FEBRUARY 18, 2014
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Special Exhibitions

Permanent Collection

Hours and Tours

March Break Camps

Children's Studios

Adult Studios

Master Classes

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GIVE WINTER SOME COLOUR

Hundreds visited the McMichael on Saturday, January 18 to get a first look at the critically acclaimed exhibition Mary Pratt and meet the artist herself.

Ms. Pratt charmed the crowd and signed books before taking part in a public discussion with exhibition curator Mireille Eagan. Watch the full video on mcmichael.com

Clockwise from left: McMichael Executive Director and CEO Victoria Dickenson introduces Mary Pratt; Mary Pratt admires fifty years of her work; Mary Pratt signs a visitor's book.
Clockwise from left: McMichael Executive Director and CEO Victoria Dickenson introduces Mary Pratt; Mary Pratt admires fifty years of her work; Mary Pratt signs a visitor's book. 
 
On Saturday, March 8, from 11 am to 12:30 pm, the McMichael celebrates International Women's Day with a special event - included with gallery admission - that brings together the Culinary Historians of Canada and experts in the areas of women's history, domestic technology, and cuisine to explore the themes of food and kitchen work in the art of Mary Pratt.

 

The panel includes Elizabeth Baird, former food editor at Canadian Living Magazine; Liz Drive, the first person to be inducted into Canada's Taste Hall of Fame; and Ruth Sandwell, historian and educator at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.  Included with gallery admission.

 

Above left: Mary Pratt (b. 1935), Jello on Silver Platter, 2001, oil  on canvas, 61.0 x 91.4 cm, Collection of Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa; Above right: Mary Pratt (b. 1935),Basting the Turkey, 2003, oil on canvas, 40.6 x 43.2 cm, Collection of Michael and Inna O'Brian, Photography: Ned Pratt, St. John's

On Sunday, March 9, from 11 am to 3 pm the McMichael highlights the culture of Canada's Métis people. Master canoe builder, Marcel Labelle, will screen his new documentary The Art of Being Métis: Through the Teaching of the Canoe and will lead a replica birch bark canoe building workshop for families. 
 
Don't miss a special 1:30 pm performance by the award-winning Métis Fiddler Quartet. All programming will be offered in French and English, and with elements of the Mitchif language. Included with gallery admission. 
  
Marcel Labelle paddles a birch bark canoe
Marcel Labelle paddles a birch bark canoe

 

Above left: Mary Pratt (b. 1935), Jello on Silver Platter, 2001, oil  on canvas, 61 x 91.4 cm, Collection of Fox Harb'r Golf Resort & Spa; Above right: Mary Pratt (b. 1935), Basting the Turkey, 2003, oil on canvas, 40.6 x 43.2 cm, Collection of Michael and Inna O'Brian, Photography: Ned Pratt, St. John's 

SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS

Come and see what everyone is talking about!

Left: Mary Pratt (b. 1935), Girl in Glitz, 1987, oil on masonite, 76.2 x 114.9 cm, Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Right: Anne Meredith Barry (1931-2003), Spring Melt #1, 2000, woodcut with chine collé on paper 4/55, 106.7 x 76.2 cm, Co-published with the artist by Geraldine Davis & Co. Ltd., Toronto, printed by Jerry Evans, St. Michael's Printshop, St. John's

Left: Mary Pratt (b. 1935), Girl in Glitz, 1987, oil on masonite, 76.2 x 114.9 cm, Collection of the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Right: Anne Meredith Barry (1931-2003), Spring Melt #1, 2000, woodcut woodcut with chine collé on paper 4/55, 106.7 x 76.2 cm, Co-published with the artist by Geraldine Davis & Co. Ltd., Toronto, printed by Jerry Evans, St. Michael's Printshop, St. John's

PERMANENT COLLECTION

Tom Thomson (1877-1917), The Sumacs, 1916, oil on wood panel, 21.3 x 26.6 cm, Purchase 1980, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1981.19
The permanent collection has been reinstalled to give visitors a fresh look at the work of Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, Inuit, First Nations, and contemporary Canadian artists.

