1917 | Canada Comes of Age Exhibition & Sale

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Event Description

A multi-artist, two city painting exhibition that looks back at the year 1917: 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible. It was a coming of age story.

Curated by brothers Dave and Ross Rheaume, artists from Ottawa and Toronto will tell the story of milestones in history, medicine, art/science and sports, arts and entertainment.

It was to be one of the most difficult and challenging years in Canada’s then young history. On the battlefields of Europe Canadians perished by the thousands while at home unrest and riots over conscription broke out. In Halifax one of the greatest maritime disasters destroyed most of the city. Women fought for the vote. The legendary Tom Thomson passed away under mysterious circumstances and the NHL was born. 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible. It was a coming of age story.

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception: Thursday December 7, 2017 6 – 8pm.

Make an evening of it! Enjoy the artists reception, then take in the Sultans of String with their Christmas Caravan concert. Concert tickets $30/$35 plus HST, available in advance at 905 713-1818.

Participating Ottawa Artists:

Ross Rheaume

Andrew King

Lydia Pepin

Stan Harwood

Participating Toronto/West artists:

Dave Rheaume

Ken Kirsch

Brian Harvey

Linda Finn

JoEllen Brydon

Michael MacLean

Erin Whitten Crysdale

Ian Bodnaryk

Sue Miller

Catherine Mills

Thank you to generous gallery sponsor Fieldgate Homes.

Gallery Hours: Tuesdays, Thurs. – Sat. 10 am – 4 pm

Wednesday extended gallery hours: 10 am – 8 pm

And during special events

Check the website for gallery hours over the Christmas holiday.

http://auroraculturalcentre.ca/events/1917-canada-comes-of-age-a-story-told-in-visual-images/

Additional Information

Accessible building: elevator entrance at the north glass doors.