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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 23, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE HftALD M, JACKSON SKETCHES PRESENTED A 1947 pencil drawing of Cowley i> of more than nine A Y. Jaekion works presented recently to the University of Lethbfidge Art Gallery by the Group of Seven artistY- niece, Dr. Naomi Jocksoo of Ottawa. The all from southern Alberta-include soenei of Brain ele- vators, Pincher Creek, the Blood Indian Reserve and the foothills. They were drawn in the 1930s and 1940s, often on both of three-ring paper. A. Y. Jackson, 87, the lost remaining member of the original Group of Seven. Dr. Grovet' presentation, three Jackson scenes purchased by the, U of L, seen as major art acquisi- tions. The U of L also awns Sorel Etrog's sculpture, Moses, which will be raised on the new West.Lerhbridge compos. Assault Brings Fine A Warner Atbert Liebttt, was fined fat win he pleaded (uilty in mag- istrate's court Wetoecday Mtmrting an RCMP UebeH and twa eompamoni had been stopped near New Dayton Jan. t by an I constable and one of tbe eom- Machea of New Daytoa had been ptaeed nod crest far unpaired driring. UteaeS had fonght with tbe CTffrf.hU and was joined far a period of tone by Uetrit, who exchanged tome blows with the eonaable and then fled down tae highway. Uebett bod origBtaBy plead- ed not gtaly U the charge and had been aebedofed to aland trial Friday afternoon. Wednesday he revereoed ba plea and received the fine the same fine Mitchell wan re- cently assessed for bis part in the fight. 'This is a nerteui offence and calls for severe. said Magistrate Arthur Etford. "I realm the fight between Mr. MitcheD. and tfae and I fail to see'an reason you would have for in- terfering in this matter. "If anything I would have e: peeled you to come to the a ststance of tbe peace officer. Pastoral Amalgamations Create Shortage Of Clergy Canadian Artist Liked Coulees But Found Rockies Domineering By JOAN BOWMAN HenU Staff Writer A. Y. Jackson "Hked the rhythm, the eroded sweep of the coulees, bot be never cared much for the Jagged out- lines of tbe said Dr. Naomi. Jadaon Groves, meet of Group of Seven artist. Dr. Groves, who was fa Leth- bridge last week for a four-day exhibition of her uncle's sketch- es, is the author of A. Y. Jack- son's Canada, a book which gives more than passing note to southern Alberta. Included in the more than IOC pencil drawings are at least 10 of the southern ngon, drawn in the 1930s and 1943 when A Y. taught at the University of Alberta's Summer School of Fine Arts at Banff. Except for a one-inch humor- ous depectun of the Letbbridge post office, the southern draw tegs stick to the prairie and foothills. Only four in the entire book concentrate on .tbe Rock ies. "The Rockies tend to domi neer an Dr. Groves laid. Unlike another Group of yen member, Fred oted for bis portratts, "A. Y. U in love with landscapes and ever fell out of krve with them." 'includes drawings the Okfanen River, Lund- jreck, the foothills, an area south of Pincher Creek and the Stood Indian Reserve. Also referred to m notes written by Dr: Groves are: Buchanan, son. of Lethbridge Herald pubfaher afar W. A Buchanan, farm- er Herald photographer Orvffle BrnneBe, Clarence Bundy of Cowley, Calgary. Stampede vet- ran Dick Cosgrave, Archie ;ey and'HarUnd's ranch, south Pincher. DOG SHOW Uthbridga Pavilion 25 and 26 April 50c MICTi lETHMIDCE AND DISTINCT KENNH. aim Weather Concert On May 5 Andy Stewart, Scottish com- poser, singer and entertainer, will headline the 1970 White Heather Concert, to be held May 5 at the Capitol Theatre. The concert, sponsored by the Scots Committee of St. An- drew's Presbyterian Church, will also feature comedian-sing- er Ronnie Dale, tenor Joe Me; Bride, soprano Jennifer' Shaw, accordionist Jimmy Blue and pianist Mark Simpson. Tickets are available at Lei- ster's Music Store. Persons who lave ordered tickets are asked A. Y.'s brother, Ernest, lived in Lethbridge, and a sister and niece still reside in tfae city. Alexander Young Jackson, born in Montreal, is now IJ years old and the sole remain- ing member of tbe original Group of Seven. Tbe seven are seen as tbe first artists to come to grips with Canada, in all its specta- cular roughness and outpouring of coior. These artists, some of whom had been painting together at lent 10 years earlier, came in- to full prominence in' 1920 when they exhibited, as the Group of Seven, at the Art Museum of Toronto. (Tbe identical exhibition is to be re-assembled tims year anc placed on display at tbe muse- mi's offspring, the Art Gallery of Ontario. The works win bang in the same on tbe wans.) Dr. Groves said there were four central figures ia tfae Group: Jackson, Lawren Har ris (who died this J. E H. MacDonaJd and Arthur Us mer. Tom Thomson, a dose asso- ciate, died in an apparent boa accident in 1917. Tbe remaining three were Varley, Frank Carmrenari "There has been considerable of pastoral especially in eastern and eeatral Canada, producing wnat appears to be a surplus of ministers and not all or- dained ministers are finding positions Dr. George Turtle, princiaal of St. Se- ihea's College, Edmonton to'd members of the United Church presbytery, at its unual meet held recently in Medicine Hat There are also a growing number of men asking for re- to the ministry and applications for accep- oce from other churches. Studies of this concern