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Swing on over to #varleyartgallery to check out their awesome installation titled "Mother Tongues." On until September.

Summer camp drawings by children on what family means to them.
#varleyartgallery #family #perspective #youth

Testing instagram on my computer because my phone died :( #tb to my amazing summer at #varleyartgallery

Takedown of #traversiveterritories at the #varleyartgallery. "In Position" and "Of nails and rope ladders" open September 19 #cnart #contemporaryart

Views from today's field trip to the @varleygallery. (And I spied some gifts from one of my favourite OOAK artisans @fidoodle). #varleyartgallery

Gala planning vibes today @crystalfountainevents in prep for @varleygallery's 20th anniversary. Hometown magic! #markham #varley20 #varleyartgallery #groupofseven #canada150

And here's Jeff himself! Terrific new work from a wonderful painter. #varleyartgallery

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Laughing Kathy is a portrait of Kathleen (“Kathy”) Gormley McKay, the founding patron of the Varley Art Gallery. Kathy was a good friend of and muse to Fred Varley. When his health declined, Kathy and her husband, Donald, invited him to live with them. The three later moved to the house that is now the McKay Art Center. Upon his death, Varley left many art works and a collection of his belongings to Kathy. She in turn agreed to donate her collection to the then Town of Markham; under the condition that a gallery be built to house the collection, and thus, the Varley Art Gallery was built. Sadly, Kathy passed away mere months from the official opening of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, though she was able to see the progress along the way.

F.H. Varley, Laughing Kathy, c. 1952–53, oil on board , 38.3 x 30.0 cm, Collection of the Varley Art Gallery of Markham, Gift of the Estate of Kathleen Gormley McKay, 1996.1.78

#FredVarley #VarleyArtGallery #KathleenMcKay #LaughingKathy #McKayHouse #Unionville #CanadianArt #History #Donation #Markham #Portrait #MainStreetUnionville #Varley20

This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the Markham Jazz Festival and Ashgrove Spa is supporting this community event by donating a gift basket for the Markham Jazz Festival's opening night Silent Auction.

Make sure you take some time out of your busy schedules to attend this festival. It runs from August 16-20th!🎻🎷

This beautiful space is perched right on @MainStreetUnionville a few steps away from @varleygallery! #GroupofSeven artist, Fred Varley lived and worked at the house that is now the McKay Art Centre. Varley’s studio was located in the basement of the house. The main floor is now used for local art shows, artists can rent the second floor rooms for studio space, and Varley Art Gallery art classes and camps are held in the basement.
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Our volunteers and camp counselors work side by side everyday to keep camp running smoothly.
#volunteer #SummerCamp #Summer #Camp #teamwork #varleyartgallery #varley20 #art #fun

In celebration of our nation's 150th, our Gallery's 20th and the very special Rouge: Varley Gala event we are hosting in October, we are rocking some red and white to really kick off these festivities. The colors of our nation, our Canadian autumn and the beautiful Rouge River that nurtures our very City.
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@varleymckayartfoundation of Markham Takeover!! We support the programs and art collection at the Varley Art Gallery located just outside of Toronto. The gallery is named after Fredrick Horsman Varley, who was a founding member of the #GroupofSeven and one of Canada’s favorite portrait artists! The gallery’s exhibitions celebrate the works of Varley and Canadian art. Thanks to the support of IBM Canada, admission is free! We hope to see you soon!
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Happy Monday! The Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham here taking over @blossomandbloomshow's social media today! Learn more about our foundation, the history of the @varleygallery and more through our posts today and website link above 👆
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The Varley Art Gallery is located in historic Unionville. It's no wonder that the area is full of local history!

#historicunionville #localhistorical #unionville #varleyartgallery #signs #park #nature

#TBT to summer camp architecture week 2011. Don't miss out on any of the fun! Fall registration for art classes open on August 15.
#reminder #summercamp #architecture #abstract #fall #artclass #register #fun #art #varleyartgallery #class

Creative Markham for All! Our camps offer a fun and creative opportunities for everyone involved!

#camp #volunteer #red #creative #markham #varleyartgallery #mckayhouse #summer #fun

Summer camp drawings by children on what family means to them.
#varleyartgallery #family #perspective #youth

#funfactfriday Did you know that Fred Varley used to live and paint at the McKay house. It is now being used for our kinder art camps. How fitting is that!

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Another succesful workshop using the 3D pens at the #varleyartgallery! Dozens of kids from the Art Meets Science summer camp program created their own cool 3D planets. Meanwhile another group from the Digital Media summer camp program also used their artistic talent and made their own unique creations to use later in the Stopmotion clips. We hope to see you again at our future workshops and events!
#summerkids #markham #3dpenart #3dpen #communityart #polaroid #filamentsdotca

Miss going to camp? Become a volunteer at the Varley Art Gallery and help out at our camps. Sign up here: goo.gl/7yRPke #nevertoooldforcamp
#artsandcrafts #painting #watercolor #Volunteer #Opportunity #varleyartgallery #summer #camp #art #Experience #leadership #fun #creative #summercamp

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