Art Weekend Get- Away
In The Spirit of Tom Thomson
A Weekend of Art & Algonquin Adventures
Presented by Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort
September 21 – 23, 2018
Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort invite you to follow in the footsteps of legendary artist Tom Thomson, whose mysterious death in Algonquin Park has intrigued both art – and wilderness lovers.
Under the expert guidance of local artist of Gerry Lantaigne, guests re-create a small Tom Thomson painting of their own, and paddle by canoe on Tom’s cherished Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park with a stop at his memorial cairn. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday with a leisurely Group of Seven outdoor mural tour through historic Huntsville, which boasts strong ties to Tom Thomson. Gerry, who is also the outdoor gallery founder, is passionate and knowledgeable about Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and will entertain you with stories about Tom and his friends throughout the weekend events.
During your stay, you’ll also be treated to the Eclipse Art Gallery’s Fall art show, ‘Reflections of Algonquin Park’ right within the Deerhurst premises. This year, Eclipse Art Gallery celebrates the 125th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park with a wonderful collection of art work that reflects the rugged natural beauty of Algonquin and Muskoka.
(Painting above: Sun Goes Down on Canoe Lake by John Kinsella)
Two-night package includes:
Two nights shared accommodation
Breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday
Friday welcome reception – 7:30pm
Saturday guided canoe trip in Algonquin Park using 8-person canoes. A picnic lunch and transportation from the resort to the park is included. Departs at 9am.
Saturday afternoon painting class with a glass of wine at 4pm (approximately 1.5- 2 hours)
Sunday morning Group of Seven Outdoor Mural tour in Huntsville – 11am. (Transportation not included.)
From $379*/person for two nights, based on double occupancy
A nightly resort fee provides additional benefits and services like use of canoes, kayaks and SUP boards at the resort and green fee at Deerhurst Lakeside after 4pm.
Book online or call 1-800-461-4393
2018 ART SHOWS
May 15 -September 18
'Muskoka on the Rocks'
A Colourful collection of art works reflecting Muskoka's fun time on the lake & cottage and connecting with our Algonquin Park artistic experience. Featuring artists from Ontario, Quebec and our own Muskoka back yard.
September 21 - December 15 2018
'Reflections of Algonquin Park' Annual Autumn Art Show celebrating 125 years of Algonquin Park. Artists from across the province participate in this special event.
Algonquin Park and Art are closely intertwined thanks to Tom Thomson and his friends of the Group of Seven. One thing the famous artists from then have in common with our artists now is their desire to explore new ways of painting, reflecting our natural landscape in an unique way. We are excited to showcase our 'Reflections of Algonquin Park Art Show ' and hope our artists inspire you to visit the Park during this special year and years to come.
December 21- March 2019
'WInter White' Details to follow.....