When: Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level
Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street
Tickets: Admission is free. Seating is limited.

To commemorate the 140th anniversary of Emily Carr’s birth on December 13, please join author Susan Crean for commentary on and a screening of Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers, and the Spirits of the Forest by Michael Ostroff.

This impressionistic film explores the spirit that informed the solitary life of one of Canada’s most celebrated painters. Emily Carr began painting in an era when women didn’t paint, travelling to remote locations that few professional adventurers chose to go. Not only did she adopt the painting techniques of modernism, when such ideas were considered dangerous, Carr chronicled the extraordinary art and culture of native peoples, who were invisible the dominant culture. The film runs 87 minutes.