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Exhibit of art by the late Oryst Sawchuk opens Sunday

You can check out the exhibit at the Steelworkers Hall until March 15

An exhibit of art by the late Oryst Sawchuk opens at Gallery 6500 at the Steelworkers hall this Sunday.

An opening reception for Pretty Pictures, Passionate Perspectives takes place Dec. 15 from 1-4 p.m. 

After that, if you'd like to check out the exhibit, you can do so weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — or if the hall is open for a weekend event — until March 15.

Sawchuk, a Sudbury artist and architect who passed away in May, was best known for his urban streetscapes, many captured on a new mural on Elgin Street

He painted many pretty pictures but he always wanted his art to say something. Sometimes the message was about preserving heritage buildings. 

Other times, he spoke to social justice issues such as poverty, work safety, the environment and Indigenous restitution. Sawchuk was one of the founders of Gallery 6500. 

This show features some of his pretty pictures, and some of his passionate perspectives.