Heart’s Content Cable Station hosts Demonstration Week
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.