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Art show embraces the concept 'Small is beautiful'

Tiny art works fit into small spaces, and come with small price tags
Original art work by Maggie Grace measures only 6 in. by 6 in., and has a correspondingly small price tag. SUBMITTED

Small is beautiful.

That’s the principle behind the 6 x 6 x Cookstown art show, a sale of “tiny local art.”

From Nov. 19 to Dec. 7,  a collection of fine art on a small scale will be on display at Halliday House & Co. in Cookstown. Every piece measures only six inches by sox inches in size, available for purchase as a unique gift - offering proof that good things come in small packages.

This is the third year for the special show, and organizers Maggie Grace and Christina Luck have invited a diverse range of artists and artisans to submit their work in a variety of media.

Participating artists include Eileen Cooper, Bond Head artist June Chambers whose works are inspired by quilting blocks, tiny soft sculptures by Carey Macdonald Cruise, Christina Luck’s paintings of flowers from her garden, and photographer Diana Harding Tucker’s hand-tinted silver gelatin prints. There will be paintings, collages, prints and jewellery by at least 15 local artists, all available at reasonable prices.

Come out to meet the artists and enjoy refreshments at a special reception at Halliday House, 9 Queen St., on Thursday, Nov. 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. – and think small. 

The exhibition and the store are open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tues. to Sat. – open late until 7 p.m. during Cookstown’s Light-Up Night on Nov. 30.