MtA celebrates opening of Colville Studio

November 1, 2017

Mount Allison University has formally opened the Colville Studio, which displays works by famous Canadian artist and MtA alumnus Alex Colville in the Colville House.The artist’s studio—including his brushes, easels, and other studio materials—were donated to the university in 2016, and present an “extraordinary and unique set of resources” for understanding the artist’s life, work, and legacy. “Alex Colville played a significant role in both Mount Allison’s history and Canada’s art history and continues to influence artists of all ages,” said MtA President Robert Campbell. “On behalf of the entire University community I wish to thank the Colville family, as well as the Government of Canada, for this extraordinary and thoughtful contribution.” MtA