ArtSpring Newsletter November 9, 2020

Dear Friends,

I found them in the lawn on Friday, shaggy mane mushrooms. Fried up in butter they are just fabulous. Yum! It reminds me of home. When I was a kid my parents often picked shaggy mane and puffball mushrooms. The lovely earthy smell as they cooked was divine. The most exotic was one year when we found some morels, but only once. Treasures.

Fellow McGill alumnus, Mike Rud, commented on a CBC interview the other day. In his lead in he said, “It seems like the blink of an eye since Donna Grantis played the best final guitar performance jury I ever adjudicated in my 4 years on staff at McGill. Since then she went on to wow us all with her own music, collaboration with Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, and an incredible period as the house guitarist for Prince. Today she has very graciously agreed to visit us at Selkirk, to talk about that incredible career and answer questions!” Mike is a Juno award winning jazz guitarist, songwriter, and teacher. I really enjoyed Donna’s interview and listening to some of Mike’s music again. Hope you will too, I’ve included a couple of links below.

ArtSpring’s Donor Appeal is underway and we hope you will contribute to ArtSpring. While monthly donations are fabulous, every single gift is hugely appreciated. If you’d like to set up monthly donations feel free to give us a call, alternatively donate now.

With thanks,
Cicela Månsson
Executive & Artistic Director, ArtSpring


ArtSpring Events

Harry Manx
November 19, 20, 21, 22 – SOLD OUT. Harry Manx is no stranger to Salt Spring Island. A long-time resident, he can often be seen driving his pick-up truck into town with his dog sitting quietly in the back. More>

ArtSpring Presents
Death Cafe
December 2 | 10:30am
A Death Café is a group directed discussion of death. Limited space, please register in advance. More>

Online Events

Donna Grantis
A powerful Canadian musician who is incredibly humble and real in this CBC interview with Tom Power. From McGill University to touring with Prince. More>

Mike Rud
Gorgeous CBC video of Mike Rud’s Notes on Montreal, sung by the incomparable Sienna Dahlen, full band with strings, shot on location by Ian Cameron. Music produced for CBC by Frank Opolko. More>


This month ArtSpring launches its Annual Donor Appeal campaign. Please consider making a donation to ArtSpring. Every little bit helps and there are many ways to donate including monthly. Donate now.


ArtSpring Presents 2020-2021
It has been a wild ride and we are grateful to be back doing what we do.
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