http://adamhodnett.folkmedia.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AH-Archie-Harper-in-Salon-Feb-2016.jpg 3150 3600 Adam Hodnett Adam Hodnett2016-09-30 16:20:322016-10-15 14:10:16JOURNALISM: Archie Harper — A great artist uncovered
JOURNALISM: Archie Harper — A great artist uncovered
I was doing a story for the Salon Section of the Telegraph Journal on the 40th anniversary of the Restigouche art gallery, when I started asking about the founder. No one knew much about it, but I did catch his name — Archie Harper.
I managed to track down a few folks who knew Archie by reputation only, then I found a few remaining friends, and then a family member. He was a pretty remarkable guy, and almost ended up completely forgotten.
Here’s a story I was able to piece together about his life, and his legacy in northern New Brunswick.