The Elephant in the Room Exhibition opening June 3, 2018

There never ceases to be amazement at the calibre of talent and dedication to enhancement of skills by artists in our area. The Elephant Grass Print Collective is one such inspiring example: “Elephant Grass Print collective is a community based group of artists interested in expanding the tradition of printmaking and letterpress within their community, with their goal being both to provide access to printmaking and letterpress equipment, as well as to educate.” Sissiboo Coffee Roaster is thrilled to showcase “The Elephant in the Room” by EGPC members at our Bear River location, from June 1 – July 15. There will be an artists’ meet and greet on Sunday June 3 from 1 – 3 pm. See you there!

The name ‘Elephant Grass’ gives nod to a type of the Norfolk Reed commonly found in the area. The story goes that one day, a circus train passing through, stopped at the Annapolis Royal station to water and walk the elephants on board. A few weeks later, silvery grass over 10 ft tall sprouted on the path taken by the elephants. The grass was forever after called Elephant Grass by the local community.  In truth, it is an invasive plant, used as thatching material by the Acadian settlers farming the region in 1600’s.

2018 Members: Bonnie Baker, Shela Brea, Mirta BunceMariska duToit, Micheline Gushue, Kelli JansonDyan Hatanaka, Heather Horsfall, Huguette Despault May, Sally O’Grady, Katie Prescott, Janel Warmington, Charlott Zimmerman, Eva McCauley