Whispering River Music presents
River Songs 2020
Bert Weir Days
Sustaining the Interface between Music, Art, & Nature
September 25 – 27, 2020 Foley Community Hall
Sunday Concert September 27, 3:00 p.m.
World Premier of Morning At The Bushwall by Alan Torok Winner of the Bert Weir Commission Award 2020
(Albert George b. 1925, Sandwich ON) passed away March 23, 2018 (McKellar ON).
When he could no longer pick up a pencil Bert said to Joy “I can’t draw any more so what’s the point of being here?” It was why he did all else. It was what made him breathe in and out. Making art was life to Bert. He was a doer until the very end.
Bert spent his lifetime in the bush in Northern Ontario on a quest to depict the beauty, power and reality of nature in paint. His passion for the flow of energy between himself and the delicate ecosystem of nature and his emotional response to it has been his life’s work. Bert’s deep connection to nature both spiritually and physically was the core to his being.