Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Power of the Coupon!!

We somehow ended up with a book of coupons from a magazine that my husband subscribes to every year. Most coupons we never use, however, there was one in this book for the McMichael Art Gallery in Kleinburg, Ontario. It's about a thirty minute drive away, so we decided to go, because with the coupon, our entrance fee would be half price. The gallery is a beautiful collection of buildings on an amazing piece of property - rolling hills, river valley, forests and at this time of year, lots of snow.

The gallery also has a fabulous collection of works by Tom Thompson and the Group of Seven. The exhibit featured, when we were there, was one by Kim Dorland. His work was influenced greatly by Tom Thompson and the juxtaposition of pieces by the two artists was spectacular.

The other artist that was featured at the gallery was a French Canadian woman, Karine Giboulo, who did some elaborate displays in Sculpy. I wasn't supposed to take pictures, but I snapped a few with my phone, so I could show my son, who does similar work in the same medium.

Canadian Art - Snowman in Sculpy by Sandy Tomany

Although, we couldn't take pictures inside the gallery, we were free to take pictures outside. Here, I think, is a quintessential example of Canadian Art.

Canadian Art - Snow Marriage
And here is my husband blessing the union!!

Every marriage needs a minister and he was happy to oblige.

Actually, I don't want to make light of the exhibits that were there. They really represented a life's work for both artists and they were amazing!!

Have a wonderful day!!

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