SONSI’s third annual exhibit began on Saturday February 2nd at its most eastern location so far, the Richview Public Library in Toronto.
The space is intimate, bright and airy and the shelves of books nearby are a fitting accompaniment to SONSI’s art. The library even set up a table of books in their collection with works of art by exhibiting SONSI members.
The exhibit opened with a reception in the afternoon. In attendance were many SONSI members, interested library visitors and those who came specifically to attend the event. The gallery was lively with plenty of conversation and discussion, mostly about the art but I’m sure there was more than one conversation about the excellent food.
The exhibit provided a compact but comprehensive collection of nature and science art and illustration, a type of collection that is quite unusual, where else could an archeological illustration, an ornithological illustration and an observational watercolour be seen alongside one another?