For the last 2 weekends I exhibited my art alongside my fellow artists of the Beaconsfield Artists Association and then of the Lakeshore Artists Association.
In our area, Spring has been “interesting” to say the least! We were hit by a devastating ice storm in some parts of the province. The island of Montreal, including our area, was struck pretty hard. Our neighborhood is home to many hundred-year-old trees: some trunks splintered like matches, branches cracked, broke, fell, some of them on Hydro lines, cutting our electricity for more than 5 days.
Needless to say, the exhibitions provided a welcome break from cleaning our lots and our fridges and freezers. We artists happily got back into what we love doing, and so did visitors as we had great turn outs at both events.
Viewers recognize that art exhibits are more than just a collection of paintings and sculptures. Art inspires and challenges us. It unites us in a way that other things can’t.
In the midst of our busy lives and in a world that can often be cold and disconnected, art exhibits offer us a respite from the mundane. They allow us to step into a world of beauty and imagination, where colors are brighter and emotions run deeper. They are a portal to the soul, a glimpse into the collective human experience as the artists share themselves through their art.
Through the artists ‘eyes we see the world in a new light, we empathize with their struggles and triumphs. Sometimes, we even change our thinking as we recognize and share the complexity of the human experience.
Because they bring people together and because they break down barriers of culture, of language, and ethnicity, art exhibits have a profound impact on our community, on our lives. And they provide us artists with a way to give back. Through the Beaconsfield Artists Association who supports AMCAL and Lakeshore Artists Association who partners with NOVA, we contribute financial support and shine a light on these wonderful Community organizations that service the public.
These art exhibits definitely have the power to change lives, they give us a chance to connect with something greater than ourselves.
I am lucky to be participating in another Art exhibit that will start on June 1st in the multi-media room of the Beaconsfield Library. This should run until the end of the month. This is presented by the Beaconsfield Association and all canvasses will be Square 12 X 12 inches.
The next time you visit an art exhibit, take a moment to appreciate the impact it has on your life and on your community as you enjoy the shapes, colors and emotions the artists have expressed. Allow yourself to be moved, inspired, and transformed by the beauty and the power of art. Art exhibits offer us a connection to the warmth and humanity that we recognize within ourselves as we witness the power of creativity and the beauty of the human spirit.
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I really enjoyed reading your article on exhibitions. You put it into words so beautifully, and I hope that some of the viewers to my shows appreciate the work in the way you describe. It can be a bit discouraging sometimes when there doesn’t seem to be much feedback. It looks like a lovely exhibition – well done.
Thank you very much Margaret for your feedback. Sometimes we do wonder why we do it all but in the end, we must continue. I am so happy you enjoyed the article xx
Love your drawings. Sounds like you had a wonderful day attending the art exhibit.
Thank you Jennifer! Yes indeed,time well spent 😊
Amazing! Really enjoyed reading this post – lots to think about when exhibiting work.
Thank you so much! 🙂