The Group of Seven Festival kicks off July-18 -19- 20 -2014 in Killarney Provincial Park in what promises to be a renaissance of the Canadian School of Painting.
Pierre AJ Sabourin is one of the parks leading supporters of our Canadian Art heritage. He is a world class en plein air painter in the tradition of AY Jackson. said Jeremy Pawson Superintendent Killarney Provincial Park, French River Provincial Park
We have an exciting festival planned and we are delighted to have Pierre as part of the parks 50th Anniversary Group of Seven Festival said Pawson,
I follow the Canadian School of Paintings Hot Mush style made famous by AY Jackson and the Group of Seven. Killarney Provincial Park’s founder AY Jackson was the leading advocate of the Hot Mush Style and a founding father of the Canadian School of Painting. I am Honored to be included in the Killarney Provincial Park Group of Seven Festival said Pierre AJ Sabourin.
Ferring Pharmaceutical of St Prex Switzerland recently acquired 10 of Sabourin`s works into their prestigious global art collection. The center piece for the Ferring Canadian Collection was George Lake, Killarney Provincial Park.
Additional Sabourin paintings in the Ferring Canadian Collection from Killarney Provincial Park include Open Water and In a Netted Universe Wing Spread Is Peril.
Sabourin’s tribute to Tom Thomson at French River Provincial Park last summer was covered by CTV news. Pierre was included in two National Television Productions on the park this past year including Oasis Network HD Production A Park for All Seasons and a Killarney Travelogue production by the Mandarin Channel.
Some of the greatest names in art were Hot Mushers Van Gogh, Manet, Monet, Kandinsky, Cezanne, Picasso, Matisse, Braque, Gauguin, Munch and Tom Thomson
Pierre has been teaching the hot mush style In Killarney Provincial Park for eight years. He first developed the Footsteps of the Group of Seven art education program for schools and art groups through his atelier Sunset Rock Studio in Killarney.
Sabourin mentored as a child by Group of Seven member Arthur Lismer Pierre saw the need to establish a stationary En plein Air workshop for all ages. The Friends of Killarney Park sponsored his program Footsteps of the Group of Seven now the most successful in the Province attracting 230 participants in nine days last season . Visitors throughout the world participate in Footsteps. It’s amazing to see people become aware of their own natural creativity and innovation. This is the Canadian Art Experience.
Pierre AJ Sabourin`s Footsteps of the Group of Seven for all ages sponsored by the Friends of Killarney Provincial Park and Ontario Parks. The program is offererd to all visitors of the park. We work in acrylic paints on masonite board and everyone keeps their work .
Pierre’s lively interaction and remarks make it a fun family exploration or a serious endeavor for the artist. I use all the techniques and positive motivation that Arthur Lismer used with me said Sabourin.The hot mush style is a language that transcends and inspires.
Workshops have included guest performances by improvisational cellist Brenda Muller of CBC Fame and Veda MacDonald student violinist with the Ontario Conservatory. AY Jackson and the Group of Seven founded Killarney Provincial Park as a source of inspiration for Canadians and people of all nations.
Group of Seven Festival
Mcmichael Canadian Art Collection (historic presentation)commemorating AY Jackson and Group of Seven founding of the Canadian School of Painting and founding of Killarney Provincial Park
Jim and Sue Waddington Researchers and Authors extrordinaire In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven a 30 year odessy of Franklin Carmicheal in Killarney Provincial Park.
Footsteps of the Group of Seven Hot Mush workshop with Killarney Provincial Park artist in residence Pierre AJ Sabourin. Experience the Canadian School of Painting and our tribute to AY Jackson.
July 18 – 19 -20
August 30-31 September 1st
George Lake 1 to 4 pm. Register with Friends of Killarney Park