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January 2012

Greg Staats, Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk), Six Nations of the Grand River Territory transformer

January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2017
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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2016 video and sound Site-specific installation in one of the silos at Ontario Place for in/FUTURE: a public art and music festival presented by Art Spin in association with Small World Music Festival Part of The TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program Artist Statement My photographic, video and sculptural works are a study of the Haudenosaunee restorative aesthetic and event-based actions that define condolence. transformer is activated via reciprocity of the body/receptacle and the layered recordings of live…

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January 2017

SSSpun

January 1 - December 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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Process of Becoming

January 1 - December 31
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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2016 Acrylic on paper Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program Throughout his long career, Canadian painter Alan Glicksman has developed a highly expressive visual vocabulary to describe immediate instincts and raw states of being. Glicksman combines an Abstract Expressionist sensibility with a highly graphic language – one that is almost hieroglyphic. There is an immediacy to his powerful imagery and bold use of colours that draws us in, inviting us to recognize universal archetypes about…

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March 2017

Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience continues

March 28, 2017 - March 28, 2018
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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This ongoing exhibition gives visitors an educational and entertaining introduction into Tom Thomson’s life, his connections with Owen Sound and Grey County, and the factors that led him to become one of Canada’s greatest artists. Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience is made up of the TOM’s important collection of objects, photos, documents and artworks by Thomson.

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April 2017

Northern Lights Recreation

April 29 - December 31
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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Summerfolk Tom Thomson Mural Recreation, Northern Lights, painted by Rosalynn Aiken-Hall, the TOM’s cooperative education student,  Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program For Canadian Spirit 2017: Someday They Will Know What I Mean, the Tom Thomson Art Gallery will be re-creating the 1915 painting Northern Lights from its permanent collection. Capturing the spirit of the northern landscape, this iconic image will be transformed into a large mural by a co-op student who will work collaboratively…

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May 2017

Betwixt & Between: An Untold Tom Thomson Story

May 28 - September 10
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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A multi-faceted, fully immersive, interactive exhibition designed to tie the story of Canadian artist Tom Thomson (1877-1917) with the often overlooked history of the First Nations peoples of the Bruce Peninsula. The project is an innovative combination of story-telling, and ancient as well as modern technologies which will unfold in several stages, beginning with the launch of the gallery exhibition in May 2017 in the TOM THOMSON ART GALLERY (the TOM) and the launch of the accompanying APP. The APP…

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The 50th Anniversary Show

May 28 - September 10
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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The 50th Anniversary Show in the Gallery’s Lower Foyer Selections from the Gallery’s collection featuring works that were either created or collected in 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, 2007, along with newly acquired works in 2017.

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July 2017

The Boat Project

July 8, 2017 - July 8, 2018
Harrison Park, 75 2nd Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario Canada
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by Ernest Daetwyler, Part of the TOM’s Canadian Spirit 2012-2017 Offsite Public Art Program The Boat Project concept was inspired by the mysterious death of the artist Tom Thomson - a myth, maverick and innovator praised today as one of Canada’s most influential landscape painters of the 20th century. This sculpture consists of three metal canoe forms standing upright and strung together with galvanized steel to become one form. The Boat Project uses the canoe vessel as a point of…

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Threshold of Magic: The Death and Life of Tom Thomson

July 21 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Harmony Centre, 890 4th Avenue East
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 2N7 Canada
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The TOM is pleased to present: Threshold of Magic: The Death and Life of Tom Thomson Written and Directed by Barry Brodie Featuring Jeffery Bastien What happened to Tom Thomson? With a trip and a splash Tom Thomson falls overboard from his canoe, plummeting into the depths where he begins his journey from darkness to light, from life to afterlife.  On the journey he meets those friends, family and colleagues who guided him through life and now guide him through…

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September 2017

East Wind / West Wind

September 24, 2017 - January 14, 2018
Tom Thomson Art Gallery, 840 First Avenue West
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4 Canada
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September 24th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018 “East Wind” is a mural by Maria Hupfield that depicts Tom Thomson’s “West Wind” in reverse and in which, a silhouette of Hupfield has been inserted into the composition. Thomson’s “West Wind” will be presented opposite of Hupfield’s “East Wind.” This work explores issues around the idea of nationhood, as well as addressing constructed historical narratives that ignore or obscure different voices – in this case, the narratives of the First Nations peoples…

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