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Start with Art Opening

michael binkley sculptor in stone start with art seymour art gallery

The Start with Art opening was a great evening. This annual exhibition is presented by the Seymour Art Gallery in Deep Cove, BC, Canada.

Emerging and established artists are invited to exhibit a piece of their work, but it must retail for $150.00 or less. The exhibition is designed for patrons under-sixteen years of age, and the artwork is displayed low for the younger eyes to appreciate.

The above is a shot at the opening. When I snapped this, there were several children in the gallery, but you only see their parents. That is because every community art gallery must offer a interactive component at each exhibition and this year, Sarah Cavanagh, Director of the SAG and her staff decided to offer a private place for children to explore and create their own artworks. Behind the wall that has the exhibition title on it is a small room, with a very small entrance at the back of the gallery to the centre right. The entrance was inviting to smaller visitors, but not so much for adults Рsort of like an Alice in Wonderland theme. What you cannot see is about a dozen excited and very creative children who are drawing like mad on the walls of their special art room.

Each year, I donate outright a small bird sculpture to the event, so the proceeds of the sale of the sculpture all goes to the SAG. You can see my little cross-wing dove sculpture on the pedestal at the left of the photo. Happily, it as found a home with a new young patron.

We look forward to seeing everyone next year.