Grace Campbell served as public and regional librarian in Prince Albert from 1955 to 1973. Born in Scotland, Grace obtained her Library Science degree from McGill University and worked as a librarian in Prince Edward Island for many years. Encouraged by her friend Marion Gilroy, Grace migrated to Prince Albert in 1950.
During her tenure, Grace advanced the library’s presence in the community and oversaw the expansion of the regional library and the design of the John M. Cuelenaere Public Library. She retired to Victoria, BC in 1973, a few weeks before the grand opening of the Cuelenaere Library. The Library’s art gallery was named in her honour.
May 28 - June 29
Journey by Quinn Smith-Windsor
Quinn Smith-Windsor's debut art exhibition, Journey, relays a message of perseverance and resilience. This collection was created throughout 2020-2021 where so many obstacles have come our way globally. Quinn's message in creating this collection is that obstacles are not stop signs; we can always create a pathway forward. Quinn's art reflects on her own experiences and opens conversations around topics such as: access to water, animal rights, and advocacy for equity in education. Each of her paintings tells its own story, sharing her thoughts about how we need to be respectful of the environment, of water, of all humans, of each other. We all have a part to play in building a resilient world.
Quinn is currently a grade 12 student at Prince Albert's Carlton Comprehensive. She has always been interested in art, and has many different styles and mediums she uses in her work. Acrylic painting is one area from which she draws a lot of inspiration from. She recently co-founded The PossAbility Shop and launched her first inclusive art project to help artists with and without disabilities stay connected during the pandemic.
Quinn is looking forward to graduating from high school, launching her small business, creating more art, continuing to make an impression on the world and in the hearts of others.
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