在烈治文山市，波頓小屋Boynton House是一個特殊的藝術展覽空間。 它是安大略省遺產法案下的一個歷史遺跡，可追溯到1875年左右
當日由劉響司儀，到場致詞及剪綵的嘉賓有: (如上圖左起)烈治文山市議員廖立暉及David West、該會會長伍川宇、中國著名畫家薛士圻、永遠會監談錫永
Invited by Richmond Hill councillor, Castro Liu for an exhibition, The Boynton House Lyrical Art Show opened on a rainy fall day on Oct. 28. A heritage site in Richmond Hill, the Boynton House is a farmhouse with Gothic features dating back to 1875. The members of OCAA contributed more than 40 pieces of paintings and calligraphy, fitting the theme of “xiaopin,” or typically smaller pieces of flora and fauna, and sometimes whimsical portraits. One piece features a comical scene of children playing, another is an ink sketch of a girl, wearing a pouty expression.
The highlight of the show was a piece of orchid by a seven-year-old, a boy whom Tam Shek-Wing, one of the OCAA painters, is mentoring. “As you can see, the painting is quite extraordinary. It is not the Chinese technique that matters. It is the state of mind. As you can see what a seven-year-old can do, expressing one’s mind on paper is not a difficult thing,” said Tam.
Guests who made it to the ribbon cutting ceremony includes Aurora MP Leona Alleslev, Richmond councillors Castro Liu and David West. Inspired by the site, the MP invited OCAA to the Aurora Cultural Centre, which is also the host to the Aurora Museum and Archives. Councillor West, a photographer himself, made a note that the arts is the common ground that promotes intercultural exchange and OCAA’s work can fit well with the current Richmond Hill’s cultural plan to improve community engagement.
OCAA thanks Councillor Castro Liu and the Town of Richmond Hill for a successful exhibition.