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Skylight Gallery, Emerge Into Light, Definitely Captivating & Worth Discovering

“The bicycle one” – Matthew answered. “Of course” – he replied smiling.

Mission accomplished. The long-promised letter has been delivered to the Town Hall on Monday. We were going to just drop it off in the reception area on the first floor and then leave.

But you cannot go to the Town Hall and not have an elevator ride with Matthew and explore the art on the walls. Lady instructed us to go to the second floor and give it to the Mayor directly. We were not keen, but we decided to go to the second floor and deliver it there.

The little finger pressed the button 3. I guess we are going to the Skylight gallery first.

emerge into light, art by Shawna Patenaude, Skylight

The dramatic view revealed itself when I saw a lady setting up the gallery for the month of October. I later learned the artist was Shawna Patenaude, an artist from Georgina.

I absolutely loved her art, especially because I am a very big fan of still art. The artwork beamed towards me with simplicity, yet engaging and captivating me as an observer. The red apple with water drops – surreal photo I thought, but it was a painting in fact. Her art has a touch of reality as well.

Which one is your favourite?” – a man asked Matthew. “The bicycle one” – Matthew answered. “Of course” – he replied smiling.

I could see that even Matthew enjoyed her beautiful art as well. So if you are around the area, this gallery is a must-visit. Head to the Skylight gallery for the month of October.

emerge into light, art by Shawna Patenaude, Skylight

Yesterday was an overcast and rainy day. The light was subdued and soft in the gallery, not too strong on the paintings. The artificial light illuminated all the artwork just right.

Finally, we were on our way to the second floor to deliver that letter. On the way back after a successful delivery, we were back in the elevator and the little hand pressed number 3 again. I asked for it so I could snap a few pictures. The little man did not resist.

I couldn’t leave without a record of my visit. I absolutely loved it this time.

COMMENTS

James said: October 4, 2011 at 23:18

Thanks for the tour of the Skylight Gallery, Anna. I will have to check it out. I’m glad that at Aurora town hall they’re trying to do a little bit more than just administer Aurora. Beautiful paintings by Shawna Patenaude in your photos!

Marvin said: October 5, 2011 at 01:14

Lovely! But you were allowed to take pictures? In a gallery? Most galleries I know would forbid it.

Shawna Patenaude said: October 5, 2011 at 12:47

Thank you so much for mentioning my artwork in your blog, Anna! It was wonderful to meet you and your little man on Monday. I am happy to report that the Artist Reception went very well and I sold three paintings. BTW Marvin…Anna was very nice and asked me if she could take the pics.

Sandi Huband said: October 5, 2011 at 13:18

I am the lucky recipient of one of Shawna’s Rose paintings, it’s just stunning, as all her work is. I wish I had more walls in my house, they would be covered in her work, especially the kitchen!

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 5, 2011 at 21:34

James no problem and thank you for commenting. Yes it is worth visiting and yes it is nice to visit town hall just for a tour. Her paintings are in fact beautiful.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 5, 2011 at 21:35

Marvin, I really don’t know. I asked Shawna that day if I could, but if she wasn’t there I probably would too, I snap photos of everything.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 5, 2011 at 21:44

Shawna no problem and it was nice to meet you too. Matthew remembered and kept talking about the tri-cycle again when I showed him my post with your gallery. You know I am not surprised that you sold paintings that day. You will do well, it is a very beautiful display.

Anna Lozyk Romeo said: October 5, 2011 at 21:46

Sandi thank you for commenting. Yes the walls is always an issue, lol, I wish I had some more too. Congratulations on your purchase.

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