(July 31, 2007)
The current artwork of acclaimed skater and artist Toller Cranston will be featured at the Coldwater Gallery, located north of Toronto in the picturesque village of Coldwater. The exhibit will start this Wednesday, August 1st and run through August 26.
Cranston will make a stop at the Coldwater Gallery Saturday August 4 at 2 p.m. for a reception to celebrate his current medium and small-sized artworks, which will include photos of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, Cranston’s place of residence for the past 17 years.
For more details go to www.coldwatergallery.com.
Cranston, a six-time Canadian Champion from 1971-1976, 1976 Olympic bronze medallist and 1974 world bronze medallist, was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1976 and Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1977. He was also made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1977.
Referred to by some as a modern pioneer of artistic skating, and by the European press as "skater of the 20th century", Cranston's influence on men's figure skating is incalculable. His main artistic occupation is now his painting in which he often incorporates themes related to skating.