The Train: Artists’ Talk

June 20 2017 / 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Artist Neil Crouch and writer Glenn Lawson will be presenting an artist talk and facilitated discussion in the George Sawchuck Room at the Comox Valley Art Gallery. The talk will be about “The Train”, a piece of visual and written art that Neil and Glenn collaborated on for the Image to Text to Image show.

Some themes captured in the work are railway, model railroads, old hardware stores, loss, grieving, reconciliation and redemption.

A brief description of the collaborative process and the individual approaches to their work will be shared by Neil and Glenn followed by a reading of the short story, “The Train”. After a short break, the group will discuss personal experiences associated with the stories themes. Refreshments will be served.

Neil Crouch (right) is a practising artist who taught art in Valley high schools for 30 years, and continues to teach drawing and painting to small classes in the community. He is the 2017 recipient of the Nonnie Milne award for contributions to art in the Comox Valley. Glenn Lawson (left) is recently retired from a consulting practise working with First Nations. Having taken creative writing courses at North Island College over the past 3 years, he is starting to realize a life-long desire to write.

WHERE: Comox Valley Art Gallery, 580 Duncan Ave.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 20 / 2:00pm – 4:00pm

FEE: Admission by donation / pre-registration encouraged / drop-in welcome / all ages

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