New event in Cumberland

The Cumberland Museum presents a new seasonal event called Cumberland as Muse this Friday and Saturday at the Cumberland Cultural Centre.

The Cumberland Museum and Archives is presenting a new seasonal event called Cumberland as Muse this Friday and Saturday at the Cumberland Cultural Centre.

Cumberland as Muse features creative works inspired by the physical, cultural and historic landscape of the Village of Cumberland.

This showcase is an opportunity to experience the incredible talents of local artists and catch a glimpse of some of the treasures that have been hidden away in the Cumberland Museum collection. Contemporary and historic paintings, photographs, prints, books, writings, short films, cards and artifacts will all be featured.

The event is both a seasonal celebration for the Cumberland Museum community and a fundraiser for the museum. A percentage of proceeds from art sold at the event will go directly to support museum programs and operations.

Artists sharing their Cumberland inspired creations include Brian Scott, Tracy Kobus, Bonnie Davy, Corre Alice, Brian Buckrell, Ron Pogue, Michelle Peters, Cathy Stoyko, Brenda Jackson, Rena Rogers, Hendrika Stigter, Destanne Lundquist, Sharon McDonnell, Lorenz Jimenez, Gail Neuls, Kevin Flesher, Tina Willard-Stepan, Jill Banting, Tom Hutton, Lynn Farwell, Kelly Lees,  Shawn Pigott and Kim Bannerman.

The Cumberland Museum will also exhibit historic black and white photos from their significant collection and large format prints can be ordered through the Museum in time for Christmas presents.

The event welcomes Cumberland Museum friends (old and new), neighbours and art lovers from across the Comox Valley and beyond. Admission is free.

The celebration kicks off Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. with a special gala event featuring live music, a bar, prizes and tasty treats. Special door prizes will be drawn at 9 p.m.

The show continues Saturday from 10 to 4. For more information, call the Cumberland Museum at 250-336-2445 or go to www.cumberlandmuseum.ca.

— Cumberland Museum