CANADIAN SPIRIT 2017- SOMEDAY THEY WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: Wrapped Fiddleheads, 2015
    Installed along the Freedom Trail, Harrison Park, Owen Sound

  • Available Space Art Project – Alan Glicksman: Sap of Life – located at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON.

  • Ann Marie Hadcock: Wrapped Fiddleheads, 2015
    Installed along the Freedom Trail, Harrison Park, Owen Sound

  • Available Space Art Project – Alan Glicksman: Sap of Life – located at 784 2nd Avenue East, Owen Sound, ON.

 

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This year’s theme Someday they will know what I mean, will look at historical events that took place in 1917 and celebrate these events through multi-disciplinary forms of visual, media, performing and literary arts.

Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean marks the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death and the 150th anniversary of Canada and which will focus on ideas and issues around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future.

 

 

 About Canadian Spirit

Canadian Spirit is an annual thematic year-long, cross-community celebration that involves and engages cultural organizations, businesses, professional artists, students and audiences, spearheaded by the Tom Thomson Art Gallery (TOM). The programming presents a unique opportunity to explore and discover Tom Thomson; the response to his life and work which defines and celebrates ‘Canadian Spirit’.

Canadian Spirit program consists of a wide-ranging group of multi-disciplinary exhibitions and performances including outdoor installations, sculptures, murals, public interventions, films, concerts, lectures, and other events that engage a broad demographic of regional and visitor audiences.  These collaborative off-site projects bring together diverse groups and public to foster ‘Canadian Spirit’ through multi-disciplinary forms of visual, media, performing and literary arts.

While recognized as the guardian of Tom Thomson’s story, his work and his legacy, the TOM and Canadian Spirit will continue to grow as a place of contemporary arts education, invention, and presentation. Canadian Spirit 2012 was the first of an ongoing annual series that will culminate in Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday they will know what I mean… marking the 100th anniversary of Thomson’s death, the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 50th anniversary of the TOM, focusing on ideas and questions around Canadian identity, its past and its evolution. The Canadian Spirit series will balance the honour owed to the past with the needs of the present, while always looking forward to the future.

 

 

 

PARTNERS

 

 

GALLERIES

Information about our partner galleries and their associated Canadian Spirit programming coming soon.

 

 

 

 

EVENT LISTINGS

Check out our Canadian Spirit partner events and activity listings.

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SUPPORTERS

Canadian Spirit is supported by a multitude of local sponsors and organizations.

 

 

 

GET INVOLVED

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER

Find out more about volunteering at one of the many Canadian Spirit events and activities.

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There are many ways to support Canadian Spirit.

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SUPPORT

There are many ways to support Canadian Spirit including volunteering, sponsorship and artist’s calls.  Click here to find out how you can become involved in Canadian Spirit.

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PARTNERS

The number of partners, sponsors and presenting organizations continues to grow.
Click here to find out who is already supporting Canadian Spirit.

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EVENTS

Find out our various partner organizations and galleries have planned for Canadian Spirit 2016.  There are events and activities planned for all ages locally, regionally, provincially and beyond.

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Canadian Spirit is grateful to our Lead Sponsor:

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We also gratefully acknowledge the ongoing support by:

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CONTACT US

Virginia Eichhorn
Director and Chief Curator
veichhorn@tomthomson.org

519-376-1932 x223