Muskoka Place Gallery
1182 Foreman Road
Port Carling, Ontario
Phone: 705-765-1048

Previous Exhibitions 2016

  1. January 30 - March 20, 2016: Gayle Dempsey & Donna McLaren
  2. April 22- May 14, 2016: International Year of the Monkey
  3. May 19 - 29, 2016: Muskoka Lakes Wild Leek Festival
  4. June 17 - July 2, 2016: Monday's with Susan
  5. July 10 - 24, 2016: Donald Chrétien
  6. July 24 - August 5, 2016: Sean William Dawson
  7. September 23 - November 23, 2016: Painted Lands - Local Colours

Painted Lands - Local Colours

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.

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Sean William Dawson

July 24 - August 5, 2016

Artist's Reception August 6, 2016 3-6 p.m.

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Donald Chrétien

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.

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Mondays with Susan

June 17 - July 2, 2016
Opening Reception
Friday, June 17, 2016 ~ 4 – 7 pm

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International Year of the Monkey

Print Show
April 22- May 14, 2016

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Gayle Dempsey & Donna McLaren

A Two Woman Show
on display from January 30 - March 20, 2016

Artist's Reception: Sunday, February 7th 2-4 pm.

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