Killarney Provincial Park celebrates 50th Anniversary with tribute to founder A Y Jackson

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.

 

Jeremy Pahson Superintendant Killarney Provincial Park  and Pierre AJ Sabourin

Jeremy Pawson Superintendant Killarney Provincial Park and Pierre AJ Sabourin Artist In Residence

 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.

 

AY Jackson Letter Establishing the Park in Killarney at OSA lake

AY Jackson Letter Establishing the Park in Killarney at OSA lake

AY Jackson Letter Establishing the Park in Killarney at Ontario Society of Atists (OSA) Lake

AY Jackson Letter Establishing the Park in Killarney at Ontario Society of Atists (OSA) Lake

Pierre AJ Sabourin French River Provincial Park

Pierre AJ Sabourin French River Provincial Park

 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.

George Lake. Killarney Provincial Park.

George Lake. Killarney Provincial Park.

  

Michel Pettigrew President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of Ferring Group St Prex Switzerland welcomes Pierre A J Sabourin 's George  Lake  to the Ferring  Collection

Michel Pettigrew President of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer of Ferring Group St Prex Switzerland welcomes Pierre A J Sabourin ‘s George Lake to the Ferring Collection

 Additional Sabourin paintings in the Ferring Canadian Collection from Killarney Provincial Park  include Open Water and In a Netted Universe Wing Spread Is Peril.

Open Water  Killarney Bay Killarney Provincial Park Ferring  Canada Collection

Open Water Killarney Bay Killarney Provincial Park Ferring Canada Collection

In a Netted Universe Wing Spread is Peril. Killarney Park. Oil on canvas. Farring Canada collection.

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.

Pierre AJ Sabourin Footsteps of the Group of Seven Killarney Provincial Park

Pierre AJ Sabourin Footsteps of the Group of Seven Killarney Provincial Park

 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.

FootSteps

FootSteps

   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

July18-19-20

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 14-15-16-17-18

August 21-22-23-24-25

August 30-31 September 1st

 George Lake 1 to 4 pm. Register with Friends of Killarney Park

About Pierre AJ Sabourin

*studied fine art at the University of Ottawa and the University of Calgary Following the Footsteps of The Group of Seven in Killarney, Provincial Park
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