Double vernissage
for duo painting exhibit

Verona Sorensen and Sunny Savage at Duc de Lorraine

Painter Verona Sorensen recently has been invited to display her smaller abstract oil paintings on canvas pad in a duo exhibit, coupled with works by colleague Sunny Savage. The paintings will be displayed at the venerable Duc de Lorraine for one month.

The duo exhibit will feature a double vernissage in the form of two 5 à 7 receptions at the beautifully situated Parisian patisserie, next to the Saint Joseph’s Oratory. One will be on Wednesday August 8, the other on Friday, August 10.

Both artists will be present at each. It promises to be a mid summer’s evening social mixer. Small bites and treats from Montreal’s oldest French patisserie will be served.

Ms Sorensen, who has appeared in previously (see Local artists reveal other talents) for combining her art with social causes, will attribute 15% of any sales of her pieces to her humanitarian initiative, Food for Thought for the Homeless, wherein she periodically distributes knapsacks to those living on the streets of Montreal. These are filled not only with nutritious food, but also sketching/writing pads and pens/pencils for them to regain or awaken their creativity, as well as sustain their body. Here is a video of one such foray.

The next distribution outing will be taking place this September 21.

A one-time theatre student at Concordia, she has studied painting in Mexico and Italy as well as in Canada. Her works are found in private collections and corporate offices. Recently, US retail giant Nordstrom purchased two of her largest canvases to grace their expansion store into British Columbia.

Ms Sorensen… will attribute 15% of any sales of her pieces to her humanitarian initiative, Food for Thought for the Homeless

In her series that will be presented at the Duc de Lorraine, she explores the way we relate and use numbers to navigate our way through time and space. The title of the show, Mapping the Mystery with Measurement, in part, alludes to this.

Read more about Food for Thought for the Homeless on Verona Sorensen’s blog

Sunny Savage painting -

Painting by Sunny Savage

Sunny Savage is a Westmount High graduate from back in the day. She has shown across Canada, predominantly in Edmonton and Quebec. She most recently exhibited her works at Galerie MAM in Montreal.

Ms Savage, who combined a career as art director for a TV station, advertising and community agencies with her unique private creations, has spent much time in Rawdon, Quebec and in Alberta, where she attended University, as well as in her home town, Montreal.

Like Ms Sorensen, she has devoted time to good causes such as mental health, aids network, and artist-run centres.

As to her works, she states that she often finds herself “walking that sublime tightrope between predictability and chaos”.

Verona Sorensen and Sunny Savage vernissages
Wednesday, August 8, and Friday, August 10
5 pm to 7 pm
Duc de Lorraine
5002 Côte-des-Neiges (a few steps south of Queen Mary)

Feature image: painting by Verona Sorensen

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