Downtown Canton gallery reborn as Patina Arts Centre with exhibition

CANTON – Alaska Thompson speaks joyfully about artwork.

Her voice is peppy and enthusiastic. Even throughout a telephone dialog, it is simple to think about the Canton artist gesturing along with her arms and smiling incessantly.

However when speak shifted to the pandemic and its results on the artwork scene, her voice lowered momentarily earlier than regaining its attribute brightness.

“It bought so much tougher with the pandemic for certain,” Thompson stated of curating and staging artwork occasions.

Alaska Thompson is opening Patina Arts Centre on Friday at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW in downtown Canton. Patina will be in the space once occupied by Vital Arts Gallery. Art exhibitions will include paintings, sculpture, ceramics, mixed media work and light projections.

Putting one other blow to the Canton artwork neighborhood was the latest loss of Important Arts Gallery at 324 Cleveland Ave. NW.

A void was left in a longtime artwork area, the place Thompson had served as gallery curator.

However along with her trademark vitality and spirit, she refused to let the gallery and studio area stay idle for lengthy. Serving as gallery director, the Canton resident is reopening the positioning as Patina Arts Centre on Friday.

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