Nancy Lang Visits Grade 8 Artists to Discuss Tom Thomson
Nancy is the producer of the 2011 film West Wind: The Vision of Tom Thomson and the mother of Greenwood alumnus Daniel Martin (‘09).
Nancy joined the students to discuss the life and death of Thomson and her research for the film. Students engaged in discussion about Thomson's paintings and hypothesized about his death. Nancy captivated this group with stories about making the film including finding old photographs and listening to people's stories.
This year, the Grade 8 artists have paddled Canoe Lake on a Thomson adventure and visited the McMichael Gallery and the Group of 7 gravesite, and they have now had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Lang. These young artists should be quite knowledgeable on the topic of Tom Thomson and the Group of 7.