CANADA 150 with Jeannette Tossounian
VICTORY at the HOUSE of PERSECUTION
Summer of 2015 – In progress of creating cement sculptures
In November 2016, Jeannette Tossounian was proud to have newly appointed Senator Kim Pate acquire her oil painting of the Peace Tower for her new office on Parliament Hill. Featured below is Tossounian with Senator Pate after delivering the painting to its new home.
Oil on canvas – 2015
This painting of the Peace Tower was painted as part of Jeannette Tossounian’s on-going ‘en plein air’ series of the Parliament Buildings. It was painted on November 11, 2015 after Tossounian placed her poppy on The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at The National War Memorial in Ottawa in remembrance of her grandfather who fought with the French in the Great Wars after assisting in freeing his people from being slaughtered in the Armenian Genocide. The painting was acquired by Senator Kim Pate in November 2016 and is hung in her office on Parliament Hill. It was also used as the cover picture for Senator Pate’s 2016 Holiday cards.
Jeannette Tossounian featured displaying her installation piece “The Human Kennel” at the University of Winnipeg as part of the 2016 Placing Justice conference.
Tossounian featured in Niagara This Week for illustrations commissioned for a children’s book in July 2011.
“When I started my second year at Niagara college in 2000, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Rotary Club asked me to paint a six foot board for a toy drive for the children of the island of St. Lucia. Here I am at a lunch in Navy Hall presenting the painting to the Consel General of St. Lucia.” Jeannette Tossounian