Book Group Discussion Thursday, November 10th, 12-1 pm at the Josephy Center
“The Forest Lover,” a fictional biography of Canadian artist Emily Carr. The author is Susan Vreeland, who also wrote The Girl in Hyacinth Blue. We will meet in person at the Josephy Center at noon on Thursday, November 10th at noon. We chose the book to go along with Joan Gilbert’s one-woman show, “55 x 55,” which stays up until November 12.
The story of Emily Carr’s troubled career as an artist is a long and sometimes tedious journey.. National acclaim waited until Emily was in her 50s, waited while she overcame being just a good “woman artist,” waited until Native themes were ok in polite Canadian society.