When is a book not a book? When it’s been transformed into a one-of-a kind work of art! This fascinating artform dates to medieval times and artists of today are reinventing it to create thought-provoking works of book sculpture. The exhibition that takes place at the Helson Gallery in Georgetown features over 50 artists from Canada, the US and Europe.
September 14 – November 27, 2016 / Helson Gallery, Halton Hills Cultural Centre
The Helson Gallery
The Helson Gallery was created through an extraordinary artistic gift from Frederick A. Helson to the City of Halton Hills. It is located on the site of a former Congregational Church, Victorian in style, built in 1854. It was turned over to the city in 1915 to serve as the new library.
In 1973, a large addition was built in the southeast corner to become a modern library of which the local community can be proud. There is also a large theatre room. The former church space has been converted into a gallery that bears the name Frederick A. Helson, who donated his art collection to the town.