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Cost of War: The Canadian Homefront


St. Lawrence College is pleased to present a new exhibition from artist Elaine Goble, Cost of War: The Canadian Homefront, on view from November 9 to December 16, 2009 at the Marianne van Silfhout Gallery on the Brockville campus.

This exhibition looks at the personal stories of Canadian military families affected by war. Elaine Goble uses graphite and high realism portraiture to examine the impact of separating Canadian families, family dedication and patriotism. The haunting images of personal experience from individual within each family are combined with brief stories from the artist. The viewer is allowed to contemplate our overseas war efforts and the effects they are having on Canadian families.


About the Art Gallery
The Marianne van Silfhout Gallery is a state-of-the-art community art gallery located at the front atrium of the Brockville campus of St. Lawrence College, and is a focus for the visual arts for Brockville and Eastern Ontario. Creation of the gallery was made possible by the generous bequest from the Estate of Marianne van Silfhout, a graduate of the Fine Art program at St. Lawrence College, and other contributors to the St. Lawrence Foundation.

About St. Lawrence College
St. Lawrence College has approximately 6,000 full-time students from Canada and around the world, 20,000 part-time registrants, and 3,000 Job Connect Clients in over 80 academic programs and employs over 1,000 full-time and part-time staff at our three campuses in Brockville, Cornwall, and Kingston. In addition to new residences with more than 700 beds, the College has recently invested in new programs including degree Nursing, Bachelor of Business Administration, Energy Systems Engineering Technology, and the Culinary Co-op Apprenticeship Diploma Program, among others.