CNS Press Releases New Book on Visual Arts in the North

Lakehead University's Centre for Northern Studies (CNS) is pleased to announce the release of its latest book, Visual Arts in the North. The work is edited by Patricia Vervoort, Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts.

Visual Arts in the North is a collection of six essays representing different approaches and different interpretations of some of the art found in or inspired by the North. They demonstrate that a range of artistic skills and means were utilized by a variety of artists concerned with ideas and images of the "North." As these essays pursue this theme, it becomes obvious that the "North" has many meanings and many interpretations. Most publications treat Canadian art history as belonging essentially to urban locations and leave the impression that nothing exists, let alone art, between Toronto and Winnipeg. The essays in this volume attempt to fill this gap in Canadian art history and to demonstrate that art production exists outside of the large Canadian cities.

The Centre for Northern Studies publishes original peer-reviewed, high-quality academic books in all areas relating to Northern Ontario, the Provincial Norths, the Territorial Norths, and the Circumpolar World. If you are interested in submitting a project for consideration, guidelines can be found on this site.