Local artists on display at Cornwall city hall

In this Friday, May 6, 2016 photo provided by the City of Cornwall, artist Kathleen Morin and Mayor Leslie O'Shaughnessy stand by her painting, Walk With Me, which is on display at city hall. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The people’s house in Cornwall will also be the artist’s house.

The city has launched a public art display program to have SD&G artists display their work on the walls and offices of city hall at 360 Pitt Street.

It started with talk about the mayor having local art on the walls of his office.

“Artists will benefit by gaining some exposure while the city benefits from having our building enhanced with beautiful displays of art,” Mayor Leslie O’Shaughnessy said.

The mayor says it’s also a way to support the arts and culture sector.

The first piece of art is from Kathleen Morin and her painting “Walk With Me,” which is hung in the second floor committee room.

Morin is extremely pleased with the city’s effort to support the arts sector.

Artists that want their work displayed can send an email to artofthecity@cornwall.ca, along with their contact information, a brief biography and up to five JPG images of samples of their work.

You can find more information on the city’s website.