Grateful to be the subject of the gallery’s RMG Fridays series, OSI got to share the evening with bands like Clarington’s RedViolet and Toronto former Girls Rock campers Pins and Needles – a personal fave of our mini Space Invaders, who danced on stage, and shamelessly spoke with the band members between songs.
It was a high, seeing something I know so intimately from behind my computer screen come to life in one of my favourite Oshawa spots. RMG Fridays have always been a blast, but this one was something else.
As I watched my daughter run through halls she’s always been familiar with, her new friend (A fellow Space Invader’s daughter) by her side, I looked at the faces of the bodies these little ones were weaving around: some new, others old, all smiling and talking. Discussing art and what’s to come in the next two weeks. After I finish interviewing artist and Space Invader Darlene Cole I go over to visit our art liaison Evin Lachance, as he spreads the word and handles the swag. I take a couple pictures, technically for promotion, truly for memories, before being handed literature on an upcoming art and coffee shop by a fellow event attendee, and while chatting with another about art therapy. This is Oshawa, this is Durham Region; the creativity runs wild and the energy is contagious.
Thank you to Norah O'Donnell and all the RMG volunteers for making this great event happen!
The next two weeks are going to be full of news, artists will be preparing their work, vendors will plan their set up. Fluttering hearts and ever running mind gears will be going full speed. In 10 days, we will fully land.