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About Harriet Lye

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So far Harriet Lye has created 124 blog entries.

The McMichael celebrates the holiday season showcasing rarely seen greeting cards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—Christmas greeting cards are widely recognized as a form of gift giving and spreading holiday cheer, combining inspirational imagery with heartfelt messages. To celebrate the art of Christmas cards, designed by seminal Canadian artists of the mid-twentieth century, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection presents the exhibition This House [...]

Thom Sokoloski’s Colour of the River Running Through Us has been extended

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 3, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—Colour of the River Running Through Us, conceived by multi-disciplinary visual artist Thom Sokoloski, has had its stay on the grounds of the McMichael Canadian Art Collection extended until October 18. James Adams of The Globe and Mail describes Colour of the River Running Through Us as "...a [...]

Renowned jazz musicians take the stage this fall for the McMichael Concert Series

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 31, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—The McMichael Concert Series, in partnership with JAZZ.FM91, returns this fall with an exciting lineup of performances, celebrating great Canadian music amidst the gallery's world-class collection and spectacular grounds. The concerts will take place on Sunday afternoons in the picturesque Woodland Gallery overlooking the Humber River Valley - [...]

McMichael Moonlight Gala Raises more than $225,000

Proceeds benefit the McMichael Canadian Art Collection's educational programming, permanent collection and curation of special exhibitions FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—The stars aligned on Saturday, June 6, 2015 as 500 guests celebrated an evening of art and nature at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection, raising more than $225,000 for the gallery. The [...]

The McMichael celebrates the power and poetry of Canada’s river systems this summer with Thom Sokoloski’s Colour of the River Running Through Us

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 24, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—Inspired by Samuel de Champlain's arrival in Ontario 400 years ago and to celebrate the community spirit of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, the McMichael presents Colour of the River Running Through Us, a sculptural-based outdoor art installation conceived by multi-disciplinary visual artist Thom Sokoloski. From [...]

McMichael marks first year of Inuit art digitization project with interactive exhibition, Journey into Fantasy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 5, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—On June 20, 2015, Journey into Fantasy, in Inuktitut, Ingirrajut Isumaginnguaqtaminnut will open at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection featuring the work of Inuk artist, Pudlo Pudlat (1916-1992). The exhibition celebrates the one-year mark for the collaboration with York University in the multi-partner project, Mobilizing Inuit Cultural Heritage [...]

International Jazz Sensation Amanda Martinez to Headline the 2015 McMichael Moonlight Gala

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 3, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—On Saturday, June 6, 2015, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s fourth annual signature fundraiser, the Moonlight Gala, returns to dazzle 500 distinguished guests with an unforgettable evening of dining and dancing under the stars. This year’s Moonlight Gala will be headlined by international Latin jazz sensation, Amanda Martinez. [...]

The McMichael presents first major display of Frank Johnston’s photographs from public and private collections, in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

Frank (Franz) Johnston (1888-1949), Untitled, silver gelatin print, 28 x 35.5 cm, Huronia Museum FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 27, 2015, KLEINBURG ON—For the second year, the McMichael Canadian Art Collection is partnering with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the world's largest photography event, and is a premier site for the Festival. From April 18 to August [...]

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection’s summer exhibition showcases the work of one of Canada’s most important early artist alliances, the Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2015, KLEINBURG ON — The McMichael Canadian Art Collection announces its major summer exhibition, 7: Professional Native Indian Artists Inc. which will open on May 9, 2015. Organized by the MacKenzie Art Gallery and curated by Michelle LaVallee, MacKenzie's Associate Curator, this exhibition is an unparalleled opportunity to engage with [...]