A largescale reproduction of a painting of the New Glasgow riverfront was unveiled during Monday night’s council meeting.
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Councillor Jack Lewis, chair of the Communities in Bloom Committee and Mayor Barrie MacMillan help Brianne Williams unveil the artwork she has created for one of the town’s kiosk.
The painting is a partnership between the Town of New Glasgow's Communities in Bloom Committee and one of our NSCAD- New Glasgow Artists in Residence Brianne Williams. The large print of her original 30 inch X 40 inch painting will be hung in the tourism kiosk located across from the TD Bank parking.
“The CIB Committee wanted to continue to enhance the kiosk with an image that would showcase one of our iconic New Glasgow landmarks, that would provide an art piece representative of the creative talents that are so prevalent in our region and that would also in and of itself be an appealing attraction,” Mayor Barrie MacMillan said. “Brianne Williams painted the New Glasgow Marina from inspiration taken from a photo of the marina during this summer's Jubilee and also from her own impressions of the marina and has given us permission to reproduce the painting as a mural at the tourism kiosk.”
Williams, who grew up on the south shore, said she typically does paintings of fishing boats, but really enjoyed doing this project.