We Are What We See - Reflections of an Artist's Childhood in the Similkameen
SUBMITTED/Penticton Museum and Archives
March 22, 2017 - 2:50 PM
Brown Bag Lecture: March 28, 2017, noon - 1 pm
Speaker : Carol Munro
Topic : We Are What We See - Reflections of an Artist's Childhood in the Similkameen
In "We Are What We See", Carol Munro revisits the Hedley she knew from visits to her grandmother's home ("that post-colonial domain") during the 1940s and '50s. She talks about the landscapes and characters that populated her childhood, shaping her later emergence as an artist. The Hedley visits had a tremendous influence on how she works and what she makes in her studio today.
It all has to do, she says, with how we see the world around us. "The leaf contains a spiral; the whole tree is implied in the swirled husk of the seed. Dwelling in the remarkable South Okanagan landscape, I am drawn continually into an awareness of our sensory interaction with it. This is what excites my work and calls me to explore the idea that in a very special sense, we are what we see."
The Penticton Museum will be hosting another popular series of Brown Bag Lectures every Tuesday from noon - 1pm in the Fall and Spring. Anyone wanting to spice up their lunch hour with interesting presentations and discussions on a variety of heritage and culture topics are encouraged to come to the museum auditorium and enjoy some great brain food.
Presentations are in the Museum Auditorium (785 Main St) and include coffee, tea and confections.
Admission is by donation.
Suggested donation is $2 for adults, $1 for children
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