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The Bowman Collection was made possible by a donation by Newmarket residents Dorothy and Jim Bowman and daughter Carol.The collection includes four sculptures, forty-eight paintings and numerous books. The art works have been integrated throughout the library, giving staff and library patrons immediate access to the rich and varied expression. Plaques crediting the artist are mounted beside each work. In 2009-10, the collection was photographed and artist profiles created through the Shared Digital Infrastructure Project.
Created to give online access to the significant collection of artistic works available in the library and held in Town of Newmarket municipal offices, the Newmarket Public Library's Digital Art Gallery hosts the complete Bowman Collection and Town of Newmarket Frederick Hagan "Exploration" series of lithograph prints. With the permission of the artists, the online software allows the public to learn about and share their community’s collection. Each piece is detailed and explained; options include printing the images, sharing the page through popular social media applications like Twitter and Facebook, as well as sending a customized electronic postcard via email. A complete list of Bowman Collection works of art can be viewed online through Our Ontario.
You can also view the collection by visiting the library during regular hours and browsing the many works displayed thoughout the three floors of the library.
Beaver Pond by Bowman Collection George Boyer
George Boyer, A.O.C.A. and O.S.A., is a Newmarket resident who completed two years of study in architecture before graduating from the Ontario College of Art in 1980. His work is represented in many corporate collections throughout Canada.
by Jason Bomers
Jason Bomers, Newmarket resident and Bachelor of Fine Arts student at York University, has won several awards at Sacred Heart High School, and an Academic Entrance Scholarship for York University.