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.
On Friday June 14th from 7-8:30 pm join the staff and advisory committee of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery as we celebrate the opening of our new summer exhibitions 'Richard Watts: Earth Etchings', and our latest Gallery Collection exhibition 'Trains, Planes, & Automobiles...and Boats!'.
The reception begins at 7 pm with opening remarks taking place at 7:15 pm. visitors are invited to explore these two new exhibitions as well as the other gallery spaces. Refreshments will be served throughout the event. Admission to this event is free, and all are welcome.
Richard Watts’ exhibition Earth Etchings explores environmental and climate change issues in various media, emphasizes connections between urban and wilderness experiences, and more specifically, between people and nature.This exhibition is curated by Heather McLeese with essay contribution from John K. Grande, a leading national and international writer and curator of environmental art. Richard Watts is a land-based earth artist with his studio and work based in Southern Ontario. Watts is represented by Liss Gallery, Toronto, ON.
Trains, Planes & Automobiles...and Boats: Vehicles are all around us every day, getting us from one place to another and for the most part go unnoticed ( taken for granted) In this exhibition curated from the Gallery’s Collection, the artist focuses on these mundane modes of transportation, as a source of inspiration. Whether viewer sees these images as nostalgia, or means of adventure or hastening an environmental catastrophe, the interpretation is up to us.