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Miguel Exhibits @ Moniker – News @ Eleven

I feel a little like Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion. Last night was the Opening Night for the inFocus 2 Photographic Exhibition that I’m participating in, and I couldn’t have asked for more.

I hung two photographs of my recent trips to South America on behalf of CUSO International, and I’m extremely pleased to say that they stood out like sore thumbs. My attitude going into this was to go big or go home and there’s no doubt that I pulled it off in style. It wasn’t the size of the prints but the content of the images that overwhelmed.

The images were printed and processed on Fibre Paper by Bob Carnie Printmaking,and displayed in custom, deep, black, wooden frames with archival mats, behind museum glass fromAntony’s.

My heartfelt thanks to all of you that were able to join me last night and although the gallery was closed today, Friday the 20th, I invite the rest of you to drop by to see all the artists works. The exhibit will be on display at the Moniker Gallery in Toronto, until the 25thof September, between 11:00 am – 6:00 pm, including the Monday during which it was originally scheduled to be closed.

I produced 4 X 6 B&W postcards with each of the two images, as keepsakes, and left them in the gallery, so drop by before they run out. Otherwise, you’ll need to wait until my encore exhibition.

Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus – Flash Mob Performance

Not only is this appropriate as we near Christmas, but you know how some pieces of music can bring on the tears, well for me, this is one of them. I’ll share others with you in the future.

Perhaps not so strangely, but for all are human failings, one of the characteristics that distinguishes us from other members of the animal kingdom is our ability to transcend our daily struggle for food, shelter and clothing and use our imaginations to invent truly inspiring works of art.

Witnessing the selflessness of these artists to bring a few minutes of pure joy into the lives of others, also brings me to tears. What a beautiful moment, and what a privilege to have been one of the unsuspecting members of this audience. Surely, this is one of the upsides to the tools for mass communications that we have available today. Enjoy and please, please be open to the needs of those less fortunate than you, because there is always someone less fortunate than you.