The County has officially proclaimed twenty-twenty as the year to gather. To gather a basket full of local produce, meats, and spirits from a local farm store or market. To gather your friends and family around a big table (or kitchen island), to celebrate each other and the local bounty before you. To gather around a restaurant table and appreciate the love the chefs bring to your plate. It’s the year of you, and your connection to this place through the food you eat and the people you spend time with.
As the Gallery's hometown of Owen Sound is named one of North America's 'Must Visit Hockey Towns', the Tom Thomson Art Gallery is thrilled to announce our latest original exhibition Saving Face: Art in Front of the Hockey Net. This exhibition runs from December 7, 2018 to March 30, 2019, honouring and celebrating the art of the goalie mask. Teaming up with former NHL goaltender and hometown hockey hero Curtis Sanford, this exhibition features several painted goalie masks from Sanford’s career, along with those of other professional career players. Included are commercially designed masks, and models of masks through various stages of production, demonstrating the complexity of the airbrushing process.
Join us on Friday December 7, 2018 from 6pm-9pm to celebrate the opening of this unique and community focused exhibition. Team players and goalies from Owen Sound's very own Attack and Cubby will be on hand to meet and greet visitors. We also encourage visitors to contribute to the exhibition through our Community Spirit Wall activity where you can design your own goalie mask on paper. Admission to this event is free.