Detail from Still Life
with Cranberry Glass,
1993, oil, 61 X 81.3 cm,
by Helen Parsons
In this issue:
Feature Articles ...
Sing and Louder Sing:
A Chorus Girl at Home by Marjorie Doyle
I am late for the Christmas gig at the Home. I’m never in a hurry to cross into that country. My feet drag the last hundred yards up the driveway. It’s cold but I dawdle, filling
my lungs with a supply of clean air. Inside, I gag down the urge to retreat. I hear the choir
warming up down the hall and remember why we are here...
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Reginald & Helen (Parsons) Shepherd: Two Lives in Art by Ronald Rompkey
This October, “The Shepherds: Two Lives in Art” opened at The Rooms. Together with its companion volume, Reginald Shepherd and Helen Parsons Shepherd: A Life Composed (Breakwater Books, 2005), this exhibition revisits the post-Confederation artistic milieu and, at the same time, demonstrates what it takes to make a career in the arts.
Gentle Amusements: Alastair Macdonald and the Art of Poking Fun by L.D. Sheppard
Alastair Macdonald is into his eighties, now, and after a life as private (at times, covert) as his, it comes to him as a surprise, not necessarily pleasant, that questions are being asked about his journey.
The Last Stationer by Keith Hardy
The stationers from the island of Newfoundland played a vital role in the progress of the Labrador Fishery. These migratory transients, over a span of some two hundred years, would seasonally settle along the isolated Labrador coast, toiling the ocean for salmon, cod and herring, with cod being the “bread and butter.”
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