Original Tom Thomson Paintings to Return to Algonquin Park

ALGONQUIN PARK, ON, June 28, 2017 /CNW/ - The Friends of Algonquin Park, a non-profit Canadian registered charity for those passionate about Algonquin Park is pleased to announce that from July 9 to 16, 2017, two original Tom Thomson paintings held in private collections will be on exhibit in Algonquin Provincial Park.

Northern Lake likely painted at Molly's Island on Smoke Lake in 1912 represents one of Thomson's early Algonquin Park works. View from a Height, Algonquin Park was painted during fall 1916 the year Tom Thomson worked as a fire ranger following a Booth Lumber Company log drive on Algonquin Park's East Side.

"Tom Thomson was inspired to create hundreds of works by what he discovered in Algonquin Park from 1912 to his untimely death in 1917. Through the generosity of two private donors, with a strong appreciation of Algonquin Park, we are able to share these Tom Thomson paintings with visitors in the location where they were originally painted. It seems rather fitting." says Lee Pauzé, General Manager of The Friends of Algonquin Park.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to view these two original Tom Thomson works, Northern Lake and View from a Height, Algonquin Park, from July 9 to 16, 2017 at the Algonquin Art Centre in Algonquin Park. Admission to the Algonquin Art Centre is free of charge, but a valid Park permit is required.

"We've always dreamed of bringing Thomson paintings back to Algonquin Park, and still can't believe it's becoming a reality. It's the perfect way to celebrate the centenary year of Thomson's last days in Algonquin Park." says Joel Irwin of the Algonquin Art Centre.

About The Friends of Algonquin Park

The Friends of Algonquin Park is a Canadian registered charity and non-profit, non-governmental organization established in 1983 for people passionate about Algonquin Park. It operates retail locations, recruits members, and fundraises to support the natural and cultural educational goals of Algonquin Park. In addition, The Friends of Algonquin Park is a book and map publisher and distributor with over 90 Algonquin Park titles in its collection. For more about The Friends of Algonquin Park, visit www.algonquinpark.on.ca

For more about Celebrating Tom Thomson events in Algonquin Park see http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca


SOURCE The Friends of Algonquin Park

For further information: Lee Pauzé, General Manager, The Friends of Algonquin Park, Tel: 613 637-2828 ext. 234, generalmanager@algonquinpark.on.ca


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