THE LIMNERS: A VICTORIA LEGACY
October 26 – November 16, 2013
OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Honourary invitees: Limners Walter Dexter, Jan & Helga Grove, Pat Martin Bates, Karl Spreitz and Carole Sabiston
796 Humboldt Street (at Blanshard)
In earlier times, art history celebrated only a few worthies living in cultural centers like Paris and New York. Artists who chose to live in more isolated communities were left behind. Now, in an age of instant global communications, the time is ripe for re-evaluation of those beyond the rushing waters of the mainstream.
In 1971 the most experienced professional artists in Victoria banded together as The Limners Society. The Limners – the name is derived from “illuminators” – were mature artists of broad international experience and, for more than a quarter century, they occupied the top level of Victoria’s unexpectedly rich cultural scene. Unlike other Canadian groups – Toronto’s Painters Eleven, the Regina Five – who were brought together for an exhibition, the Limners joined forces in friendship and mutual respect. They never drafted an artistic manifesto but we can recognize their deep roots and shared humanist outlook. Read More by Robert Amos
I saw many familiar faces at this exhibit, highly recommend checking out this show before it ends!