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In a late afternoon in 2002, just before closing time, my husband George and I arrived at an Art Gallery in Hamilton, Ont., to meet the artists. Anna Torma sent me an invitation asking to interview the artists who had works displayed in the Gallery. Although we were late, the artists and even the owner of the Art Gallery were patient, they allowed me to take a look around the rooms and collect my information for a report. I remember it was the first time I heard of Andrea Blanar-s idea that was to bring together the Canadian Hungarian aritsts in a group and form the CHAC. I have seen Andrea-s art works only displayed in the back room of the Gallery since she was already back in Montreal but one could feel her inspiration which culminated in Anna-s enthusiasm. Anna could not explain, though, how this great dream will become a realization. That was a secret yet to be solved by Andrea.
As we see, the CHAC came into being now a wonderful reality - more than this - it is a big family. The Canadian Hungarian Artists- Collective has more than 80 members today, and it is well known and respected across Canada. It is an honor to be a member of the CHAC, however, this membership is an obligation also - to discover and reflect the major problems of humanity by our creativity. As we know, art is neither a joke, nor entertainment or propaganda, but real life experienced with blood and nerves.
Thank you for your trust giving me the editorial task of the Chac Newsletter.
I wish a successful teamwork for ourselves.
[Canadian Hungarian Artists' Collective Newsletter Volume 3, No. 3]