The general store was once the original big box retailer; only it came complete with gossip and a place to tie up your horse. In Grey County, the general store culture is still thriving today. They have reinvented themselves to be everything a modern retailer cannot be, which makes them so much fun, and delicious.
Footprints in Time: Painting Around Georgian Bay
On View: September 25, 2019 - January 4, 2020
Guest Curated for the Tom Thomson Art Gallery by Katharine Lochnan, Senior Curator Emeritus, Art Gallery of Ontario, and Artist Louise Moore.
Following in the footsteps of artists featured in the Gallery's Collection, including Norval Morrisseau, Tom Thomson, Fred Varley, AY Jackson, Daphne Odjig, and John Hartman, you are invited on a tour around Georgian Bay. Beginning on Manitoulin Island, we will travel down the Bruce Peninsula to Owen Sound, head east toward Honey Harbour then north to Killarney. We will see the many ways in which this distinctive landscape has inspired successive generations of artists producing a rich cultural mosaic. We will explore the many ways in which cosmology, geography, and geology, have inspired memories dreams and visions. We will be invited to contemplate our life journey in the context of the richness of our shared lives in this beautiful part of the world.
The Footprints in Time: Painting Around Georgian Bay exhibition is generously sponsored by Tamming Law.