Upcoming & Ongoing Events
Ojibway Art Show, 2017
The show opens Friday, August 11th with a wine and beer reception from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. It continues Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm and Sunday, August 13, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The show closes August 13 at 2:00 pm.
Jim will be trying something new this year. Those attending the show can commission work from their own wood. The pieces are to be completed either by Christmas or by the spring of 2018. This presents an opportunity to have a truly unique turning made that will evoke memories of the cottage or the family summer holidays.
The Ojibway Hotel, located on the Ojibway Island in the Archipelago of Pointe-au-Baril, began the tradition of inviting the community to show their art in the 1960’s. Suzie Stohn, with the help of Ruth McQuaig, both cottagers, organized the first show in 1963. Since then, the show has been run by volunteers and has evolved from its initial inception to a widely anticipated annual event featuring over 60 artists from the community and beyond. The theme of “The North” has always driven the aesthetic of the show reflecting our connection with the environment and immersing us in new visions and interpretations of the place we all love through a wide variety of genre. It remains a source of fundraising for the Ojibway Club and an opportunity for community members to show their work in a familiar and supportive setting with an increasingly wide range of new and Native artists to complement the offerings.