Events

Klee Wyck: Emily Carr and Indigenous People

KleeWyckCover 1941Good thing the Merrickville and District Historical Society does such a great job of getting the word out. I’m so busy working on the third volume of Emily Carr’s BC that I haven’t posted a word about this presentation. As requested by the organizers, I’ll be focusing on Emily’s relationship with Indigenous people as illustrated in her first book, Klee Wyck, and I’ll also be talking a bit about the settler experience she recorded in her second book, The Book of Small. Part of the Merrickville 225 celebrations. June 17, Merrickville Legion, 2 pm.

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Emily Carr: Evolution

Emily Carr EvolutionTruly delighted by the interest in Emily Carr here in my new home village. I’ve been asked to talk about Carr’s art and not being any sort of art expert, I’ve decided to discuss the evolution of her work based on the influence of events in her life.

Merrickville Public Library
Monday, April 23, 7 pm

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North Grenville Times

2018-02-07 NGTimes 3Great write-up in the North Grenville Times spotlights In Search of Emily Carr photo exhibition at Merrickville Public Library through the end of February, 2018.

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In Search of Emily Carr: Documentary Images & Photographic Art | Merrickville Public Library

2018-01 Library Show PosterDuring the five summers I traced and retraced the more than 20,000 kilometres of Emily Carr’s West Coast sketching trips, capturing images to include in my trilogy, Emily Carr’s BC, I also found subjects that spoke personally to me of the people and landscapes that so inspired Emily. These I’ve taken beyond the constraints of editorial photography to the realm of photographic art and included a selection with the documentary images on exhibition now at the Merrickville Public Library.

The show continues through January. Click Read More for library details.

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CICK Smithers – Podcast – 2016-10-21

Today I had the privilege of talking about Emily Carr’s BC with the people of Smithers, as the guest of Sheila Peters on her hour-long CICK radio show “In the Shadow of the Mountain.” It brought back such great memories of my travels along Highway 16. Click here for the podcast.

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Emily Carr House: 2016-09-17

2b9a3839-carr-houseFantastic event at Emily Carr House in Victoria. With free admission sponsored by the Victoria Foundation, curator Jan Ross estimated some 1,000 people visited the birthplace and family home of the woman who has inspired me to travel the province visiting the places she lived and worked. I gave two talk/readings and had a wonderful time talking for hours with an amazing array of Emily Carr fans and even met some of my social media friends. It was just super.

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