Charles Pachter, one of Canada’s leading contemporary artists, was in Haliburton July 16 for the opening of his ‘A Romance with Canada’ exhibition at Corner Gallery. More than 30 pieces of Pachter’s art, many including his iconic moose calling card, will be featured until Aug. 10. “For me to come home to Haliburton after all this time – yesterday I was at Camp White Pine, a place I worked at 60 years ago when I was just a boy – it’s amazing. I’m so impressed with the area and how it has grown,” Pachter said. “And this exhibition is lovely – they really have done a spectacular job with it.” Corner Gallery, located at 123 Maple Ave., is open Tuesday and Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.

Charles Pachter explains the inspiration behind his ‘Monarchs of the North’ piece, completed earlier this year, and featuring his trademark moose.