Coming of Age: Ron Clavier

Through his paintings, Ron encourages viewers to remember that there is an "upside" to being old. His works are an expression of the many "positive impacts that aging has on our lives."

Overview

The public is invited to the opening reception on Sunday, April 7, 2024, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to personally engage with the artist, savour the artwork, and connect with fellow art appreciators over refreshments and nibbles. Ron will offer remarks around 2:30 pm. This event is generously supported by Ch√Ęteau des Charmes, providing an assortment of fine wines.

In conjunction with the exhibit, join Ron Clavier for a discussion on aging and dispelling misconceptions in society's emphasis on youth. Two sessions available: April 13 or 26, 2:00-4:00 pm.
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Artist's Statement
As a visual artist, I try to represent the world in a way that reminds others of their core intelligence and decency. My goal is not to impose or even propose answers, but rather to encourage questions, and to re-ignite the wonder we feel when we open ourselves to what the world offers us.

I hope that my art will inspire others to sense everything as though they were becoming aware of it for the first time, and instill in them a feeling of insatiable curiosity. When we pursue this curiosity, we learn; and learning is the most powerful generator of wellness, for the more we know to be true, the safer we are.

Art and science are the two most common ways in which humans seek the truth. Science uses theory and methodology. By adding new certainty of knowledge, it encourages us to feel safe about changing our minds. Art does the same by encouraging us to see "eye to eye" with new perspectives. It asks us to challenge what we have come to believe by adding something new and indisputable. In this way, art grants us the humility to accept that no matter what we already know, we still have much to learn. This need not overwhelm or depress us. On the contrary, we must be continually excited by the opportunity to transform supposition it into knowledge.