Ethel Curry – The Artist and the Gallery
- Ethel Curry – her background, local connection and teaching art in Toronto.
- Ethel and Doris McCarthy.
- Ethel’s connection to the group of seven.
-The Ethel Curry Gallery – history, supporting local and Canadian artists. The difficulties
of operating a privately-owned art gallery.
- a visit to the gallery.
Wayne was born in Toronto in 1947. After receiving a degree in mathematics from the University of Waterloo in 1970 he taught for two years in Guyana, South America with CUSO. He returned to Canada, obtained a degree in Education and taught at St. Michael’s College before heading overseas in 1976 with UNICEF. After six years working in the Sudan (Rural water supply), four years in Bangladesh (Programme management), and two years in Geneva, Switzerland (chief of Emergency Operations for Europe), he returned to Canada in 1986.
Wayne currently resides on Long Lake near the village of Haliburton, Ontario. He is a self- taught woodworker, with a focus towards uncomplicated design, emphasizing quality construction accentuating the exceptional, the unusual and the natural beauty in the wood itself. Wayne also owns and operates The Ethel Curry Gallery in Haliburton where his work is displayed, along with the art work of approximately 100 other Canadian artists. Wayne has a deep concern for the effective management of the world’s forests. He uses certified wood sources or distributors for the small amount of hardwood he must purchase from outside of Canada. He is also a member of the World Wildlife Fund, the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the Canadian Nature Federation, the Ontario Society for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The Toronto Zoo, the Canadian Wildlife Federation and many other organizations dedicated to trying to preserve the Planets growing number of species at risk.