Algoma Discovered ~ Celebration of 100th Anniversary of the First Painting Trip to Algoma by the Group of Seven
Group of Seven Exhibition
October 4 – November 24, 2018
Fall programming at the Art Gallery of Algoma (AGA) will mark this important Anniversary by presenting Algoma Discovered exhibition of art by Group of Seven artists, exhibition of photographs Algoma Through My Eyes, juried selection of photographs from an open competition, and a community art project Reflections on Algoma, exhibition of three-dimensional depictions of Algoma landscape which is open to all age groups.
Algoma Discovered (October 4 to November 24, 2018), exhibition produced in partnership with the Algoma Fall Festival is presented by RBC. The AGA acknowledges and appreciates the support and partnership with RBC, main sponsor of the exhibition.
“RBC is thrilled to support Algoma Discovered, bringing the works of Group of Seven to our community so together we can honour their vision of where we call home,” said Kevin O’Connor, Vice President and Branch Manager, RBC Dominion Securities. “We are a longstanding supporter of the arts and its power to enrich and connect our communities, and we invite everyone to join in celebrating this important anniversary.”
“The Algoma Fall Festival is pleased to once again partner with the Art Gallery of Algoma to bring these extraordinary works of the Group of Seven to our community to celebrate this momentous anniversary.” said Rosetta Sicoli, Festival President.
This exhibition will feature artwork on loan from other public art galleries and private collections as well as from the permanent collection of the AGA. Group of Seven artists found continuous inspiration in Algoma landscape. They visited Algoma many times since 1918, fully developed their style during that time and in 1920 the Group was formed. The founding members of the Group of Seven are: A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris, J.E.H. MacDonald, Arthur Lismer, Franz Johnston, Frederick Varley, and Franklin Carmichael. Three artists were later invited to join the Group: A. J. Casson, Edwin Holgate and LeMoine FitzGerald.
Majestic landscape of Algoma is forever depicted in the paintings of Group of Seven as an example of a truly Canadian landscape, something that all Canadians can identify with and people who live in the area are extremely proud of. Connection between the Group of Seven and Algoma remains strong to this day. Many artists visit the area to paint, most in the similar style as the Group of Seven.
$12 for Adult,
$6 for Senior & Students,
Free with AGA Membership