January has been a bleak month of harsh weather in Vancouver: snows, icy rains, roof leaks, bad driving conditions. It's also been harsh hearing about the earhquakes in Italy, close to where we lived, and affecting some of our friends -- thankfully in less than life-threatening ways. The US election may have turned away from "globalism", but if you've ever lived in the world outside North America, it's hard not to have meaningful ties that expand personal borders.
I'm writing this from Mexico, during a brief escape to a country I like a lot, and one that is especially welcome during winter. I've posted about the art in Puerto Vallarta in previous columns. Both the street (or beach sand) art, as well as gallery art, continue to rhrive.
Back home in Vancouver, a show opening at Cityscape in North Vancouver included my work among it's very varied assortment of acquisitions for its art rental program. This program is designed for people and businesses who'd like to rent (or rent-to-buy) art. Here's one of my works shown there. I missed the opening (because I was here, in Mexico). But The show runs through Feb. 4, so I'll catch it when I come back. It's always fun to see.
|Twilight Blooms, painting by Janet Strayer|
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