Posadas Begin, and an Artist to Know

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The Anglican Cathedral’s Advent tradition of Posadas has begun again.  For the next four weeks, the Holy Family will travel toward Epiphany Island, stopping at houses and other places along the way for a night or two.  Here we see the statues at Philemon’s and Isabel’s house, a small corner of Canada in the ocean of the Grid.  If you’re interested in keeping up with Mary and Joseph and wish to follow them on their travels, join the Anglican Cathedral group, and you’ll get a daily landmark to where the statues will be.

lindsay Sabetha

While at Phil and Isabel’s house yesterday, I was privileged to meet a friend of theirs, lindsay Sabetha, who is an artist in Real Life, working in acrylics.  She was exhibiting some of her work in a small gallery near where the Posadas statues stood yesterday, and I spoke with her for a time.  lindsay lives east of Toronto in the country, and was extremely lucky to have studied in her younger days under the late Arthur Lismer, CC, one of the founding members of the Canadian Group of Seven (generally credited with establishing a uniquely Canadian æsthetic in landscapes).  If you’re familiar with Lismer’s work, you can see the influences here in lindsay’s style; but I’m tempted to say that her use of color is a touch bolder than her mentor’s was.  She also does excellent seascapes, and I’d urge you to take in an exhibit if you ever get a chance to.

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