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04/26/17

Art By The Water exhibit funds adolescent colon cancer research

The 10th annual Art By The Water exhibit is at the Beaconsfield Yacht Club this Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and visitors have a chance to win a painting by artist Mary Hughson. The former Montreal Gazette graphic artist is married to editorial cartoonist Terry Mosher, aka Aislin.

A selection of Hughson’s oils, watercolours and acrylics will be among the 200 paintings up for sale and created by Quebec artists. As is the tradition, money will be collected for Morgan’s Hope Fund. The fund is named for Morgan Hill who died from adolescent colon cancer when he was 20 years old.

Artists collect money for the fund through sales and a loonie jar. Proceeds help further the adolescent colon cancer research at the Jewish General Hospital headed by Dr. William Foulkes. Following his death, Morgan’s DNA was used to advance the research.

The exhibit is set up inside the 200-year-old clubhouse, on its covered veranda and under cover of a large tent set up near the house. The house was once called The Grove Point Inn and functioned as an exclusive summer retreat for wealthy Montrealers in the 1800s.

In a nod to Canada’s 150th birthday and Montreal’s 375th anniversary, the Art By The Water features a section dedicated to paintings depicting Canadian and Montreal scenes .


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