October 2020

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REGIONAL AWARDS NIGHT TO HONOUR EXCELLENCE IN ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE WITHIN THE REGION
 
 The Orillia & District Arts Council (ODAC) and Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2020 Orillia Regional Arts & Heritage Awards. The awards were established to recognize the valuable contribution that educators, 

Where did Group of Seven artists get their inspiration?

 

By: Fred Kallin, OMAH History Committee   October 12th, 2020

 

Not many people realize this, but there is actually a Swedish connection to the Group of Seven..

 

Where did Group of Seven artists get their inspiration?

 

By: Fred Kallin, OMAH History Committee   October 12th, 2020

 

Not many people realize this, but there is actually a Swedish connection to the Group of Seven..

 

Since 1977, Jim and Sue Waddington have been on a quest to discover places that inspired the Group of Seven and Tom Thomson. The artists did not keep detailed records of where they worked, so each painting represents a puzzle to be solved.  

The Waddingtons appearance as guest speakers at the annual Carmichael Art History Lecture, sponsored by the OMAH History Committee, originally planned for May, has been rescheduled. The Waddingtons have generously agreed to tell us their story virtually via Zoom on October 21st at 7 p.m.