Friday, April 14, 2017

Canada 150

For the Show part of our Show and Sale on September 17, one of the things we are planning is an "Art Gallery" of 150 pieces of art that represents things that are uniquely Canadian.

My contributions will be framed pictures of the Northern Lights, First Nations Art (both from my art galleries); a picture of the Men of the Deeps, Niagara Falls, and the Mile Zero sign from Dawson Creek representing the beginning of the Alaska Highway.

It has been incredibly interesting to hear what everyone has chosen. And I'm really looking forward to the final display.

Some of the choices so far:
Terry Fox
Butter Tarts
Olympic Red Mittens
E. Pauline Johnson
Stompin’ Tom Connors

Anne of Green Gables
The Mckenzie Brothers and the Great White North (SCTV)
Maude Lewis

 The 3 cent beaver, Canada’s first postage stamp.
Newfoundland Screech Rum
A painting of the Voyageur fur traders
A portrait of John A. MacDonald, our first Prime Minister
A picture of the Parliament Buildings in Ottawa
A poster about the endangered Whooping Cranes, which breed in Wood-Buffalo National Park
The Blue Nose racing sloop 
Gordon Lightfoot
Stuart McLean (The Vinyl Cafe)
Leonard Cohen
The Group of Seven
green onion cakes
Stanley Cup
Grey Cup
Wayne Gretzky
Louis Riel
maple tree,
canada goose,
Tim Horton's
Rita MacNeil
k. d. lang (singing Hallelujah at the Vancouver Olympics)

(There are a lot that I've missed.)

It won't take long for us to get 150  but it will be very interesting to see how they all come together. And who chooses what - now that could be interesting in itself!

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