My thoughts on the Chemainus production of “Harvey”

May 14, 2016
I’ve already written this for my Facebook friends, but here it is again for others….

First, my super big “Thank You” to Chemainus Theatre and to all the supportive folks who visited or shared their best wishes to me for my glass-exhibition-artist-reception last night. My glass will be on display for the duration of the play “Harvey” which runs till May 28. I saw the play last night and absolutely loved it!
And here is my “review.”

The Chemainus production of “Harvey” is truly wonderful. I have always been deeply moved by the story and in this interpretation, there is all around great acting and a really magical transition from a grey world to one that pops with colour. I was reminded of exotic birds – revealing their glorious plumage in a dance of life. What a great symbol to represent the tension between our inner lives and the constraints of reality. To me “Harvey” is a gentle and perfect exploration of the things that really matter.

Deryk caught a photo of me at the reception evening and I’m posting some other photos as well. I hope that light shining through coloured glass does a bit of what “Harvey” does: adding brightness to the everyday world.


July 29, 2011

I’ve been super busy since returning from Pilchuck but through blogging and Facebook I’m keeping in touch. In fact, I’m leaning towards the idea of a blog or wiki for the Glassimations group so we can keep track of each other and also share with the world. I think I will start working on that concept this weekend.

In the meantime, I’ve been back to my university work and that got me thinking about ways that the Pilchuck model of collaboration is actually so incredibly relevant to education in general. That’s something I plan to write about in more detail within the next few days.

But first, I am part of a three-person art exhibition with an opening reception tonight.



"Send Me No Flowers"

About a dozen of my glass-on-glass mosaics will be on display along with paintings by Deryk Houston (my husband) and Linda Heslop.