The Community pARTners Gallery is a partnership between the Yorkton Public Library, the City of Yorkton and the Yorkton Arts Council.
This fall from September 4 to November 24 the Community pARTners Gallery located in the Yorkton Public Library will feature the collected portraits by local artist and retired educator Gordon Matthews.
The first exhibition from September 4 to October 7 is mainly comprised of portraits that Mr. Matthews has drawn of former Yorkton Regional High School students. The second exhibition from October 16 to November 24 will feature local community leaders, teachers, athletes, clergy and others.
Gordon is a retired educator who practiced portraiture throughout his career which included Summerberry School, Grenfell High School, Yorkton Regional High School, Deputy Director of Education, Superintendent of Education in Melville and in retirement part-time Director of Education at PeeppeekisisFirst Nation.
In his 96 years Gordon has maintained a keen interest in portraiture, taxidermy, restoration of antique cars, travel and history which resulted in the writing of An Exodus to a Land of Promise published in 2018.
Part I: September 4 - October 7
A collection of portraits of former Yorkton Regional High School students and more.
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, Sept. 4 at 2 pm.
Part II: October 16 - November 24
A collection of portraits of teachers, community leaders, athletes and others.
Artist’s Reception: Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 pm .
Sandra MacColl was a visionary and had a quiet way of making her visions come to life. In 2006 one of her visions came to life in the creation of the Community pARTners Gallery, a small public gallery space in the Yorkton Public Library.
The space is the result of a partnership of the City of Yorkton, the Yorkton Public Library and the Yorkton Arts Council.
It is a wonderful creative space that welcomes all. In her vision SandraMacColl saw beyond her own life and continues in her support of the arts even after passing away. Her generosity will ensure the continuation of the programming and maintenance of the Community pARTners Gallery for years to come.