Sunday, September 26, 2010

Art Auction at the Historic Gardens

Today was an interesting day at the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens. In addition to the usual assortment of autumn colours that one would expect to see at this time of year, there were colours of a different sort on display. This colour came in the form of a collection of paintings which were auctioned as a fundraiser for the Gardens. Much of the artwork in the auction was donated by Gordon Totten and Patrice Dugan who are former Annapolis Royal business owners. I know that the Gardens were overwhelmed at the generosity of this gift.

There was some wonderful artwork included in the auction with works by renowned artists including Maud Lewis, Tom Forrestall, Norval Morrisseau and Harold Cromwell. I was joking with the auctioneer prior to the start of bidding that it would be a successful day if paintings were selling for more than the value of the car I drove to the auction. It is more of a comment on the humble value of that particular car but, a couple of paintings sold for higher than the vehicle's worth. For the sake of the Gardens, I am happy that the rains held off, the auction went well and they were able to raise some funds. If you were wondering, I placed a few bids but, I went home without any artwork.

All for now,

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