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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Janice Poltrick Donato's one-woman show - The Crucible

Dear wwp friends,
As promised at the last salon evening, please find below an invitation to the vernissage of wwp member and resident artist Janice Poltrick Donato's one-woman show - The Crucible...It takes place next Wednesday, February 16, from 8-10pm, and all are invited to attend. If you know of any other people who would be interested, please don't hesitate to send this invitation on to them. And if you can't make the vernissage but are interested in seeing the show, it goes till mid-March - see the invite for gallery hours.
Looking forward to seeing as many of our wine women and philosophy friends as possible at the vernissage.
Linnet and Rona

galerie de la ville

centre des arts de dollard centre for the arts

12001 boul. de Salaberry , DDO, que, H9B 2A7

514-684-1012 ext. 298, www.centreartdollard.com

Media Release January 24, 2011

Galerie de la Ville presents in February-March an exhibition of recent oil paintings, pastels and pencil drawings by Janice Poltrick Donato entitled ‘The Crucible”. While the portrait is an art form that deals with likeness and speaks to the individual being portrayed, it is also a representation of what the artist sees when looking through the window of her sitter’s eyes. In Poltrick Donato’s case, her main sitter is also her mother, a woman with a rich and full history in the grips of the ageing process. The complexity of the interaction between them is at the core of the portraits on display in this exhibition. Poltrick Donato is the daughter paying tribute to her mother’s life, she is the observer/caretaker watching experience narrow and memory fade, and she is the artist exploring physical and spiritual change through colour and form.

Janice Poltrick Donato, a graduate of John Abbott and Dawson Colleges, has worked as an illustrator particularly of children’s books, and as a muralist. She is currently pursuing a double major in Studio Arts and Theology at Concordia University, exploring the connection between creativity and spirituality. She is a member of the Lakeshore Artists Association.

The opening reception for this exhibition will be held on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 8 to 10 pm. The exhibition will run from Thursday, February 17 to Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Galerie de la Ville, located in the lower level of the Dollard Cultural Centre, at 12001 de Salaberry Boulevard, in Dollard-des-Ormeaux (Hwy 40 west, Boul. Des Sources north, de Salaberry west, corner Lake).

Opening hours are Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12 to 4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays from 2 to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 4 p.m. For further information, or to arrange free, guided tours of this exhibition for your group of six or more people, please call 514-684-1012, extension 298 or consult our web site at www.dollardartcentre.com/gallery.