Killarney Provincial Park’s founder AY Jackson was leading advocate and a founding father of the Canadian School of Painting . In celebration of this Canadian achievement, Killarney Provincial Park was established.
The Ontario Society of Artists OSA was entrusted with maintaining the spirit, philosophies and traditions of the Canadian School of Painting established by the Group of Seven. It is the only park in the world founded by artists. AY Jackson Lake and OSA Lake were both named to commemorate this honour. AY Jackson founded Killarney Provincial Park as a living testament to the inspiration of the Canadian School of Painting.
Robert and Signe McMichael founders of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection were patrons and friends of AY Jackson and hold the largest collection of AY Jackson paintings, McMichael’s National Treasures of Tom Thomson and Group of Seven paintings is renown in Canada and throughout the world. This past July After 50 years these two legacies met to celebrate in Killarney Ontario, Canada.
Group of Seven Symposium of the Arts continues the Celebration in Killarney
The Canadian Woodstock
Spearheaded by the works of AY Jackson and Norval Morrisseau. The Canadian Woodstock featured 85 distinguished Canadian and Aboriginal artists, exhibiting 165 works of Art in celebration of the founding of Killarney Provincial Park by AY Jackson.
Killarney Mountain Lodge, Sportsman’s Inn Resort Marina Killarney, Ontario through Canadian Thanksgiving .
The Group of Seven Symposium of the Arts was documented to commemorate the 5oth Anniversary Celebration of 2014