For Immediate Release
September 20, 2016
Happy Valley – Goose Bay, NL – The Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay and the Tamarack Camera Club launched a new public gallery space in the council chambers at the Town Hall today.
The space will showcase various art exhibitions on a rotating basis, as determined by the Tamarack Camera Club. The first exhibition displays the artistic work of local photographers from the Club, and includes: 1) Trapline Marathon Runners; and 2) Tamarack Camera Club’s Folio Project.
This exhibition has received generous support from the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, ArtsNL Community Arts Program and the Trappers’ Running Club.
“Our Council values the importance of supporting arts and culture in the community, and it is my hope that through these exhibitions we are able to connect with our identity in Happy Valley – Goose Bay,” said Mayor Jamie Snook. “The council chambers will act as a permanent gallery space to showcase the talent of local Labrador artists to the community and visitors.”
The Town and the Club are working together to determine the details of showcasing Labrador artwork. The intent is to provide local artists the opportunity to submit their work for display on an annual basis.
“The Tamarack Camera Club is delighted that there is another space to display local art. As a club, we are committed to finding public spaces to exhibit the work of local artists,” said John Graham. “The creation of a public gallery in the council chambers is a great example of collaboration between local artists and the Town. We hope that this exhibition will inspire other organizations to create public gallery spaces in their facilities.”
The art exhibition is free and will be open to the public during regular Town Hall business hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m..
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Public Relations & Special Events Manager
Town of Happy Valley – Goose Bay
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