Wednesday, March 27, 2024

You're invited to an art exhibit

Hi, Brian.

I value your newsletters, and I’m glad more and more people are appreciating you. I wanted to let you know I have two pieces in the upcoming Toronto Heliconian Club's April visual arts show, A Portrait by Any Other Name.

Both my pieces are based on my memoir of my high school teaching years that we were working on in the Friday morning class (and that I confess I’m still editing). The show's free of charge, and open to the public on Saturday, April 6, 2-5 pm, and Wednesday, April 10, 4-7:30 pm, at 35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario (Map here).

I hope to seen lots of people there.

Best as ever,

Ellen Michelson

Note: Our upcoming courses “Welcome to Creative Writing” (see here) and “Writing Personal Stories” (see here) still have spaces. 


A Portrait by Any Other Name

Heliconian visual artists were invited to contribute visual portraits of any subject in any media, to confirm the genre’s relevance in an age of selfies and AI.  All club members were invited to contribute pen portraits, or character sketches, to the exhibit as well. The work on display may originate from encounters between the artist and herself, her subject or her imagination. 

Visitors are encouraged to think about portraiture’s potential for reflecting essence and ideas. In the words of the artist, Eileen Powers:

"At its most universal, a portrait is the essence of the subject, but that subject is not limited to people; a portrait can be any reflection of an essence or idea."

Join us for the Reception on Saturday, April 6, 2 – 5 pm.

A second public opening is on Wednesday April 10, 4 – 7:30 pm.

View the exhibit through April by appointment: email to arrange a time.

The show runs from April 4 to May 1, 2024. Admission is free.

See our upcoming weekly writing classes, one-day workshops, and four-day writing retreats here.

To see where else your fellow writers are having success, see here (and scroll down).

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