(April 22, 2020) The notion of a sense of place reverberates through visual art, performance art, music, writing, dancing and acting. At this moment in history, many people staying at home are feeling a new relationship to their ‘sense of place’. For the many displaced and vulnerable, that sense of place exists only in memory or in hope. Today we feature the art of Newfoundland and Labrador. For us, that sense of place is particularly definable when its shoulder is to the north Atlantic, where the calls of man and nature echo in the wind and life can teeter on the edge of uncertainty. In these pieces, we observe how art can emerge from the soil and become, like many other products of the soil, part of an economy. We’ve interviewed some of the artists responsible for the work featured below, and an arts administrator who helps facilitate its maintenance and growth.
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