Opening Reception: a fun excursion to Galiano!

Last Saturday was very special: I joined a group of artists, got on a boat (a fast boat) and travelled to Galiano, another Southern Gulf Island, to attend the opening reception of the Saturna Artists Show at Insight Gallery. Fresh air, open water (vroom vroom, fast), a gorgeous sunny day, art, artists, connecting, networking, and munchies. Couldn’t ask for more! Without further ado, a little visual report of that day.
Saturna Island, viewed from the back of a fast boatOff we went, on a very fast boat! Above, that is the silhouette of Saturna Island as we made our way up Navy Channel, on our way to Insight Gallery, on Galiano Island. The gallery is a lovely space built by artist Tish Saunders and her husband.
_MG_5443The opening was attended by a good-sized crowd and after introductions, everyone really got talking, island-style, quite loud…
Saturna Artists Show, Insight Gallery, Galiano Island, BC August 2013People moved around, and got a good look at the pieces on display. For several Saturna artists, this was a first chance to show their work on Galiano, and local art-lovers got to discover new people…
Saturna Artists Show, opening reception, Insight Gallery, Galiano, BC August 2013
Saturna Art exhibition, Insight Gallery, Galiano, BC August - September 2013Tish curated the show and did an excellent job of grouping pieces and displaying them well.
August sunset on the water, Southern Gulf Islands, BCAnd look at that sky! At the end of the event, going home was not exactly an ordinary commute…

All too soon, it seems, it was time for our gang of artists to go home. And during the boat ride back to Saturna, the sunset was spectacularly enhanced by some interesting clouds… That is one of the big BC Ferries on the horizon, on its way to Victoria, on Vancouver Island.