I just got back from another of the Speaker Series for the Searching For Tom exhibit at THEMUSEUM (which I’ve written about here). This time it was Virginia Eichorn, curator of the Tom Thomson Art Gallery speaking on why Tom means so much to us. It was a great presentation, and obviously word has got out because the place was relatively packed.
I’ll elaborate on this and other speakers at a later date, but I just wanted to quickly share some of the references made in Virginia’s presentation, specifically regarding the ways that people choose to remember Tom:
This video is an acoustic version of “Tom Thomson” by a band called Winhara:
This one is a very funny commentary on the potential cuts to arts funding:
I’m not really sure how she found this one, but it’s a school art project by a then 15 year old named Corey Foster:
And of course it wouldn’t be complete without a plug for the Tom Thomson Museam and Art Gallery (which I gladly include so as not to upset Virginia by stealing her material):