Love and Passion on works of art

Community News & Features Aug 1, 2007 at 4:30 pm

In May, 2007 Tiffany Joy Villahermosa was accepted as one of 35 artists to participate in the “Love Transcending Boundaries” Exhibition, presented by Lonsdale Gallery and displayed at the Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queen’s Quay West, Toronto. The 5th Annual Miniature Juried Exhibition presented diverse artists whose aim was to raise awareness about the privilege and responsibility, as well as the infinite abilities of kindness and love in our world.

The participating artists submitted 6” x 6” creations of all media expressing themes of love.
Villahermosa created a vibrant acrylic painting on wood entitled, “Love, Passion and Understanding”. The artist expresses that, “A mature, committed relationship of two souls is a rewarding challenge. A challenge which requires much love, burning passion and incredible understanding… For love is simply not enough…

In order to give love, you must have love. A love and an honest understanding of yourself is needed before you can offer a love which shares sides of your soul comfortably and openly.

Nurturing and feeding your own passion and dreams can certainly encourage your partner to experience personal growth while simultaneously igniting and inspiring dreams and passions as one.
Understanding the colours of your partner’s soul involves much compassion, faith, patience, acceptance and most of all, respect for one other’s strengths and weaknesses.

My painting reveals three intertwining flames of LOVE, PASSION and UNDERSTANDING that emanate a beautiful balance and a fruitful growth of souls.”

Villahermosa was proud to participate in a project that donated proceeds to benefit organizations she strongly supports. In the past, the Love Show Exhibitions donated to L.O.V.E. (Leave Out ViolencE), a non-profit organization that strive to reduce violence in the lives of youth and in the community. Its aim is to build a team of youth who communicate a message of non-violence. Love Show Exhibitions also made contributions to the Canadian Women’s Foundation, dedicated to supporting projects that prevent violence against women and girls. This year’s proceeds sponsored an anti-racism speaker series in co-operation with Hillel of Greater Toronto, UJA Federation and Lonsdale Annex.

The public will has another opportunity to experience the vibrancy of Villahermosa’s creations on canvas, as well as her playful and bold “Creations from Joy” – a children’s decorative line of wood memory boxes, decorative panels and purses which are all hand painted. Villahermosa has been accepted for the 2007 International Marketplace at Harbourfront Centre from Friday August 17, 2007 from 5:30pm to midnight, Saturday August 18, 2007 from 11:30 am to midnight and Sunday August 19, 2007 from 11:30 am to 8:00pm. The marketplace is home to a diverse range of crafts originating from countries around the world, representing Toronto’s cultural diversity as well as hand-crafted items from local craftspeople. The International Marketplace tent is located on the west side of York Quay Centre, adjacent to the Water’s Edge promenade north of the Harbourfront Concert Stage, located at 235 Queens Quay West. For more information, please visit