For 100 days in a row, Tara Jane Feener drew an image a day — in her fun, distinct style — to capture a person, place, food, business, or landmark that makes our province what it is today. Read our article on her project here.
This project has garnered her a lot of media attention, and in fact, public admiration. Finally, thanks to Gallery 24, you can come see them all, and even buy yourself a few. On Thursday, August 20th, Gallery24 (71 Casey Street) will be hosting the opening art show of 100 Days of Newfoundland.
All one hundred illustrations, which were hand illustrated digitally on an iPad using Paper and Pencil, will be printed and displayed for the first time together. Tara will be there in person for the opening and there’ll be some light bites and beverages. (Safe to guess they’ll tie into the imagery on the walls. Like Pineapple Crush.)
Special Side Sale in Support of Mental Health
On top of celebrating the project, they’ll also be having a silent auction of six framed prints with proceeds going to CMHA-NL (Canadian Mental Health Association of Newfoundland and Labrador).
“This project for me was always about community and connecting and at the heart of both of those things are people,” says Feener. “We’re all impacted by mental health issues day to day, whether it’s personally or through experiencing a close friend or family member suffer.”
“It continues to be okay to talk about a physical ailment we’re experiencing, but it’s still taboo to talk about a mental ailment. Most of all, it continues to be hard to ask for help when you need it. Not feeling like starting a bidding war? We’ll also be collecting loonies, toonies and other small donations so bring along your pocket change.”
It’s totally free, and there are no tickets. Just show up at 71 Casey Street. If you were planning to spend a buck or two to get in, consider bringing that to donate to CMHA-NL.
If you can’t make it Thursday, good news: Gallery24 will be showing all 100 images from Thursday, August 20th until Sunday, September 13th.
Prints can be purchased at the opening show. “We’ll have samples of a few prints for you to check out, and we’ll be taking orders there. You won’t walk away with your print that night, but Gallery24 will manage orders and get them to you in a pinch.”
Prints are available for sale via Gallery24’s website as well, for the duration of the show. “They’re able to ship them to you so don’t worry friends living away from home, you too can have your favorite memory from the project delivered to you to hang on your wall.”
Our story headline might have lied a little. Not all 100 images will be for sale. “Out of respect for the people I illustrated, I won’t be selling those, as well as a select few others which I’ll be looking to touch up over time. We will have a large majority though.”