are oder way in various confer- aces regarding how this will affect other churches, since ap- plications are being receives rom points in the United Stabs and Great Briiain." Dr. Tattle advised that while lay ministers are serving very wen, the program win be dis- tinued after tail tununer in favor of the regular theolo- ;ical university course. "All professions are affected in the knowledge Dr. Turtle stated, "and there is a crying need for upgrading in training in all church work per- sonnel. The United Church pUaj to have its mmsters be required every 4 years to take a study in a. mogiiatd course approved by the board of col- lege. This, along with ttrte- week study leave each year." Dr. Tuttle said .that new 'agencies must be cultivated for contitnnBg' education, but the church has nestber me equip- ment, institutions or money to do the job. "We need to dovetail into existing facilities such tfae universities, colleges, and Calgary Pastoral Iistititi which deals with sex aad tut- ly life at weB at the program of the Calgary Foothills Dr. Tattle said. 'Finances will be an iiaue, but congregations, if they want to keep abreast of the times, wffl have be prepared to grant personnel leaw absence as well as financial as- sistance." Dr. Tuttle said mat amafl colleges such as St. Stephen's are1 no longer valid, and that plans are under'way-to com- bine the teaching programs the theological colleges acroos Canada. STREET LIGHTS Lethbridge had street lights 1969, compared to only When It Comes To Being Beautiful Half Fun Is Learning, How! Leorn How Easily, Delightfully With Our Compliments. MERLE NORMAN COSMETIC BOUTIQUE COLLEGE MALL 328-1525 -Costume Jewellery i first important work. Edge tie Maple Woods. From then on, as did tfae otters in the-Group, be trav- Qed during the summer months, and sketched, in pen- cil and oils. His canvases were .derived m the to pick them up possible. as toon as MASONRY PAINT ieeser and Fram John- ston. The 1930 abMaoo met with vehement attacks by news- paper critics, and Johnston left for Winnipeg a year .or two Mer. "He didn't have the gats to stay. But his work went tame. It never came to flower." Dr. Groves said She thought A. Y. "enjoyed the fight from the A. V. roamed Canada from fflesmere Island to southern Ontario, and from the Mari- imes to the British Columbia nterkr. TRIES TEACHING He tried teaching in 1926 at he Ontario Cotoge of Art, bat 'it took away, from his spciug and aotumn sketching." He never agate taught, a full school srm. "I suppose teaching supports one, but an artist loses a M of tfae vital juice to students." Canadian painting which has became "international" in .tfae pest few years, received its next great push ta Be. 1940s with UK advent of such ab- stract painters as Jean-Paul RiopeDe, Dr. Groves said. The works of RiopeUe, Alex Cntville of New Brurswick and William Kureteck of Winnipeg "have the same beat, the same sense of exhilaration" as the Group's Dr. said. The Group's institutionaliza- Uon m Canadian art, has prompted demands for "prices incommensurate with tbe nor- mal value of the paintings." It was just a chance of fate hat "their prestige rose with tbe affluence of Canadians Dr. Groves, who has seen her go into a second printing, is herself an artist and noted collector of works by German GAUON EXTBHOt FENCE PAINT 4.95 GALLON 3.79 FREDDIE'S WALL FLOOft COVERING IU Ird An. S. Mi. 327-1540 THIS IS CHAMBEX OF COMMERCE WEEK DID YOU KNOW? That during '69-70 itcnon Chamber of Supported city fn (ft bid for 'ToTlutiafi Rtiearth Ctntrt" for Reward) Taxation a oerwrol ntotting to public for purpoM of allowing to atk tiom and rdrat on rho "Whiti Poptr on poted Tax Tho Indian committM In w'rth local Indian AffaJrt Dopartmtnt arranged fw0 ot- touri; takirtf mtmbon of tKt Uthbrrdao on a rour of tho Blood to and Iht wot a rotvrn lowr bring- Irtf iloocJi In ro a look at Indvftnoi, loth activities to two arovpt together and bttttr yndtt- standing botwttfi two Arranged a meeting with Inferetted people To toHt with John Cherlngton, the Agriculture Editor of the Financial London, England, to talk tfbovf world grain tlfualion. SUPPORT YOUR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BE AN ACTIVE MEMBER! the press because it gave tbe artiste chance to brandish their ideas." PAINTINGS SELL And while tbe battle going on, tfae National Art Gal- lery and friends unheaMngiy were buying up the paintings. A. J. Canon was taken into the group after Johnston's de- parture, L. L. Fitzgerald and Ed Hoigate were the -last to join After 1933 the central mem- tiers went their own way anc the Group became the Canadi an Group of Painters. "It was like a river coming Into a lake and stowing Dr. Groves sakJ. A. Y.'s paintings tint al first according to his niece, until a European trip prior to 1901 converted him to impressionism. With this came impressionist Ernst Barbell. Barlach, a playwright, scuhv ar and artist, typifies Dr. Jroves1 interest in artists tike herself, who combine takoU fc than field. Former Resident In B.C. Word has been received of the death of a former Leth- bridge oldtimer, Olive Eliza- beth link, .at her home in Mir- ror Lake, B.C., near Kaslo. She was 82 years of age. Bom in Lethbridge, she had lived in retirement at Mirror Lake since 1958. Her father, Adam Link, was the first home- stead inspector in L e t h bridge. She is survived by two Mrs. A. L. 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