La Cloche History Exhibit


Jon & Kerry Butler are curating a historical photographic exhibit of the La Cloche area which will be exhibited at The Art Gallery of Sudbury in 2018. It may then tour other galleries.

If you have or know of anyone with photos from this era please contact us at lacloche(at) for additional information. High quality jpegs can be emailed with a photo description.

The exhibit will include actual and reproductions of photographs from 1900 to 1950 with descriptions and credits.

Thanks to Dawn Smyth Hicks for photographs and descriptions from the very early days of Willisville. Ada and Ernie Willis were Dawn’s grandparents.

This photograph is of Ada and Ernie Willis with Dawn’s mother Kathleen in the canoe at Willisville – 1919.



About jonbutlerphoto

Jon Butler is a Zen practitioner, haiku poet, photographer and retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life. He has been capturing and enjoying the natural light of La Cloche for more than 35 years. He concentrates on solitary, contemplative landscapes, natural colour and atmospheric effects. In 2015 Jon began creating a series of Photomontage prints using his original photographs. It is an opportunity to explore a sequence of dreams or dreams of a sequence. Jon and his wife Kerry summer on Charlton Lake located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains. They are founding members of the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society and the Willisville Mountain Project, dedicated to preserve Willisville Mountain and the beauty of La Cloche. The books ‘Visions of La Cloche, Contemplating La Cloche with Words and Photographs’ and 'La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner's Mind' are still available online at Jon’s exhibit ‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’ was part of the Toronto international photography show CONTACT2012 before exhibiting in Gore Bay and Sudbury in 2012. Jon’s photographs are available at Turners Gallery of Little Current, The Art Gallery of Sudbury shop and the Killarney Park Store.
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