2019 Point Grey Magazine article - West of Main Art Walk
Congratulations to one of our Artists, Olga Campbell who just won 2 awards for her book A Whisper Across Time!
Awards for the Book in 2019
Whisper Across Time won the da Vinci Eye for the current Eric Hoffer Award season. The da Vinci Eye is given in honor of the Leonardo da Vinci and awarded to superior book covers artwork each year. This is a special distinction beneath the Eric Hoffer Award umbrella. The book is still being considered for category, press, and grand prizes.
Whisper Across Time also won the Ippy Award for independent self-published authors. Olga’s book was selected for one of the 2019 Independent Publisher Book Awards in their Outstanding Books of the Year under the Freedom Fighter category. Olga said she plans on attending the May 28 gala event in New York.
"A Whisper Across Time" is available now.
This is the story of one family’s experiences in the Holocaust.
"A Whisper Across Time" tells a very personal story through prose, art and poetry, creating a multi-dimensional
snapshot of family losses and intergenerational trauma.
The art and poetry reflect the theme of sorrow and sadness created by this dark period of history,
but it also talks about the survival of the human spirit and of hope.
In October 2016 I felt compelled to write my family’s story of the Holocaust.
Everyone in my mother’s family was killed but she could never find out the details of their deaths.
I had a very strong feeling that my family was tugging at me to write their story. I wrote it to give them a voice and identity.
This is also a cautionary tale asking the reader to look at what is happening in the world today.
Part memoir, part art and part poetry, "A Whisper Across Time" will make you stop, feel and reflect.
Olga Campbell’s poignant tribute to family murdered in the Shoah is a personal triumph.
With words and art she has created an emotional response to a psychologically wounded mother
and her inadvertent legacy of trauma. Her enormous artistic talent and insights provide not only
a measure of healing but also of faithfulness to memory - the lives unlived are not forgotten.
This is a precious contribution to the literature of the Holocaust and to resolving the consequences
of catastrophic trauma.
Dr. Robert Krell
Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre
"A Whisper Across Time” is a profoundly moving experience. It is a healing ritual, a Shamanic
Soul retrieval, a celebration of life, and a gift of gratitude to the family Olga Campbell never
really knew. She reminds us that it is never too late to heal the sorrows of the past or to protect
the future from the dangers of forgetting.
Performing artist, writer for theatre, ballet and films
Order of Canada recipient
LIGHT WITHIN THE SHADOWS; a Painter’s Memoir
by Artist and writer
available to purchase
on her website
In this compelling memoir Granirer shares her successes and failures, addressing issues of dislocation, ‘otherness,’ and the uprooted soul’s wish for permanency and belonging. Beautifully written, told with wry optimism, humour and appreciation for life, Light Within the Shadows gives an inside view of how art is forged in the soul and released into the world.
This lively and moving artist’s memoir unfolds through Romania, Israel, the US, Montreal and Vancouver. It describes her experiences with wars and upheavals and challenging political social and cultural situations. Her works are found in numerous private and public collections in Canada, the US, Spain, Chile and Israel.
PNINA GRANIRER; Portrait of an Artistby Ted Lindberg (Ronsdale Press) was published in 1998 during her 40 years Retrospective Exhibition at the Richmond Art Gallery.