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Dear Friends,

You Are Invited…to my art show!

The Secret Squirrel Show, featuring pop culture while using Contemporary motif and techniques often seen in Pop Surrealism.

What: Opening Event (Whisky, Wine and Hor d’oeurves)
Where: Ferris’ Upstairs Oyster Bar
When: Sunday, May 01, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
RSVP: Please RSVP via my contact form by April 26, 2011

Address: 536 Yates Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Phone: 250-360-1824
Parking: Street Parking and across the street a large parkade (Robbins).

Show Continues: through May and June 2011

Benefiting Charity: I have pledged $100 to artsREACH, and 10% of the proceeds on items sold at the Opening Event. artsREACH deliver workshops to the many children in Victoria, BC, who might not otherwise be able to afford a quality arts education.

artsreachlogo300-smPlease read more about the artsReach FUND below or visit their website, and watch their video.

WHAT ARE SECRET SQUIRRELS?

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Saint Squirrel: Protecting You ‘Cause You’re Nuts!, 18 X 24, Acrylic on Canvas, 2010

“Secret Squirrels” is a phrase used to describe matters that are hidden from knowledge or concealed; people hide themselves well, and it can be a lifelong journey to experience the freedom to be oneself.

Orginally meant to refer to someone working covert operations like the CIA, or military intelligence, the term Secret Squirrel comes from a Hanna-Barbera cartoon that was a parody of the spy genre.

Secret Squirrel can also mean a personal idiosyncrasy or quirk, or a crazy person who has a large hoard of nuts!

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Tropical Girl Squirrel and Gnome, 18 x 24, Oil on canvas

Original Paintings
It’s the second time my original paintings will be available for public viewing & sale. Please call (250-381-2800) or email me for price and availability to avoid disappointment, as there have been several inquiries already.

There will also be three signed limited edition giclee r eproductions available for purchase along with fun greeting cards.

These are all unique gift ideas for people with a sense of humour. Paintings are framed and ready to hang.

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The artsREACH project is managed by the OCTA Collective Society, a Victoria-based charitable organization with the mission of providing programs and services that educate, support and inspire individuals to effect positive change within our community.

artsREACH Program in action

artsREACH Program in action

artsREACH was created with the goal of providing the highest quality visual and performing arts training to young children, regardless of their financial means.

To reach the children who would benefit the most, workshops are delivered without charge in local public elementary schools, with a focus on those schools with a high percentage of children from lower-income families.

Check out artsReach supporters to find out how you can help:
http://www.artsreach.ca/supporters/

To watch a video about the project, click here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNWzZa1q4mk