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In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven Painters-From Killarney to Kitsilano
In the Footsteps of the Group of Seven Painters-From Killarney to Kitsilano

The Richmond Hill Historical Society has invited Jim and Sue Waddington to talk about their adventures to find the exact locations for the Group of Seven paintings.

Sue and Jim Waddington have been on a quest to locate the places that inspired the Group of Seven painters.

They particularly like to search for sites that can only be reached by canoe and on foot.

The talk will compare photographs of some of the 300 painting sites they have found with the corresponding artwork.

They will discuss how they find the painting sites and what they have learned about the painters. Since the artists did not keep detailed records of where they worked, each painting represents a puzzle to be solved.

Come, meet this dynamic duo who are so passionate about their quest.  Jim is a retired physics professor from McMaster University and his wife Sue is an artist - a traditional rug hooker. Her rug hooking designs have won awards in the Burlington Art Centre and from the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild.

Guests are welcome.

Refreshments served at the end of the meeting.

For more information about the Richmond Hill Historical Society, including membership, please see their website www.rhhs.ca