Inspired by the bestselling book The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman we invited our most acclaimed artists to submit work inspired by how we show love. From poetry to song and from real life experiences, our artists got into what inspires the flame of love within them.
The official unveiling of this exhibit happened during Annapolis Royal's, 2nd Annual Pride Day festivities on July 27th.
“Only connect the prose and the passion, and both will be exalted, and human love will be seen at its height. Live in fragments no longer.” - E.M Forster
"Only Connect", Artist: Linda Hulme-Leahy ($150, 11"x14", mixed media photo, assemblage on canvas)
“Gender is the poetry each of us makes out of the language we are taught.” - Leslie Feinberg (Trans Gender Activist)
Artist: Bev Whalen. Click on images for details of individual pieces
"In the silence of this whispered night
I listen only to your breath
And that second of a shooting star
Somehow it all makes sense” From “Lost Together”, Jim Cuddy/Greg Keelor
Artist: Jaime Lee Lightle (SOLD)
"To the woman who took my beached heart and gave it a home.”
- Mario Croteau, Photographer
"To the Woman Who Took my Beached Heart and Gave it a Home", Artist: Mario Croteau. Framed Print (12"x18") $350. Post cards and small, matted prints available in Gallery.
Love Language #2 Quality Time
A central aspect of quality time is togetherness. Togetherness that has a focus on attention and quality conversation that includes empathic listening and understanding the other person’s thoughts, feelings and desires. (Chapman, 2007)
"Time with Grampy". Artist: Joan McLean ($90, 5"x7", watercolour-framed)
Love Language #5 Physical Touch
Implicit love touches require little time but much thought. Sitting close to someone, a brief hug or a handshake is demonstrating your openness and social closeness to another individual. Touch means more than mere words, it is an act of connection and showing love and appreciation for another.(Chapman, 2007, 62)
"Language of Love #5". Artist: Bette Young ($65, 8"x8", oil on canvas)
Artist(s): James C E Lightle, Connie Lowe-Parker. Click on images for details of individual pieces.