Join us Friday, November 2, 2012, for the Victoria launch of Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast. Location: Moka House on Hillside (1633 Hillside Avenue), 7:30 pm.
This special event is part of the Planet Earth Poetry series, $3 admission. Poetry open mic from 7:30-8:00 pm, followed by break, with book launch and readings beginning around 8:15 pm.
Living Artfully authors who will be in attendance and sharing their work: Janet Rogers, Bill Zuk, Avis Rasmussen, Roland Rasmussen, Kim Goldberg, Mary Ann Moore, Sandy Martin.
About the Anthology:Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast Price: $32.99 The Key Publishing House Editors: Anita Sinner & Christine Lowther ISBN: 978-1926780146
The extreme west coast is often characterized as the most “out there” edge of Canada and has become known internationally for artists residing in the region and giving it their own particular flavor. Living Artfully: Reflections from the Far West Coast offers unique perspectives and insights to the interrelationship of creativity and geography through intimate portrayals about the lives of artists.
Writers, painters, carvers, and performers reflect on the private spaces of the arts – inner worlds and natural environments – and the public spaces for exhibiting, performing and sharing. Artists delve into their life journeys, the struggles and challenges as well as the joys and rewards of pursuing expression out here.
Forty-two painters, writers, carvers and performers have contributed to this collection, including award-winning First Nations playwright and poet Janet Rogers; painter, writer, and arts advocate Robert Amos; internationally noted artists Avis Rasmussen and Mark Hobson; renowned author Susan Musgrave; award-winning filmmaker Velcrow Ripper; and from the academy, dancer and educator Celeste Snowber, professor emeritus Bill Zuk and many more voices that shape what it means to live artfully on the far west coast.