-- Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Founding of the Group of Seven --

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Bruce Cockburn & Linda Manzer - Mt Lefroy - Group of 7

24 April 2020 - Join us on May 7 at 2 pm (2 to 3:30 pm EDT) for a virtual presentation celebrating the centenary of the Groupís founding with Ian Dejardin, Executive Director of the McMichael and curator of the exhibition ďA Like VisionĒ: The Group of Seven at 100.

Followed by a special musical performance by Bruce Cockburn.

Please register below through Zoom and you will be sent a link to the event on Zoom in advance. You do not need any special equipment to participate. Simply click the link that is provided in your confirmation email from your computer, tablet or smartphone to access the presentation on the day of the event. The presentation is password protected so you will also need to enter the password found in the confirmation email.

You can now register online for our free virtual celebration of the centenary of the first Group of Seven exhibition on May 7, hosted by Executive Director Ian Dejardin and followed by a special musical performance from Bruce Cockburn.

Bernie Finkelstein: Bruce will be doing a song which we will keep as a surprise but its not one that you hear him do too often.

He will also be providing the gallery with an essay on Tom Thompson who actually is not a member of the Group of Seven but was their biggest influence. This essay will be part of a book the gallery is preparing but at this time I don't know when it will be released. The book will have several essays from famous Canadians who are familiar with the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson. You might recall that Bruce played and wrote the Mount Lefroy Waltz for a display of guitars built by luthiers, *his was built by Linda Manzer, inspired by the Group. The version Bruce gave to the gallery for the show was solo but the song as you know it is on Crowing Ignites with a pretty cool little band. ~Bernie Finkelstein

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