June 2 , 2012
Presentation of an original painting to my mother on her 90th. birthday. Painting is of her birthplace, Lashburn Saskatewan , Canada . My mother Edith Risby on left of picture is at the head table for her big 90th. birthday party
This painting is dedicated to the memory of my father Andrew Risby , and all of the forgotten
black pioneers ,who helped to build this country inspite of endless hardships and hostilities offered by both the environment and the other settlers. Those who bit there lip and turned the other cheek so that future generations would not have to.
by Phillip Risby
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