Friday, October 13, 2017

Marbles for Anne Shirley

Acrylic on mounted gessoed birch panel, 6 x 8"
Painting #253, 2017

The spirit of Anne of Green Gables remains alive and well, 109 years after Lucy Maud Montgomery brought the Prince Edward Island icon to life in her series of novels. Anne of Green Gables: The Musical has been performed every summer at The Charlottetown Festival - Confederation Centre of the Arts since 1965, making it Canada's longest-running musical. In March 2014, the production was officially recognized as the longest running annual musical theatre production in the world by Guinness World Record.

Anne with an E, a new critically acclaimed Canadian television series based on the book started airing on CBC earlier this spring and is available for streaming elsewhere in the world on Netflix. Amybeth NcNulty was chosen to play the role of Anne Shirley from approximately 1800 girls who audition for the role.

This painting was inspired from Anne of Green Gable, the animated series, episode #20 (2002) entitled "Marbles". These marbles are resting on the 2015 Charlottetown Festival Program. 

Part of my two-person show with Yvon Gallant entitled ''HARVEST'' at the Fog Forest Gallery from October 12 - November 8, 2017.

Fog Forest Gallery
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Sackville, NB, Canada
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