Agnes Sutherland left a legacy of love and commitment to our community. She also left a large amount of artwork when she passed away earlier this year. Agnes worked in oils, pastels, acrylic and collage. Her family are offering her works for sale to raise funds for the Agnes Sutherland Memorial. The goal is to raise $16,000.00 towards the purchase of a grand piano for the lobby area of the Frank Venables Theatre. To date the fund has collected over ¼ of that goal.
A grand piano to grace the lobby area of our beautiful landmark theatre opens up so many more opportunities for the space. Already accommodating receptions, recitals and small social events, the piano will allow an additional variety of musical programs to enhance our community life.
“For the Sound of Colour” takes place Thanksgiving weekend. Hours are Saturday, Oct.8, 3pm to 9pm and Sunday, Oct. 9, 12pm – 5pm. An opening reception will be held on Saturday from 7pm to 9pm during which time former piano students of Agnes will provide music. Besides artwork, published books of Agnes’s poetry will be on sale. Since the event is Thanksgiving weekend, a table of canning and baking will also be offered. Everyone is invited to enjoy the memory of Agnes through her art and add her art to your collection.
The event takes place at the Quail’s Nest Arts Centre at 5840 Airport Road in Oliver. Thanks go to the Oliver Community Arts Council for generously enabling this fundraiser to take place through their Contracted Service Agreement program.
If you can’t make it to the event but wish to make a donation to the memorial, you can do so either by mail: cheque made out to “Agnes Sutherland Memorial” c/o M. Trimble, 967 Panorama Cres,,. Oliver V0H 1T6 or deposit to any branch of Valley First Credit Union, Account #2826758, Transit #16650, Institute #809.