Gallery 3 is home to a new installation entitled Mythologizing Tom Thomson with over 40 paintings and artifacts by Thomson. Pluralities/Polarities and Contemplating Women have been reimagined in galleries 6 and 7, and Inuit Traditions has a new home in gallery 5. 
 
Visit mcmichael.com to learn more about the gallery's permanent collection exhibitions.   

Tom Thomson (1877-1917), The Sumacs, 1916, oil on wood panel, 21.3 x 26.6 cm, Purchase 1980, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1981.19

HOURS AND TOURS 

Edwin Holgate (1892-1977), Melting Snow, 1948, oil on wood panel, 21.6 x 27 cm,  Gift of Dr. and Mrs. W. Groves, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1966.11

Gallery Hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 4 pm
Gallery open on all holiday Mondays 
 
Guided Tours 

Every Saturday & Sunday

12:30 pm McMichael Highlights 

2 pm Special Exhibitions 

 

Plan your visit! 

 

Edwin Holgate (1892-1977), Melting Snow, 1948, oil on wood panel, 21.6 x 27 cm, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. W. Groves, McMichael Canadian Art Collection, 1966.11 
ARTVENTURE MARCH BREAK CAMPS
Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

During this week-long program, students practice drawing, painting, sculpting, and much more in a nurturing environment led by experienced artists and educators.
Fee: $250 general public; $200 McMichael members. Extended care available from 8 to 8:30 am and 4:30 to 5 pm for $25 per child. 
 
March Break Camps

Monday, March 10 to Friday, March 14, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Sign up for one or more stand alone workshops. Activities will be completed in one day to ensure that all students go home with a finished piece. 
Fee per full day: $60 general public; $50 McMichael members. Extended care available from 8 to 8:30 am and 4:30 to 5 pm for $5 per child. 

Monday, March 10: Colour Expressions
Campers learn the basics of colour mixing and painting.

Tuesday, March 11: Sculpt it
Campers create three-dimensional art using age appropriate materials.

Wednesday, March 12: Strings Attached
Campers use their imaginations to create three-dimensional puppets!

Thursday, March 13: Not Just Paint
Campers experiment with printmaking, spray painting, and stencilling.

Friday, March 14: Media Madness
Campers explore a variety of materials, including paint, printmaking, and clay. 

 
Wednesday, March 12 to Friday, March 14, 10:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
This camp catering to participants with special needs offers an opportunity for the whole family to spend the March Break in an enjoyable and creative way. Participate in one, two, or three of the dates offered. Experiment with painting, sculpting, and printmaking. 
Fee per day: $20 general public; $16 McMichael members, Attendants do not pay. 
 
 
CAMP REGISTRATION:
To register for all camps, call 905.893.1121 ext.2209 or visit mcmichael.com.

ARTVENTURE CHILDREN'S STUDIOS
April 5 to June 7 (8 classes; no class on April 19 to May 17), 10 am to 12 pm 

  

Art Explorers, Ages 5 - 7 

Children explore the McMichael's collection and outdoor trails, while being encouraged to play and create. 

 
Art Seekers (Youth 1), Ages 8 - 12 

This program focuses on exploration of the medium and development of basic art-making skills. To foster visual literacy development and familiarize children with the gallery environment, studio activities will be complemented by gallery workshops and behind-the-scenes discovery tours.  

 

Art Apprentices (Youth 2), Ages 8 - 12
This studio will emphasize drawing and painting skill development, knowledge of composition, principles of design, and the use of professional artist materials. Please note: proof of two years of previous art instruction or a small portfolio including one two-dimensional (painting, print or collage) and one three-dimensional work will be required to participate in this class.

 

Fee: $199 general public; $159 McMichael members. To register, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or visit mcmichael.com.

