Date Change: Totem Pole Installation Photo Op Moved from Wednesday to Tuesday noon at the McMichael Gallery, Kleinburg

    Date and Time changed because totem pole and erection crew arriving
    earlier than planned at the McMichael.  Photo Opportunity: Tuesday,
    September 1, 2009 at Noon.

    TORONTO, Aug. 31 /CNW/ - A Media Exclusive by invitation only! This is
the only opportunity to cover the installation of the McMichael's latest major
art acquisition - a twenty-foot totem pole to be raised in the gallery's Grand

    WHAT:  The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has recently commissioned a
           major acquisition; a full-scale totem pole by artist Don Yeomans
           will be installed in the gallery as part of its permanent
           collection. The installation of the twenty-foot totem pole will
           take place September 1st at 12:00 noon in the gallery's Grand
           Hall, which will be closed to the public. Media will have
           exclusive access to witness and photograph/film this historic

    WHEN:  Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 12:00 noon (photo op will take a
           maximum of 30 minutes)

    WHERE: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Grand Hall. The gallery is
           located on Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in

    WHO:   Media are invited to attend to witness/photograph/film the totem
           pole installation and speak with: Artist, Don Yeomans; McMichael
           Executive Director & CEO, Tom Smart.

    WHY:   Don Yeomans is one of the most respected and renowned Northwest
           Coast Native artists. Born of a Masset Haida father and a Métis
           mother from Slave Lake, Alberta, Yeomans has studied and worked in
           the Haida style since he was a youth. He uses many materials in
           the creation of his artworks and his carving skills are
           exceptional and consummate his understanding of the Haida form.
           This latest thought-provoking artwork challenges many traditional
           native values by interweaving traditional iconography and totemic
           animals with today's different modern modes of technological

    YOU MUST RSVP PLEASE. Media contact:

    Stephen Weir, Publicist
    Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
    Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
    Cell: 416.801.3101

For further information:

For further information: Stephen Weir, Stephen Weir & Associates, or, 2482 Yonge Street, Unit
45032, Toronto, ONT., CANADA., M4P 3E3, Tel: (416) 489-5868, Fax: (416)

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