In late April, a locally born woman displayed her art work at the Western GM Gallery in the Badlands Community Facility to raise money for the Drumheller Public Library.

Dee Poisson, who was born and raised in Drumheller, took an interest in art when she was very young.

"Well my show was predominantly flowers," explained Poisson. "I had a few other things thrown in there and I thought they need to be seen, so I brought them."deeart1Photo of Dee Poisson art supplied by Shauna Olsen

She had been drawing mainly objects like flowers and plants and does so with professional grade materials. The paintings at the gallery were sold as part of a fundraiser that was held for the library.

"Twenty per cent of the sales went to the library," she said. "So I was able to sell some paintings and have some money go back to the library for them."

With any art work sold in the Western GM Gallery, that 20% is donated from the total sales.

"It's a nice way for organizations like that to support art," Poisson concluded. " And it's a nice way to put some money in their pockets as well."

Although we couldn't get a total number raised by Poisson forthe library, she said helping in any way she can was important to her.


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