Join us this Saturday for a Valentine's Day Tea!

Bev Tosh: War Brides
December 17, 2011 - April 1, 2012

More than 44,000 British and European women came to Canada as the wives of Canadian service personnel at the end of the Second World War, accompanied by 22,000 children from these marriages. The story of her war bride mother inspired artist Bev Tosh to paint a striking portrait, which is one of the key works in the War Brides exhibition. That first portrait led Tosh on an odyssey to meet, interview or correspond with nearly one thousand war brides. The resulting exhibition, War Brides, contains six major groupings of paintings and multimedia installations based on the war brides’ stories of romance, adventure, and personal journeys.

Eighty-eight nearly life-sized portraits form two installations called “bride ships”— referring to the 60 vessels that transported the women from Britain, mainly, but also from Holland, Italy, Belgium and France. Incorporating photographs, projections, parachutes, hatpins, and other materials, the works portray these women as they took a leap of faith in beginning their journey to Canada. (www.warbrides.com)

For more information, please visit www.warbrides.com.

Valentine's Day Tea with Artist Bev Tosh
The public is welcome to join us for an afternoon with artist Bev Tosh and to view the War Brides exhibit.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
2 - 5 pm
The Prairie Art Gallery
Admission is free




New Gallery Hours
The Montrose Cultural Centre opened its doors in June 2009. It is home to The Prairie Art Gallery, the Grande Prairie Public Library and Esquires Coffee House. The Prairie Art Gallery is now open the same hours as the Grande Prairie Public Library.

Monday – Thursday            10 am – 9 pm
Friday                                 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday                             10 am – 5 pm
Sunday                                 1 pm – 5 pm
Stat Holidays                         Closed


Upcoming Events
32nd Annual Art Auction
Saturday, April 28, 2012
7:00 pm
Teresa Sargent Hall, Montrose Cultural Centre
Tickets: $100



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