I met Loretta down at the East Village, once asked to do some painting at the Golden Age Club in a madly creative environment called create! Loretta Young has some kind of story! What’s most amazing is how she lights up a room! Last Sunday saw the launch of a collection of her paintings, collage and mosaics at the Hear’s My Soul Cafe. It was a brilliant blue day and Loretta was wearing orange.
The surroundings were exquisite. I was able to connect with beautiful and dear friends, sharing in the music of Trio Velocity while munching on Janice Beaton Fine Cheeses and sipping complimentary wine. It doesn’t get any better than that! Wandering slowly from one space to another, I really engaged Loretta’s work, seeing a vibrant statement about life and freedom. Having also been a very active participant in Calgary’s MOMO Dance Theatre, Loretta’s visual work also appears to dance, no matter the medium. A spattering of orange seems to be a consistent underpinning and a delightful complement to the cerulean and ultramarine dominance.
I enjoyed embracing new friends and Loretta’s family, all present and excited about sharing this really important moment in time, a celebration of Loretta, her spirit and her art. Thanks again to visionary, Wendy Lees, who works tirelessly to create experiences around art and life in the East Village! Thanks also to Mike who contributed his time to some beautiful framing and display. A magic touch!