Renowned Group of Seven artist Franklin Carmichael was born in Orillia and is buried at St. Andrews - St. James Cemetery. An inductee into the Orillia Hall of Fame, we are proud of his contribution to Canadian art and his legacy of capturing the beauty of the local landscapes in his paintings. The Orillia Museum of Art & History (OMAH) hosts the Carmichael Art History Lecture annually to honour this legacy.
The History Committee at OMAH is pleased to announce artist Tony Bianco and Robert Browne as this year’s guest speakers with their talk entitled “The Art of Money: Design of Canadian Coinage.’’
Orillia artist Tony Bianco, who has designed over 100 coins for the Royal Canadian Mint, takes us step by step through the creation of his unique pieces, and Robert Browne shares memories of his father- in-law Emmanuel Hahn, who created such timeless coins as the Bluenose Dime and the Caribou Quarter.
Tickets go on sale April 1st and are $15 each. Please call OMAH at 705-326-2159 if you have any questions.