You can read more about the fascinating life of one of the principals in this exhibition of prints, drawings and ceramics at Slate Fine Art Gallery (2078 Halifax St.) in this ArtSask profile. If you click on the link, you’ll discover that McGregor Hone was born in Prince Albert in 1920. From an early age, he pursued his interest in art although that was only one of many areas of interest he had.
McGregor met his wife Beth when he was teaching in B.C. after World War II. From the time they moved back to Saskatchewan in 1947, they were a prominent couple in the province’s art community. Yes, even back then, with Saskatchewan barely escaped from pioneer times, the arts were a going concern in the province. And through their efforts as artists and educators McGregor and Beth Hone played a big role in their development.
Both McGregor and Beth are deceased now. And this exhibition serves as a tribute to their talents. There’s an opening reception at Slate Gallery tomorrow at 5 p.m., and the show will run until Feb. 15. And pictured above, by the way, is McGregor Hone’s 1957 print Milking which is in the collection of the Saskatchewan Arts Board.