I’ve decided to write about Saturday’s ‘magical’ event, led by Wendy Lees, in a few installments, this one being PART ONE. I am so excited about Wendy’s venture into the art scene and very pleased to discover so much about visual arts in Calgary that I didn’t already know! I am also so grateful to the various proprietors who have invested time and been open to an intimate tour group moving into their spaces in order to ask some questions and discover new things about art in Calgary. Wendy is one of those soulful individuals who listens to her gut and also manifests positivity around her…so, INDEED, the entire day was a positive one.
PART ONE brought me at 10:30 in the morning to a place I know very well, Rich Theroux’s Gorilla House, located at 1503 15th Ave. SW. It was an intimate and relaxed venue for us to meet one another and for us to share a cup of coffee and a dreamy piece of coffee cake. I’m hoping that Wendy will share her recipe! Felix was there to boot, so I got to enjoy some baby giggles on top of all of the enthusiasm and beautiful art. The Gorilla House is not simply the home of the LIVE ART battles, but is also a fantastic exhibition space, a collective of studio spaces and a place where artists gather to draw from the model on Thursday nights. Its diverse purposes makes it one of the unique art spaces in Calgary.
It was great to meet Clover, Jonah, Michelena and Jennifer at this point on the tour. (You can enter and exit on the tour as you wish or need to…turned out I stayed for the entire day!)
Gratitude to Wendy for the wonderful beginning…and LOOK! She researched the parking for the best dealio of the day! Photographs and all!