OMAH receives significant donation of Charles Pachter prints

The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) is pleased to announce the donation of an edition of serigraph prints, Six Figures in a Landscape.  The prints had been produced in 1980  from a transparency of the painting by Charles Pachter produced by the donor through serigraphie Benoit Pronovost Limitee.  The group of six individuals sitting on the ground depict a picnic at the artist's farm in Oro-Medonte in 1978. From left to right, Moses Znaimer, Toller Cranston, Ruby Bronsten, Marci Lipman, Lynn King, and Venable Herndon. 

These prints will be available for purchase starting Saturday, December 2 through OMAH at a special price of $300.  The prints have been matted in archival quality mats and are frame-ready.  "By securing this donation of prints, we significantly add a larger national presence to OMAH's art collection," said Hope McGilly Mitchell, OMAH's Registrar.

For many years Pachter has considered Lake Simcoe and Orillia as his second home.  He has cemented his affection for the region, as well as his conviction that Orillia could become a significant visual arts destination with the establishment of his Moose Factory of Orillia (MOFO), located at 52 Western Ave (at Peter St), just down the street from OMAH.  Since its establishment , MOFO has become a unique space where Pachter paints, sculpts and exhibits some of his best known Canadian works, many of which are inspired by the local landscape. 
The Orillia Museum of Art and History is pleased to support the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (RVH) in Barrie with the donation of one of the serigraphs. Art@RVH, the program overseeing the permanent art collection, is transforming the idea of care and community through the selective acquisition and placement of contemporary fine art at RVH.  RVH exemplifies how attention to the powerful connection between art and wellness can provide an enhanced and uplifting experience for patients, their families, professional medical staff and members of the community during their visiting or working hours.  Pachter is pleased to have his work included in a growing and prestigious art collection at RVH. 

Art@RVH Curator, Frances Thomas, is excited to add this work by artist Charles Pachter to their collection commenting, "Charles Pachter is a leading Canadian artist and his artwork will add greatly to the dynamic dialogue we are creating for the public through exposure to different types of artistic expression.  We are grateful to OMAH for this generous donation and to Charles Pachter for his vision, a vision that countless RVH patients, volunteers and visitors will get to enjoy every day".

For more information about donations, please contact Ninette Gyorody, Executive Director here or by calling 705-326-2159 x101.