Monday 29 March 2010

Easter Sunday at the McMichael - music. brunch. tours.

Montreal guitarist and popular Easter Brunch all part of Sunday, April 4th at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection

March 29, 2010 Kleinburg, ON—Easter is here, and the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is celebrating once again in family-friendly style with the return of its popular Easter Brunch buffet in the gallery restaurant. There will also be, included with admission, an afternoon classical guitar concert and guided tours of the gallery.
Montreal-based Cary Savage will be performing in the McMichael’s Grand Hall beginning at 1:30 p.m. Savage has performed throughout the United States and Canada. A versatile performer, he has recorded two CDs: “Transcriptions and Works for Guitar” (2008) and “Favorites: Music of J.S. Bach and Isaac Albéniz” (2009).The Easter classical guitar concert is part of the gallery’s ongoing Sunday Concert Series. The concert performances, which are included with gallery admission, are presented by the McMichael Volunteer Committee and the Canadian Amateur Musicians / Musiciens Amateurs du Canada (CAMMAC).
Brunch will be served Sunday, April 4 from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. in the McMichael Café and features a full selection of delicious items including eggs Florentine; rosemary roasted chicken, garlic jus and preserved lemon; roasted salmon filets with maple Pommery glaze; penne alla vodka; and cranberry bread and coffee cake served with butter and preserves. There is a special children’s buffet menu including macaroni and cheese, and chicken fingers and fries. Fruit juices, soft drinks, tea and coffee are available throughout. Brunch is priced at $24.50 per person, $10.95 per child (ages 4–11), excluding tax and gratuity. Call 905.893.1121 ext. 2363 for reservations.
On Easter Sunday, McMichael docents will be offering tours of the permanent collection and the gallery’s special exhibitions: Tom Forrestall: Paintings, Drawings, Writings and Woodland School (First Nations art exhibition). The tours start at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

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 at 10365 Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg, and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For directions and information, visit Savage's website:
CUTLINE: Cary Savage
For further information:
Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
Cell: 416.801.3101,