My Daily Art
When I began My Daily Art posts 47 days ago I wanted to share some artworks from the WAG. That led to architecture, exhibitions, people, and the story of the Inuit Art Centre project. And while I sometimes veered off course it was always about the WAG and its circle of objects and friends.
But something happened that I didn’t anticipate – an outpouring of comments, shares, and likes. And by the second week, the momentum behind my writing was coming largely from the community. What started as a plan to share some art came back to me a hundredfold. It was just the encouragement I needed as I led the Gallery through its 52-day closure. So thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support. And a big shoutout to Catherine Maksymiuk and her team at the WAG for helping get the posts out.
Tomorrow, the WAG reopens – carefully, respectfully, and thankfully. We are here for you – as a collection of art and stories, a source for learning and inspiration, and most of all – a place in the city where everyone is welcome. Our first two days are reserved for front line workers with free admission courtesy of Canada Life. Let’s never forget those who are putting their lives on the line every day.
While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares a reflection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more WAG@Home content.