Art for all, and all for art
If I had a million dollars, I'd start going out and buying art. But even without the big bucks to spend, I still might find something that fits my (tiny) budget at the Artist Project Toronto, a four-day exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art that will be held March 5 - 8. Close to 150 artists, mostly Canadian, will showcase their work, which is selected by a jury that includes arts journalist Betty Ann Jordan, artist and instructor Christian Bernard Singer, and Melony Ward, publisher of Canadian Art. Prices start at about $500. Works by emerging artists will also be shown. New this year will be a video art component, and a Chocolate Competition in which artists create a piece based on their interpretation of chocolate (I think I could take that category, as my husband John says my homemade chocolate chip ice cream is a "work of art" and "pure genius"). If I don't see anything sufficiently yummy from that event, I'd be happy to gobble up the piece shown at left by artist Marcelo Suaznabar called El Ciclista.