Alan Twigg’s tribute to Rudolf Vrba

Rudolf Vrba, who escaped Auschwitz and co-authored a report saving 200,000 lives, remains unrecognized in Vancouver despite his significant historical impact. Alan Twigg (l.) seeks to change this.” FULL STORY

 

Kirkby X 3

February 09th, 2016

To improve wildlife habitat on Vancouver Island, the Nile Creek – Qualicum Bay Watershed Renewal Program is a collaboration between Trout Unlimited Canada, Vancouver Island University and Nile Creek Enhancement Society. Self-described “warrior-painter” Ken Kirkby became Nile Creek Society president in 2006. Born during a London air raid in 1940, Kirkby migrated from Portugal to northern B.C. and the Arctic as a young man. The acclaimed painter has joined forces with poet Manolis for Chthonian Bodies (Libros Libertad $48). 978-1-926763-42-2 Also see Goody Niosi’s biography,  Ken Kirkby: A Painter’s Quest for Canada (Libros Libertad 2009) and a biography by gallery operator Patricia M. Fraser of Salt Spring Island, Ken Kirkby: Warrior Painter (Libros Libertad 2013  9781926763286 $20).

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