Artist & Author Talk: Thaddeus Holownia & Harry Thurston
Sunday April 7, 2024  2pm - 3:30pm (1 Hour 30 Minutes)
Lecture / Seminar

Event in Room: 132

Thaddeus Holownia & Harry Thurston
Artist and Author in Conversation

Please join us for an illustrated talk and reading about the creative and collaborative process between photographer Thaddeus Holownia and author Harry Thurston. Together they have worked on many book projects including: Silver Ghost, Ova Aves, Icarus Falling of Birds, Markland Tree, From Rural Roots, and the forthcoming of a feather.

Several of the images from these projects are in the exhibition, “The Heart of the Bird” on view at the Acadia University Art Gallery until April 10th. A reception will follow in the art gallery after the talk, with light refreshments. All are invited to attend.

Thaddeus Holownia, is a visual artist, teacher, letterpress printer and publisher. Holownia’s work has been the subject of numerous exhibitions, including The Nature of Nature, The Photographs of Thaddeus Holownia 1976–2016, at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia; The Terra Nova Suite, a twenty-five year survey of his work in Newfoundland & Labrador at the Provincial Gallery (The Rooms) in St. John’s Newfoundland; 24 Tree Studies for Henry David Thoreau at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and the Heckscher Museum in Huntington, New York. His 1998 mid-career retrospective exhibition, Extended Vision: Photographs by Thaddeus Holownia 1978–1997, organized by the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, traveled across Canada and to the Centro de la Imagen in Mexico City. Holownia is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, a Fulbright Fellow and an elected member of the RCA. He has twice received the Paul Paré Medal from Mount Allison University in recognition of excellence in teaching, creative activity, research, and community service as well as receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for High Achievement in the Visual Arts from artsNB and the Order of New Brunswick.

Harry Thurston graduated with a BSc. in biology from Acadia University in 1971, and since 1977 has been a full-time poet, journalist, and editor. He has taught poetry at Saint Mary's University and journalism at University of King's College in Halifax, and served as writer-in-residence at Mount Allison, Dalhousie, and Acadia universities. He has been a contributor to more than 30 North American magazines--specializing in environmental issues and natural history--where his articles have garnered several national journalism awards. He is a four-time winner of the Evelyn Richardson Prize for the best non-fiction book by a Nova Scotian and also received the Dartmouth Book Award and Atlantic Booksellers' Choice Award for Tidal Life, A Natural History of the Bay of Fundy. A Place . In 2012, he won the inaugural Lane Anderson Award, celebrating the best science writing, for The Atlantic Coast, A Natural History. He currently serves as a Mentor in the Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program at University of King's College, in Halifax.
Pricing & Tickets
Pricing: Free
Beveridge Arts Centre
10 Highland Avenue
Wolfville, Nova Scotia


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