Brush­ing up

Heart’s Con­tent Cable Sta­tion hosts Demon­stra­tion Week

The Compass - - TRINITY SOUTH -

In the early 1900s, artists were reg­u­larly hired by the Heart’s Con­tent cable com­pany to teach art to sta­tion em­ploy­ees and their chil­dren.

The tra­di­tion con­tin­ued last month when White­way artist Clif­ford Ge­orge vis­ited the cable sta­tion to share his life and cre­ative process dur­ing Demon­stra­tion Week.

“It was our first time do­ing this pro­gram, but be­cause of the suc­cess I am more than cer­tain we will be do­ing it again next sea­son,” says site su­per­vi­sor Linda Soo­ley.

The vis­i­tors were im­pressed with Ge­orge’s work, es­pe­cially when they learned he fin­ished a paint­ing within mere hours.

The first artist at the sta­tion, Alexan­der Pindikowsky, was hired in 1879. He was fol­lowed by J. L. Blau­vert and Wil­liam Charles Palmer.

sketch­ing a New­found­land pony, Lady. Ge­orge set up out­side the sta­tion White­way artist Clif­ford Ge­orge, right, demon­strat­ing his paint­ing tech­niques dur­ing Demon­stra­tion Week at the Heart’s Con­tent Cable Sta­tion. Ge­orge’s paint­ing, “Thun­der and Light­en­ing,” plen-ty­which he com­pleted on a day with

of thun­der and light­ning.

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