A Whisper Across Time - Book by Olga Campbell

"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.

Purchase information for "A Whisper Across Time" is available here. Download the press release.

Endorsements:

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

Founding President

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.

Ann Mortifee

Performing artist, writer for theatre, ballet and films

Order of Canada recipient

Fall in Love with April Exhibit by Glenda Leznoff

For the month of April, Glenda Leznoff is exhibiting her paintings at Aphrodite’s Café, 3605 W 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V6R 1P2. The exhibit runs from April 2 - 30, 2018. Hours are 9 am – 5 pm.

Fantasia

The spring collection is a potpourri of paintings and monoprints, on canvas and paper. You’ll find pieces such as: the romantic “Roses, Roses” a large abstract mixed media piece “Vino Verde,” and the small black and white print “African Dancers.” Come out for a coffee or lunch, and enjoy the celebration of springtime and art.  

Below are some images on display. Visit Glenda's site www.glendaleznoff.com to view more of her work.

African Dancers

African Mask

Turquoise

Bride's BouquetRoses, RosesSilver Wedding Dress

 

Artist Talk by Mary Bennett

Ice-Age Cave Art in Poetry and Mixed-Media

Date: Sun, Jan 28, 2018 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Fireside Room, Vancouver  Unitarians, 949 West 49th Ave Vancouver

Mary Bennett has been working on art inspired by the 32 geometric signs found in Ice Age caves in Europe. Genevieve von Petzinger whose book The First Signs gives a readable version of her thesis is based at the University of Victoria.

In the fall friend and poet Keith Wilkinson and Mary decided to do another chapbook (small book/ big card) combining his haiku and my mixed-media pieces. Two haiku and one painting for each of the 32 signs!
View some of the paintings here.

Signed books will be available for $10 each.

Vegetable Kingdom Exhibition by Marion-Lea Jamieson

Vegetable Kingdom opens Wednesday January 4th in the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre at VanDusen Gardens.  All are invited to the official opening Saturday, January 6th from 2-4 pm.

This exhibition will run until Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at the Roberta Mickelson Gallery inside the Yosef Wosk Library and Resource Centre at VanDusen Gardens.

Bio: Marion-Lea Jamieson

Last year I completed a series of 12 painting called "Vegetable Kingdom" that is my homage to the fantastic array of fruits & vegetable that sustain us and add so much pleasure to our lives.

I am an urban gardener and love the fruits & vegetables I grow. Every day I draw inspiration and joy from my garden & love to paint them. I try to capture their energy and the incredible life force that is a vegetable garden. I want viewers to share my wonder at the amazing variety of colours and forms in the plants we grow and eat.

These paintings also explore transitions between states of being: present & past; beginning and end; flourishing and fading away. The paintings seek to express how matter is constantly changing into energy and the present is constantly becoming the past.

I graduated with honours from the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art & Design) & have exhibited and sold works in Canada, the US, France and China.