The Gift of Art, the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s Annual Christmas Art Show and Sale was held Nov. 17 and 18, 2012 in the upstairs halls of the Mlacak Centre. I haven’t missed this local event since it began 19 years ago. Many of the residents attend the show and because I’ve lived in Kanata for so long, it’s like old home week. I chat with friends, neighbours and newcomers for the entire two days. Sales were brisk and, although exhausted, I thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to exhibit my new work locally.