INVERNESS: The Inverness County Centre for the Arts (ICCA) is excited to announce Sarah C. Rankin’s “Home” will run until October 4.
The show is sponsored by Quincy Street Market. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m.
“I am beyond grateful for the Inverness County Centre for the Arts staying open and being able to host my work during this time,” said Rankin, “I want to thank everyone who helped support our local artists in the midst of this global pandemic. We cannot thank you enough.”
Rankin’s exhibition features work inspired by family photographs, images taken from 1914–1920, and are done in acrylic and mixed media. For more information on her, including an artist statement for the show, visit the ICCA Web site: www.invernessarts.com.
Rankin was born and raised in rural Cape Breton, she began an early art life watching her father paint from his lap as a baby, while he sang and told stories of Cape Breton past. Her aunts would sing old Gaelic songs to her and her large family instilled a love of Cape Breton music. After starting on the piano, she studied fine art at Mount Allison University for three years and came back home to learn her people’s native tongue, Scottish Gaelic. She continues to paint in Mabou Coal Mines where she finds the most inspiration from the people, the sea, and the hills.
Due to COVID-19 concerns, only 10 patrons are permitted to enter the gallery at a time.