cathy blakeCatherine grew up in Japan and Canada.  She trained in Canada as an art teacher, and has taught art and other subjects in secondary schools, camps, and children’s and adult classes in Canada and abroad.

After retiring from teaching, Catherine went to Zanzibar for a CUSO posting. In Zanzibar she worked in a Moslem teacher-training college to bring some of our more modern teaching methods to the program. Zanzibar is a beautiful tropical island with a mix of African, Arab and Indian peoples, food, and culture. While there she delighted in photographing, drawing and painting the scenery and buildings of the island. Since her return, she has been painting in acrylics and mixed media and has exhibited several times in Ottawa and Almonte.

Her travelogue will feature photos of Zanzibar Island, and she will tell of her teaching and travel experiences around Tanzania.

Tuesday, March 10th @ 7:00pm at the Almonte Branch Library. This is a free event.