BATH, ON – June 7, 2010 - One of the city of Bath’s newest attractions is also one of the region’s “must see” destinations for contemporary art. The Academy Gallery, a former schoolhouse steeped in rich history that includes a role in the war of 1812, specializes in large scale artworks by Canadian artists. After five years of restoration, the building and gallery are now open to the public.
Originally constructed in 1811, the building was conscripted by the British Militia during the war of 1812. Formerly known as the
More recently, the building was used as a local township office and then sat vacant, until acquired in 2005 by artist and engineer Janice Teare who was seeking a space to both live and work. Ms. Teare undertook a painstaking restoration of the heritage features of the building while creating the ample spaces required to produce and exhibit large scale paintings.
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