Friday Sept. 11 The Robert McLaughlin Gallery in Oshawa presents the opening of“Moving Image”, a new exhibit of works from the gallery’s permanent collection, curated by Linda Jansma. This exhibition, which will run until August 20 2016, features a mix of contemporary and historical Canadian artists, including Don Maynard, Alfred J. Munnings, Michael Snow, Dorothy Knowles, Vessna Perunovich, Tony Scherman, Emily Carr, A.Y. Jackson and others. The idea of a moving image relates instantly to film but its not just the medium that is moving in this exploratory exhibit it is the subject. An image can also be moving in the emotional sense; an image can move a person. Moving people has been central to the growth of Oshawa, it is a city synonymous with transportation because of its long car manufacturing heritage. The city began as a First Nation portage, remains the home to General Motors Canada and the Automotive Centre of Excellence at UOIT and was home to probably the most famous Canadian horse, Northern Dancer. It has a port, a rail station, an airport, an automotive museum, a military vehicle museum and sits between two 400 series highways. During the summer the city hosts two festivals, “Bikes on Bond” as well as the three day “Autofest”, which draws thousands to view hundreds of vintage and antique cars every year. It is also a city that is on the move as it grows northwards towards the Oak Ridge Moraine, the home of artist, Bill Lishman, the man who taught birds how to fly. Given all that history “Moving Image” may just be the most appropriate exhibit to be shown in Oshawa ever.