Press Release: Cramahe Township is excited to announce a new initiative in conjunction with the Colborne Art Gallery.

Late last week a photograph from the current exhibit of Bill Hornbostel’s photographic work at the Colborne Art Gallery was installed in the main office of the Town Hall in Colborne. This is the first picture to be placed in the Town Hall in conjunction with the rotating exhibits at the Art Gallery.

Mayor Marc Coombs stated “I am a strong believer in getting art out into public spaces where people can interact and enjoy it. This helps promote the Art Gallery by exposing their work to people who might not think to visit the Gallery or if they are new to the community, even be aware that it’s there.”

Mayor Coombs attended a seminar several years ago on cultural heritage where the importance of art in public places was discussed along with the positive long term impact it has on the community and those who both live in it and visit it.

Barbara Buntin of the Colborne Art Gallery commented “The partnership between The Colborne Art Gallery and Cramahe Township means a great deal to our Gallery members, and having our work showcased at the Municipal building provides us with a new way to collaborate. We hope the artwork hanging in the Township Office will be enjoyed by staff and visitors, as one of our intentions is to bring contemporary art to new audiences.

We appreciate the chance to let visitors know about the gallery and hope that they will take the time to visit us. We are a very accessible gallery with friendly members who are eager to engage with our visitors, so it's always a good time to drop in with friends and family! “

The Colborne Art Gallery is housed in the historic former East Northumberland Land Registry office at 51 King Street East in Colborne. The current exhibit “The Lake in Winter and Other Vistas”, a solo exhibition by Bill Hornbostel, runs from Mar 9 – Apr 14, 2013.

The Gallery is also looking for submissions to their first annual juried art show to be held this summer from July 13, 2013 – August 18, 2013. Deadline for submissions is June 14th, 2013.

More information can be found at

*For more info, please contact Mayor Marc Coombs Ph:905-355-5003 or by email at