This was a show that Cara Kansala, Pam Dorey, and I put off as a tribute to folk music. My concept and artwork you can see here (of course) and to view more of Pam and Cara’s work, you can check out their blog at Grumpy Goat Gallery.
“The songs and tunes in this show are a very few of my favourites to listen to and to play. I have been fortunate enough to meet (and on occasion sit in with) some of the most wonderful players and people in this province. The community as well as the music has had a huge impact in my life.
It is that sense of community I hope to convey with these images. Music, like craft, in Newfoundland has traditionally been a communal art form. Rufus Guinchard and Emile Benoit played for dances and weddings long before they toured as musicians. Music is a true gift, and it is a privilege that human beings can make such a wonderful thing. There are of course the virtuosos that mesmerize us all and they are wonderful in their own way; but for me, it is in a group of friends that are singing and playing their hearts out, good or bad, that has always given me that sense of community and camaraderie.”
This show is sold out.