Monday , 10 May 2021
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Splashes of colour to fill new Vermilion art gallery

Vermilion residents can’t wait for September 1 when the Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery is set open downtown.

The new gallery will be located in the Craig’s Cornerstone building and will feature local artists of all kinds.

Encaustic by Donna Hanson.

Metal, soapstone carving, woodwork, mixed media, acrylic painting, and copper jewellery can all be found at Upper Level. More pieces will roll in as they continue to set up shop.

Owner, Heather Millan, said the timing worked out well. She has always loved the arts and now as a potter, much of her work has been left sitting in boxes in the garage. She said having a gallery never seemed feasible until recently.

“The support I’ve had to put this together has been incredible,” said Millan.

“A big thank you to my husband, Kevin, who has dropped renovations at home to build the pedestals and display cabinets.”

The gallery will host meet the artist events and exhibits with the Vermilion Art Club. All of the artwork is for sale, so she will continue to bring other artists in as time goes on.

Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery owner, Heather Millan.

“Art brings peace and fills my heart. I look forward to spending time here and connecting with like-minded people,” said Millan.

Upper Level Pottery & Art Gallery is still accepting unique artisans so for more information you can email [email protected].

About Angela Mouly

Angela comes to Lakeland Connect after leaving traditional newspaper where she spent the past four years reporting on community events. Her repertoire includes writing about history, politics, agriculture, sports, entertainment and art. She was the third place recipient of an AWNA General Excellence Award for “Best Front Page” during their 2016 Better Newspaper Competition. Angela has lived in rural Alberta all her life and in Vermilion for the past 15 years. She looks forward to continuing to serve and inform the Lakeland community by joining in people's many adventures and sharing their stories.