From Marbles to Minecraft is a compare and contrast exhibition all about childhood in Orillia in the 1920s versus the 2020s. This is a fun and interactive exhibit that encourages visitors to learn through hands-on play and vibrant installations. Bring along your kids and kids-at-heart to discover how the experience of childhood has changed, and yet how it remains the same.
This is OMAH’s 20th year hosting this juried exhibition that honours the legacy of Group of Seven member, Franklin Carmichael, who was born in Orillia in 1890. This year, Jurors Martha Reeve; Art Advisor and Deborah Farquharson; Interdisciplinary Artist, had the very tough task of sifting through submissions by almost 400 incredibly talented artists of all mediums from across Canada. After weeks of careful consideration the jury has selected 54 pieces from 53 artists. Tradition Transformed marks the ever-changing landscape in the artist’s mind, fulfilling the Group of Seven’s aim to create a uniquely Canadian identity. Introducing the artists of the 2021/2022 Carmichael Canadian Landscape Exhibition: Tradition Transformed.