 

ArtVenture Children's Studios

 

Wednesday Art Classes, Ages 8 - 12

April 9 to May 28 (8 classes), 4 to 6 pm

 
Designed for all skill levels, these classes engage participants in progressive projects based on art and nature themes. Students are introduced to various materials and art-making techniques, and are encouraged to experiment over the eight week session.

Fee: $199 general public; $159 McMichael members. To register, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or visit mcmichael.com. 

 

ADULT STUDIOS 

Tuesdays, March 4 to April 6 (6 classes), 6 to 9 pm 

 

An introductory class for those who want to start experimenting with acrylics and water-soluble oils led by McMichael instructor, Lorne McDermott. 

Class size: 15. Cost: $269 general public; $215 McMichael members. Materials not included. To register, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or visit mcmichael.com.

 

 


Tuesdays, April 15 to June 3 (8 classes), 6 to 9 pm

 

Led by McMichael instructor, Lorne McDermott, participants will expand their working knowledge of art elements, principles, and composition using acrylic and water-soluble oil paints. 

Class size: 15. Cost: $359 general public; $287 McMichael members. Materials not included. To register, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or visit mcmichael.com 

 

Book early! Lorne's McDermott's classes typically sell out!

MASTER CLASSES

Saturday, March 29 to Sunday, March 30 (2 classes), 10 am to 4:30 pm  

 
John Leonard is a Toronto-based painter who has taught at many Ontario universities and art schools including OCAD and the University of Toronto. He places emphasis on personal style development, while providing solid technical instruction based on painting demonstrations and in-gallery discussions. 
Class size: 15. Fee: $179 general public; $143 McMichael members. Materials not included. To register, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or visit mcmichael.com   
 
Left: Tony Marinus Vander Voet, Evening Glow , pastel and gold pigment on paper, 22 x 29 in;  Right: John Leonard, Winter Morning, oil, 24 x 30 in.

Tuesday, May 6 to Friday, May 9 (4 classes), 10 am to 4:30 pm  


Along with traditional approaches to pastel drawing and painting, participants will use pastels with other materials to create mixed media work. Tony Marinus Vander Voet holds the designation of Master Pastellist (MPAC) and is an elected member (and current President) of the Ontario Society of Artists. 
Class size: 15. Fee: $325 general public; $260 McMichael members. Materials not included. To register, call 905.893.1121 ext. 2209 or visit mcmichael.com 

Left: Tony Marinus Vander Voet, Evening Glow , pastel and gold pigment on paper, 22 x 29 in; Right: John Leonard, Winter Morning, oil, 24 x 30 in. 
 
FOR MEMBERS 
Cashew and Clive Cafe invites members of McMmichael to enjoy 10% off

 THE GALLERY SHOP

Right: Large reproduction of Fredericton by Mary Pratt
Mementos of Mary Pratt
 
See the stunning exhibition Mary Pratt and visit the Gallery Shop to purchase the exhibition catalogue, featuring seventy-five colour reproductions. Shop online and in-store for Mary Pratt-inspired gifts, including artwork reproductions, a Supper Table trivet, cutting board, and a pair of fine china mugs featuring Mary Pratt's work. 
 
Order by phone: 905.893.1121 or toll free at 1.888.213.1121 ext. 2237  

Right: Large reproduction of Fredericton by Mary Pratt

 
Plan Your Retreat with the McMichael

 

 

 

Set amid 100 acres of wooded landscape, the McMichael provides the ultimate 
inspirational location for your business retreat. Whether you're looking to enjoy the tranquility of nature or rejuvenate your team, the McMichael is the picture-perfect location for your next meeting. Visit mcmichael.com to learn more about our venues.

 

"Retreat-like feel in a natural setting" 
-Tamara, Traction Strategy 

 

For more information, call Michael Brown at 905.893.1121 ext. 2536  
or email  events@mcmichael.com  
 

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