Silver collection show runs to July 19

The Macdonald Stewart Art Centre’s contem­porary Canadian silver collec­tion is the only collection of its kind at a public art gallery in Canada, with over 40 works that were acquired through special commissions, sponsor­ed purchases, and donations from the artists and collectors.

The show runs to July 19.

The exhibition features the work of 19 artists from across Canada: Beth Alber, Jackie An­derson, Mary Anne Barkhouse, Anne Barros, Michael Bel­more, Aggie Beynon, Beth Biggs, Brigitte Clavette, Lois Etherington Betteridge, An­toine Lamarche, Fiona Macin­tyre, Michael Massie, Ross Morrow, Harold Muller, Sandra Nobel Goss, Kye-Yeon Son, Ken Vickerson, Susan Watson-Ellis, and Lyn Wiggins.

Highlights of the exhibition include the work of Guelph artist and mentor Lois Ether­ington Betteridge, matriarch of Canadian silversmithing who is known for her innovative hollow­ware, ecclesiastical sil­ver, and jewellery.

For over 50 years, she has guided the craftsmanship and develop­ment in the work of generations of students and apprentices, many of whom are represented in the Art Centre’s collection.