Contributed by: Don Valley Art Club Show Committee
For this Holiday Season a VIRTUAL GALLERY has been created for the benefit of both art lovers and the artists of the Don Valley Art Club. DVAC is one of Toronto’s most vibrant art clubs, established in the 1940’s. The original clubhouse was a small cabin in the Don Valley, with their first Art Show held there in 1949. During all the years since then and through the current pandemic, in its 73rd year members are still making beautiful art in a wide variety of mediums, subject matter and style.
Why might people choose to purchase art? When asked, in addition to “I just like it!” or “It makes me feel happy” we often learn there is a story behind it: “I can remember where it was purchased.” “It was to celebrate a special occasion.” “It reminds me of …”. Or one of our favorites: “This is an investment; it will last much longer than most of my appliances!”
During the pandemic we keep hearing that people want a change. “We needed to see something new on our walls.” Also we have noticed a trend that parents and grandparents are buying art for the younger generations, getting them started on appreciating original art. One man smiled, saying “It’s a housewarming gift for my granddaughter who is moving into her first apartment.”
Art can start conversations, it connects people. “Art is something we have in common. Regardless of our culture or race or gender or sexual orientation or religion or financial status – we all have art in our world in some form or another.” K. Dillon
The DVAC Show is online until December 5th. Enjoy an Art Break and wander through the website at www.donvalleyartclub.com/artshowandsale. Do you miss chatting with the artists? When something catches your eye, you can contact them directly to learn more. Curbside pick-up or local hand delivery by artist is available. Thank you for supporting local artists!