Faculty struts its stuff

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More than 30 faculty pieces are on exhibit in the Great Hall at the Haliburton School of Art + Design.

The exhibit is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, said Erin Lynch, operations and programming manager at the college. She added some of the pieces are also for sale.

This is the eighth year for the exhibit at the college. In past years, it was held at the Rails End Gallery and Art Centre in Haliburton. The exhibition features pieces from faculty who teach at the Haliburton campus.

Dean of the School of Arts, Xavier Massé, had high praise for the faculty. “We have a helluva talented faculty here that needs to be showcased more often. It is their uniqueness and quirkiness that makes this school what it is, a place for everybody. A safe space to be who you are.”

He went on to say the faculty represents the uniqueness of the community at large.

The exhibit closes Aug. 18.

An auction of the work will commence July 17 and runs until Aug. 8. An in-person gathering will take place at the Haliburton campus Aug. 10 beginning at 5 p.m. The evening includes a cocktail reception and a silent auction. The event is open to everyone.

All proceeds from the art auction fund bursaries for students attending programs at the Haliburton campus. These bursaries are more important than ever as HSAD students juggle the rising costs of fuel, groceries and rent alongside their education, the college said in a press release.

The online auction can be found at HSAD Faculty Art Auction/32auctions.