Granville Ferry has new art studio

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Albright bronze titled What’s on Her Mind

Cam Albright's Water’s Edge Gallery opening July 26

Cam Albright, well-known Granville Ferry artist and sculptor, will open his own studio gallery - Water’s Edge Gallery - on Saturday, July 26. The gallery is located across the river from Annapolis Royal at 5266 Granville Rd.

By Freeman Butland

Cam Albright, well-known Granville Ferry artist and sculptor, will open his own studio gallery - Water’s Edge Gallery - on Saturday, July 26. The gallery is located across the river from Annapolis Royal at 5266 Granville Road.

“This has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Albright, “to have a single location where my work will be more accessible to the general public.”

Albright studied at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and with artist Cluny Mahar.

“But,” said Albright, “after many years of experience and a lot of experimenting, I really consider myself self-taught.”  

Raised in a small Nova Scotia fishing village, Albright was inspired early towards his life’s work – painting seascapes. He and his wife Jan spend their winters on their boat in the Caribbean giving him a new source of inspiration for the maritime settings which comprise much of his work. As a sculptor, Albright works mainly in bronze, using a contemporary technique called cold cast bronze and this work will also be on display at the new gallery.

The gallery will also feature the jewelry creations of Marlee Mason, who makes exquisite necklaces of sea glass embraced in fine and sterling silver. A New Brunswick native, she now runs her own studio in the Bahamas during the winters and as artist-in-residence at the gallery will be available to discuss her work with visitors.

Opening Sale

The gallery opening will include a week-long sale from Saturday, July 26 to Sunday, Aug. 3. Sales of unreduced work will generate a 20 per cent gift to one of three local non-profit organizations – ARCAC, King’s Theatre, and Historic Gardens – to be donated in the name of the purchaser.  

The gallery will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. six days a week. It will be closed Mondays. Phone 532-1933.

Organizations: Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Annapolis Royal

Geographic location: Granville Ferry, 5266 Granville Road, Nova Scotia Caribbean New Brunswick Bahamas King Historic Gardens

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