Seniors Art & Storytelling Project

Seniors Art & Storytelling Project

Sunday, 28 September 2014

A Successful Opening Reception

This past Friday, September 26th, Belmont House hosted a reception for the opening of the 'This Light of Mine' seniors art exhibit. The auditorium was filled with the excitement and curiosity of participating artists, their families, curious residents, and visitors.
The printed boards included artwork, stories and poetry,
 with the artist bios and information about the work.

Much of the original artwork was on display for the reception.
Paintings by J. Richard Davidson, Drawings by Joyce Fearnside

During this reception, Belmont CEO Maria Elias thanked all those involved in making the project a reality. Local councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam was in attendance, and presented a wonderful speech commending the staff and residents of Belmont House in this endeavor. The group enjoyed snacks and took their time taking in the variety of work, and reading each participating artists' bio and about the work.

It was a particularly special moment to see the participating artists see their work and name on display in such a professional exhibit!
Devon (rec staff) shows Mary (participant) around the exhibit.

Irina (participant) sees her work up in the exhibit.

The full exhibit, featuring 19 artists from Belmont House, will be on display throughout the first floor hallways until Friday, Sept 3rd. Saturday, Oct 4th the exhibit will be moved downtown to 401 Richmond for "the big night," the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche event from dusk til dawn!

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