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Exhibition features art by St. Davids' own 'group of seven'
Karen Jantz, Donna Hatton, Lynn Sawatzky, Carol Rosenfeld Allan and Heather McKenna of the St. Davids Art Group. (Supplied)

An exhibition featuring seven members of the St. Davids Art Group will showcase new, emerging and established artists in the lower level gallery of the United Mennonite Church.

The art display in the church gallery at 1775 Niagara Stone Rd. will run Monday through Friday, from Aug. 26 to Sept. 13. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 20 works from the seven artists will be featured. Some will be available for purchase after the exhibition but none will be for sale during the showing.

One member of the art group credited Heather McKenna with being the driving force behind the gallery showing.

McKenna is a local artist who has guided the group of creatives for six years, through their own mediums and art styles, said Lynn Sawatzky.

“It was Heather’s thinking. She was invited to join another artist in another gallery showing some time ago. I think she saw enough talent in our little group, that she actually declined that showing to put something on with all of us, which was pretty generous on her part,” said Sawatzky.

She said the gallery will showcase the unique artists in the “little community group.” The collection of neighbours and friends in St. Davids meet casually to share their combined love of art, she said.

“I just find there’s so much diversity in the artistic talent in Niagara-on-the-Lake and this is just another example,” she said.