Was lucky to get another excuse to take a weekend get-away this summer – got into a show in Toronto! The Society of Canadian Artists 51st International Open Juried Exhibition accepted one of my pieces. It was quite thrilling to be in this show as I thought it would be a really long shot for me. Turns out in the end I was one of only a few non-painting / non-drawing pieces – so kind of extra cool!
The show is in Toronto (till August 26th if you’re visiting there) at The Papermill Gallery (67 Pottery Road). It is located on the Todmorden Mills Heritage Site which is beautifully set in a park. It has two historic millers’ homes, one of them housing the Papermill Theater and Gallery.
On the drop off day – I strapped my piece to my back and trekked there on the train. It is quite a process building a box that will securely house my non-flat kind of fragile pieces but I’m starting to get pretty good at building them. Spent the afternoon after the drop off walking about 7 kilometers back to the train station through parks, along the Don River and exploring the Distillery District (such fun!).
We went back for the opening night and spent a couple days enjoying the city. During that visit I explored Kensington Market, Queen Street West, Chinatown, Graffiti Alley and made a visit to the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) where I got to see several China related exhibits that were fascinating. One of my favorite parts of this visit other than the show – discovering Soma Chocolatemaker. Oh goodness, they’re amazing – check them out in person in Toronto or visit somachocolate.com
It’s been a great year so far for me with art – a real thrill and honor to get accepted into shows. It’s also allowed me and my husband some fun little trips and let me discover more in cities I didn’t know much about. Really truly thankful for it all. Here’s some photos from this show / trip, hope you enjoy! 😀