Galerie-Studio Sorge (1626 Chemin Hudon), is located on Dunham’s infamous ‘Cogniac Street’. This notorious quiet country road was the epicentre of North America’s biggest counterfeit operation in the 1800s. Her studio, a church built in 1894 by Loyalists, became part of the local myths surrounding this mystery.

Inspired by the village’s 150th birthday, Bernice created a special counterfeit-inspired money project to celebrate. Visit Studio Sorge where Lynwood Farnam (world-famous organist) made his debut, to see prints from original copper plates used by the counterfeiters and purchase a limited-edition print of the Dunham Dollars, or hand-printed botanicals, paintings and cards. At the same time explore the graveyards on Chemin Hudon where some of the ‘Cogniac Street’ counterfeiters and Loyalists are buried.

MEET THE ARTIST

BERNICE SORGE

 

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Printmaker Bernice Sorge, whose works have been exhibited at the Museum of Civilisations of Canada (2001-2003) and around the world, was recognized by the New York Times for her botanical prints of wild flora of the Brome-Missisquoi region. She won first prize in the Pan-Canadian Biennale in printmaking as well as the Innovation Prize and Public Choice Award in printmaking in exhibitions of Canadian printmakers.Dunham Dollars is a project conceptualized and designed by Bernice for the 150th anniversary of the village of Dunham. Bernice, her husband, Yvon, and three boys have been Dunham residents for 40-years.
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Galerie-Studio Sorge
1626 Chemin Hudon
Dunham, QC J0E 1M0
450-531-0903 (Rendezvous / Personal Appointment)
450-295-2567 (Studio Hours)

bernicesorge@gmail.com

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