Congratulations to the Hooked Rug Museum of North America!

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize and congratulate the Hooked Rug Museum of North America on their 7th successful year of operation in Queensland, Nova Scotia.

Suzanne Conrod, Founding Director of the Hooked Rug Museum, declared that to celebrate their lucky 7th anniversary the Museum would host not just one but three “Artists of the Year” to showcase during the 2019 season.

Ruth Downing of Nova Scotia, and Jackie Sheppard Alcock of Newfoundland and Labrador were designated as the Canadian Artists of the Year. Brigitte Webb of Dingwall in the Scottish Highlands was named the International Artist of the Year.

If you visit this wonderful Hooked Rug Museum you will find on display carefully saved and preserved examples of rug hooking which has evolved over centuries in North America from a utilitarian craft to fine art.

Mr. Speaker I invite the members of the House of Assembly to join me in recognizing and congratulating Suzanne Conrod, Founding Director, on the 7th Anniversary of the Hooked Rug Museum of North America.



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