Algonquin Park, Ontario (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
Bartlett Lodge (http://www.bartlettlodge.com), an upscale lodge and cottage resort located within Algonquin Provincial Park, announces the theme for this year’s annual art show. For the 2014 season, which runs from mid-May through the Thanksgiving long-weekend, Bartlett Lodge has selected “Canoes” as the Lodge’s art show theme. Every year, Bartlett Lodge puts together this small show of original Canadian art which features original works from a selection of contemporary and historic Canadian artists, as well as a few antiques pieces.
“It has become a tradition for us to put together a show of original Canadian art at the lodge, to show our support of Canadian artists and to acknowledge the impact Algonquin Park has had, and continues to have, on the Canadian art scene,” states Kim Smith, who along with his wife Marilyn, own Bartlett Lodge. “The art show is hung in our guest lodge, Isabel’s Cabin. This year’s show is “Canoes” and it features works by famous, historic Canadian artists such as Frederick Arthur Verner, Frances Ann Beechy Hopkins, H.S. Palmer and T. Mower Martin. Also on display will be works from a selection of contemporary Canadian artists, including Ken Danby, Tony Bianco and Gene Canning. All the art pieces are displayed with an accompanying history of the work and a short biography of the artist. Some items on display will be available for purchase,” says Smith.
Tucked away on a pristine, water access property on Cache Lake in the centre of the Algonquin Provincial Park, Bartlett Lodge, an almost century-old Algonquin Park cottage resort, provides an ideal setting to showcase the work of some of Canada’s best loved artists. Members of the Group of Seven and other well-known Canadian artists painted some of their most famous and iconic pieces in and around the Park. Bartlett’s art show is on display in Isabel’s Cabin, the lodge’s guest lounge. Isabel’s Cabin is a 150-year old log building that once belonged to Isabel McLaughlin, a noted Canadian artist and daughter of R.S. McLaughlin, founder of General Motors Canada. During her lifetime, Isabel used the building as a country retreat and hosted many well-known 20th century Canadian artists, including A.Y. Jackson, Lawren Harris and Arthur Lismer. In keeping with their commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable tourism, Bartlett Lodge relocated and restored the historic log building several years ago to be reused as a lounge and guest accommodations. The Smiths believed that it was important to save the log structure due to its age and unique history, and preserve it for future generations to enjoy.
About Bartlett Lodge:
Located within the borders of world famous Algonquin Provincial Park, Bartlett Lodge is a Modified American Plan cottage resort, acclaimed for its commitment to the environment and famous for its outstanding dining room. Rustic, yet elegant, this lakeside Muskoka resort is ideal for family vacations, romantic couples, weddings and group functions. Bartlett Lodge offers exceptional lakefront cottage rentals, luxury canopy tent accommodations and fine dining in a pristine wilderness setting. For more information or to book a fabulous Algonquin Park lodge vacation, visit http://www.bartlettlodge.com or call toll free 1-866-614-5355.
Marilyn & Kim Smith
132 Reynolds Street
Oakville ON L6J 3K7
Telephone: (905) 338-8908
Toll free: 1-866-614-5355