Monday, March 16, 2020

Gardens as Art – the COVID-19 Interruption

This year’s Sunday Lecture Series, an annual fundraiser organized by the Associates of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, got off to a great start with lectures on Monet’s Garden at Giverny on March 1, followed by the Matarea Garden in Cairo on March 8.  

Then came COVID-19.  So far only one case has been found on Vancouver Island, but the third and fourth lectures of the series have been postponed indefinitely – as has every large public gathering.

At least the lectures will be easier to reschedule than, for example, ‘A Conversation with Michelle Obama’ which was to have been in Victoria, her only Canadian stop, on March 31.

I will go ahead with my planned blog posts of paintings relating to each of the gardens to be featured in the series, starting on Wednesday.