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Monday August 3: Bidding ends in auction of Charles Pachter print

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Jul 16th, 2020
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Pachter playfully presents the Queen in a moment of contemplation, pondering which hat to choose, or rather, which role to assume.

Lake Simcoe group wants someone to make a big decision

News release from Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition

In support of the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition, one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, Charles Pachter, has generously donated his most popular work, signed and framed for auction. Caption:  16”W 11”H (work); 24”W 20”H (framed); signed & numbered by the artist.

The DECISION is easy!

Join our on-line auction www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/rescue-lake-simcoe-auction-12505

Bidding starts Saturday July 18th, 2020 and ends Monday August 3rd, 2020

“As the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition works to protect Lake Simcoe, we are delighted to have a friend and champion in Charlie Pachter,” says Executive Director Claire Malcolmson.

About the Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition:  The Rescue Lake Simcoe Coalition and its 26 member groups advocate for a healthy future for Lake Simcoe. The Coalition initiated the campaign which resulted in the Lake Simcoe Protection Act in 2008 and Plan in 2009.

This best-in-class legislation is up for review by the Ontario government, and the Coalition is here to defend the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan. Proceeds of the auction will support outreach and communications so the Coalition can continue to help people who care connect with the governments we elect to make sure they protect our lake.

The Coalition is very concerned that Lake Simcoe is at a tipping point and will not get healthier without a concerted effort from all levels of government to reduce phosphorus loads, limit the impacts of development, and protect forests and wetlands. Get involved or make a charitable donation at www.rescuelakesimcoe.org.

About Charles Pachter and Lake Simcoe: Charles Pachter speaks about MY ONTARIO:

“Not surprisingly, my Ontario is about Lake Simcoe where I painted in a shoreline studio converted from an ice storage depot for twelve magnificent summers. From my diary: July 20 Twilight. I just came out of the lake after a second swim. Water so pleasant, soothing, swirling waves lapping noisily on the shore. I waded into the water for comfort and peaceful solitary pleasure. Dove in, eyes wide open, went straight down through the clear amber water to within a foot of the pebbles, stones, rocks at the bottom, surfaced near a loon who hollered before plunging down deep.

“I surveyed my domain with great glee. I lay on my back, watching clouds float by over the swaying treetops. The sounds were mesmerising – a faint roar, an echoing ebb and flow. Then a palette of whitecaps, moving, roiling, then calm and still. At the shoreline gorgeous daisies swayed in the wind alongside tall grasses, raspberry bushes, mulleins, and monarch butterflies. I was feeling blissful, At Home In My Lake.”

Charles Pachter is a painter, printmaker, sculptor, designer, historian, and lecturer. Pachter’s contributions to Canadian culture have been recognized with honorary doctorates from Brock University, OCAD University, the University of Toronto, and Lakehead University. He is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a member of the Order of Ontario, a Chevalier of France’s Order of Arts and Letters and a recipient of the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals. Visit: www.cpachter.com

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