Friday, May 1, 2009

The Don Valley Art Club Spring Show

The Don Valley Art Club is one of the best art clubs in
Toronto, a city of 5 million at the moment. I joined
because a friend of mind recommended that I
join, and since have developed a community of friends
within the larger club (there are approximately 200 members).
The club hosts three major shows a year, and offers members
opportunities to draw or paint, or listen to talks by art experts almost
every day of the year. Its studio space is in the beautifully
renovated old Brick Works -- which is planned to be a
central cultural hub for the city with restaurants, galleries
and in the summer a lovely organic farmers market.

This weekend our Juried Spring Show and Sale opens
tomorrow (Saturday) at 1:30p.m. It's held in Todmorden
Mills, another beautiful historical site by the Don River.
The gallery is a gorgeous, large space. The public
loves the show because the works range in size from small
to large, in style from traditional, to more experimental
pieces, and the prices are more than reasonable. So if you're
in Toronto, Ontario, Canada please come and check it out.

New Day
acrylic on canvas
36 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

Before the Dance with the cat
acrylic on canvas
26 x 48 inches
Barbara Muir © 2009

As I've told you I have two large pieces in the show,
and it will be fun to see them there. I'd be thrilled to see
you if you're in the city, and if you're visiting town,
please come by for the opening.

Have a planning-to-see-some-art day.


r garriott said...

How did I miss the cat before? He's marvelous!

Barbara, I wish you best of luck with the show. Sounds wonderful and wish I could fly to Toronto tonight!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi R.,

Thanks for your wishes. Why don't you fly on in?

Take care,


Melinda said...

Fabulous paintings, Barbara! It sounds like you're going to have a very good weekend.

Can't be there, but how about in good thoughts for you and your fellow artists?!

Susan Carlin said...

Oh, I'd Love to be there for your show, Barbara. You're going to make a lot of eyes and hearts happy with these paintings.

eldon warren said...

New Day is absolutely gorgeous. What a great painting. Good luck with the show. I guess that would be today. I know you'll knock em dead!!!

Barbara Muir said...

Hi Melinda,

Thanks so much. It was a lovely opening, and quite exciting because I met some wonderful people.

My fellow artists and I had a super time.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Susan,

Thanks so much. I really appreciate your sweet words. I think I did make some people happy, which of course made me happy.


Barbara Muir said...

Hi Eldon,

You are so kind. It was great fun,
and I'm sure your encouragement
had something to do with the happy experience.

Take care,


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