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ARTHUR BRECKEN: Artisan and Artist

Article by Wesley Harris
“ART IS NOT A SUBJECT to be studied in school, it is a way of life.” Arthur Brecken launched his high school classes every year with these words. He would go on to describe how to live a creative life, how to problem solve by...
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THE “NEW LOOK” at 70

Article by Frann Harris
FOR CENTURIES THE “CITY OF LIGHT” HAS INSPIRED THINKERS, LEADERS, AND ARTISTS. PARIS—THE ARBITER ELEGANTIARUM, OR AUTHORITY ON SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR AND TASTE— WAS WHERE THE WORLD’S DIPLOMATS AND ENVOYS CONVENED ON FEBRUARY 10,1947, TO SIGN THE DOCUMENTS OFFICIALLY ENDING WWII.

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wo days later, Christian Dior...
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The Redemptive Power of the Vimy Monument

Article by Jacqueline Hucker
This year marks the centenary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The Canadian National Vimy Monument, constructed in France over a period of 10 years, is a Canadian National Historic Site and the principal memorial in Europe to our country’s contribution to the First World...
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THE OTHER Aesthetic

Article by James Chambers

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S A PHOTOGRAPHER, and teacher of art and design, I commonly use the following words to clarify for my students, according to accepted standards, what the art world considers “good” or “bad.”

These definitions are from the Random House Dictionary: AESTHETIC: pertaining to a sense...

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Eccentric and Original Objects in WOOD

Article by Kevin Moore

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N THE FALL OF 2005 I had recently discovered a new book: Ingrained Legacy—Saskatchewan Pioneer Woodworkers 1870–1930, by Judith Silverthorne. In the hope it might shed some light on my new found collecting interest (handmade furniture from the Canadian Prairies) I stopped at a...
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New BEGINNINGS

Article by Tanya Bouchard
THE CANADIAN MUSEUM OF IMMIGRATION AT PIER 2I IN HALIFAX IS CANADA’S NEWEST AND SIXTH NATIONAL MUSEUM. THE NEW CROWN CORPORATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN FEBRUARY OF 20II, AND TOOK OVER THE OPERATIONS OF ITS PREDECESSOR, THE PIER 2I SOCIETY. WITH THE NEW INSTITUTION CAME THE...
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The Clarion Call of the CALLIOPE

Article by Noelle Grosse and Ruth Bitner

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HERE’S NOTHING LIKE THE SOUND of a calliope to lend a festive air to a parade. For the parade-goers of Saskatchewan, the whistles of the calliope owned by the Western Development Museum have been a familiar sound for decades. Indeed, Calliope...
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La Terrine du SEIGNEUR DE ROUVILLE

Article by René Villeneuve

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Le 7 décembre 2015, la communauté des arts décoratifs canadiens était fébrile car ce soir-là, une pièce capitale était offerte aux enchères chez Waddington’s, à Toronto. Le lot 248 décrivait A Canadian Treasure : Laurent Amiot’s Soup Tureen with the Arms of the Hertel...
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THE ART OF QUILTING

Article by Sandi Wingrove
One Piece at a Time

I
had no intention of ever becoming a quilter.

My grandmother and several friends got together weekly, when their busy lives allowed, to piece and stitch, and to trade fabrics, stories, and political views. Their output was about two and-a-half quilts...

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