Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Enthusiasts to Share Private Art Collection with Town

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Group of local residents lend pieces of their art collection to a local exhbit to garner exposure for an emerging artist trying to break into the industry.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON (PRWeb) January 27, 2007 -- Friends and clients of visual artist Sue Batson Feuer are lending artwork from their own private collections to an exhibit opening at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library this March. This is the artist's first local show.

Titled 'Indicia', the exhibit features mixed-media paintings commissioned by local residents over the past five years. New works on canvas, Plexiglas and handmade paper will be available for purchase. The show opens Friday March 9th, 2007.

Most of these paintings have never been exhibited and their owners are excited to participate in the public debut. "I enjoy my painting ('Dark Vintage') every day. It'll be interesting to see how others respond to the imagery," says owner Bruce Lepp. Carolyn McClure has loaned her commissioned canvas 'Dorothy's Comfortable Shoes' after presenting it to her daughter as a Christmas gift. "Sue is a talent on the rise. I feel lucky to have grabbed an original early on." Real estate agent Liesa Lepp is basing the décor of her new home on her 4-foot canvas 'Portugalo'. "I asked Sue to recreate a photo taken during a trip to Portugal. We met several times and looked at hundreds of photos. She even listened to Fado CD's while she worked. The result was beautiful." A line of wallpaper and textiles based on her paintings will be available later this year.

According to, 'indicia' are preprinted markings on pieces of mail that show return postage has already been paid for by the sender. "All of the borrowed pieces will be 'returned to sender' after the show", says Feuer, 'Indicia' was the perfect title."

A public reception on Friday, March 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. launches the month-long show.

Born in London, England, Sue immigrated to Canada in 1973. She earned concurrent degrees in Art and Art History from the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Her work has been exhibited throughout the Niagara region including The Niagara Artists' Company, Rodman Hall, StudioA, The Niagara Pumphouse Gallery and CHTV Hamilton.

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