Final Week of Beyond the Crease: Ken Danby Exhibit at Art Gallery of Sudbury
Beyond the Crease Ken Danby

Ken Danby – Lake Superior 2004  Oil on canvas 101.6 x 208.3 cm, Collection of Bruce and Elizabeth Walter

It’s the final week of the Beyond the Crease: Ken Danby exhibit at the Art Gallery of Sudbury (AGS) that has been organized and circulated by the Art Gallery of Hamilton. This will be the last chance to see Danby’s paintings, some of which have a distinct Sudbury connection, as the exhibit ends on April 1st.

• Former Sudburian and  Olympic champion Alex Baumann was with Danby when his portrait was unveiled at the Art Gallery of Ontario. Danby painted it to celebrate the first Olympic gold medal ever won by a Canadian in swimming at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Baumann now lives in Australia where he recently began running Swimming Australia’s high performance program.

• Though Tim Horton was born in Cochrane, he moved to Sudbury with his family at the age of 15 where he played for the Copper Cliff Jr. Redmen. In 1947, he was scouted by the Toronto Maple Leafs while playing for the Redmen and began playing for the Leafs in 1949 once he was old enough. Danby painted Horton’s portrait at the request of the Tim Horton Children’s Foundation in 1992.

While the exhibit has a definite hockey theme, there is so much more to see on the gallery’s two floors. Danby was born in Sault Ste. Marie and spent a lot of his time hiking around the Sault Ste. Marie area and he never lost his enthusiasm for the outdoors. Many of Danby’s egg tempura and watercolour paintings on exhibit at the Art Gallery of Sudbury feature our northern and Canadian landscape. He painted iconic scenes of Algonquin Park, Sault Ste. Marie, Killarney, Calgary Stampede and so many other places in Canada that you’ll get to see when you visit the AGS.

The Art Gallery of Sudbury is located at 251 John Street. There is plenty of parking and it’s only a short walk from the Board Walk at Ramsey Lake. The AGS is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Please note that this Easter Weekend the Art Gallery of Sudbury is open Tuesday-Thursday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.. Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Easter Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.. The gallery is closed on Good Friday.

Admission is by donation so please help support the Art Gallery of Sudbury. Visit their website and Facebook page for more information about this exhibit as well as future exhibits and classes offered.

According to the last census the biggest demographic in Sudbury is 50-54 year old females - 6,840.

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