Painted Land DVDs now available; media coverage
Painted Land : In Search of the Group of Seven DVDs now available
We are delighted to announce that the wonderful documentary film Painted Land : In Search of the Group of Seven can now be purchased as a DVD at the Art Gallery of Algoma or on line at http://www.whitepinepictures.com/shop/painted-land-in-search-of-the-group-of-seven/?v=3e8d115eb4b3.
A copy of the film was given to Prime Minister Trudeau to impress upon him the importance that the Algoma passenger train has for tourism in our region. The film depicts the way in which some of the most famous Canadian artists came together as a group (the Group of Seven) on the Algoma passenger train. From a boxcar and tourist cabins along the line, the painters went on day-trips along the rail corridor to paint some of their most important works. Since the research about their painting sites was done by Michael Burtch, Joanie and Gary McGuffin, and the film about that research has been viewed across Canada and parts of the US, there is a huge interest by prospective tourists to take the train to visit some of those sites. Without the passenger train being restored our region will not benefit from those tourists. This is just one of so many reasons that we are continuing our collective efforts to bring back the train! Meanwhile treat yourself and/or your friends and relatives to this great opportunity to see the film by purchasing it at the Art Gallery of Algoma or on line.
Media Coverage :
Support for Restoration of Algoma Passenger Train/ Bear Train Growing - MyAlgoma.ca October 20, 2016
CTV Northern Ontario News « Missing out on the season » Jordan Allard Oct 20, 2016