An exhibition of works by the 45th Parallel Painters of Muskoka
Krysia Bower ~ Anne Clement ~ Gayle Dempsey ~ Susan Irons-Ware ~ Margaret Richards ~ Marie St. Germain ~ Pat Whittle
September 23 – November 23, 2016
Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016 1–3 p.m.
July 24 - August 5, 2016
Artist's Reception August 6, 2016 3-6 p.m.
July 10 - 24, 2016
The unique style and impact of artist Donald Chrétien springs from his combined passion for colour and woodland-style expression. His ongoing exploration of his heritage has him concentrating on distinct features of Ojibwe clans in 30" x 40" acrylic on canvas.
Chrétien's installations include a massive 80-foot installation piece for the Vancouver Olympics titled Mother, Friend, Small Bird, which is on permanent display in Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum, In March 2016, ten of his original pieces were purchased by the Archives of Ontario and his work is also exhibited on several sites across Turtle Island.
Chrétien's original painting, Tree of Life was selected to illustrate The Journey Together: Ontario's Commitment to Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples and its Journey of healing and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. He was commissioned to sculpt a replica of his Tree of Life and the sculpture named The Reconciliation Tree is currently travelling across Ontario.
His art can also be seen at Owen Sound's Grey Roots Museum - The Good People: Know Our Stories, Know Us relates the history of the Anishinaabe and gives a greater understanding of First Nations spiritual beliefs. This collaboration led to Chrétien providing the illustrations for Basil Johnston's book, Walking in Balance.
Donald makes his home in Newmarket, where ten totems he created reside along Tom Taylor Trail.
June 17 - July 2, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016 ~ 4 – 7 pm
April 22- May 14, 2016
A Two Woman Show
on display from January 30 - March 20, 2016
Artist's Reception: Sunday, February 7th 2-4 pm.