The OSA has received an invitation from Kathy Sutton – the daughter of OSA member E.B. Cox (1914-2003), widely accepted as the foremost Canadian sculptor in stone. In addition, her father was a member of the OSA-led group which lobbied the Ontario Government to create Killarney Park in the 1960s.
Two events will be held during September which will give us a chance to see his sculptures. All members of the OSA are encouraged to show their support for public art by attending one or both events.
- September 16, 12-5 pm: Cox’s legacy of public art will be celebrated in conjunction with a sculpture show at Ingram Gallery, 24 Hazleton Ave, Toronto.
- September 20, 2-4 pm: A tour of one of the most significant sculpture gardens in Canada, the “Garden of the Greek Gods” at the Exhibition Place. In 2003, the City of Toronto leased this publicly-owned collection of 20 limestone sculptures to a private nightclub. The art has been hidden behind its fences since 2013. The tour will also include four other E.B. Cox sculptures at Exhibition Place.
Widely acknowledged as Canada’s premier sculptor in stone, Cox was a member of both the Ontario Society of Artists (OSA) and Sculptor’s Society of Canada (SSC), joining both organizations in 1947.