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John Hartman, Remembering 'Cookie' from Above Port Severn, 2014, oil on linen, 60"x 66"

Those Who Do...Teach

December 2, 2017 - February 2, 2018
Opening Reception: December 2 from 1-3pm
The Mulcahy Family Gallery

Orillia Museum of Art & History
30 Peter Street South, Orillia, ON L3V 5A9

Those who know, do. Those that understand, teach.
– Aristotle

Aristotle’s speculations led him to the belief that education is the cornerstone of modern civilization; education contributes to the fulfillment of life. He categorized education into three areas: theoretical, practical and technical. These three elements are fundamental to a transferable skills-based education at the post-secondary level. Professional artists and artisans have a profound skill and knowledge to be shared. They not only share their expertise, they are also inspired by the energy of new ideas and fresh perspectives that students bring to their studio practice and course work. Education is reciprocal between teacher and student.

Those Who Do…Teach brings together the work of a selection of Georgian College’s School of Design and Visual Arts accomplished past and present Faculty and Technicians. Their knowledge and skills have been shared with generations of visual arts and students. This gathering of work will also delve into the importance of experiential teaching methodologies and the benefits of professional practitioners mentoring and leading emerging visual artists.

Those Who Do….Teach includes work by:

John Hartman
Ted Fullerton
Stu Oxley
Tamara Benoit
Bernice Vasey
Frances Thomas
Marlene Hilton Moore
Scott Sawtell
Jeff Nye
Sadko Hadzihasanovic
Tim Laurin
Gary Evans
Joanna McEwen
William Blakey
Amy Switzer

Murray Van Halem, Work Day, oil on canvas, 18"x24"

Currently on Exhibition

Murray Van Halem: From Land To Water

November 25, 2017 - January 14, 2018
The Lounge Gallery

This exhibition features a focused selection of 15 oil paintings of landscapes and waterscapes from the past few years. Murray is primarily a self-taught oil painter who has been painting full-time for the past 6 years. Before settling in Victoria Harbour, he worked as a real estate broker in Brampton and as a commercial photographer in Montreal. His passion for painting is evident through his dedicated practice which demonstrates technical dexterity and expressionistic style.

About the Orillia Museum of Art & History

OMAH is Orillia’s cultural hub. We hold a mirror up to Orillia and areas so we can stimulate and guide discussions around culture. We make culture matter. Since we are not bound by a specific area of the town’s history or by a specific presentation format, we reflect the full range of Orillia culture back to itself and to export that reflection to other markets. OMAH inspires creativity and celebrates history.

Since 1999, OMAH has been the steward of the community’s art, history and culture by being actively engaged in the community and responsive to its needs. The museum creates exhibits and programs that will inspire the community to explore, experience and engage with art, local history and culture, as well support Orillia’s growing arts community by providing facilities for workshops, education, professional development in addition to providing grants, scholarships, bursaries and prizes to assist study and recognize merit in the arts and history.

Media Contact
Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director | 705-326-2159 x101 | E:


The Orillia Museum of Art & History gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of its Members, Donors, Sponsors, Partners and the City of Orillia.






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