Local artist Gillian Schultze is opening her own art gallery in the Cedar Pointe Plaza in Sudbury Nov. 10.
The gallery opening takes place from 4-10 p.m. that day.
The opening of this space realizes a dream Schultze has held since her high school art days.
Schultze has had a varied career that spans the gamut from government to banking to entrepreneurship to academia.
But if you asked her less than three years ago if she would ever open her own Art Gallery, let alone make a living as a full-time artist, she would have definitively answered “No.”
“Despite wanting to be an artist, I would never have left a great job with great benefits and great pay - that was a leap of faith I did not think I could take,” said Schultze, in a press release.
The loss of her director’s position at Laurentian University in 2021 served as a catalyst for change. Schultze seized the opportunity to dive headfirst into the world of art.
The entrance to the gallery is accessed through Summit Physiotherapy in the Cedar Pointe Plaza, 1984 Regent St.
The opening party will feature new works by the artist, with music by Jamie Dupuis and Emma McDaniel.
Dupuis is a Canadian guitarist/composer and producer, best known for his complex fingerstyle technique, energetic performances, and his arrangements on the guitar and harp guitar.
Visitors to Schultze's art gallery will be greeted by a tapestry of vibrant colours. Each piece of her art tells a unique story.
“My hope is that visitors to the gallery will lose themselves in the details, colors and textures - and allow the artworks to stir their own creative spirits,” Schultze said.
Learn more online here.