Fire Island — cultural resilience on Fogo Island

Fire Island — cultural resilience on Fogo Island

Reporter Steve Bartlett's series on the Shorefast Foundation's efforts to create cultural resilience on Fogo Island through the construction of a five-star and arts programs.

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The Tower Studio in Shoal Bay. — Photo by Steve Bartlett/The Telegram

Fogo on fire

May 06, 2011 - 9 h 22

First in a three-part series —

On the Shoal Bay shoreline, a striking charcoal tower is rising from the rocks and lichen. Flanked by scaffolding, the modern architecture catches the...

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Fogo on fire

N.L. soul, contemporary twist

May 06, 2011 - 9 h 43

To design the five-star inn and art studios for the Shorefast Foundation, Zita Cobb sought a rare creative beast.

"I wanted to find an architect who had Newfoundland in his soul, but contemporary...

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Zita Cobb: back to Fogo, with love

May 06, 2011 - 9 h 54

Zita Cobb says Fogo Island has the freshest, cleanest air on Earth.

She figures the islet has seven seasons. She loves each of them, but fall is her favourite.

"The winds out of...

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Zita Cobb: back to Fogo, with love

Fogo Island Dreams Big

May 07, 2011 - 8 h 10

Second in a three-part series

Russ Petten remembers arriving on Fogo Island and being shown where he’d be guiding construction of a five-star inn.

“They...

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Fogo Island Dreams Big

Inside the inn

May 07, 2011 - 10 h 07

The quilters' laughter is infectious. They're sitting around the top floor of the former Loyal Orange Lodge in Barr'd Islands, learning traditional stitching from an expert brought in to give a workshop.

They're...

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Inside the inn

Weather warriors

May 07, 2011 - 10 h 21

What's it like building a five-star inn of contemporary design on a cliff facing the North Atlantic in mid-February?

"Trying, very trying," says Russ Petten, construction manager at the...

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Weather warriors

The Art of the Matter

May 09, 2011 - 8 h 34

Last in a three-part series —

Social networking, Fogo Island style, won’t revolve around computers, Facebook or Twitter.

No, if things happen as planned, networking on the isle...

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This old house

May 09, 2011 - 10 h 27

The pink porch is different, but gives off generous warmth and prompts a feeling of nostalgia.

There are other powerful colours in the 150-year-old home in Joe Batt's Arm: different shades...

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The woman behind the arts - Elisabet Gunnarsdottir

May 09, 2011 - 10 h 32

Zita Cobb lauds the attitude and effort of the Fogo Island Arts Corporation's director.

"The way her head is wired is right on," says Cobb, co-founder of the Shorefast Foundation.

Elisabet...

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The woman behind the arts - Elisabet Gunnarsdottir