Steven carries my painting into Ayrspace, and
we are given a warm welcome by Jill Yuzwa,
the gallery director.I told you I'd tell you. Beautiful downtown Ayr
is where the biggest show of women's art is going to
take place. It's about an hour and 20 minutes out
of Toronto, not bad for a drive. The Gallery itself
is beautiful -- a heritage building and former hardware
store -- the building has been sensitively renovated into
a large gallery space. Wooden floors and a tin ceiling give
the gallery warmth and a classic, tasteful feeling.
Steven checks out the gallery which
is getting ready to host a spectacular
concert. The painting which is part
of the current show is a huge painting of
The Four Seasons, and as you can see the
space is large.
In other words this will be the perfect place for a party,
and a glorious space for a very large show of women's
art from all over the world. Last night I visited the gallery
to drop off my painting for the show. Jill Yuzwa the
gallery owner is a complete sweetheart and she invited
me and Steven to catch a bite next door at the local pizza
restaurant, then come back to hear the marvellous
concert put on by Anne Lindsay. I'm so glad we stayed.
Before the concert began Jill made an announcement to
the crowd about the International Women Celebrate
show and introduced me and Jeanette Vermeyden -Obbink to the
audience. That was a nice touch.
What a treat listening to Anne Lindsay
practice before the concert.
So that is my report from Ayr. Of course we went on the
net after our drive home through a snowstorm and
looked up Ayr real estate, but that doesn't mean we're
moving there. Yet. Still, we are really looking forward
to meeting you all next weekend.
Have a thinking-about-how-nice-it-would-be-to-live-in-Ayr day.