David McClyment

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East York fine arts students shine at ‘Mercurial’

“Due to my disability, I find freedom in the water. So generally because most of the time I’m in a wheelchair I find it easier to be out in the water because I have the freedom and mobility I don’t necessarily have on land,” Victoria Grzincic said. Her featured piece depicts a mermaid.

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Life lessons from life drawing

David McClyment is an artist, art teacher and the coordinator of the college’s fine arts program. When I first met him in his office, he pointed at my head and said I’d need to turn my brain off.

Artist makes old memories come to life

When McClyment was just 10 years old, he recalls his Grade 3 teacher crying as she made the announcement to the class that U.S. president John F. Kennedy had been assassinated. This historical event is what inspired him to draw what was displayed at the David Kaye Gallery located in the heart of Toronto in January.

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Artist captures past life experiences in Toronto exhibit

In 1963, when artist David McClyment was 10 years old, he recalls his Grade 3 teacher crying as she announced to his class that U.S. President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.

“What was going on? My teacher crying?” McClyment remembered thinking.

While it may not have registered when he was 10, McClyment sensed the assassination had significance in his life and his artistic expression.