Celebrating Algoma Art Society’s 75th Anniversary at the AGA

Exhibition will run from Jan. 6 to Feb. 4 – AAS is Sault’s first formal art group

Beginning Jan. 6 and continuing to Feb. 4, The Art Gallery of Algoma will be presenting the Algoma Art Society’s 75th Anniversary Exhibition. 

The exhibition includes art by current and past Algoma Art Society members from the AGA’s permanent collection and a selection of artwork donated to the AGA by the Algoma Art Society over the years.

The Algoma Art Society was the first formal art group founded in Sault Ste. Marie, formed in 1948 by a group of artists and art enthusiasts.

The Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) was founded in the summer of 1975. 

“The relationship between the two art organizations started right away and has continued since then over the years,” wrote the AGA in a release.

“It is our great pleasure to host this exhibition, marking such an important anniversary of the AAS as well as the growth of art in the community. Over the years both art organizations AAS and AGA continued to foster art and talent found in our community.”

“The AGA is honoured to have a number of artworks in its permanent collection by the current and former members of the AAS. Part of the exhibition features some of them.”

“In addition, over the years the AGA received generous support and art donations from the AAS, which we are immensely grateful for. A selection of the art donations from the AAS is part of this exhibition to illustrate the importance of the AAS for the development of the art community in Sault Ste. Marie,” the AGA wrote.

The exhibition opening will take place at 7 p.m. on January 6, 2023.

Light refreshments will be served.

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