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David McClyment

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David McClyment: has been obsessively drawing for almost 70 years, and professionally for over 40 years. He has exhibited primarily in the GTA, but also throughout Ontario and across Europe. His work has been the focus of many grants from all levels of government, including the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council. McClyment has shown his work across a wide range of venues: commercial cooperatives, public galleries, artistrun centres and commercial galleries, as well as organizing his own initiatives. His exhibitions have been reviewed in many major media outlets, including CBC (radio 2), Rogers TV, Globe and Mail, the Toronto Daily Star, the National Post and the Winnipeg Free Press. He is currently a full member of Red Head Gallery, an artistscoop in Toronto.

In addition to his career as an artist, McClyment has mentored hundreds of emerging artists; first through his role as a project officer in Visual Arts Ontario, an arts service organization (now closed), and most lately as a CoOrdinator and professor in the Fine Arts Studio program at Centennial College. In that capacity he has received a number of awards for teaching excellence.

Recent exhibitions include Bleeding Daylightat the Red Head Gallery this past January; Just Part of the Storyat the Corner Gallery in Haliburton Village opening on the long weekend; and the launch of One for Sorrow”, a virtual reality exploration in collaboration with Lynne Heller at the Beaver Hall Gallery in Toronto at the end of Mayb.

He has also recently become an author, publishing So You Want To Be An Artists”. A 500 page print resource on professional practices for emerging find artists. As he writes: Forty years of learning the hard way so that you dont!”.

McClyment is inspired daily by his longtime reason for living, Sue Bracken, and their multitalented son, Jaimie.