As Catherine Paterson noted in her 2013 Ph.D., thesis entitled The Heritage of Life and death in Historical Family Cemeteries of Niagara, Ontario; graves “create ties to place, people and a sense of a family’s identity over time.” With the rise of urban churches, the relationship between the living and the dead shifted from theContinue reading “The Living and the Dead”
In the early years of Hamilton, death was common and could come at any time. Reverend John Miller took charge of Ancaster Church on August 8th, 1830 and kept a parish record from 1830 to 1838. Scanning his entries, it is easy to discover how the young often had very short lives. On May 22nd,Continue reading “Death Comes Early in 19th Century Hamilton”
Odds and Ends – an artist’s notebook Oct 26th – In the spirit of Halloween, I have re-posted an edited version of last year’s short film: the Legend of Lover’s Lane. Based on the long standing legend from Ancaster (Ont) of what happen at the Hermitage Mansion in the early years of the 19th century.
Christina Sealey’s opening reception for her new works is Feb 6th, 2015 at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, Ontario. This should be a very interesting show because it will display a bit of a re-think on her approach to painting. The reception starts at 7 pm and runs until 9:30 pm. The show, itself, runsContinue reading “Christina Sealey At Carnegie Feb 6th – 7pm”
http://fatcats-starvingdogs.com A weekly update of Artist Chris Erskine’s art and art related interests. This week: traffic problems on the 403, Hermitage fate goes before Hamilton City Council, the influence of Hamilton Artist Chris Healey. http://chrishealey.me/ Chris Erskine email@example.com @erskinec
What does the Hermitage mean to you? This is the question posed by Leanne Pluthero and Marla Loretta (on Aug 22nd), organizers behind the Save the Hermitage Facebook page. Artist Chris Erskine tries to answer this question as an individual and as an artist. Chris Erskine firstname.lastname@example.org @erskinec
The Hermitage Ruins have a little more time before the future is decided. The Permits sub-committee was to hear the request by the Hamilton Conservation Authority to demolish most of the surviving walls to a height of 3 feet. Apparently, more people wanted to attend the meeting, so the meeting has been re-scheduled to May.Continue reading “Hermitage Ruins Not History Yet!”