Refuge Cove: Moving with the Tide
Curated by Judith M. Williams
First established in 1910, this hidden community, full of history and personality, lies just kilometres east of Squirrel Cove. Its life and times during the 1970s is depicted in seven iconic paintings by Judith M. Williams. Rare archival photographs, artifacts, stories and interviews will take you from its beginnings as an upcoast provisioning centre enclosed by float houses, to a supply stop for boaters and a haven on the land for Cortes Island’s nearest neighbours.
Special thanks to Curatorial Interns—Terri Storey, Monica Nawrocki, Laura Balducci, Laurel Bohart, Gordon Gram, Mercedes Grant, Sue John, and assistant, Holger Schramm.
The exhibit was opened on Saturday, June 24th, at 2 p.m.
More pictures from the exhibit and from the Opening Celebration Day can be found on our Facebook Refuge Cove Album.
Dynamite Stories, by the exhibit curator, Judith M. Williams and Refuge Cove Coastal Kitchen, by Cathy Campbell, companion pieces to the exhibition, are for sale in the Museum shop.
More exciting things happening at Cortes Museum this summer! (2017 announcement)
Thanks to funding from BC Museums Assoc., Heritage BC & Canada 150, Laurel Bohart and Lynne Jordan are re-creating Wild Cortes–Woods, Wetlands & Waters as a Museum satellite exhibit at Linnaea Education Centre, opening this summer. Besides Linnaea Farm, partners joining Cortes Museum to create this ecological hub for Cortes include Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), Children’s Forest Trust, Sabina Leader-Mense, Christian Gronau, Rex Weyler and other local biologists.
Museum programmer Brittany Baxter is co-ordinating with Klahoose a Canada 150 grant project Where Do You Come From? It will include creating art, song and dance, an artistic film, and a community quilt, all culminating with a lively community event in July. Watch for future notices about all these exciting happenings and events on local bulletin boards, www.cortesmuseum.com and Tideline.