New Exhibitions Open

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Image: #2 Interior of Engine House, Harpers Ferry, Va. Photograph courtesy of Tod Ainslie.

TOD AINSLIE, THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD 

November 5 2016 to January 25 2017

Using pinhole photography, artist Tod Ainslie documents sites associated with the Underground Railway and the abolition of slavery in North America. The primitive technology of the self-built pinhole camera conveys the desolation of the journey and the aura of history. A description of the various sites accompanies each of the photographs in the exhibition. Burlington-based artist Tod Ainslie is an experienced photographer and former visual arts educator. He has exhibited his work in galleries and museums across Ontario and in upstate New York.

 

J.C. Whale, The Fox, late 19th c., oil on canvas, Samuel E. Weir collection, Gift of Mrs. C. Malkiewich

J.C. Whale, The Fox, late 19th c., oil on canvas, Samuel E. Weir collection, Gift of Mrs. C. Malkiewich

CANADIAN TREASURES 

November 12 2016 – April 2017

This exhibition of work by Canadian artists has been organized from the permanent collection at RiverBrink, a collection that includes art work by many prominent Canadian historical artists. With only a few exceptions, all of the works included in the exhibition were purchased by Samuel Weir. The art works assembled for this exhibition comprise many of the significant “treasures” that visitors associate with RiverBrink and have come to admire.