Emily Carr came into my life a year or two ago. It was via Susan Vreeland's historical novel, a book that made the life of this Canadian artist so intense and so real through the author's intense research, culminating in the book "The Forest Lover".
I really was caught up in Ms. Carr's story, one which ultimately led me to "The Canadian Seven", a group of Canadian artists I had only heard of, but previously had no real knowledge about.
Since that time I have read the majority of Ms. Vreelands's novels, learning much about the lives of her selectet artists in their times, as seen through her personal look at their existence.
Today I learned, unexpectedly, from a person I hadn't seen in a long time, that the Lido Gallery on Woodward Avenue in Birmingham MI will be hosting a lecture and slide show about Emily Carr, this coming Sunday afternoon, at 2:30. I'm going to try to fit it into that day. It's actually the first time I've had a conversation with anyone who was already aware of the very unique paintings by Emily (if I may call her Emily!), so I thought I'd share the link of the Lido gallery with you. http://everythingart.com/
I think it may be very much worth your while to attend, unless the presenter turns out to be a drag, in which case I will flee the scene rapidly. The link to some of her paintings is http://www.svreeland.com/fl-paintings.html
Maybe you'll get hooked by the intense interpretive style of her work! Perhaps I'll see you there!