Thursday, May 8, 2008

Genius in our Midst

When Bill Reid died in 1998, I said publicly that we often do not notice when Mozart walks among us.

I believed then and I believe now that Reid was a brilliant artist.

The Haida Gwai, which can be seen at YVR or at the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Raven, on display at the Museum of Anthropology, are stunning, inspiring works.

Congratulations to all who worked so hard to open tonight the new Bill Reid Gallery on Hornby St.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I agree that Reid was a brilliant artist. Almost makes one proud to be a Canadian -- except that I'm too Canadian to admit that!

Another brilliant Canadian, which I was reminded of listening to your James Taylor song (and which I also love).