CORNWALL – An object will be among the inductees into this year’s Cornwall and Area Arts Hall of Fame.
It’s believed to be the first time an item will be inducted, according to hall of fame committee member Rose Desnoyers.
The Quilt of Belonging, made up of 263 squares representing various aboriginal groups and nationalities across Canada, will be inducted during a ceremony in October.
Its architect, Esther Bryan, will also be induced. Bryan died in July 2022.
Another posthumous honour will be for local writer and artist Joan Levy-Earle. She died in November 2020.
The other nine inductees are theatre producer David Barnes, francophone culture advocate Murielle Bourdeau, arts philanthropist Melanie Baker-Brown, artist Tracy-Lynn Chisholm, musician Joel Derouin, music writers and performers The Nichol Brothers, writer and filmmaker Michael V. Smith and Lily Worrall, genealogy and creator of the Cornwall Post Cards website Lily Worrall.
The group will officially enter the hall on Oct. 28 in a ceremony at the Best Western Parkway Inn.