The Spirit of Tom Thomson
A Weekend of Art & Algonquin Adventures
Presented by Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort
September 21 – 23, 2018
Eclipse Art Gallery and Deerhurst Resort invite you to follow in the footsteps of legendary artist Tom Thomson, whose mysterious death in Algonquin Park has intrigued both art – and wilderness lovers.
Under the expert guidance of local artist of Gerry Lantaigne, guests will re-create a small Tom Thomson painting of their own, and paddle by canoe on Tom’s cherished Canoe Lake in Algonquin Park with a stop at his memorial cairn. The weekend will wrap up on Sunday with a leisurely Group of Seven outdoor mural tour through historic Huntsville, which boasts strong ties to Tom Thomson. Gerry, who is also the outdoor gallery founder, is passionate and knowledgeable about Tom Thomson and the Group of Seven and will entertain you with stories about Tom and his friends throughout the weekend events.
During your stay, you’ll also be treated to the Eclipse Art Gallery’s Fall art show, ‘Reflections of Algonquin Park’ right within the Deerhurst premises. This year, Eclipse Art Gallery celebrates the 125th anniversary of Algonquin Provincial Park with a wonderful collection of art work that reflects the rugged natural beauty of Algonquin and Muskoka.
Two-night package includes:
- Two nights shared accommodation
- Breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday
- Friday welcome reception – 7:30pm
- Saturday guided canoe trip in Algonquin Park using 8-person canoes. A picnic lunch and transportation from the resort to the park is included. Departs at 9am.
- Saturday afternoon painting class with a glass of wine at 4pm (approximately two hours)
- Sunday morning Group of Seven Outdoor Mural tour in Huntsville – 11am. (Transportation not included.)
From $379*/person for two nights, based on double occupancy
A nightly resort fee provides additional benefits and services like use of canoes, kayaks and SUP boards at the resort and green fee at Deerhurst Lakeside after 4pm.
Book online or call 1-800-461-4393
Dinner is additional to the package – please see dining options and reservations information here.
About Gerry Lataigne
Gerry Lantaigne is a graduate of The Ontario College of Art and Design, where he spent three years studying set design and scenic painting at the college’s off Campus Program in New York City. Gerry has applied his skills in the sign and mural industry in Toronto and Montreal. In 1997 Lantaigne created The Group of Seven Outdoor Gallery located in the Huntsville/Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park areas which features over 80 murals in the collection to date. The success of the Outdoor Gallery brought him face to face with the World Leaders during the G8 Summit at Deerhurst Resort in 2010, where he instructed them on adding their own brush strokes to his replica of Tom Thomson’s The West Wind.
*Package rate is per person based on double occupancy (two adults per room). No children’s pricing. Rates shown are applicable to select accommodation, and may fluctuate based on dates and availability. Subject to availability and minimum stay requirements. (i.e. two night stays may be required on select weekends). HST and resort fee are additional.
Deerhurst Resort is not responsible for any package components or recreational facilities made unavailable due to weather and/or circumstances beyond our control. Advance booking is recommended for show, spa and other recreational activities. For complete details, including our deposit and cancellation policy, please click here.