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Art/History

Historic Art from the Collections of the Creston Museum

Art Meets History at the Creston Museum

Art/History exhibit at the Creston Museum, Creston BC

This exhibit was originally presented at the Creston Public Library in February 2011.  We hope you enjoy this online version.
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Creston Museum (James McDowell) - Creston Museum, Creston BC

Artist: James McDowell

Date: 2004

When a work of art depicts a real person or place, it becomes a record of a moment in time, in much the same way as a photograph.  Art, however, lets the artist speak for him or herself in a way that photographs cannot.

In this painting of the Creston Museum, for example, James McDowell has combined many elements that could never be captured in a single photograph: artifacts from several exhibits in the Museum; the building itself; even the fact that the Museum is bursting with local history.

The twenty-five works of art in this exhibit all depict some part of the Creston Valley, at some point in its past.  In some, the artists painted exactly what they saw; in others, art has altered history - or at least our perception of it.

The Creston Museum building, Creston BCOttawa Enginge, Creston Museum, Creston BC1921 Model T truck, Creston Museum, Creston BC

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