September 25, 2009

Art After Dark

Last night a group of eight of us strolled around Kingston's downtown core to take in the first "Art After Dark" gallery tour.

From what we saw it was a resounding success, with attendance quite healthy at many of the sites we visited. Luckily, the weather was perfect so it helped to make the night pleasurable.

Kingston's gallery scene has literally exploded within the last three years. There is the potential for the city to become a desirable cultural destination for travellers in a 3-hour radius.

We made a shortlist of the available sites and took in the gorgeous creations at Kingston Glass Studio, then we saw a video installation at Modern Fuel Gallery, new work at the Sandra Whitton Gallery, huge b/w photographic prints at the Robert Macklin Gallery, some lovely sculpture at Studio 22, and then we finished with what I believe is the best-in-show, the Sydenham Street Studios.

I should also mention that part of the reason for taking in the gallery tour is that a member of our group is planning to open his own gallery. So we were helping him do some market research and he was able to connect with some local artists that he may be interested in representing. How exciting!!

[Attached image by Donna Brown]

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