Viva Vida Velo

Viva Vida Velo perched on display case.

The Viva Vida Velo perched on display case surrounded by fine art.


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The Viva Vida Velo perched on top of display case surrounded by other fine art waiting for somebodyto notice it and I did.

It was about two years ago when I visited the Viva Vida Art Gallery located in the Pte. Claire village on Montreal’s West Island for the first time for a small cocktail party to fete its reopening after some renovations. This was a private party, by invitation only, by its owner, Nedia, whom my wife Pat has known for a while and is a good friend of hers.

Although this place seemed small from the outside and it definitely was small compared to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts downtown, it certainly packed a lot of wonderful paintings on its walls and very interesting exhibits of all sorts very carefully organized neatly everywhere else.

Entering from the street, in the very front, we found a small store selling hand crafted items like fine jewelry, cards and stationery, small metal sculptures, and other knickknacks etc.

I found the gallery located up a small staircase meanwhile, the main floor has all sorts of paintings including oils, acrylics, and water-color. On the floor we had exhibits like metal or synthetic material sculptures, and ceramics including some Chinese miniature dragons inside a furniture and glass case.

After some socializing with other guests and the owner of the gallery I viewed the exhibits and fine art displayed on the walls and it was then that I spotted this miniature racing bicycle taking my picture of it.

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