Are you a PAA volunteers, past or present?

Added: Sun, 03/19/2017 - 8:40pm
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Lynne Lavery

PORTAGE-DU-FORT – The Pontiac Artists’ Association (PAA) is a driving force behind promoting art and contributing to the cultural life of our Pontiac communities; during this year of Canada’s 150th anniversary the association wants to celebrate all its volunteers.
Since Pontiac’s first Studio Tour in 1990, there have been countless people who have donated their time to help the Tour and to develop and run The Stone School Gallery and The Pontiac School of the Arts in Portage-du-Fort, as well as the Artists’ Residency Program and other projects.
To recognize the many PAA volunteers, a committee is preparing a celebration in September, 2017, at the Jack Graham Centre in Bristol.  The PAA is asking the public to submit nominations; volunteers are also urged to self-identify their contributions. Simply click on the Celebrating Our Volunteers link on the PAA website:  www.artpontiac.com. 
In preparation for the September event, a fundraising dance will be held on Saturday, April 1, at the Stone School Gallery with award winning musician, and co-founder of the legendary group Prairie Oyster, Keith Glass.
Glass is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, bass), and music producer.  Prairie Oyster won multiple Juno and CCMA awards and is often cited as the country’s foremost roots/country band. Keith and his band mates are also the recipients of a SOCAN lifetime achievement award.  Glass is a brilliant player and his current band specializes in vintage rock and roll. 
The April 1st dance is a perfect opportunity to kick up your heels to celebrate spring -- and support your local art community and their many volunteers.  Don’t miss this night!
See the ad on this page for more details.