Independent Study: Week 5

There's not much to talk about this week. I took a family-based trip to Canada which took up a good part of the week, but still I was able to finish working through Todd Henry's new book. I was also able to conduct the first of a series of interviews with church leaders which will comprise a portion of my research.

On a different note entirely, I visited the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and learned about the Group of Seven. These turn-of-the-century painters had an approach that I absolutely love: they hiked or canoed into remote places in Ontario and painted, often in a very personal and expressive style. More about that later.

I also became acquainted with the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and learned a little bit about their programs.

Next week there will be more interviews, and some deep digging into Marty Neumeier's work.

One more thing: Ontario can be just beautiful in late July.