Painting Presented at CPF Conference

Arrière-cour, Montréal oil, 16" x 20", Cat. #1702


Nancy Mackerghan and Beth Mlacak

Nancy Mackerghan and Beth Mlacak

Arrière-cour, Montréal, an oil painting by John Mlacak was presented to Nancy McKeraghan of Newmarket, Ontario, winner of the draw, by Beth Mlacak on October 15, 2016. Nancy is the newly elected Vice-President of Canadian Parents for French (CPF).

Karen Lynch of Edmonton, Alberta, the new President of CPF, won a Mlacak oil painting in 2014. CPF’s 40th anniversary conference was celebrated in Ottawa on October 14 to 16. The conference brought together the members who founded CPF in 1977 at a special event in their honour. Among the founding members are John and Beth Mlacak and it became a tradition for them to donate a painting of John’s as a fundraiser during the organization’s national conferences. Beth continued the tradition after John’s death in 2014.

CPF is a nationwide, research informed, volunteer organization that champions the opportunity to learn and use French for all those who call Canada home. There are 23,000 members and 10 branches. CPF knows that it is widely acknowledged that the benefits of learning French extend beyond enhanced first language skills and increased employment opportunities. These include significant cognitive and academic benefits, and the development of interpersonal and intercultural skills. French second language in Canada benefits millions of children and youth today.


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Koyman Galleries Representing

Mlacak paintings on easels at Koyman Galleries

Mlacak paintings on easels at Koyman Galleries

Koyman Galleries, on St. Laurent Boulevard in Ottawa, now represents John Mlacak fine Art. This is the culmination of a friendly collaboration over many years. The Gallery had a successful retrospective of John Mlacak’s art in the fall of 2015.

Koyman Galleries is Canada’s largest commercial art gallery with over 13,000 square feet of space on two levels. Professional art specialists can assist both collectors and new buyers with selecting artwork for the home and office. Koyman Galleries also offers high quality framing services.

“Iris Melody”, shown below, is just one of John’s oil paintings available at the Gallery.

Iris Melody oil, 11" x 14", Cat. #1527
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Successful Retrospective At Koyman Galleries

Thanks very much to Koyman Galleries for the John Mlacak Retrospective last month.

Exhibition at Koyman Galleries Exhibition at Koyman Galleries Exhibition at Koyman Galleries

The October 17 vernissage saw a steady stream of visitors, and Beth Mlacak enjoyed meeting them all.  The 50 oils in Koyman’s collection were beautifully displayed in the Heritage Room on the upper level of the gallery.  Beth was present a great deal during the exhibition, and was delighted to spend time with John’s many supporters.

The show may be over, but there is still a wall of John’s oils in the large upstairs room.  Other “Mlacak” paintings are also available through the Koyman Galleries website.

Yvan Delisle graciously produced this video of the exhibition:


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Retrospective at Koyman Galleries

Vu de l'arrière, Montréal oil, 20" x 24", Cat. #1700

John Mlacak 1939-2014
A Retrospective

Please join Beth Mlacak at Koyman Galleries in the Estate Room upstairs for the vernissage from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 17.

John has been represented by Koyman Galleries for many years.  This special exhibition is an opportunity to enjoy a broad selection of his oils, including some of his large vibrant landscapes.

The show continues till November 1.
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Koyman Galleries – Estate Room upstairs
1771 St. Laurent Blvd.
Ottawa, Ontario
613-526-1562 / 877-526-1562


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