‘You, Me and Maud’
~ Maud Lewis-inspired art, by CALA students and artist Laura Kenney
In learning about Nova Scotian authors and artists, a group of students at Colchester Adult Learning Association (CALA) became inspired by Maud Lewis. Their interest was further piqued when local textile artist Laura Kenney presented art to our Community Essentials class that she was creating, also inspired by Maud Lewis.
Maud’s story and legacy felt very relevant to and over the last year at CALA, some learners have viewed the movie ‘Maudie’ together, read about Maud and watched documentary pieces, and created art using a variety of media. In the Spring, CALA learners travelled to the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia (AGNS) to see the incredible Maud Lewis collection there, including her actual former home.
Together with Laura Kenney, some of whose hooked rugs were included from ‘Whose Maud?’, a show that Laura did with Steven Rhude at Acadia University Art Gallery, CALA learners are pleased to present ‘You, Me and Maud’.
This show will run throughout the month of October, with an opening reception taking place Friday, October 12 at 7pm, at the Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro.
Marigold Cultural Centre
605 Prince Street
Truro, Nova Scotia