Literature Program

Sunday, April 29, 1979


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A performance by Dennis Tourbin (from the ARTSPACE exchange show), PORT DALHOUSIE STORIES. [NOTE: Multimedia artist Dennis Tourbin (1946-1998) was a founding member of the Niagara Artists' Center in St. Catharines, ON, and was Chairman of the Board of Artspace in Peterborough, ON. Audio documentation of the author reading on November 13, 1977 (copyright Tourbin) at the Lion Hotel, Port Dalhousie, St. Catharines) exists in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collection of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries.]

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David Schirm
All The Glad Variety

Though distilled into broad symbolic forms or abstract landscapes, David Schirm's work often springs from his own experiences during the Vietnam War and paintings may allude to the scenes of horrific and senseless battles, the strafing of weapons across a landscape, "whose laser-like blazes of fired bullets gave a distinctive hum of un-worldliness to the darkness." Though his depictions of landscape forms even touch upon the pastoral in their depiction and use of color, Schirm's original point o ...