The Cape Breton University Art Gallery is pleased to host the closing reception for Old Trout Funnies (concluding on January 29, 2016) and the CD Release of “Life’s All Right”.
This event celebrates the visual legacy of local artist, Paul “Moose” MacKinnon (Sydney Mines) and highlights the remarkably creative energy in 1970s industrial Cape Breton. The CBU Art Gallery invites the public to view the exhibition before it closes as well as enjoy a special presentation of live performances by local musicians who will play tracks from the newly released album produced by the late Ernest “Ernie” Laidlaw (Sydney Mines and Dartmouth). Mr. Laidlaw was a singer/songwriter and a contemporary of Mr. MacKinnon. He has written and performed well-known original tunes including “Stand on the Gaff,” a protest song commemorating the struggles of Cape Breton coal miners.
The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Join us on January 22, from 4-6pm in the CBU Art Gallery (Room CE266, located off the Great Hall in the Student, Culture, and Heritage building!