Our last evening together, on October 2, will be spent enjoying a celebratory meal in the revolving restaurant of the CN tower. Dine while watching the sunset over Lake Ontario and the city of Toronto.
Those who are planning to join us at this meal need to contact Ona Kingdon at firstname.lastname@example.org today or tomorrow (Sept 19 or 20) as we need to make reservations by Friday morning (Sept 21) at the latest.
This concludes our blog posts about the places we’ll visit during the Five Day Celebration Event to open ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’, an international watercolour exhibition. If you are just now hearing about the whole event, please visit our Home page for all of the information you will need.
FYI for the restaurant: $65.00+, includes the $36.00 general admission price to CN Tower. Wine is $20 + per glass.
The Toronto Islands are in Lake Ontario, a 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto. We will be visiting them on Tuesday October 2. Boats to the Island leave from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at
the foot of Bay St. and Queen’s Quay. The ‘Island’ is a group of 15 islands inter-connected by pathways and bridges. You can walk from one end of the Island to the other.
The island is approximately 5 kms long from Ward’s Island to Hanlan’s Point. The view of the city is gorgeous and the island itself is just as beautiful – it’s a photographer’s paradise indeed.
Enjoy the tranquility of Toronto Islands. There are plenty of opportunities to paint, sketch or take photos.
We hope you will join us for this special evening during our Five Days of Celebration, finding out about and painting the stars at night!
We are very sorry but we had to cancel this excursion!
This is truly your last chance to say you are interested in doing this activity. It will cost about $20 per person, maybe slightly less if we have more people in our group. At this point, we do not have enough people interested for the evening to go ahead as planned. We have to let the observatory know in the next two days, so if you would like to do this, it’s absolutely essential that you email email@example.com by Tuesday afternoon to let us know!
We have three more very exciting awards to announce for our Symphony in Watercolour Exhibition. Thank you to RockWell and Eureka Global Art for donating these generous awards!
The RockWell/Eureka Award 1- will win the Award to participate in an event in China, with other International Masters. The trip will be totally free (some conditions apply), and a free Rockwell Master solid water color set of 24 colors.
The RockWell/ Eureka Award 2- will win the full accommodation Award to participate in an event in China, with other International Masters, (some conditions apply), and a free Rockwell Master solid water color set of 12 colors.
The RockWell/Eureka Award 3- The 3rd top Artist, will win a free Rockwell Master solid water color set of 12 colors.
For more information on our ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ Exhibition visit our home page.
Located on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, the McMichael is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting The Art of Canada.
The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.
We will be visiting the gallery on Monday, October 1, 2018 as part of our Five Day Celebration Event to open our exhibit ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ at Boynton House and Burr House in Richmond Hill, Ontario. The gallery has generously sponsored this field trip for us – thank you McMichael Gallery!
For more information about our entire event please visit our home page.
Some very lucky artist is going to win the QoR Modern Watercolour Award at our ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ Exhibition which opens on September 28th at Boynton House, on Richmond Green, Richmond Hill, Ontario.
Thank you QoR Modern Watercolors by Golden from all of us at IWS Canada and CSPWC/SCPA.
Golden Artist Colors will also have a booth on our opening day with representative Bianka Guna demonstrating products.
For more details of our 5 day event please visit our Home page, the Exhibition page, or view the 5 day event PDF .
Black Creek is a working village, typical of those established in south central Ontario between the 1790’s and the 1860’s. Escape the modern world, and spend the day experiencing Ontario’s rich rural heritage with sketchbook and camera in hand. This is one of the activities scheduled during our Five Days of Celebration Event. We will be visiting the Pioneer Village on Sunday, September 30.
For more information on the Five Days of Celebration Event visit here.
Some very lucky artist is going to win the DeSerres Award at our Symphony in Watercolour Exhibition which opens September 28th at Boynton House, on Richmond Green, Richmond Hill, Ontario. It includes a wealth of Fabriano and Arches paper and several other goodies too.
Thank you DeSerres from all of us at IWS Canada and CSPWC/SCPA!
DeSerres will also have a booth on our opening day and have supplied some paper for our visiting master artists to use for their plein air painting that day. They are also helping to run the ‘Let’s try Watercolour ‘ Activity at the Richmond Hill Central Library on September 29th.
For more details of our Five Days of Celebration event please visit iwscanada.ca or view our 5 day event pdf.
The northern half of Richmond Hill is located on a natural feature called the Oak Ridges Moraine which stretches more than 160 km between the Niagara Escarpment and the Trent River. The Oak Ridges Moraine is known for its varied habitats and geographic features shaped 13,000 years ago during the last ice age.
The Oak Ridges Moraine is special because it provides naturally filtered water for abundant wildlife, surrounding populations, and natural areas.
As part of our five days of celebrations opening ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’, we will visit the Oak Ridges Moraine Parkland and Boardwalk (free activity) from 4-7 pm on Saturday September 29.
We are really excited to count down the days to go until the festival begins! In case you haven’t visited the website lately, we have a whole bunch of information available on the home page, and also on the exhibit page. But we thought we’d put a lot of it in this blog post anyway!
First: here is the poster our sponsor Focal Designs designed for us. Thank you Focal Designs!
If you click on the link above you’ll see the poster – these will be on display all over Richmond Hill and further afield. We are hoping that some kind souls might choose to print one copy themselves and help us out with our advertising!
Second: A map of where it is all happening can be found here. The map includes the two exhibit locations:
Boynton House & Richmond Green
1300 Elgin Mills Road East
Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5
Burr House Gallery & Tea Room
528 Carrville Rd,
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 6E6
The ribbon cutting occurs at noon at Boynton House and Richmond Green on September 28. We will have some music at 2:30, then awards and speeches at 3:00 pm. The exhibition paintings at Boynton House will of course be available all afternoon until 5:00 pm, and many of the master painters will be attending. Throughout the afternoon there will be opportunities for plein air painting. Also, there will be representatives from Winsor & Newton, QoR Watercolours, Daniel Smith, DeSerres Art Store, Da Vinci paints and RockWell Art Supplies demonstrating products.
At 6:00 pm, the opening day will continue at Burr House where the rest of the exhibition paintings will be on display. Tea and scones will be available, and you can observe the local spinners and weavers at work in this heritage building. Our opening day will end at 8:00 pm.
You’ll find the locations of all the festivities happening during the Five Day Celebration Event (September 28-October 2), and the location of the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, which is where the concert “Symphonic Watercolours” is being performed by the Richmond Hill Philharmonic Orchestra on October 27, to close the show, on the MAP.
Third: here is most of the event information briefly summarized in one graphic suitable for sharing on social media.
Fourth: here is a summary of the information for the Five Days of Festivities:
Fifth: A more detailed outline of the Five Day Celebration Event is here.
Remember – you are invited, and so are your friends, and their friends… please tell them all about it.