THE SIX BEST GIFTS FROM CANADA – Creative people, looking for someone to charm

Creative people’s souvenirs you take home

Something to take home as a memento of your trip to Canada? In souvenir shops, you will find bottles of maple syrup, a viscous molasses extracted from the sap of black maple. You could choose from excellent Inuit art made from semi-precious stones, or some gadget from a hockey team. There is not a Canadian without a plaid shirt in his wardrobe. You too can buy a red and black one. However, among the travel memories there are also those connected to the creative people who made this nation great. Therefore, we present you six individuals whose originality. Each of them corresponds to a purchase opportunity.

In the center of the city of Gatineau, the fourth largest city in Quebec, on foot or by bicycle, originality and nature are never far away. Start at the Canadian Museum of History, then indulge in a snack at Bistrot CoquLicorne (59 Laval Street), choosing from grilled meats, soups and salads, tasting at least one of the many craft beers locals. If you happen to stroll along rue Vaudreuil, take a good look around and smell the atmosphere. It was here that the painter Jean Philippe Dallaire was born. Despite his cheerful palette, restless and affected characters populate his work. From a young age, he made drawings. Born in 1916 in Gatineau (Quebec) in a family taht lived at 57 rue Vaudreuil where, in the attic, his mother had incouraged him to draw. At the age of fifteen, he rented a studio on rue Portage. Near Ottawa, as well as in Fall River (Massachusetts), he painted religious murals for the Dominican Fathers. With his work, Jean Philippe Dallaire immortalized scenes and people, a house and a clothesline, a landscape and his young wife Marie-Thérèse. One of his little gouaches on paper, dating from 1948 and with a curious title (Qui est coupable?), will surely enrich your interest in this Canadian painter.

It has a reputation for sailing and sea kayaking and is consider among the finest in lower British Columbia. Lasqueti Island, off the east coast of Vancouver Island, Canada has a population of 399, a passenger-only ferry that runs few times per day, weather permitting. You will find a hotel, a restaurant and three B&B. You will find that drinking water can be scarce at times, but that every year it hosts an arts festival that hosts painters and sculptors, as well as poets and writers. Cartoonist Rand Holmes is gone, but the memory of him continues to linger everywhere you look. Artistically speaking, his story as a cartoonist began on Edmonton’s windy plateau, flourished between Vancouver and San Francisco, and ended in a backwater in the Strait of Georgia on Lasqueti Island. In his later years, on Lasqueti Island, Rand Holmes focused on surrealist oil painting, with a specific predilection for Magritte, Picasso and Warthog. He died in 2002 in Nanaimo (British Columbia), yet his fervent creativity has not been forgott. In fact, since 2007, he has been among the Giants of the North, and a retrospective of his work was present in his Gulf Island home.

They were in the Great Lakes region. “Original people,” just as some indigenous groups in the United States and Canada were call. The population of Anishinaabe, original people, in fact, still includes several Algonquian tribes who have and share values and traditions. Gordon Downie told the story of one of them. The way he did it intrigued us. That’s why we decided to talk to you about him and Chanie Wenjack, a boy who just wanted to go home. Gordon Downie has released seven solo albums, two of which are posthumous, but what we propose is the one published in 2016, Secret Path, a multimedia storytelling project that include ten songs and a tour, a graphic novel, as well as a film of ‘ animation supplemented by various didactic material. Central to the project was Chanie Wenjack, an Anishinaabe boy on the run from an Indian residential school. All proceeds from the Secret Path album were donate to the National Center for Truth and Reconciliation of the University of Manitoba. Among the tracks, we remind you of the lyrics of the sixth song, Secret Path.  SECRET PATH – Freezin’ rain and ice pellets walking home. I am cover in it walking home all along the tracks Secret path. Did you say Secret path? Pale blue does not do what they said it would do. It is just a jacket. It is a windbreaker. It is not a jean jacket. They call it a windbreaker. Walking home all along the tracks Secret path he said, “Secret path” I am soaked to the skin. There has never been a colder rain than this one I am in pale blue. Does not do what they said it would do. It is not my jacket. It is a windbreaker. It is not my jean jacket. It is just a windbreaker. Fuck off rocks along the tracks Secret path. There is no secret path, and the freezing rain, and the ice pellets coat the rail. Therefore, I cannot even tightrope it.

North of Mexico, its old city is the only American settlement to retain a wall. Québec has a French flavor, which is why it is unique among North American cities. Its most famous building, a fairytale-like architecture on the terrasse Dufferin, is the Château Frontenac. You can get to its Citadelle, right where a battle between the British and French took place in 1759. In this city the writer Marie-Claire Blais was born, therefore, you have the opportunity to go to the Librairie Pantoute and buy her best novel. What she created was translate into various languages, as well as adapted for the big screen. Moving to the United States of America, where she was awarded two scholarships, she met the American artist Mary Meigs, with whom she shared her house in Key West (Florida), periodically returning to Québec. In seventy years, she has written novels and plays, newspaper articles, fiction, screenplays and collections of poems, such this. THE NIGHT TREES – When we loved each other in this life so close to ours, September tree standing near the October tree, we were only one body, my love. And we slept in the only fold of an ever longer shore, you or me, September tree, October tree, standing waiting, like the silent oaks, for a great unknown pain, for the time of the trees struck down was approaching , you or me, desert of November, there remained of us only an afflicted body. When we loved each other in this life so close to ours. Only the golden fall of love existed for us, the sharp fall of the night we were not yet there to suffer. Therefore, the wind passed.

In 1955, a ferry was erect to cross the North Saskatchewan River; two years later, it became a city. Agriculture and forestry play a role in the local economy; on the other hand, oil and gas represent it at the highest levels. Drayton Valley is home to ice hockey, ringette and rodeo, has a public swimming pool, Valley Golf and Country Club. Among its natives is Sid Neigum, a boy fascinated by tailoring and lucky to have a creative grandmother. A relationship with the Beaufille stylist, in addition to her passion for the marathon, are the background to the creative world of Sid Neigum In 2019, his collection revolved around balancing things to find the best way of less, but better. His professional awards include the 2019 Canadian Arts and Fashion Awards Designer of women’s clothing, the 2016 DHL Export Award, winning the 2014 Mercedes Benz Start Up, as well as the New Labels of the Toronto Fashion Incubator two years earlier. By creating his models, as well as many architects and designers, observing the human body he too is oriented to the use of the golden section.

In British Columbia (Canada), a Vancouver art museum designed by Francis Rattenbury, became a Canadian National Historic Site in 1980. Since 2005, the Vancouver Art Gallery has organized and hosted temporary and traveling exhibitions, including Vermeer, Rembrandt and the golden age of Dutch art. This museum, which includes an art collection of photographs from the 1950s to the present, also hosted a retrospective exhibition by photographer Fred Herzog in 2007. Like the characters painted by Jan Vermeer, those he photographed also perform gestures and actions of daily life. The publisher Hatje Cantz published Fred Herzog-Modern Color in 2017, a volume with over 230 of his color photographs. His first professional recognition came in 2007 with a retrospective exhibition at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In the early 1950s, when professional and artistic photography was in black and white, color photography was not consider from an artistic point of view. This is why Fred Herzog is to be consider as a forerunner of what New color photography was in the seventies. Having come into possession of a folding plate camera, he sold it for a Kodak Retina, thus starting to photograph his friends.

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