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Alex Colville at the AGO
August 23, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Featured Titles: Colville
12:00 am - 12:00 am at art Gallery of Ontario, 317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON

More than 100 works by Canadian icon Alex Colville (1920-2013) will be presented at the Art Gallery of Ontario starting in summer 2014, marking the largest exhibition of the late artist’s work to date. Curated by Andrew Hunter, the AGO’s curator of Canadian art, the exhibition will honour Colville’s legacy and explore the continuing impact of his work from the perspectives of several prominent popular culture figures from film, literature and music.

 



Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the WAG
September 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Featured Titles: Masterworks from the Beaverbrook Art Gallery
9:00 am - 11:00 pm at Winnipeg Art Gallery (300 Memorial Boulevard), Winnipeg, MB

Don't miss The Masterworks from The Beaverbrook Art Gallery at the Winnipeg Art Gallery from September 27, 2014 to January 4, 2015.

For more information, visit the Winnipeg Art Gallery.


 



Mary Pratt at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
October 10, 2014 - February 1, 2015
Featured Titles: Mary Pratt
9:00 am - 11:00 pm at The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (1723 Hollis Street), Halifax, NS

Be sure to catch the retrospective of this great Canadian artist's work at the The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, NS) from October 10, 2014 – February 1, 2015.

For more information, visit The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.


 



Jim and Sue Waddington to speak to Canadian Antique Collectors Association
January 21, 2015
Featured Titles: In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven
8:00 pm at Montgomery's Inn, 4709 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke,

Nearly a century ago, a group of artists travelled into northern Ontario and farther afield to capture the raw, terrible beauty that lay just beyond the outskirts of Canada’s cities and towns. Armed with sketchbooks, brushes, and paintboxes, they set off into the heart of the wilderness with the singular purpose of interpreting the landscape in a modern mode of artistic expression.

In July 1977, Jim and Sue Waddington set off on their own expedition to discover the places that inspired these artists. Determined to locate, document, and photograph the actual landscapes that inspired A.Y. Jackson, Franklin Carmichael, Arthur Lismer, Lawren Harris, A.J. Casson, J.E.H. MacDonald, Tom Thomson, and Frederick Varley, the Waddingtons began a 36-year journey — tracking down clues, deciphering bits of information, tracing ancient portage routes, and exploring hidden inlets — all with the purpose of finding the very spots that gave birth to the work of the Group of Seven.

Join In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven authors Sue and Jim Waddington Sue as they discuss their quest to locate the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters. This interactive talk will compare photographs of some of the 320 painting sites the Waddington's have found with the corresponding artwork. Since the artists did not keep detailed records of where they worked, each painting represents a puzzle to be solved and a unique tale to be shared.

For more information, please visit the Canadian Antique Collectors Association website.



Catherine Bush at York University
January 27, 2015
Headliner(s): Catherine Bush
Featured Titles: Accusation
7:00 pm at York University, Toronto, ON

Accusation author, Catherine Bush, is participating in York University's Canadian Writers in Person reading series on January 27, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m.

This event is supported by the Canadian Council.

 



Tamai Kobayashi at OLA
January 29, 2015
Headliner(s): Tamai Kobayashi
Featured Titles: Prairie Ostrich
1:00 pm at Metro Toronto Convention Centre, 255 Front Street West, Toronto, ON

Join author Tamai Kobayashi, chosen by CBC Books as a 2014 Writer to Watch, at the LPG booth (#332) at the OLA Super Conference. Tamai will be signing copies of her critically acclaimed novel Prairie Ostrich at 1:00 pm on Thursday, January 29.

About Prairie Ostrich

In 1974 Bittercreek, Alberta, eight-year-old Egg Murakami lives a day-to-day existence on the family ostrich farm. Since her brother’s death, Egg’s mother has curled up inside a bottle and her father has exiled himself to the barn. Egg and big sister Kathy find solace in each other, Kathy reading books to Egg, reinventing them so that the stories end happily — and so that the world does not seem so awful. And Kathy, in love with her best friend, has her own problems.  

The Murakami family is not happy. But in the hands of Tamai Kobayashi, Prairie Ostrich is a warm and compelling drama of rare insight and virtuoso verve. Kobayashi introduces a fresh perspective to Canadian literature, blending physical, cultural, ancestral, and sexual isolation into an account of one girl’s attempt to find her place against schoolyard battles and the mysteries of the adult world.

