GALLERY RECEPTION

The Gallery Reception is a free event that is scheduled during the course of the art display. It is a platform for the artists to give speeches on their art, their work and experiences.

PAST EVENTS

​​   2018

​​Military, First Responder & Hospital Practitioners
Gallery Reception 

On October 11th, 2018 over 130 people attended The Steel Spirit Gallery reception at Barrie City Hall. The gallery doubled in space from the previous year and 23 artists and 46 pieces of art were on display. The stories that hung with the art were incredibly diverse. Submissions were from all backgrounds, all sorts of mediums and all ages. The eldest participant in the 2018 gallery was a poem submission by Fred Andrews. Fred is a 97 yr old WWII vet, who submitted a poem he wrote during his time in the war. Fred still writes poetry daily.
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Military Gallery Reception

​​   2017

On October 12th, 2017 around 90 individuals from the military and community attended The Steel Spirit Military Art Gallery reception. Five of the artists gave speeches on their art and work backgrounds. Topics presented included; Women in the military, Helicopter maintenance work, Veteran artwork and a couple of the artists talked about their personal difficulties with PTSD and their inspiring stories. 
The 2 Intelligence Company Senate Charity was also a part of the reception in which donations could be made back to the charity to support military PTSD and OSI. 

Many civilians who attended the reception said how the speeches really impacted them. For them, it really was a glimpse into another world of self sacrifice and perspective.
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    Plaques for the Artists
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