Melissa Doherty is the Cloud Witness

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Wickedly talented painter and good friend Melissa Doherty opened her show Cloud Witness at Open Sesame on Thursday night. Notable to me is the location of Kitchener City Hall where, 20 years ago, I first saw Melissa’s work, loved it, postponed buying it for 40 minutes and lost that opportunity when the painting sold before I returned. So, lesson learned: if you like the work, buy the work.

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Melissa Doherty. She’ll be giving a talk on her work June 6 at 7pm at OS. The show runs through to June 10. TL;DR: check out the show. Click through for a bunch of pics of artists in one room. This is us.

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Open Sesame.

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We arrived a bit early and kicked around outside waiting for Melissa.

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Meta Brohemus.

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People.

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Vic.

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Trent.

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Great space for a party.

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Ernest.

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Paul.

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Juanita and Michelle.

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Perfect night.

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Jane.

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More friends arrive.

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Paul.

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Mike said there should be some news soon on the next Tricity Stopgap art show. We’ll stay tuned.

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Margaret and Bronson check out the work.

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Artist and curator Sarah.

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Saw interesting light falling on City Hall in the square, and stepped outside to find this. How fitting for a show called Cloud Witness.

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Caught Melissa framed in the door from across the pool.

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Gordon and Ernest.

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Sandra!

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Just like the symmetry on this one.

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It is a great feeling for an artist launching a show to have a whack of friends come out and support you. This was that. Congrats Melissa.

DW

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1 Response to Melissa Doherty is the Cloud Witness

  1. Rob says:

    So sorry I missed the opening, but great to recognize a bunch of faces in the crowd. Hello from Barcelona! I hope I can make Melissa’s talk on June 6th.

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