History and art come together in Historic Leaskdale Church
Popular local historian Allan McGillivray has a not-so-secret secret. Many people don’t realize that the retired teacher, curator, author, and active community member is also an accomplished artist.
Painting has been an absorbing hobby for much of McGillivray. He has found his subjects of landscapes, and points of interest and beauty not far from the Zephyr and Uxbridge area, where he lives and works. His pictures show a love for beautiful vistas, skies, hills, and trees, and his intense interest in local history has drawn him to old buildings.
McGillivray has also been a guide and mentor to the Lucy Maud Montgomery Society, contributing his knowledge of the history of Leaskdale and the life and times of its famous author to the restoration of the Leaskdale National Historic Site. Starting this weekend and continuing until Labour Day (September 2), Allan’s pictures will be on display at the Historic Leaskdale Church.
The show will open this Saturday, August 24, at 3 p.m., upstairs in the church. McGillivray will be on hand to talk about his pictures, and refreshments will be served downstairs following the opening.
For more information, visit http://lucymaudmontgomery.ca