PHOTO OP ON TUESDAY AT THE McMICHAEL GALLERY - INSTALLATION OF BIG SCULPTURES TUESDAY - BRING YOUR CAMERA
Tuesday, June 14, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
What: Media are invited to capture a “monumental moment” at the McMichael during the installation of Ivan Eyre’s nine twice-life-size bronze sculptures in the gallery’s new outdoor Sculpture Garden.
Why: The sculptures, donated by well known Canadian artist Ivan Eyre, will join the McMichael’s permanent collection. This extraordinary gift and the $4.2 million Infrastructure Stimulus Funding provided by the provincial and federal governments for the enhancement of the grounds are important steps in the ongoing revitalization of the McMichael. The enhancements will help preserve and showcase the spectacular outdoor setting of one of Canada’s most renowned art collections, and the Sculpture Garden is a major component of this plan.
Where: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg (just north of Major Mackenzie Drive and Islington Avenue intersection).
CUTLINE: Photos of two of three trucks enroute to Kleinburg from a US foundry. The sculputres by Winnipeg artist Ivan Eyres to be installed at the McMichael Gallery on Tuesday.
JULY 2011 UPDATE - The Garden is now open and videographer George Socka has posted a you tuber about the ceremony with artist Ivan Eyre