Category Archives: Canadian Connection

Rolling Sculpture + Canada

Looking for something cool to do with the family during the holidays?  Perhaps an activity that has a little Canadian connection?  Look no further than the Museum of Art, which is presenting until January 15, 2017 a stunning exhibition on Art Deco automobiles from the 1930s and ’40s.

Did you know that The Guild of Automotive Restorers in Bradford, Ontario, recreated the long-lost 1935 Bugatti Type 57S Aérolithe displayed in Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and ’40s?  (The original show car disappeared in the late 1930s and nobody really knows what happened to it, although there are hypotheses flying around.)


Not only did The Guild recreate this fabulous long-lost car; they did so using 1930s materials and techniques! In addition to the same type of magnesium-aluminium panels used by Jean Bugatti back in the day to create the body, they used the oldest Type 57 chassis in existence and three other Bugatti parts–engine, transmission and rear axle. While the front axle is missing, you need three of these five Bugatti parts, to call a Bugatti a Bugatti. They’ve got four. So their recreation is actually a Bugatti… and it has been enthusiastically accepted by the Bugatti Owners Club.  Be sure to read the very informative exhibition label to discover fun details about the original car and the recreation.

CanSouth would like to thank the coordinating curator of the exhibition for sharing the photo of the spectacular Aérolithe. Check the museum website for details about the exhibition.

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Pics: CanSouth @ NCMA with Ed Stephenson

CanSouth gathered at the North Carolina Museum of Art yesterday to listen to fellow Canadian Ed Stephenson playing with the Paco Band.  Wonderful music, nice food and great company–take a look at the photos below!

If you’ve enjoyed Ed’s music and would like hear him again (or couldn’t make last evening’s event), you can catch him at other venues around the Triangle… and even in Toronto!   Take a look at his calendar to figure out where he’ll be playing next–solo or with the Paco Band!

Thank you to CanSouth volunteers who planned this event and all who attended last night.


CanSouth event on May 13: Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band

A few days ago, after we sent an email blast to our membership about our May 13 event at the NCMA, Ed Stephenson sent CanSouth a note:

Thanks very much for spreading the word! Looking forward to seeing some of my fellow Canadians. Here is a link to one of our TV appearances:
Take Care. Enjoy the playoffs!

We look forward to seeing you too, Ed!

May 13, 2016
Art in the Evening @ NCMA
Ed Stephenson and the Paco Band
North Carolina Museum of Art

Event type: Pay your own tab event
NOTE: Meet in West Building @ 5:30 pm

Register for this event using the link below:

M.C. Escher + Canada

If you are looking for an excuse—a Canadian one at that—to go see the exhibition The Worlds of M.C. Escher at the North Carolina Museum of Art, you’ve found one!

Did you know that George, one of the sons of celebrated Dutch graphic artist Maurits Cornelis Escher (1898 -1972), lives in Nova Scotia, Canada?

Furthermore, in the 1980s and 1990s, George Escher donated to the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa numerous lithographs, illustrations and wood cuts made by his father. This makes the NGC one of the very few institutional repositories of Escher works in the world. There are a couple of loans from the NGC on view at the NCMA. Take the family to go look for them over the holidays… and lose yourself in the mesmerizing Worlds of M.C. Escher.

Visit the NCMA website for details.

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