If Emily Carr and Lucy Maude Montgomery met

Play has first public reading at the Victoria College of Art

In Claret and Amber, a new play by Susan Shillingworth, two legendary female artists encounter each other in Port Arthur’s CPR station in 1941.

Drawn from the journals of Emily Carr and Lucy Maude Montgomery, this fascinating connection between Islands East and West has its first public reading at the Victoria College of Art, as part of the lecture series by noted art historian and Emily Carr expert Kerry Mason. Attendance is free, but seating is limited.

The event happens Feb. 28, 4 to 5.30 p.m. at the Victoria College of Art, 1625 Bank St. For more information go to www.vca.ca.