The Art of Canada’s Pacific Northwest.
September 14 – October 19 (six Thursdays)
Elsie Perrin Williams Estate 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Because the resource-rich environment in which they lived provided the time and inspiration, the Indigenous people of Canada’s Northwest Coast developed their visual arts to a magnificent level over countless centuries. A combination of devastating diseases brought by Western Europeans and the attempts by the government and church to supress the cultures of Canada’s Native population, their carving, weaving, and painting almost disappeared in the early years of the last century.
Under the guidance of brilliant artists like Charles Edenshaw, Mungo Martin, Bill Reid, the Davidson brothers and Guujaaw, Indigenous art has returned stronger than ever, this time with the support of the people of Canada and, in fact, of many foreign countries as well.
We will examine the work that remains from the pre-European years and concentrate on the art of the 20th and 21st centuries.
How to register for Lectures with Mary Redekop: Please prepare a cheque made to Western University (or Western) in the amount of $200 and mail to: Susan Henderson Westminster Hall Rm 160 Western University London ON N6A 3K7
Mary has taught art history in The School of Continuing Studies since 2001, winning two Excellence in Education Awards.
Mary teaches armchair travel courses to introduce individuals of all ages to her favourite treasures that delight the eye. She is one of those rare educators who is gifted at imparting both in-depth knowledge and an enduring passion of the subject matter. It is not unusual for her students to say, “she is a real inspiration”; “she is an absolute joy to listen to as she takes us on visual tours of Italy and France while interjecting personal anecdotes”; and “she is the best lecturer I’ve experienced, ever,” “what generosity of spirit!” She is a recipient of the 2003 and 2005 SCS Excellence in Teaching Awards.