Thursday, June 21, 2018

Maud's Wedding Dress

Maud's Wedding Dress

"It was lengthy, ribbed and gathered-in at the waist. Some skilled and patient artist had sewn beads of jet in rows, like a Lakota breastplate, from the neck to the waist. Imagine the hours expended."

Lance Woolaver, The Heart on the Door.

Monday, June 18, 2018


"They (Maud and Everett) get their water from a well. They keep a trout in the well and call it "Fred"."
Shirley and Lance Woolaver, The Joyful Art of Maud Lewis, Chatelaine, Toronto, ON., Dec 1975.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Judy made the cover of "The Rolling Stone"

Whose Maud?

Whose Maud? Exhibited June 12th - July 28th, 2018
There were many social, physical, and emotional factors that influenced and shaped Maud’s life; an often-unknown fact about Maud was her relation to the Marshalltown Poor Farm, or Alms House. Set back from the highway from Maud’s own home in Marshalltown sat the imposing Alms house. Kenney and Rhude believe that before we can truly comprehend the work of Maud Lewis, we must first understand the relationship between both her life and the space in which she lived and found inspiration, and its influence on rural Nova Scotia's marginalization and socialization of the poor.
“To think that this chapter is merely a footnote in Nova Scotia’s history is to overlook the contemporary social issues ranging from the modern welfare state, to that of captivity, in all its various social guises. The Poor Farm is a modern tale whereby our collective concerns about being, knowing, substance, cause, identity, time, and space, have been housed, but not necessarily cared for or nurtured. It is a metaphysical prison that haunts us today.” – Laura Kenney and Steven Rhude

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Opening of Whose Maud? was great..thanks so much to Laurie Dalton, curator and Steven Rhude, painter extraordinaire and to all who came out, really appreciate it!
The show at Acadia University Art Gallery runs till July 28th, gallery hours are 12-4pm, Tuesday-Sunday.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Getting Excited for "Whose Maud?"

This is one of the pieces that will be in "Whose Maud?"
Opening is June 12, 7pm, 2018
Acadia University Art Gallery
Wolfville, NS

"The Maud Squad"