Even though the chill in the air today makes it feel more like winter, the days are longer, I’m seeing more of the sun lately, and the doves have returned this week to start making this year’s nest in our porch lamp – all signs of Spring coming, if it isn’t quite here yet.
Could there be a better way to pass this in-between period, this “faux Spring”, than with a couple new exhibits? This year’s Poets and Painters unveiling ceremony and reception is Saturday, Mar. 4th from 1 to 4 pm at the Niagara Falls Public Library on Victoria Avenue. Each Writers Forum member has written a poem for a paired painting, and each of the local artists involved has created a painting inspired by a given poem. Only the titles of the new poems and paintings have been revealed to all of the participants and we have yet to see and hear all of the new creations. I can hardly wait! It will be both memorable and inspirational. If you have the time and find you are in Niagara Falls, make your way to the Rosberg Room at the Victoria Avenue Library after noon on Saturday. Join us for light refreshments following the presentation. This special exhibit of paired poems and paintings will be up until the end of March – don’t miss it!
If you’ve never been to the McMaster Innovation Park in Hamilton for one of the art exhibit receptions, you’ve been missing a great show! The gala opening reception for the 23rd Exhibit is on Thursday, Mar. 3o, at 7 pm. Admission is free but everyone is encouraged to bring packaged food donations for their regular collection. There will be live music, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and lots and lots of gorgeous art on the gallery-style walls of the enormous and bright atrium. I will have two of my Big Sky paintings on display there until the end of June.
In the meantime, I hope all of you enjoy the dwindling days of winter and the joyous coming of Spring.