"Prairie Ostrich’s evocative, poetic language, and resonant, dynamic characters make it an urgent and memorable, thought-provoking work." — The National Post



Margaret Sweatman Performs!
January 30, 2015
Headliner(s): Margaret Sweatman
Featured Titles: Mr. Jones
12:00 pm at Maureen Forrester Recital Hall, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON

Novelist/singer/musician Margaret Sweatman performs with composer, pianist/guitarist Glenn Buhr along with Paul Pulford on cello and Mike Anderson on guitar/keyboards/vocals.

Music by Buhr, Sweatman, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits and Arvo Pärt. For more information go to http://glennbuhr.com/



Freeman Patterson workshop on Great Barrier Reef
February 7, 2015 - February 14, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 12:00 am at Lady Elliot Island, Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia,

Freeman Patterson, one of Canada’s most distinguished nature photographers, will be conducting a week-long photography workshop in February with Darran, Julia and Pearce Leal on Lady Elliot Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia.

Sponsored by World Photo Adventures. For more information, call 07 5446 6538 or email julia@worldadventures.com.au.



Freeman Patterson workshop in New Zealand
February 16, 2015 - February 21, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 12:00 am at , New Zealand, Queen Charlotte Sound,

Join renowned nature photographer Freeman Patterson for a workshop titled Edge of Perception with co-instructor Sally Mason. Patterson will focus on creativity, and using the building blocks of visual design for clear, effective, personal expression while Sally will challenge you to restore and refresh the energy found in your photography.

Comments from previous participants:

"It will be a week that I will remember forever. It really touched my heart and it has made a big impact on my life". H.S.

"It's always great to be immersed in photography in such a wonderful location and with such inspirational tutors" V.W.

For more information, email photosally@gmail.com.



Freeman Patterson workshop in New Zealand
February 23, 2015 - February 28, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
9:00 am - 5:00 pm at , New Zealand, Queen Charlotte Sound,

Join renowned nature photographer Freeman Patterson for a workshop titled Edge of Perception with co-instructor Sally Mason. Patterson will focus on creativity, and using the building blocks of visual design for clear, effective, personal expression while Sally will challenge you to restore and refresh the energy found in your photography.

Comments from previous participants:

"It will be a week that I will remember forever. It really touched my heart and it has made a big impact on my life". H.S.

"It's always great to be immersed in photography in such a wonderful location and with such inspirational tutors" V.W.

For more information, email photosally@gmail.com.



Arts and Nature Wilderness Camping Experience with Freeman Patterson and Rosie Burton
March 15, 2015 - March 29, 2015
Headliner(s): Freeman Patterson
Featured Titles: Freeman Patterson
5:00 am - 5:00 pm at Kamieskroon Hotel , South Africa,

Embark on an arts and nature wilderness camping experience with renowned nature photographer Freeman Patterson and field naturalist  Rosie Burton.

Week One: Atlantic Coast Wilderness
Week Two: Richtersveld (mountain desert wilderness)

Please note that this is a wilderness experience and not a workshop.

For more details contact Maryna/Helmut Kohrs at 011-27- 27-672-1614 or kamieshotel@kingsley.co.za.kamieshotel@kingsley.co.za



On exhibit until April 2016 - A Matter of Abstraction
April 4, 2016
Featured Titles: Jacques Hurtubise
11:00 am at Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, 185 Sainte-Catherine Ouest (corner Jeanne-Mance), Montreal, QC

A personal encounter with the artists and artistic movements that have defined the development of abstraction since the 1940s in Québec and across Canada: that’s what is in store for visitors to the exhibition A Matter of Abstraction, on view at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal starting April 12, 2012. The broad overview provided by the exhibition covers the period from 1940 to 2010, in a display of 110 pieces produced by 60 artists. This multidisciplinary selection encompasses painting, drawing, video and sculpture, with particular emphasis on Québec works in the Collection.

A Matter of Abstraction is laid out in a series of groupings. The circuit continues with spaces devoted to pieces by the Automatists, the Early Plasticians, and gestural expression and structural dynamics as represented in the works of artists like Jacques Hurtubise.

Full information, including hours and prices, may be found on the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal website.

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