art ~ spirit ~ transformation

e*lix*ir   #7
spring 2018



  • Cancer, Comics, and the Healing Power of Art

  • Poetry

  • James Andrews

  • Translations

  • “If I Should Gaze Upon Your Face” by Tahirih
    translated by Shahin Mowzoon and adapted by Sandra Lynn Hutchison
  • Selections from Rumi
    translated by Shahin Mowzoon and adapted by Sandra Lynn Hutchison

  • Essays

  • A Landscape Yearning Towards the Light: A Year with the Paintings of Catharine McAvity
    by Sandra Lynn Hutchison

  • Art

  • Paintings
    by Catharine McAvity

  • Comic

  • Ruhi & Riaz
    by Eira

  • Voices of Iran

  • Sweet Fruit
    by Anisa Bahamin

  • Looking Back on Books

  • The Incomparable Friend
    by Shirin Sabri and Sue Podger
  • The Story of the Báb as a Child
    by Will van den Hoonaard and Gloria Savoie

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    Catharine McAvity


    Where have all the Daisies Gone? 1966

    Blue Genes, 1971

    Garden Riot, 1974

    Aura I, 1975

    Tropical Landscape, 1976

    Field Shapes, 1978

    Orientale VI, 1978

    Luna II, 1979

    Hibernal V, 1980

    Hibernal II, 1981

    Printemps II, 1982

    Autumnal, 1982

    Soirée, 1984

    Aestival, 1985

    St. Martins Vista, 1987


    Catharine McAvity
    Bio:   Catharine McAvity (1915-1999) was a prolific and well established artist based in New Brunswick, Canada. She studied with many important artists including Jack Humphrey, Miller Brittain, Tony Onley, Christopher Pratt, Ken Lochhead, Ron Bloor among others. Her work has been exhibited widely in the Maritimes and featured in an exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Her work is found in many museums and galleries as well as prominent collections.