Sense of Place in Canadian Geographic July/August 2011 Issue
Writer Nino Ricci’s books include his Lives of the Saints trilogy, which was adapted into a miniseries starring Sophia Loren, as well as a biography of Pierre Trudeau. His most recent novel, 2008’s The Origin of Species, won him his second Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction.
Image © Canadian Geographic, used with permission.
Windsor Printmaker’s Forum wishes to thank Canadian Geographic for generously promoting the Sense of Place project. Dan Rubinstein, Managing Editor invited Nino Ricci to write an article for the July/August issue. In this article Nino explores the genesis and ambitions of the project and the myriad connections between the artist and the place they are from. The article also channels the voices of some of the project’s key participants and highlights past and upcoming exhibitions.
Canadian Geographic is published by the not-for-profit Royal Canadian Geographical Society. The magazine has a circulation of approximately 200,000 and an audited readership of roughly 3.3 million people every issue — it’s the fourth most-read magazine in Canada.
Congratulations to the Sense of Place artists whose work, selected by Canadian Geographic, is featured: Dan Steeves, Free to ignore moments of restlessness in the mind. Adam Medley, Secrets of Ventriloquism, Patricia Coates, Quarry, Dianna Rae Borel, Roots, Erik Edson, Muskrat, Kenneth Pattern, Jamu Di Condo.
Windsor Printmaker’s also extends a warm thank you to writer Linda Goyette. We met Linda while she was staying at the Pierre Berton House as Dawson’s writer-in-residence. On a sunny fall afternoon, Linda showed us parts of Dawson we might have otherwise missed, and it was Linda who later shared the idea of our project with her colleague Mr. Rubinstein.
It continues to be a pleasure meeting and working with gifted and generous artists throughout the tour. Windsor Printmaker’s would also like to congratulate Nino Ricci on his recent appointment to the Order of Canada.