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I've looked at clouds from both sides now, from up and down and still somehow, it's cloud's illusions I recall; I really don't know clouds at all - Joni Mitchell

On Saturday April 11th the TOM invites you to participate in the third annual "Slow Art Day". This year, there are over 180 venues worldwide who will be participating – from Adelaide, Australia to Yountville, California. Given the high speed pace of daily life, "Slow Art Day" offers the opportunity to slow down, reflect and interact with artworks and museum collections.
"Stick it to the TOM on Slow Art Day" visitors will be provided with post it notes and pencils to write down their responses to the works on view and let the gallery know what they think of them. These responses will be posted on the walls next to the artworks so that other people can read and discover what moved/inspired/challenged/provoked someone else in their interaction with the art.
We will also be offering a digital platform for those who cannot physically visit the TOM on April 11th. On that day we will be posting images from our collection and inviting people to "Stick it to the TOM on Slow Art Day" by posting their responses to the images on our Facebook page. We'll be tweeting some of the post it note responses on our Twitter page with the hashtags #StickItToTheTOM and #SlowArtDay if you want to follow the dialogue there as well (follow us @TheTomThomson on Twitter).
Current Exhibitions
Until June 7
Laurent Craste: Shards of Vanity
Curated by Virginia Eichhorn
Craste's artwork explores the many layers and meanings of decorative collectibles: as indicators of social status and class, and demonstrators of power, wealth and politics. He is fascinated by vandalism, especially that which accompanies revolution "when the works of art are destroyed because they incarnate an ideology, or symbolize a specific social class."
Scott Everingham: Nothing is Too Dear
Curated by Heather Hughes
Everingham's work investigates the act of painting as a tool to create familiar yet fictional environments. Nothing is Too Dear reveals shifts in the paint application itself and removal of the image. As though a work of art existed before the removal, the dragging and depositing of the surface paint allows for a clean start; a second painting; new imagery.
Menagerie: Animals in the Gallery's Collection
Allen Smutylo: The Silent Storyteller
Curated by Joan Hawksbridge
Canadian Spirit: The Tom Thomson Experience
In the Gallery Shop
Lights, Ceramics, Function.
An exhibition and sale of original ceramics by local artist Marcelina Salazar March 15 to May 31, 2015
This show will celebrate the strong sense of function and simplicity of form through Salazar's handcrafted functional ceramic lighting and objects.

source: media release, Tom Thomson Art Gallery


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