For the travellers on your shopping list sidelined by COVID, this is the year to give the gift of armchair travel. Send them off to beautiful British Columbia with a bonus sidetrip through the life of Emily Carr. Select Vancouver Island, Northern BC & Haida Gwaii, South Coast to the Interior, or go for the whole Emily Carr’s BC Trilogy.
How to thank Niki Madigan, curator of the Pemberton Museum, for the effort that went into editing this video of the book tour talk I gave there on October 17 … This in addition to all the help that she and historically minded Pembertonians gave during the research phase of Emily Carr’s BC: Book Three: South Coast to the Interior. Perhaps a plug for this exceptional institution. If you’re ever in the area, don’t miss the opportunity to visit.
“As a compliment to Whistler Writers Festival (Oct 17-20), the museum is hosting a day to launch new books that relate to the collection. Including Kiriko Watanabe, the AAM’s Gail & Stephen A. Jarislowsky curator and Carr, who will discuss the catalogue produced for ‘Emily Carr : Fresh Seeing – French Modernism and the West Coast’, Geoffrey Erickson AOCA, who will talk about the new book Eppich House II, The Story of an Arthur Erickson Masterwork and Laurie Carter, who will share her third book in a series ‘Emily Carr’s BC: South Coast to the Interior.”
“Here are some questions you might not even have known were there to be asked (I didn’t either):”
Point of correction in the text of the story. Emily Carr visited the Sunshine Coast in 1908.