01 Mar Treasure Story 8 – Repeat customer always finds something special at Art From the Attic
Michael Wasyllin, a lawyer practicing out of a beautiful historic brick building that used to the Beausejour Post Office, has been at all five Art From the Attic sales. Michael is an art enthusiast and collector of Indigenous art.
Recently, Michael invited me out to Beausejour to chat about the Art From the Attic treasures he has picked up over these past five years, and, more importantly, to show them off in their new home.
The walls throughout the reception and office area display interesting and memorable art pieces, but it is in the conference room where one gets a sense of Michael’s passion for Indigenous art. The walls are covered with beautiful Indigenous art pieces, many of which he has found at an Art From the Attic sales.
As he pointed out some of his favourites art pieces, Michael mentioned that he and his wife, Claire, also have several pieces hanging in their home. Michael enjoys the colour pallet, flow of lines endemic to the Indigenous art form and the stories told in each piece of art.
A beautiful stained glass polar bear (also an Art From the Attic find) hangs in the window and compliments the other pieces on the wall.
Michael says he fully intends to take in Art From the Attic 2020, which will be held September 13, at at St. Vital Centre.