Current Items of Interest...
Above: Kent Cottage, Brigus, Newfoundland, Canada. Photo by Landfall Trust board member, Dennis Flynn.
The Trust will hold the first Open House of the season on Sunday, June 12th, 2016, 2 to 4 PM. A very special afternoon, it will honour Jake's legacy and 90th birthday with a reading from Dear Jake by 2013 Writer-in-Residence, Berni Stapleton. Please read more on the News & Events page.
Also from the News & Events page:
Lilian Cooper (left), of The Netherlands, is The Rooms 2016 Artist-in-Residence at Landfall.
Mary MacDonald & Martin Poole (right & below) of St. John's, Newfoundland are the Landfall 2016 Writers-in-Residence at Kent Cottage.
The Landfall resident artists and writers conduct community workshops, lectures and special events. Please watch our Facebook page for announcements on all Trust special events and to view the artists' Facebook albums.
Treat a special friend to a signed limited edition fine-art print of Kent Cottage at Landfall by renowned Newfoundland artist Gerald Squires. Print sales directly support long-term preservation and conservation of the historic 200-year old Kent Cottage.
Visit The Rooms website for current programs, and the ongoing and new exhibits.
Read about The 2014 Kent Centennial, a Commemoration of Rockwell Kent in Newfoundland and marking 100-years of Artist-in-Residence at Landfall's Kent Cottage, on the Kent Centennial page and join six authors and friends of Landfall in the spring 2014 issue of the Rockwell Kent Review, published by the Plattsburg State Art Museum.
Landfall Trust of Brigus
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Landfall Trust is a registered charity established in 2005 through the legacy of the late Bradley Jacob Folensbee, Jr. (Jake).
The Trust owns and oversees the undeveloped 11-acre Landfall preserve, a provincial heritage site with its 200-year old Kent Cottage, in the coastal community of Brigus, Newfoundland and Labrador, Jake’s seasonal residence for 51 years.
A lifetime educator and amateur artist, Jake’s passing wish was
that Landfall be a centre of lifelong learning opportunities for people and organizations to practice the arts and humanities recognizing and benefiting Newfoundland’s unique heritage.
The Landfall Trust’s Mission is to preserve the historic Kent Cottage, protect Landfall’s pristine natural environment and provide arts, cultural and educational activities.
The Trust provides seasonal Artists and Writers-in-Residence programs, conducts resident artist directed workshops and special events.
The Board of Directors serves on a volunteer basis and is supported by an Advisory Committee. They represent diverse skills and talents, including heritage preservation, the visual and literary arts, the surrounding community and its history, finance and fund development, and facilities conservation and management. All have an association with the community of Brigus and share Jake's vision.
The Trust is supported by its members, donations and the Landfall Press sale of resident artist fine-art prints. When not in use for its cultural and heritage activities, the cottage is rented as a pristine and historic weekly vacation retreat.
Please enjoy your visit to our website. Thank you for your interest in the Landfall Trust and its support of and contributions to the arts, education, cultural heritage and conservation of Landfall's historic Kent Cottage.
The Board of Directors
Landfall Trust, Inc.
The Landfall Trust Board of Directors . L to R: Andrew Crichton (past-President), Nancy Earle, Tony Dearness (President), Milly Brown, Marcia Spence, Iris Dalton, Margaret Morris (Treasurer), Dennis Flynn, Sue Crichton (Secretary) and Caroline Stone. Photo by Dennis Flynn. Not pictured: Robert Frampton (Vice-President, Facilities).
The Trust is exploring opportunities to share our arts and cultural heritage programs with new and unique residency offerings. Do you represent or know of an agency willing to help co-sponsor a Musician-in-Residence program? Please contact us with your ideas and suggestions.
Canada Helps accepts donations on behalf of the Landfall Trust. Please donate, today!
See the Environment Canada, 7-day, Brigus area Weather Forecast . The time in Newfoundland and Labrador is: