Join Paint-Club to create a painting inspired by Group of Seven founder Lawren S. Harris’ work. You will be lead by a local artist who takes a hands-on approach to guiding everyone through a positive experience. You don’t need to have any painting experience or supplies to participate – just bring an open mind and enjoy learning in a fun, social environment. Please note: There is limited seating for this event, so sign up quickly to avoid disappointment!
Did you know? A mountainscape painting by Group of Seven founder Lawren Harris is the most expensive artwork ever to sell at a Canadian auction. Mountain Forms, a renowned 1926 painting of Alberta’s Mount Ishbel in the Sawback Range of the Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park, sold for $11.21 million at the Heffel Fine Art Auction House in Toronto in November 2016!
Paint-Club is a locally-run business owned by Kim DiFrancesco and Aliki Mikulich. Both owners are professional artists and are passionate about seeing art become accessible to everyone. They firmly believe that anyone with a desire can learn to make art. For more information about Paint-Club, visit http://paint-club.ca.
- 1919.October.Thursdayhttp://brantmuseumcrawl.ca/event/lawren-harris-homes-open-house/Lawren S. Harris Medical Clinic150 Brant Ave Brantford, ON
Enjoy behind-the-scenes Open Houses of the two homes that Lawren S. Harris spent his formative years.
Start your tour at either the Lawren S. Harris Medical Clinic at 150 Brant Avenue (enjoy coffee and treats!) or at 41 Dufferin Avenue (wine and cheese!) and check out both of the homes where Harris spent his time drawing, playing, and being inspired by the beauty and culture of Brantford. Learn from the owners of the two homes – Johannes Huntjens and Dr. Raza Khan – who have many stories about the homes, and Group of Seven founder Lawren S. Harris, that you won’t hear anywhere else.
Please note that there are two locations that are part of this open house: 150 Brant Avenue and 41 Dufferin Avenue. There is a maximum of 75 individuals at each location at a time. The distance between the two is only a few minutes’ walk, so please take your time to enjoy both locations.
Brant Theatre Workshops presents an original play about Brantford’s own Lawren Harris, founder of the Group of Seven, called The Art of War. This multi-media production looks at his world during the years of the great war leading up to the birth of the Group of Seven. Join the Lawren Harris Movement for this one-of-a-kind production to learn more about the historical background of Harris and his family, and what was happening in his life prior to the Group of Seven’s early years.
If you can’t make it to this performance, a repeat performance will happen on Sunday, October 22 at Glenhyrst as part of the Lawren Harris Birthday Party Celebrations. This performance will be on Sunday at 5pm in the Coach House. Visit https://lawrenharrisweek-birthdayparty.eventbrite.com for more details about that event.
For more information about Brant Theatre Workshops, visit: http://branttheatre.com/
- 2121.October.Saturdayhttp://brantmuseumcrawl.ca/event/lawren-harris-walking-tour-with-the-brant-historical-society/W. Ross McDonald School350 Brant Ave, Brantford, ON N3T 3J9
The Brant Historical Society presents a free Lawren Harris Walking Tour as part of Lawren Harris Week in Brantford. Meet your tour guide, Brian, at the M. Chandler Heritage House at W. Ross Macdonald School (350 Brant Avenue, Brantford) and learn about the famous Group of Seven artist’s early life right here in Brantford.
This walking tour is categorized as “Easy,” which means that the path is relatively flat and there is less than 2km of walking. Please note: There is a maximum of 25 people for this tour, so please register in advance. If there is more than 25 people who register, two tours will be offered.
For more information about the Brant Historical Society, or for a listing of other walking tours they offer throughout the year, visit: http://brantmuseums.ca/
Celebrate the birth of Lawren Harris by joining Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant for a brithday party for the painting legend! Enjoy viewing an original painting by Harris on loan from the Dundas Museum and Archives, as well as several of his Christmas cards that you’ve likely never seen before! This event also includes a film viewing of Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris.
5pm – Second performance of The Art of War by Brant Theatre Workshops (Coach House)
6pm – Birthday Party and Film Viewing
About Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris
Where The Universe Sings is an intimate portrait of the life and art of Lawren Harris, a founding member of the legendary Group of Seven, and the expansive landscapes that inspired him. Harris has become the most valued artist in Canadian history, with his canvases routinely selling at auction for millions of dollars.
About The Art of War
Brant Theatre Workshops presents an original play about Brantford’s own Lawren Harris, founder of the Group of Seven, called The Art of War. This multi-media production looks at his world during the years of the great war leading up to the birth of the Group of Seven. Join the Lawren Harris Movement for this one-of-a-kind production to learn more about the historical background of Harris and his family, and what was happening in his life prior to the Group of Seven’s early years. For more information about Brant Theatre Workshops, visit: http://branttheatre.com/