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A Highly Whimsical Canadian Historical Themed Diorama by Terry Pfliger                                                           


The wall mounted, multi-tiered case featuring a mixed media three-dimensional interior depicting figures in a forested landscape who have happened upon a cache of lost parts belonging to the famous Canadian military aircraft ‘The Avro Arrow’. The scene is described in script by the artist, as observed on the outer front edge of the case which reads, “While deep in the woods on a fishing trip, Dave & Sydney stumble upon the lost cache of Avro Arrow parts”. Signed & dated 1992, signed & dated again on the reverse. Dimensions, 16” wide x 11.75” high x 7” deep.


Terry Pfliger (1947-2016) was a highly accomplished professional artist & educator.                                      


He taught visual arts at Loyalist College & Vocational Institute before accepting the position as head of the art department at St. Lawrence College in Kingston Ontario, which he held from 1973-95. Afterwards he moved to Michigan where he taught art at Southwestern Michigan College and was elected Professor Emeritus. He exhibited for several years in both solo & group exhibitions in Ontario Canada, and in Michigan, USA.

Similar examples of the artists work are represented in the permanent collection of the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, Queen’s University, Kingston Ontario.        


Terry Pfliger was part of a group of artists including Tobey Anderson, David Bierk, Denise Ireland, Paterson Ewan & others represented by the Whitewater Gallery in North Bay Ontario, who were involved in a touring exhibition titled ‘Reflecting a Rural Consciousness’ organized by Artspace in January 1979.      


Further accolades followed when The Canada Council for The Arts selected Terry Pflieger’s work to be included in a 2012-13 traveling exhibit that visited galleries in the United States, Britain, France, Germany, China, Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, and Australia.                                                                                                                                 

A whimsical Canadian historical themed diorama by Terry Pfliger (1947-2016)

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