Cogitation 42/219 Saturday 19 October 2019 Art aptly captures the human spirit. That’s a topic I touch on in photos in this week’s “On The Road” account.
The major pleasure of this road trip has been time spent with relatives and friends. That’s a highlight, a profound privilege, deeply anchored in communicating face-to-face. There’ll be more connecting with family and friends as our trip continues.
The change this week, though, has been a visit to Acadia National Park in Maine and travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia. The main part of our visit to Nova Scotia has been to bone up on folk artist Maud Lewis at the Nova Scotia Gallery of Art in Halifax. .
Let the photographs tell the tale.
‘Till next time
Blueberry field in Maine
Saint John, New Brunswick
Maud Lewis, beloved Nova Scotian folk artist
In 2017 the feature film, Maudie, was released. It centers on the story of Maud and her husband Everett Lewis, less on Maud’s art. The docu-drama is one of four that will be shown in the Lifelong Learning Institute of Elkhart County in November. On November 12, at Greencroft Goshen, I’m responsible to introduce the movie and lead the discussion after the showing.
The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia sponsors art classes for children and youth ages 6-22 on the autism spectrum. Here are some samples of the children and youth’s work, underscoring that the key to expression is art.