Date Change: Totem Pole Installation Photo Op Moved From Wednesday To Tuesday Noon At The Mcmichael Gallery, Kleinburg

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Date and Time changed because totem pole and erection crew arriving earlier than planned at the McMichael. Photo Opportunity: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at Noon.

TORONTO, Aug. 31 – A Media Exclusive by invitation only! This is the only opportunity to cover the installation of the McMichael’s latest major art acquisition – a twenty-foot totem pole to be raised in the gallery’s Grand Hall.WHAT: The McMichael Canadian Art Collection has recently commissioned a major acquisition; a full-scale totem pole by artist Don Yeomans will be installed in the gallery as part of its permanent collection. The installation of the twenty-foot totem pole will take place September 1st at 12:00 noon in the gallery’s Grand Hall, which will be closed to the public. Media will have exclusive access to witness and photograph/film this historic moment.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 1, 2009 at 12:00 noon (photo op will take a maximum of 30 minutes)

WHERE: McMichael Canadian Art Collection, Grand Hall. The gallery is located on Islington Avenue, north of Major Mackenzie Drive in Kleinburg.

WHO: Media are invited to attend to witness/photograph/film the totem pole installation and speak with: Artist, Don Yeomans; McMichael Executive Director & CEO, Tom Smart.

WHY: Don Yeomans is one of the most respected and renowned Northwest Coast Native artists. Born of a Masset Haida father and a Métis mother from Slave Lake, Alberta, Yeomans has studied and worked in the Haida style since he was a youth. He uses many materials in the creation of his artworks and his carving skills are exceptional and consummate his understanding of the Haida form. This latest thought-provoking artwork challenges many traditional native values by interweaving traditional iconography and totemic animals with today’s different modern modes of technological communication.

YOU MUST RSVP PLEASE. Media contact:

Stephen Weir, Publicist
Gallery: 905.893.1121 ext. 2529
Toronto Office: 416.489.5868
Cell: 416.801.3101

For further information: Stephen Weir, Stephen Weir & Associates, Stephen[at] or sweir5492[at] 2482 Yonge Street, Unit 45032, Toronto, ONT., CANADA., M4P 3E3, Tel: (416) 489-5868, Fax: (416) 488-6518,

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