Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday -- A is for Art Gallery

Today we went down to the Art Gallery of Ontario -- which
opened last fall again after being virtually shut down for
a few years. It was an ideal winter day, blue sky, warm sun,
steam rising from glistening snow banks. What better
time to go and see some art. The dramatic revamp by
architectural genius Frank Gehry, is absolutely magnificent.

The building is designed to be tactile, with lovely wood on the
staircases, and in the arched cathedral-like glassed-in walk on
the street side of the building. Our wonderful
friends Suzanne and David gave us memberships for our
birthday and today we had the pleasure of having tea
with them in the member's lounge, which is the Grange.
What a treat! If you haven't been and you're in Toronto,
Ontario, Canada, be sure to check it out.

Steven sleeping
sketch -- pencil and black marker on Bond paper
5 x 7 inches

Tonight I am really tired, so I'm including a small sketch
done a few years ago of Steven sleeping with his eye mask
on while I read, or sketch into the wee hours.

Have a dreaming-of-great-things day.


Anonymous said...

Hi Barbara, sounds like you had a wonderful day at the gallery. The new space sounds great but I'm wondering how you enjoyed the art. Is there a web site?

Anonymous said...

whoa wait!! I found it. :)

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

I put the web site in my blog entry.
I'm glad you found it. Yes I loved the art. I'm crazy about The Group of Seven, and my girlfriend and I stood analyzing some of the landscapes so long that the guard in that room moved us along! Funny.

Take care,


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