Sprung For Spring

Winter compresses. The shorter days. The weight of snow. The cold that slows. Things dwarfed and pressed together. Flesh. Scales. Earth. Feathers. Buds.

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Dan Nuttall, “Abstract in Cool Blue”, 2015, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36″

Summer expands. Things get further apart, lighter, and movement is freer, further ranging, we seek the spaces in between, allowing some delight in the disorder.

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Dan Nuttall, “Blue Socks 2″, oil pastel on archival paper, 16 x 20”

And in between. Spring. Unfurling, tumescent, sensing. Our forays expose both old and new surfaces, as if for the first time, to the available light. Spring is a time of year for expectation, for hope, for fresh exposure, new light, and perhaps anticipation of some kind of charming chaos. Entropy here we come – I’m sprung for spring.

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Dan Nuttall, “Butterflies”, acrylic on archival paper, 20 x 30″

I see spring as a chance to be “out and about”, me as molecule,  entropy of one, escaping the bonds of an isolated system and joining the fracas and fray to bounce off others. One of these feel good spring events is SNAP!

SNAP! is ACT’s annual photographic fundraiser featuring a live auction of art, a silent auction, and a photo competition.

Over the past fifteen years, SNAP! has provided patrons with an opportunity to support ACT’s programs and services, increase their awareness of HIV/AIDS, and add to their art collections. The event provides a great opportunity for both established and emerging artists to showcase their work.

SNAP! has raised over $2.5 million since its inception in support of the important programs and services at ACT.” (quotes denote information from SNAP! web site).

Check out this amazing event HERE.

The photographs donated by local and international artists are included in a Live Auction and a Silent Auction at the GALA opening.

SNAP! 2016 will take place on Thursday, March 31st, 2016 at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library. Public previews will take place from March 18 to 20.

On March 31st, the doors open at 6:00 pm, and the live auction begins at 7:00 pm sharp! SNAP! 2016 includes a live and silent auction, complimentary h’ors d’oeuvres, and a host bar.” (quotes denote information from SNAP! web site).

I’ll have  a photograph called “Brothers in Brown”, featured in the Silent Auction and I invite you to seek it out alongside amazing work by some very well known and emerging artists. Spring into action, spring into auction, get out and about, and find the sun in a fresh exposure!

 

 

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