Sybil Andrews and Walter Morgan on their back deck

Sybil’s legacy lives on in Campbell River

Andrews was an early practitioner of linocut printing, a controversial medium championed by the Grosvenor School

The Campbell River Arts Council invites the community to celebrate Sybil Andrews Day on Friday, April 19 from 1:30-4:30 p.m., at the Willow Point Cottage, 2131 South Island Highway.

Declared by the City in 2007, April 19 is officially Sybil Andrews Day.

Born in Bury St. Edmunds, England, April 19, 1898, Andrews was a graduate of the Grosvenor School of Art, an institution world famous for its promotion of Futurism.

Andrews was an early practitioner of linocut printing, a controversial medium championed by the Grosvenor School.  She moved with her husband Walter Morgan to Campbell River in 1947, where she lived up until her death in 1992.

She taught art and music in her home for over 40 years.

Today her linocut prints are sought after internationally and have reached record prices.

The Sybil Andrews Cottage was the first property on Campbell River’s Heritage Registry.  On April 19, beginning at 1:30 p.m., the Sybil Andrews Heritage Society will host the community at the Cottage.

The Ripple Rock Children’s Choir will perform from 1:30-1:50 p.m.

At 2 p.m., Michele Sirett will give a presentation on behalf of the City. At 2:30, the Arts Council’s Executive Director Ken Blackburn will unveil the new Interpretive Panel of Sybil Andrews and Walter Morgan, followed by a short talk on Sybil’s legacy.   And at 3 p.m. the Mayor will officially cut the cake in honour of Sybil’s birthday. Coffee and tea will be served.

Call the Arts Council at 923-0213 for more information.