Moments in Algoma

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Moments in Algoma: A Group of Seven Experience
Moments in Algoma: A Group of Seven Experience

What circumstances led the artist Lawren Harris, the driving force behind the Group of Seven movement, to come north to the Algoma region of Canada in May and September of 1918?

Running for 5 summers at the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site in Sault Ste. Marie, "Moments of Algoma" is a live monologue that brings to the audience, artist Lawren Harris, as an older gentleman who shares his memories of those first defining moments in Northern Ontario. Produced by Theatre in Motion (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) and sponsored by Friends of the Ermatinger-Clergue National Historic Site to mark the 100th anniversary of the formation of the Group of Seven.

This filmed version of the live show sees Lawren Harris step out of a theatre setting and into the outdoors amidst the real splendour of the Autumn season. The performance incorporates the philosophical writings of Harris and excerpts from the letters J.E.H. MacDonald wrote to his wife Joan from the Agawa Canyon, painting a picture of the time and of the place.

Please enjoy this filmed version from the comfort of your own surroundings.