LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
I AM a former Sale resident, and I still visit regularly.
On my last visit in early January, I had the opportunity to drop into the new library and art gallery complex.
What an absolutely wonderful pleasant surprise greeted me.
During the greater part of my 35-year residence in Sale, I was involved with and supported the art gallery.
I spent much time and energy promoting the gallery and on convincing the council to allocate a permanent exhibition space for the works of Annemieke Mein, whose textile art and sculpting is renowned and esteemed around the world.
When we managed the Sale Visitor Information Centre, the most frequently asked question by visitors was “why isn’t Annemieke Mein’s work exhibited in the gallery?”
The council and people of Sale should be proud of the new complex.
It is a wonderful and an excellent asset to the city.
I compliment the council for delivering such a fine gallery to Sale.
In particular, I thank and unreservedly congratulate them for finally acknowledging the outstanding art of Annemieke Mein.
For decades, Annemieke has been an iconic representation of arts in Sale.
Providing the well-deserved and overdue permanent exhibition space in the gallery is a recognition and salutation of her and her exceptional art.