The 3rd Annual Calgary Art Show and Sale, titled “Verve”, took place on July 24, 2013 from 6-9pm. Because of the continuing growth in demand and popularity of the artwork created in our Art Studio, Verve marks the first time we have had to host our art show and sale outside of our facility to ensure we have enough space for displays and guests. We are very proud to announce we sold 44 paintings for an approximate sale total of $5,800.00!
Verve is defined as “the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition” We feel the works of art that have been created over the last 5 months embody this word, so it was the perfect choice for the name of our show.
Since February, our studio space has been transformed into an artist’s dream. One step inside the studio and it is easy to see where much of the inspiration for the artists comes from. Not only has the physical space been transformed, but the Studio Arts Committee has also opened up the minds of the artists who participate in the program by introducing some of the classics including Picasso, Michelangelo, Dali, and Klimt. Many of the artists have paid close attention to the details of these pieces and you can see the influences of some of the classic painters showing through in their artwork.
We would like to acknowledge the talent and extensive amount of work our Studio Arts Committee has put in to making this event a reality. Donna Harris, Jeanifer Genese, and Rebecca Lyonga have poured time, energy, and brilliant creativity into selecting the art, assisting artists in naming, as well as framing and getting each piece of art ready to show!
Thank you to all who came to the show and bought artwork to support our artists and our program! We are very much looking forward to the next Art Show in 2014!