Salvador Dali has had an incredible impact on art history and has always been a favorite of many. A household name that we all know a little bit about. We all recognize his melted clock paintings and sculptures but not many of us have experienced them in person. So last week when I was invited to join an incredible event and experience a private unveiling of the Dance of Time 1 by Salvador Dali at Chali-Rosso Art Gallery in Vancouver I could not let the opportunity pass me by.
With my hubby on my arm and my artsy-est outfit on we walked arm and arm to our very first art show. We had no idea what we were in for and we had no idea who we were going to meet.
Were we “cool” enough to hang out with the art crowd? Would we totally stick out?
Well we did totally stick out, but it was okay as we were too busy looking at the large collection of Salvador Dali paintings, sketches and sculptures as well as some amazing Picasso’s and Renoir’s I couldn’t get enough of. This art gallery is a completely hidden little gem and it is a great place to get a really up close a personal look at all the incredible pieces.
They even had some beyond talented young artists from the Art Umbrella’s programs there doing sketch compositions live of select Dali sculptures. Both my husband and I were completely blown away at their raw talent, not to mention their ability to do this in a crowded room while everyone was staring at them. The fact that they were young kids made it all the more impressive for sure.
There of course was a even more important reason to gather everyone for this private unveiling and that was to tell everyone about how this timeless piece was going to be on public display this year in Vancouver. Tomorrow (May 6th, 2017 at 2pm) they are holding the official public unveiling and you MUST see it. You have to experience its detail knowing that Dali himself spent hours and hours and months and months touching and lovingly creating this sculpture. It is a once in a lifetime experience that they are bringing to the public eye thanks to so many great benefactors.
Thankfully you will have many chances to go see it in person and make you Arts Umbrella donation since it will be on display all the way until September! You can find more information HERE and I hope you will take the time to check it out!
Have you ever seen a Salvador Dali in person??