At a show I did in July, I met and made an amazing new contact and judging from her reception of me and my work, the feeling was mutual. She turned me on to an opportunity to display some of my work/art at a wonderful shop here in Ottawa called Venus Envy. I contacted the shop in answer to their call to artists on Facebook and was accepted to have my work on display for the month of September.
Today, I attended the shop and set up my artwork and it looks great, not to mention unexpected. The pieces are there for viewing, discussion and sale. I have included photos and a few brief words about each piece below.
Venus Envy is a very interesting venue and not somewhere I would have ever thought I could have my work displayed and sold. They are open and welcoming to all artists, ways of life and persuasions. Venus Envy is an upscale, education-oriented sex shop located in downtown Ottawa at Bank & Lisgar. Here is the link to their website and some direct quotes from their website to tell you more about the much needed service Venus Envy provides to Ottawa. http://venusenvy.ca/Ottawa
“Welcome to Venus Envy! We’re an award-winning sex shop and bookstore with something for everyone. Anyone who’s turned off by traditional sex shops will find us a welcoming and informative place to get cool and sexy stuff. We carry high-quality adult products and offer our customers respectful, well-informed advice and education.”
“We think our customers deserve quality products and good information and that sex should be dirty in a good way, not a shameful one. So have fun!”
“Knowledge is key to enjoying a satisfying, healthy and erotic sex life, so we offer workshops on sex and relationships where people can ask questions and share their experiences in a safe, non-judgemental environment. Some of our workshops are for women only, but most are for everyone. Our belief in the power of education has led to the creation of the Venus Envy Bursary Fund to support Ottawa-Carleton women pursuing education at any level. ”
Venus Envy has offered to me and I may have, a meet and greet event at Venus Envy towards the end of this month. It will most likely be held a week or so before my art display at Venus Envy wraps up. I will be sure to let everyone know once a date is set together with all the particulars.
In the meantime, take some time and visit Venus Envy. You can enjoy a new experience either alone or with your significant other, see some great art and maybe even learn a thing or two you didn’t know or have always wanted to try.