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Fort Macleod artist Annora Brown.

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Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Annora Brown: pioneer interpreter of the western Canadian landscape

“By the 1930s artists were capturing scenes from many Canadian landscapes,” Annora Brown wrote from the Ontario College of Art. “Their canvases depicted Quebec, Ontario, outpost Winnipeg and a strip of the West Coast.” But her own prairie region “was as little known as the Antarctic landscape!” She resolved to change that omission, though I’m…Continue Reading

The Last Book Review

Posted on 08 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on The Last Book Review

Contributor – Herb Johnson (who turned 80 last week) This book report will not deal with a specific novel. It…Continue Reading

Annora Brown's painting of Gallardia. Photo courtesy the Glenbow Museum.

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Cameos: The Life and Work of Annora Brown

Posted on 01 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments (1)

JOYCE SASSE – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR There’s a treasure chest of Annora Brown paintings located in the Collections and Research Archives of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum. The shame is that only occasionally have they been displayed or lent to other public institutions. The blessing is that they have been so carefully preserved they are of pristine quality.…Continue Reading

Review: Nemesis, by Bill Pronzini

Posted on 01 June 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: Nemesis, by Bill Pronzini

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR sThis is one of a series by Pronzini featuring the nameless detective. We know his…Continue Reading

Review: Raylan, by Elmore Leonard

Posted on 10 May 2016 by admin | Comments Off on Review: Raylan, by Elmore Leonard

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Federal marshall Raylan Givens and a team of SWAT guys descend on a motel in…Continue Reading

Review: Watching the Dark, by Peter Robinson

Posted on 03 May 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: Watching the Dark, by Peter Robinson

HERB JOHNSON, GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Recently a person who was reading the particular novel was overheard to say the it was…Continue Reading

Review: The Target, by David Baldacci

Posted on 26 April 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: The Target, by David Baldacci

Jessica Reel and Will Robie are stone killers. They work for the CIA. In a previous novel Jessica killed two…Continue Reading

Review: Betrayal of Trust, by J.A. Jance

Posted on 19 April 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: Betrayal of Trust, by J.A. Jance

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR Josh Deeson is a troubled 15-year-old living in the governor’s mansion with his grandparents. Having…Continue Reading

Review: The Drop, by Dennis Lehane

Posted on 12 April 2016 by Contributor | Comments Off on Review: The Drop, by Dennis Lehane

HERB JOHNSON – GAZETTE CONTRIBUTOR This is a good book. In only 207 pages, Lehane manages to examine the nature…Continue Reading

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