Culture Summerside’s Sixty Days of Fame Series at the Lefurgey Cultural Centre in Summerside will feature the first solo exhibit by St Timothy artist Rita Arsenault, titled My Favourite Things.
A founding member of La Palette Cooperative, Arsenault first started painting using oils about 25 years ago with artist Emily Durant. After retiring from her 35-year career as a teacher-librarian at Evangeline School, Arsenault returned to painting and explored new techniques and styles using acrylics with her teacher Lise Genova. Over the years, she has also participated in workshops with artists Annie Morin, Sandi Komst, Henry Purdy and Arno Freitag.
Arsenault’s favourite pastimes, including gardening and nature walks, often serve as inspiration for her paintings. She loves to capture the beauty of nature in her work, be it through flowers, birds or landscapes. Another fun subject is capturing special moments of her three young grandsons.
Featuring 15 paintings, My Favourite Things will be on view October 14–November 30, Monday–Friday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, in the Lefurgey Room. Many of the works are for sale.
Contunuing until October 8 is the Lady Slipper Rug Hooking Guild’s exhibit Rug Hooking—Now and Then, a collection of recently completed work by Guild members. Organized by Linda Marchbank, the exhibit also features a continuous slide show displaying images of rugs from the past that have been collected through the PEI Heritage Rug Registry.
Lefurgey Cultural Centre, 205 Prince Street, Summerside.