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december, 2017

sat9dec1:00 pm- 4:00 pmArtist Talk with Dave RheaumeWays of Seeing Gallery Event1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Categories:All,Events,Gallery Events Event Tags1917 | Canada Come of Age,Art Gallery Aurora,Aurora,Aurora gallery,Dave Rheaume,Fine Art,Fine Art Aurora,Great War art,Newmarket,Richmond Hill,Ross Rheaume

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(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Dave Rheaume, co-curator of 1917 | Canada Comes of Age, will be in the galleries throughout the afternoon to discuss the concepts around this fascinating exhibition that tells the story of milestones in history, medicine, art/science and sports, arts and entertainment.

It was to be one of the most difficult and challenging years in Canada’s then young history. On the battlefields of Europe Canadians perished by the thousands while at home unrest and riots over conscription broke out.  In Halifax one of the greatest maritime disasters destroyed most of the city. Women fought for the vote.  The legendary Tom Thomson passed away under mysterious circumstances and the NHL was born. 50 years removed from Confederation and 50 years before the glorious summer of ’67 in Montreal, 1917 was the year of the crucible.  It was a coming of age story.

All welcome.

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