This is part 8 and the final installment of the unfinished Hermitage Ruins doc. Last year, as it appeared that the Hermitage would be partial demolished, a group of activists held a gathering at the Hermitage. Their goal, to save the Hermitage.
This short and unfinished film follows some of the lead organizers as they explore the ruins and try to understand the location of the various buildings on the site.
It was a wonderful day of exploration, and really captured the power of the Hermitage over the imagination of those who visit the site.
Call to Action – Email 159 words of support to Hamilton City Council by 5 pm, Sept 24, 2014 to save the Hermitage Ruins that are located in Ancaster, Ontario. One word for every year that the Hermitage has existed. Council needs to know that the community will support their decision to save the Hermitage.
1. On Painting – getting caught up in details (1.55 minutes)
2. On New Technique -trying out finger painting (2.15 minutes)
3. On New Projects -doing finger painting (0.40 minutes)
4. On the Hermitage – joining forces with Rob Patry (0.40 minutes)
5. On the Hermitage – latest developments (2.35 minutes)
Painting outdoors is about speed and editing; capturing only the most important elements. This summer, however, I been loaded down with details and time. So, I decided to mix things up with a change in technique: finger painting. Using my fingers to sketch and paint buildings and landscapes. Traditionally, you only show your most successful pieces, but I feel the journey is just as important and as the distination.
For my first attempt at a finger painting, I decided to use a large 40 by 48 inch canvas. It was surprisingly hard to spread the paint around and the amount of paint required was quite alot.
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.
This is the official web site of the Save Century Manor Task Force 2 (CMTF2). This task force was created not only to draw attention to the existence of Century Manor, an important Hamilton heritage building in danger of demolition by neglect, but also to provide information on Century Manor and to gain support within and outside our community for our ongoing fight to save and preserve this heritage building through restoration and adaptive reuse.