LeBlanc’s “I am in need of music” CD project. Suzie auctioned that painting at a gathering she held in Toronto in 2012.
(Alfred and Halifax writer Mary Ellen Sullivan,
with the donated painting,
at CD fund-raiser. Photo by Des Brunelle.)
When Alfred kindly offered another paintings in support of the current project, the EBSNS board was delighted. (The raffle is open only to Nova Scotians.)

Alfred is a very busy artist with two upcoming exhibits. He is part of a joint exhibtion at Whetung Ojibwa Centre in Curve Lake, north of Peterborough, Ontario. This exhibition opens on the long weekend in May 2017. They have a Facebook page, too.

On 8 July 2017 at 2:00 p.m., Alfred’s solo exhibition, “Tanakiwin — Home and Native Land,” opens at Rational Expressions Gallery in Stayner, Ontario. The EBSNS congratulates Alfred on this important showcase of his stunning paintings, both studio and en plein air, most inspired by his time in Algonquin Park.
(One of the paintings that will be part of “Tanakiwin.”)

Thank you, Alfred Villeneuve, for all your support.

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