Visiting An Art Gallary

Canada
March 15, 2018 6:16am CST
While reading the paper yesterday I noticed our local Art Gallery was showing the art of a local artist named Shelly Niro. She is an indigenous artist, and her show is called Indian Summer. I texted my best friend and made a date for the afternoon after my Water Areobic Class. My best friend and I used to visit the Gallery for every show. As we walked into the building it seemed so strange, it has been years since we were there. I moved out of Grimsby about 15 to 20 years ago. I'm thinking its been almost that many years since I'd been there. That will change, we will pay attention and go to every show from now on. The artist is a native that lived in Ontario and Upstate New York near where I grew up. I recognized some of her photos shown at the gallery were from my neck of the woods. Her titles for her work were wonderful, we laughed often because of her sense of humor. We really enjoyed her show and the link below will show you a fast video of most of the art we saw yesterday. Having the time to really look at the photos and paintings made our afternoon a nice memory. Do you have a local Art Gallery that is free to visit? We are lucky I think and need to visit more...
June 24 – September 2, 2016 Opening Reception: Friday, June 24 at 7:00pm Join us for the opening reception of Indian Summer, a solo exhibition of work by She...
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@Plethos (10920)
• United States
15 Mar
i like going to local art, craft and especially photo shows. but lately over here all the art has been very limiting, imo. Or as i call it, Seperatist Racist art. Its all about "brown pride" , "la vida loca", anti u.s. , anti law enforcement, the whole extreme left side of politics. im tired of seeing art with an aztec king riding a low rider through trumps wall.
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• Canada
16 Mar
I haven't seen any art in the US lately, so I was not aware politics got into art. I can see why that is happening in the states, the daily news is not good and hopefully there will be better people running the country soon.
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@Plethos (10920)
• United States
19 Mar
@PainsOnSlate - about 3 or so months back, i ended up talking to one of the artists, he made the mistake of asking me for my opinion, since i didnt share his political view he wanted to fight me. i just told the snowflake to chill and kept about my business. if he cant handle opposing views or harsh critiques, then he shouldnt be an artist, is what i ended up telling him.
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@Plethos (10920)
• United States
20 Mar
@PainsOnSlate - ive seen that mentioned before, never really looked at it though. In all fairness, i did warn him before i opinionated.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Mar
My older daughter and I love to visit art galleries, unfortunately, time is a bit of a problem. She's trying to get into VCU's (Virginia Commonwealth University) art program to study illustration.
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• Canada
16 Mar
I hope she get in. I went to Art school and loved every minute of it.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
16 Mar
@PainsOnSlate She's been accepted to East Carolina, which has the program she wants, but she REALLY wants to go to VCU.
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• Canada
17 Mar
@Platespinner I remember those time when you are good for one but want another, I hope she gets what she wants.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
15 Mar
We do have local art galleries in my city. I also sometimes go there. It is really amazing to see the work of arts of local artists. I hope I can have some of their works.
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• Canada
20 Mar
I love to look at art. I was an art student as a youngster and today I am an artist.
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@Shavkat (65270)
• Philippines
20 Mar
@PainsOnSlate I hope I can see your art gallery, my friend. Honestly, I am a frustrated artist.
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• Canada
20 Mar
@Shavkat My art is not in museums, I sell it in one store and they are always asking for more.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
15 Jun
It seems as if nothing is free near us. I wish we did have something like this to visit.
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• Canada
17 Jun
You might want to phone and ask your local art galleries and museums if they have free days, I think most of them do.
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@Shellyann36 (11273)
• United States
19 Jun
@PainsOnSlate I will have to check into it. Thanks for the info.
@LeaPea2417 (22038)
• Toccoa, Georgia
5 Apr
I love visiting Art Galleries.
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• Canada
14 Apr
It is fun isn't it? I love all kinds of art.
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@LeaPea2417 (22038)
• Toccoa, Georgia
14 Apr
@PainsOnSlate Yes, I do too.
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@LadyDuck (176604)
• Switzerland
15 Mar
I like to visit art galleries. There is a show I would like to visit, Van Gogh paintings. The show is in Italy and it lasts until the 8th of April. May be I can visit.
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• Canada
20 Mar
I would love to see a show of Van Gogh, I have seen a few of his but a whole show would be wonderful.
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@LadyDuck (176604)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
@PainsOnSlate My cousin went last Sunday, she said it's a wonderful show.
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@BelleStarr (39652)
• United States
21 Jun
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.
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• Canada
22 Jun
I find myself so busy painting I miss my best friend, so when we can go to a gallery or out to lunch is a good day.
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@shaggin (37762)
• United States
3 Apr
The shows are free? That's awesome! No we do not have anything like that here. Seeing the artist showed photos of places you recognized from where you grew up is really cool!
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• Canada
3 Apr
Our local area it is free, the big cities have big fees...I enjoyed her native feel in her work but photos of where I grew up was a surprise.
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@mom210 (6771)
• Atlanta, Georgia
26 Mar
How wonderful you have found an artist you relate to and enjpy. I do not go to the city for much, so we do not go to theart gallery much
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• Canada
30 Mar
I love seeing what other artists do, it’s always so different and interesting.
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@paigea (22484)
• Canada
17 Mar
Sounds like a wonderful day with a friend, and many more to look forward to.
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• Canada
19 Mar
Yes, it was and we intend to go often now that we realized how life got in the way of art...
@DianneN (85007)
• United States
17 Mar
We love visiting art galleries and museums. Some are free and some aren't, but they're worth every cent. Lovely photos.
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• Canada
20 Mar
In small town the galleries and museums are free, Big city, there is a fee. I love going to Toronto to visit the Galleries and Museums but I really appreciate my small town views.
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@marlina (77995)
• Canada
15 Mar
Thanks for the link: I wasn't aware of this artist at all.
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• Canada
20 Mar
I was not aware until seeing her work in our small gallery. I hope to see more of her work.
@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Mar
Thanks for the link. I loved the cut-out costumes for the guy on the couch but it was all very interesting.
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• Canada
20 Mar
Her sense of humor showed in all her titles. I enjoy seeing others art. its amazing how different every artist is.
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@MALUSE (43593)
• Uzbekistan
15 Mar
Yes, we have. I often go to galleries and art museums. I'm interested in all kinds of art, I don't prefer a special period.
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• Canada
20 Mar
Me too I enjoy it all.