Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Speaking of great art influencers -- Daniel Anaka

Daniel Anaka posing for his
portrait.  He was joined
by my cat Fiona, and dog
Sally.  They loved him.
They didn't want to leave.

Some of the most exciting shows I ever participated in were run by
Daniel Anaka as curator at the old Super Wonder Gallery on Bloor
Street.  Daniel has endless good ideas about shows -- themes, 
entertainment -- audience participation.  And Daniel really cares about
being fair to artists.  I was writing to the artist Gaya Kairos the other day,
and we were both missing those shows.  They were always so much fun. 
The Daniel
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches
Barbara Muir © 2016

I'm putting the portrait I did of Daniel on the blog tonight.  He is
one of the funniest, kindest people I know, but he posed in a very
serious manner for his portrait.

Thank you Daniel.  You are an inspiring curator and artist.  When
this whole COVID thing is over, I hope that you get a gallery
space, and that the excellent art shows and fun can start again. 

Have a loving your life day.


Daniel Anaka Artist said...

Thank you Barbara for the lovely words and your inspiring post. You're quite fun yourself :). I hope you have an incredible day!

Barbara Muir said...

Thank you Daniel, for your inspiring shows. The best time. I hope in the future you
can create that magic again.

It has been a great day because it rained and all the trees in my neighbourhood needed it.
Such amazingly beautiful rain.

Stay healthy.


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A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!