Students still attempting to determine location depicted in Group of Seven painting
students the painting so they would know about their own community and their interest in locating the actual location in the painting peaked.
The students are painting their own houses using pallet painting — a thick type of painting using knives — the style used by the Group of Seven.
Lewis contacted the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia believing they might have a record of his visit to the province. She also contacted the Ontario Art Gallery which owns the original painting and the McMichael Art Gallery in Ontario which specialize in Canadian art and collects pieces from the Group of Seven. So far she hasn’t solved the mystery.
Laura Schiener, director of the Cape Breton University Art Gallery, has invited the students to visit the gallery today.
“ They have Group of Seven paintings in storage and she will get them out to show them,” said Lewis.
Anyone with information on the painting can contact Lewis by telephoning, 562-4032 or emailing, dianelewis@ syd. eastlink.ca.