120530-TuscanySarah Hyatt, Northumberland News
COLBORNE– Maybe you can't afford to visit Italy this summer, but you don't have to go far for a Tuscan adventure. The Colborne Art Gallery presents Tuscany Revisited June 2.

Four years ago, six Toronto women artists shared a trip to Italy and what they came home with after three weeks was new inspiration and love for the arts. The art show will exhibit and sell some of the drawings, paintings, and prints the artists did while in Italy, as well as some of their newer pieces.

The women, Susan Dain, Phyllis Gordon, Marcia Lantagne, Rena Sava, Patricia Singer and Karen Walker, will be present June 2 to share insight into their work.

"I'm expecting this event to be pretty wonderful," said gallery member Barbara Buntin. "After all, Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world."

The group has grown together, which adds more layers to their art, said Ms. Buntin. This specific show will allow viewers to gain more than one perspective from the women's trip to Italy and gain those different interpretations of the land, the art, and scenery there, added Ms. Buntin.

"This is a great opportunity for people to see through the eyes of several artists," said Ms. Buntin.

The Tuscany Revisited show will run from June until July 8, but the artists will only be present for the June 2 opening ceremony. The Colborne Art Gallery is located at 51 King St., E. Regular hours are Thursday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more information call 905-355-1798, or visit www.thecolborneartgallery.ca.