The Convention Place within the Whitby Mental Health Centre recently hosted their first invitational art show, juried by the owners of the Station Gallery in Whitby. The response was enthusiastic, according to the organizers, and the final selection included 40 entries from patients, staff, and community artists. At a gala opening on May 9, 2009, the award winners were announced, and I'm very pleased to say that my entry Big Sky won third place. Here is the piece, which will stay on display at The Convention Place all summer.
At the opening, McLaughlin Gallery director David Aurandt (seen below with the first, second, and third place pieces) spoke persuasively about the place of creativity in a balanced life, and congratulated all the artists. It was a great community event, and I'm proud to have been part of it.