A different kind of Crawl

Because of the routines we follow, we often forget that life is an ongoing adventure…and the sooner we realize that, the quicker we will be able to treat life as art: to bring all our energies to each encounter, to remain flexible enough to notice and admit when what we expected to happen did not happen. We need to remember that we are created creative and can invent new scenarios as frequently as they are needed.—Maya Angelou

If you’ve been following my art career for any length of time, you probably already know that the Eastside Culture Crawl (a local open studio event) is my favourite event of the year. It has all of the things I love best about being an artist—the chance to meet and talk with my clients and supporters, the fun of crowds of people trooping through the studio to see and experience art, and the wonderful buzz of excitement about sharing the outcome of so many hours spent alone in my studio. This year would mark my 15th year taking part in the Crawl, a milestone I wanted to celebrate with something special. But as it turns out, my 15th year will be marked by a slightly different scenario.

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A Different Kind of Crawl
The 2020 Eastside Culture Crawl is going ahead as a virtual and in-person event, and as you might expect, the in-person time slots will include limits and line-ups to allow for social distancing. (Find out more about Crawl events and which studios will be open at https://culturecrawl.ca/) Here’s the thing: I’d reallylike the chance to meet with you. (It is my favourite time of year after all.) However, I’d prefer to not have my clients and supporters line up and wait to visit me at crowded times. Therefore, my studio will not be open during the Crawl hours. Instead, I am scheduling individual appointments in my studio outside of the busy Crawl hours. You’ll be able to visit at your convenience when there won’t be many people around. We can have a relaxed, laid-back, enjoyable time discussing art and life and whatever else we wish, while easily respecting social distancing. I’d love to show you what I’ve been working on over the past months and hear about your own projects and experiences.

Thank you for your continuing support of and interest in my work. It is the fuel that keeps me returning again and again to my studio. Maybe November will be the month in which we get to interact?
Pop me an email (art@lisaochowycz.ca) to visit my studio in November. Don’t be shy about booking an appointment even if you’re not thinking about purchasing art—I am just as happy to show art to “just looking” supporters in my studio.

Studio visits can be in person or a zoom studio get together.

Best wishes to you in all your activities,

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