Lanark’s Artcore Décor stresses reuse and recycling

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Artcore Décor

A vehicle for being creative in all colours, shapes & media

Artcore Décor is concerned about the environment and society’s shift from quality to quantity. They rescue, up-cycle and reuse items destined for landfill sites as well as doing custom work and creating original pieces. Artcore Décor is an enterprise owned and operated by Lynn and Paula Bourgeault; two sisters from the Tatlock area. It has been in operation for a little over a year.

They are newcomers to the Crown & Pumpkin Studio Tour, which is taking place on Thanksgiving weekend – October 10, 11, and 12th, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. See them and the other contributing artists by visiting: www.crownandpumpkin.com.

Lynn studied Fine Arts at Algonquin College in the early 70s and spent 10 years painting and drawing. In recent years photography has been added to her arts portfolio. Recently retired from a career with the Federal Government, Lynn has decided to use her creative talents to help the environment and enhance other people’s homes.

Paula believes in treading lightly because heaven is underfoot. While working at the local landfill sites she furnished her home and her children’s homes and then decided to carry on the practice of up-cycling. Paula started out in the Graphic Arts Industry and then moved on to designing and screen printing T-shirts and fine arts work.

Artcore Décor is located on Darling Road in the heart of Lanark County. Last winter the sisters renovated the upstairs of a barn for a showroom using paint from the hazardous waste site, unwanted sheet music from a relative for floor decoration and discarded plywood and drywall from the landfill.

Artcore Décor is open by appointment. Please contact them at 613-256-1857 (Lynn) or 613-256-1636 (Paula). You can visit their website at www.artcoredecor.com and sign on to their mailing list for promotions and updates.

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