Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Weird or What?

 Over the weekend, Richard and I headed to L'Orignal to the old jail.

It's no longer a working prison, but a museum. And guess what? They were hosting an art show.

 And not just any art show! A show of old masters.

 Old masters in a jail? Couldn't be.

But indeed it was. Students in a local art class were asked to copy a fine work of art for the show.

Who needs to go to Europe? The Musee d'Orsay? Nah. The Louvre? Uh uh.

 And here's our intrepid reporter, posing with/as the Mona Lisa. Love the reflection.

While out back in the exercise yard, the gallows are still hanging around, perhaps waiting for someone who gives them a bad review. I loved the show, right?


Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Very interesting. I have one of the old jail's windows.

Jenny said...

Looks like the students did a great job with their copies. What a novel idea to bring the Masters to L'Orignal.

Evlyn said...

You're right - that is really weird. It is like some sort of bizarre avant-garde installation you would see in a New York Gallery (copies of old masters by students in a jail!). Super funky - especially the gallows at the end.

Knatolee said...

Weird but wonderful!! It reminds me of the Cornwall jail. Must be the same vintage. I'll have to go visit!

Grumpy Penguin said...

What a funky idea! And they still have the gallows? How bizarre!

Elisabeth said...

Great idea for an old jail.

Anonymous said...

Great post. Thank you so much for taking the time to document your visit to the old jail.

signed: Tourisme Prescott Russell Tourism


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