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The Churches of Oro-Medonte

by (artist) Joanna McEwen

text by Andrea Curtis

MacLaren Art Centre
Initial publish date
Aug 2012
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This monograph comprehensively presents Simcoe County artist Joanna McEwen's eight-year project (2004 - 2011) portraying the interiors of the numerous small rural churches that dot the Township of Oro-Medonte in a series of fifty-two egg tempera panels. In recent years, several of these congregations have shuttered, closing a historical passage that dates to the settlement of the County in the mid-19th century. Illustrations of the complete series at actual panel size are supplemented by essays by the artist (also a noted regional historian) and Toronto writer Andrea Curtis, who grew up in Barrie.

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Andrea Curtis is an author of books for children and adults. Her children’s non-fiction titles include Eat This!, which received starred reviews from Kirkus and School Library Journal, and What’s for Lunch?, named to VOYA’s Honor list. She has also written the young adult novel Big Water. Her adult books include Into the Blue, winner of the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction, and The Stop, winner of the Heritage Toronto Award of Merit and a finalist for the Toronto Book Award. She has also won a number of National Magazine Awards. Andrea lives with her family in Toronto.

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