Thursday, July 2, 2009

Latvian Song Festival Exhibition in Ontario

I'm happy to say that I have been selected to participate in the XIII Latvian Song Festival Exhibition at the Art Gallery of Hamilton in Ontario. The annual song festival is a highlight of Latvian culture.

In the show, I'll have two pieces. Both are cherry trees. The image posted is one of them.

And here is a short story about cherry tree's. My godfather, Dr. Lapin's, was the guy who created the Lapin's Cherry. It is a very strong, fleshy, sweet cherry. They are better than a Bing. The cool thing is that they were the first self fertilizing cherry tree!

The Art Gallery of Hamilton has this to say about the exhibition; "The Latvian Song Festival has been celebrated in Canada for over fifty years, continuing Latvian traditions in song and the arts. The festival exhibition of fine art is an intrinsic component of this cultural event. This juried exhibition of contemporary Canadian-Latvian artists’ work may be viewed as the echo and spirit of their past cultural heritage in modern-day Canada. Latvian-Canadians who settled in southwestern Ontario and other parts of Canada have generated an artistic community grateful for Canadian freedom and the many opportunities to contribute in our open society. This exhibition highlights the diversity and creativity of our artists."

Here are all the details:
Latvian-Canadian Art Exhibition
Art Gallery of Hamilton
June 27 - September 7, 2009