Tuesday, May 4, 2010

"Night Garden" Opens in Calgary

Kamaria ©2010 Janice Mason Steeves oil/wax on panel

My exhibition, Night Garden, opened at Wallace Galleries in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday, April 24. The show runs until May 8th. I flew out to Calgary for the opening. This very beautiful gallery with its floor to ceiling glass wall is located in downtown Calgary at 500-5th Avenue S.W. All of the paintings in the exhibition can be viewed on the Wallace Galleries website or my website.

The day was beautiful and balmy in the morning but just after the show opened at 2pm, the weather turned. It began to rain. Shortly afterward the temperature dropped and it started to snow! Big, fat wet snowflakes. A couple of days later, Calgary was hit with 40cm of snow. I was grateful that it didn't happen during my opening.

I have lots of family in western Canada and almost all of them came to Calgary for the opening- from Edmonton, Vernon, Salmon Arm, Red Deer and Winnipeg. And old friends came from Edmonton, Banff and Calgary. What a fabulous show of support!
Thanks to them all. It was a wonderful reunion and a terrific opening for my first show in Calgary.