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

Sunday, May 14, 2017

"Elizabeth Bishop's Beginnings" exhibit -- exciting update

On Saturday, 13 May 2017, the EBSNS permanent exhibit committee and a few board members met in St. James Church in Great Village, N.S., to begin the installation of the "Elizabeth Bishop's Beginnings" exhibit. This post is to share a few photos of the main event of this session: the arrival of the beautiful display cabinets hand-crafted by Great Village resident Garry Shears. Garry's work is second-to-none. Our Elizabeth Bishop treasures could have no more elegant containers. Thank you Garry for all your hard work.
(Setting up the main cabinet)
We also want to thank Cameron and Duncan Gunn who carefully carried in the cabinets. The main one came in two sections. This piece is made out of beautiful wood, with glass on three sides, so each part is quite heavy. They are secured with locks.
(The finishing touches.)
Elizabeth Bishop wrote, "no detail too small." And Garry is of this school too. Here he is securing the two pieces together for stability. He also made a horizontal cabinet for us and the two pieces together for the centre of the exhibit.

(The two cabinets in place.)
We also installed the photographs and many of the treasures in the cabinets, but I will hold off sharing those photos until all this work is done and we are closer to the unveiling at the AGM. Artworks for the "Echoes of Elizabeth Bishop" gallery are coming in and will be installed later this month. We are pleased with our progress and will continue updates over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned.
 (Linda and Garry Shears putting the finishing touches to the cabinet installation.)

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