Wednesday, 19 January 2011
GEORGE McLEAN: THE LIVING LANDSCAPE - MEDIA PREVIEW
Thursday, January 27, 2011
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Exhibition of one of Canada’s finest landscape and wildlife artist
George McLean will be in attendance
When: Thursday, January 27, 2011, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg (just north of the Major Mackenzie Drive, Islington Avenue intersection)
Why: George McLean: The Living Landscape is curated by Virginia Eichhorn, Tom Thomson Art Gallery and Dr. Adam Harris, National Wildlife Museum of Art. A collaboration between the Tom Thomson Art Gallery, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Art Gallery of Sudbury, Thunder Bay Art Gallery and the National Wildlife Museum of Art, this exhibition pays tribute to one of Canada’s finest landscape and wildlife artists. 71-year-old McLean has painted the landscape and animals around his home in Grey County, Ontario for more than 40 years. George McLean is a former member of the McMichael’s Board of Trustees.
Who: Meet and tour the show with artist George McLean and McMichael Assistant Curator, Education, Anna Stanisz.
What: The exhibition coincides with the publishing of a full-colour hardcover book of George McLean’s work. The exhibition will be on display at the McMichael January 29 to May 22. View over 50 works by the artist.
About the Gallery
The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is an agency of the Government of Ontario and acknowledges the support of the Ministry of Tourism and 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.
Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868 Cell: 416.801.3101
Top - Canada Geese, George McLean
Above - George McLean signs his book for Toronto Sun cartoonist Andy Donato. Launch was inside the Ben McNally bookstore in Toronto