March 9, 2011

A Very Long Day, Part 2.

In my second installment about my day, I will show you our trip to the exhibition called Artists Project Toronto. There, I met a few of my artist friends, and got to know new acquaintances.

This is my friend Rachel. We have worked on a few shows together. I always enjoy spending time with this talented artist and wonderful individual.

This is Samantha. I have met her through Rachel. She is one of the most interesting Toronto artists.

This is Nava. I have the pleasure of keeping one of her works in my home. When we met, and I took this photo, she told me the story of her hat, which she loves so much, but keeps on losing. The hat somehow always ends up returned to her. I told her that I should take another photo to immortalize the hat:

Nava, I have kept my promise!

Next, I unexpectedly ran into my friend Nathalie, with whom we have collaborated on many shows.
You know how it is when two ladies meet after not having seen each other in a long time - there was a great deal of screaming.

At this exhibition, I met Diane Black for the first time. I have really enjoyed her sculptures and sense of humour. Hopefully, we'll be able to meet again.

This is a wonderful sculptor from the Niagara region - Janny Fraser. We had an inspirational little chat.

These are glass sculptures by  Nick Chase. I was too shy to take his photo, which I really regret.

This is Ross Bonfanti. I have also met him for the first time - it was absolutely impossible to pass by his stand:

It was great to see so many kids at this art show - visiting, and even helping out with their families.

I've known this artist for some time. Her name is Ann Shier. It was very interesting to see a new direction in her work.

The hairstyle and the outfit of this lady are itself works of art.

Although I've been familiar with this artist's paintings for a while, this was the first time I got to know him face to face. I love,love,love his art. When I asked Peter A.Barelkowski, what is the central idea behind his paintings, he said "Anger."

This exhibition also held the Lemon Competition. Here are some photos from that event:

If life gives us lemons, what should we do with them - make art, or add them to vodka?


  1. Really nice walking with you in the exhibition, I just wish we have art exhibitions like this. Even we had, I doubt we can photograph inside the exhibition ... thanks !

  2. Sounds like you had a fantastic day meeting up with many friends along the way. I love your photos, thanks so much for sharing your long day with us. Diane

  3. Going through your pictures and comments has been like being there. Thanks. I like your portraits too, good portraits are an amazing thing. And the lemon's section is all fun and refreshing :-) I've got a friend that paints mainly fruits and vegetables, you might be interested, she is really good.

  4. Une belle promenade grâce à toi dans cette exposition. Bravo et merci. Amicalement jean-Philippe

  5. Fantastic images. Love the lemon art and the butter flower (or whatever it was).

  6. An interesting insight into the world of artists. Great post.

  7. Hienoa tavata ystäviäsi ja korkeatasoista taidetta kuviesi välityksellä...!

  8. what a great exhibition Olga ! nice to meet so many talented artists ! really nice and interessant post !!!

  9. Part 2 was every bit as interesting and enjoyable as Part I. The photographs of those artists are very good, you have captured something of the essence of the person in them. They would make good portraits for exhibition catalogues! And the lemons are fun. When I go to Italy next week the lemons will be hanging on the trees I think. I shall take a photograph just for you Olga :-)

  10. Hi Wong,
    In Toronto, not every exhibition allows you to take photos. I was disappointed recently when I couldn't photograph the Maharajah exhibit at the AGO :(

    Hi Diane,
    The day was really long and interesting. I'm glad to have the opportunity to share it.

    Hi Pet,
    Thank you for the comment. When I was looking over the portraits, I noticed that the facial expressions are very cheerful. Thank you for the link to your friend's blog.

    Hi Jean-Philippe,
    Je suis heureux que vous aimez mon rapport sur l'exposition. Il a été vraiment amusant.

    Hi Sarah,
    I had a lot of fun looking at the various ways lemons can be used in art :)

  11. Hi Spangle,
    One scientist friend of mine told me that there's nothing more challenging and relaxing than socializing with artists.

    Hi Eko,
    Olen iloinen, että pidät mietintöni näyttelystä. Se oli tosi hauskaa.

    Hi Marty,
    I didn't want to make the post too long. In reality, there were so many more interesting things and artists.

    Hi Dolly,
    Welcome back! It's great to see you finally blogging again. I hope you are well. I'll be waiting for the lemons and for your pictures from Italy.

  12. Thankyou so much for giving me the chance to take a virtual tour of this exhibition and for introducing me to so many interesting artists.

  13. Beautiful photos, people, art and day in general. It was a privilege to feel that I had shared this day with you.

  14. Awesome presentation Olga. I felt like I was there too. You have some wonderful and very talented friends.

  15. Olga, you deserve some kind of blog award for this posting.

    I can't tell you how much I enjoyed your beautiful and interesting reporting on this wonderful art show -- every photo, every word -- you gave it so much personality. I got to meet your fellow artists, old friends, new friends, see their art (wonderful, by the way) and get a real feeling of what this all meant to you. I must have spent 15 minutes looking at today's post. Thank you for putting this together and telling your story.

    Best blog of the day award to YOU.

  16. Ms. Olga, what a fascinating and exciting post. I felt privileged to spend the day with you at this special exhibit. It seemed to me that "yellow" was an underlying color theme. I agree with you, Peter Barelkowski's work is great and thanks for his link. I'm glad you had such a wonderful day and "Excellent" post.

  17. What a wonderful day. To be in the company of so many artists. Lucky you.

  18. ah, I soaked this post in, it was so good. I love little peeks into exhibitions, and thanks so much for introducing us to all these artists.

  19. Fantastic, thank you for sharing this interesting exhibition.

  20. I just love lemon yellow... You just gave me a colour scheme idea for a client!! Thank you so much, Olga!! I hope she goes for it! ;)

  21. That looks like a fantastic show, Olga - how fun to see all your fellow artists!

  22. Hi Lindy,
    You are welcome! It's so lovely to hear that you like this post. I always feel the same about your blog. Take care and have a great weekend.

    Hi Happy Frog and I,
    I take that as a huge compliment! La-la-la

    Hi Dough,
    Thanks for stopping by and for these words. I cherish every moment that I spent with my friends and colleagues.

    Hi Rick,
    Your comment really made my day (or may be a week). I feel that I still have so much to learn about photography and English language :)

    Hi DeanO ,
    I am glad that you liked Peter Barelkowski's work. Of course, it feels completely different when you stay in front of his paintings. It is difficult to find the right words but I can call his art philosophical.

  23. Hi Randy,
    Unfortunately our meetings don't happen very often. Almost all artists that I know, are hopeless workaholics :(

    Hi hila,
    You are welcome! I am really happy that I had the chance to introduce all these artists.

    Hi Xurde Radío,
    Thanks for these lovely words :)

    Hi Lena,
    I take that as a great compliment!
    Thank you for visiting. Have a great weekend.

    Hi Talli,
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who liked this show :)

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  25. I just love all the creativity posted here. Thanks so much for sharing these lovely photos!

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    Obrigado por visitar meu blog. Vou verificar o seu blog.

    Hi Charlene,
    Thank you, dear friend. I just enjoyed meeting my friends and sharing their talents with the world :)