Emily Carr's Neighbourhood Tours and Reception: Robert Amos, Jan Ross, Laurie Carter

Sunday, February 21st 1-4pm 
$10 Youth/ $12 Student / $15 Adult


Emily Carr's Neighbourhood: 
Walking Tour with Robert Amos and Tour of Carr House by Jan Ross

After the James Bay neighbourhood walk and tour of Emily Carr's family home, enjoy a reception featuring an exhibition of paintings inspired by Carr by visual arts students from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. There will also be a book launch of Emily Carr: The Incredible Life and Adventures of a West Coast Artist (cover and introduction by Robert Amos) and we'll also feature Laurie Carter's book Emily Carr's B.C.: Vancouver Island. Both Laurie Carter and Robert Amos will be in attendance to sign books, answer questions, and chat! Light refreshments included.  

Laurie Carter is an award-winning writer and photographer whose work appears in books, newspapers, magazines and online. In recent years she has devoted her research to BC’s most beloved artist and author, Emily Carr, travelling the province with new purpose. Along the way she’s learned history, met amazing people and gained even greater admiration for the iconic person she regards as an important role model for women today.

Emily Carr's B.C.: Vancouver Island

Emily Carr was an epic traveller. She covered more than 20,000 kilometres in British Columbia during a time when women rarely set off on their own—certainly not with the intention of visiting remote aboriginal villages. While this wanderlust and fearless sense of adventure fuelled her reputation as an eccentric, it also propelled her to become the artist and author we revere today.

Laurie Carter set out to rediscover Vancouver Island by following Carr’s path, delving into the home life, landscapes and First Nations traditions that shaped the woman and her work. Emily Carr’s B.C.: Vancouver Island is a personal journey to a new perspective, an exploration of Vancouver Island’s best-loved destinations and all-but-unknown outposts, and a fresh take on evolving life in this province.

Robert Amos graduated from York University in Toronto, Amos has pursued a career in the arts. He was Assistant to the Director of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria (1975-1980) and is art writer for the Victoria Times-Colonist newspaper, which has published his weekly column on art since 1986. He is a full-time professional artist. Robert Amos’s paintings are part of the permanent collection of the City of Victoria, the University of Victoria and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, among others.
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