The 1975 exhibition: Ottawa Exhibition
Opening with a 1930s Flavour
01 Feb 1975
An article by Alice Carter about the opening, by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, of an exhibition [Canadian Painting in the Thirties] at the National Gallery of Canada. Also present at the event were Mrs. Trudeau, dressed in a black skirt, photographer Evergon, in a velvet gown, designer Carolyn Massey and friends, all in 1930s dress, and Mrs. R. G. B. Dickenson of the National Gallery Association, wearing a dress borrowed from Peggy Laskin, wife of Chief Justice Bora Laskin. The reception room was decorated with silk hangings by Max Roux, china and silver from the 1930s, and a period Buick. Max Roux is a fabric artist originally from Pretoria, South Africa, who held his first exhibition at Algonquin College. He will hold an exhibition this summer at Doma II Gallery.