Village Gallery in Lumby showing the public pieces of art residents had in their homes

Once-hidden art on display

Robin Ledrew is amazed by the variety of art people are discovering in their homes.

And that art will be on display at the Village Gallery in Lumby through the end of the month.

“The idea was to bring out people's collections of art, to try to promote the people who have collected art and to show it to the world,” said Ledrew who is with the Monahsee Arts Council.

Ledrew said the art could have been in the family for generations, or have been sitting in a trunk for years and has been “handed down, or gifted of collected by people in various ways and they can share it now with the public.

“They are precious to each person and now they get to be shared. We have a couple of prints, for example, that are over 100 years old. They are just beautiful. They are old English paintings.”

Ledrew said she had no idea the quality and volume of art people had in their homes.

“Each story from each patron is as important as the art itself,” she said. “I don't know of any other gallery that had done this. It shows that collecting art, saving art, treasuring art is a valuable act in itself.”

The gallery, 975 Vernon St., is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except for Sundays.

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