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The History M. R. Art and Aunt Laura's Tea Room
Betty Johnson and Kathleen Morton - 2003

The History of M. R. Art and Aunt Laura's Tea Room

M. R. Art began in 1981 with a Canadian distributorship in Western Canada. Ten of the top Canadian artists were represented by M. R. Art at art shows and gallerys. In 1983 Kathleen Morton, Betty Johnson (sister) and their father Charles Morton restored their ancestors' century-home to house M. R. Art. The gallery opened in 1984 with ten artists showing their work at the new gallery.

The need for more space to teach art led to an addition in 1988 under the supervision of Hugh DeGerr (then 80 years old). This area was built by recycling an old driving shed and gingerbread trim from a Kerr property north of Bethany.

The lifelong dream to operate a tea room came to fruition in 2001. The country appeal of gingerbread and hand hewn beams lends itself to the homey atmosphere of the tea room and restored brick home.

Not only are Kathleen and Betty preserving their heritage but offer home cooked meals as well as a chance to browse through the art and gift shop featuring Canadian talents.
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