exhibition will consist of approximately seventy-five works by
Frederick S. Haines. There will be samples of his etchings, aquatints,
watercolours and many oils. The show will be held in three venues in
the town of Meaford:
Meaford Hall, Georgian Bay Secondary School, and the Meaford
Museum, from Friday September 10 to Thursday September 30. Some of the works in on show in Meaford Hall will be for sale.
Town of Meaford
The town of Meaford is in the Municipality of Meaford. Situated on the southern shore of Georgian Bay, the Municipality of
Meaford extends West to the boundary of the City of Owen Sound and
to the East to the Boundary of the Town of the Blue Mountains. It
is located within the Georgian Triangle region and known as one of
Canada’s finest four season resort areas.
All venues are
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restored early 20th century Town Hall was converted to a community arts
and culture centre in 2006. It has two adjoining attractive galleries
on the main floor (one flight up from the ground floor. The bulk of the
Fred Haines art work will be shown in these galleries.
The building will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Bay Secondary School
1958, Haines gave the Meaford High School 23 of his works which were
hung in the halls of the school, probably not the safest place that
they could be hung, but they were calculated to encourage and inspire
students to take an interest in art. In 1967 the old high school was
relaced by a new building and became Georgian Bay Secondary School. At
that time an alcove was built into the main corridor that carried
through to the second floor, where a window was installed to create a
The school will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.
The Meaford Museum was first built as the pumping station for the Town
of Meaford. It was converted to the town museum in 1961. In 2006 it was
completely renovated and enlarged to reopen as the museum for
the newly amalgamated Muncipality of Meaford, which embraces the former
Town of Meaford and the Townships of St. Vincent and Sydenham. Some of
Haines' work will be shown here, mostly early work and work of a
The Museum will be open from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm daily.