TOWN OF NEWMARKET
Leading up to the holidays, nationally acclaimed multi-disciplinary artist Ted Fullerton is paying it forward to support the Town of Newmarket’s arts and culture scene. Fullerton has generously donated a limited number of original lithograph prints of Sun Rise from his Figure in Landscape collection to the Town to sell at a discounted price.
The gallery programs at Newmarket Old Town Hall will receive 100 per cent of print sales.The one-of-a-kind original prints are hand-printed, signed and valued at $1,800 per print unframed. In time for the holidays, a limited quantity is available for sale at a price of $475 plus tax.
Earning awards in painting, drawing, printmaking and sculpture, Fullerton’s work is exhibited around the world and is represented in numerous private and public collections.
This summer, Newmarket art-lovers had the opportunity to see his never before exhibited paintings and large-scale sculptures at Old Town Hall. Today, Ted’s sculptures are permanently on display outside the Old Town Hall for residents to enjoy.
The Tottenham-based artist holds Newmarket close to his heart as the home of his mentor, Frederick Hagan (1918-2003), a fellow artist and notable resident. Hagan planted roots in Newmarket while teaching arts at Pickering College. Hagan later became a faculty member at the Ontario College of Art (now OCADU), where he instructed and inspired Fullerton.
The two bonded over their passion for art and shared belief in the purpose of community galleries as being the hub and heartbeat of a vibrant local art scene.
“As friends, Hagan supported my cultural involvement and once donated a print to one of my gallery development initiatives,” says Fullerton, explaining the spark that brought him to Newmarket. “Hagan dreamed of an art gallery within Newmarket, and while he wasn’t here to see it become reality, in his honour I’m paying his kind gesture forward to the community he called home.”
Sun Rise is a wonderful way to grow your own personal art collection or to give as a meaningful gift to friends or family while giving back to the community, too.
To purchase a print, learn more about lithography printing and watch a video with Ted Fullerton on how Sun Rise was created, visit Newmarket.ca/tedfullerton.
Visit Old Town Hall (460 Botsford St.) until Dec. 24, 2019 to see Sun Rise on display.