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May 2017

SSSpun

May 31 - October 31
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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SSSpun is to be installed offsite at Queen’s Park across from the Tom Thomson Art Gallery in late spring of 2017. Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program A tree is planted within a city park. Not all that unusual; however, this tree performs outside of our assumptions as it suddenly begins to spin in one direction or the other. The tree has been planted into a large rotating mechanism hidden beneath the tufts of green…

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June 2017

Tom Thomson Totem of Modernity Portrait

June 14 - September 30

It was in his early teens working as a weekend street apprentice painter in Quebec City when Jacques Deshaies first discovered the works of Tom Thomson and his contemporaries. This exposure to revolutionary artists of the time led to Deshaies interest in painting through direct observation; studying and capturing portraits of icons and of the natural world. One of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery’s latest projects Available Space Art Projects (ASAP) works with the Canadian Spirit 2017 theme, "Someday They…

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The TOM Selfie Photo Contest

June 16 - September 7
MS ChiCheemaun, 8 Eliza Street
Tobermory, Ontario N0H 2R0 Canada
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To celebrate Tom Thomson and art in the age of the selfie, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery is pleased to present the TOM Selfie Photo Contest, a Canadian Spirit Offsite Project aboard the Chi-Cheemaun. How to Participate for a Chance to win some great prizes: 1. Take your most colourful and imaginative TOM selfies with your favourite Seasons of TOM painting reproduction display and post your selfie with a response about what inspires you most about Tom Thomson’s depiction of…

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