THE WAY WE WERE?
Dear Members and friends of LAS:
We hope you are all well and safe at home.
So much has changed in the world since our last newsletter, just 15 days ago. What are you thinking about these days? Perhaps you wonder if you or someone you care about will catch this nasty virus. Maybe you wonder how long will it be before life goes back to the way it was. A month? Two? Three?
We are fortunate in Canada to have a public health system with brilliant medical leadership, we are discovering, an economy with equally brilliant fiscal leadership, supported by provincial and federal politicians in their finest performances. They are telling us to wash our hands and stay home, so simple and so important. None of them predict when this will be over. Neither will we.
The LAS Board of Directors has not been sitting on our very clean hands since we closed on March 15. We have been considering what to do at every turn. It's hard to know. We want to exhibit art, but we want to obey the edicts, and keep everyone healthy. We don't want to open late nor too soon.
Yesterday, we would have taken in members' art for an exciting "No Limits" show. We would have celebrated all your creativity at this Friday's opening. Not to be. You still have your art, however, and we look forward to the day when we will see it and show it to the public. Ah, the public. When will they return to our doors, and will they have money to spend? We don't know that either.
The best we can do today is to make a two-month prediction: so today, we advise that we will remain closed for all of April and May. That is not a prediction that we will open in June: June may be visible in our crystal ball later in April.
Meanwhile, like many of you, we are taking advantage of this unexpected hiatus to consider some renovations, but we don't mean construction or applying a fresh coat of paint - those were done in February. We're going to take a good look at all our programs, the low number of members stepping up to lead them, our goals and objectives, and what our best options are in the near future and longer. Everyone is welcome to contribute your comments. Just hit Reply, and share your thoughts.