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.

 

More Local News

UPDATE 11 Avenue SE Blocked Off By RCMP

UPDATE; The bomb squad from Edmonton attended the scene, inspected the suspicious item and deemed it not to be explosive. Residents will be allowed back into the building later this evening. On…

Local Teacher Reflects on Notre Dame Fire

Many Canadians woke up on Monday morning to the news of the famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France was engulfed in flames. While the flames were miles away, the impact was still felt in the…

Morrin School Announces Hockey Program

On Tuesday, Morrin School Principal, Don Yavis, announced a new option for the junior high students where they will be able to learn about and participate in hockey.

Horner Dominates in Drumheller-Stettler

The people of the Drumheller-Stettler riding have had their voices heard with the Provincial Election last night and their voices selected Nathan Horner as their future MLA.

Nathan Horner Wins Drumheller-Stettler Riding

UCP candidate Nathan Horner has won the Drumheller-Stettler riding with a landslide of majority votes. With 96 polls reporting out of 102, Horner leads his closest rival, Independent Candidate Rick…

LIVE Coverage - 2019 Alberta Election

LISTEN LIVE to our 2019 Provincial Election coverage for the Drumheller-Stettler and Olds-Didsbury-Three Hills riding with Jason Blanke, Allie Ruckman and special guest Heather Colberg (Mayor - Town…

Emergency Plan if the Bridge is Blocked

It doesn't happen often, but when the Gordon Taylor Bridge is impassable it creates havoc in the community. The Town of Drumheller wants you to know that there is a plan in place if you can not get…

DrumhellerOnline.com is Drumheller's only source for community news and information such as weather and classifieds.

Search the Biz Guide

Login