Saturday, 30 January 2010
BLOGGERS INVITED TO MEET EAST COAST ARTIST TOM FORRESTALL AND TOUR HIS NEW EXHIBITION
PUBLIC GALLERY SENDS OUT INVITE TO SOCIAL MEDIA TO MEET EAST COAST ARTIST TOM FORRESTALL AND TOUR HIS NEW EXHIBITION
Renowned Canadian realist painter Thomas DeVany Forrestall will be at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection Sunday January 31st. SOCIAL MEDIA / BLOGGERS are invited to attend the Member’s Opening of Tom Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings
When Sunday, January 28, 2010, noon. – 1:30 p.m.
Where McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg (just north of the Major Mackenzie Drive, Islington Avenue intersection)
Why Tom Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and curated by McMichael Canadian Art Collection Executive Director and CEO, Tom Smart, is a retrospective exhibition which chronicles the artist’s curious observation and exploration of his surroundings, the nature of his creativity, and the source of his visions, through his works. Forrestall’s art has been classified as Magic Realism – an imprecise term often used to describe the work of a coterie of East Coast Canadian painters who emerged after the Second World War (Alex Colville, Christopher Pratt, Mary Pratt). Although their geographic roots, styles and vocabularies were similar, these artists applied themselves differently, each adapting naturalism in a personal way.
Who Meet artist Tom Forrestall and exhibition curator and author, Tom Smart, McMichael Executive Director and CEO.
What A rare opportunity to meet East Coast artist Tom Forrestall. Mr. Forrestall will tour the exhibit with visiting media. Tom Smart has written a book, which traces the development of Forrestall's art and the depth of his long artistic career and will be attending the Sunday event. The exhibition opens Saturday January 30th and runs to April 25th. Mr. Forrestall with speak and sign books at the Member’s Opening on Sunday January 31st.
Free admission for invited Bloggers and their guests (one free guest ticket per blogger) Sunday only.
About the Gallery
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Culture. It is the foremost venue in the country showcasing the Group of Seven and their contemporaries. In addition to touring exhibitions, its permanent collection consists of more than 5,500 artworks, including paintings by the Group of Seven and their contemporaries, First Nations, and Inuit artists.
The gallery is located on Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors/students and $30 for families. There is a $5 fee for parking. For more information about the gallery visit www.mcmichael.com.