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An ancient mariner has found a home

Local artist Ruby Ewan donates sculpture to Pontiac High School

by Glen Hartle
Shawville
Feb. 29, 2024
Lying at the intersection of literature, science and art stands an epic poetic tale written at the very cusp of our modern times by Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Rime of the Ancient Mariner. That poem has become entrenched into our collective identity and many of us quote it without even realizing we are doing so, as we do with so many of Shakespeare’s witticisms. Who among us has not heard or used “water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink”?
And while the poem has long been standard fare at most educational waypoints, Pontiac High School (PHS) is now proud to host a sculpture inspired by, and named for, the story-teller in Coleridge’s poem.
Following on the heels of an extensive retrospective exhibition in Portage du Fort last year (Stone school opens 2023 season with Ruby Ewen “Retrospective” THE EQUITY, June 7, 2023), local artist Ruby Ewen . . .

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