Stonetown Arts invites local artists to go “Wilde”

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Members of Stonetown Arts gathered upstairs at the St. Marys Library on Tuesday afternoon to work on some Oscar Wilde-themed art as part of a challenge that ties in with the St. Marys Community Players’ upcoming production of Wilde’s comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest,” which runs April 21-May 1.

By Dan Rankin

In honour of the late Darlene Morris, a dedicated, longtime member of Stonetown Arts who had a passion for collaborating with the Town and other groups in the community, Stonetown Arts has issued a challenge for anyone involved with or interested in the upcoming St. Marys Community Players production of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest.

The play runs April 21-May 1 at the St. Marys Town Hall Theatre. Wilde was well known in his time as a flambouyant, witty author and playwright, and many of his quips and one-liners are still famous today. For their challenge, Stonetown Arts is inviting people to create works of art inspired by Wilde and featuring one of his famous witticisms. The medium of the work is wide open, from paint to collage to crayon or mixed media, however it must be done on a 16″ by 20″ canvas.

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Finished, signed canvasses are due to be handed in at the Stonetown Arts meeting Monday, April 11 on the second floor of the St. Marys Library, which begins at 6:30 pm.

Some of the completed portraits will be placed at the entrance to the theatre during SMCP’s run of “The Importance of Earnest,” while there will be room for others around Town to help promote the show, and Wilde’s legacy of literature. For more information about painting or submitting a work, email Kathy Blake of Stonetown Arts at Kat.Blake@hotmail.com.

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