|Cascade Lakes, 24x30, original painting by Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki|
My city, Port Moody, is also known as the City of Arts, and I recently got even more insight in what that means. Like most cities, Port Moody has a wonderful Arts Centre a public library that hosts monthly art exhibits, and active art clubs for sociable creatives. Our community is a constant source of support.
|Wide smiles in a warm home with paintings on the walls|
Things like these make artists feel welcome in the community, which is not uncommon across Canada.
But wait, there is more!
The Port Moody City Council takes the city's artsy brand a step further. They invite local artists to present their creations directly to the Council. This initiative is called Art at Council, and this month it was my turn to show up at the podium in the city hall. You can see here how I got through it.
A special thank you goes to Councillor Zoe Royer for her invigorating questions and kind encouragement.
The idea felt a bit scary at first, but it proved to be really satisfying. It's good for us artists to get out of the studios and showcase what we do. People love talking with artists. Who knew?
I encourage you to seek the art-sharing opportunities in your community.
All my best,
P.S. The preparations for my July solo art exhibit "Naturally Magical" in the Studio Connexion Gallery in Nakusp, BC are going well. Twenty landscape scenes featuring our magnificent province are waiting to be varnished and shipped.
The show opens on July 17, 2018. The artist's reception is on July 20.
Save the date and check out my Nakusp Pinterest board!