Saturday, September 28, 2013

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Post at Brain Pickings blog on Creative Rules

One day I will come up with my own rules, so that I can break them over and over again. (smile) For now I share with you the following post on Brain Pickings blog. Very inspiring. Please read on.

10 Rules for Creative Projects from Iconic Painter Richard Diebenkorn

“Do search. But in order to find other than what it searched for.”

On a recent visit to the Richard Diebenkorn: The Berkeley Years, 1953-1966 exhibition at San Francisco’s De Young fine arts museum, I was taken with a small, simple sheet of paper handed to visitors, printed on which were the artists’ ten rules for beginning a painting — a sort of manifesto that read more...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Colouratura Art Gallery is host to Debut Atlantic's Concert with Precocious 14-year Old Pianist Anastasia Rizikov

Don’t miss this one!

At age seven, Canadian pianist Anastasia Rizikov made
her orchestral debut performing Polunin's Concertino in A minor with
the National Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by
Mykola Diadiura. Now 14, Anastasia is showing signs of being  “one to
Watch”.  She is currently performing solo concerts in major US cities
such as Detroit, Chicago, Binghamton, New York, New Jersey, and Washington
and on 

September 21st will perform at Colouratura Fine Art Gallery at 8 pm
Tickets $25.  Call 902-929-2324 to purchase tickets.

Anastasia’s tour will feature two varied programs. These programs
include famous works such as Beethoven’s “Appassionata”, Liszt’s La
Campanella  and Ondine from Ravel’s Gaspard de la nuit.

Ms. Rizikov has won first prize in many international competitions
including the Rotary International Piano Competition in Spain, the
 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in the USA which lead
to a Carnegie Hall debut, and the Vladimir Horowitz International
Young Pianists Competition in the Ukraine to name a few. Nationally,
 Anastasia won first place in both the Canadian Music Competition and the Canadian Chopin Competition.

Anastasia studies with award-winning Master of Music Maia Spis, at the
Nadia Music Academy in Toronto. In addition to her passion for the
piano, she loves reading, animals, shopping, and treasures her friendships.

Penny S. Steele, MFA
Colouratura Art Gallery
45943 Cabot Trail, Indian Brook, NS
(902) 929-2324

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Last Lunch of The Year - Gallery 215, Selma

September 15 is the Harvest Lunch, Corn Chowder or Chili, biscuit, Pumpkin Pie or Apple Surprise. Mhmmm!

Chef will be serving 30 only so reservations strongly recommended for this one! Sept 1 Lunch was sold out!
Reservations available for 12 noon or 1:00pm. Call now: 902-261-2151

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Brights in Series: VANS in the Hub

Violet Rosengarten

Jacqueline Steudler

Kate Stinson

September 4 – October 31, 2013

Visual Arts Nova Scotia presents Brights in Series, the 6th edition of
VANS in the HUB featuring a broad range of artworks by Nova Scotian
visual artists: Ellen Moershel, Violet Rosengarten, Jacqueline
Steudler, and Kate Stinson.

Works displayed range from photo collage to large scale paintings,
several of which are part of a larger series and employ bright colours
as their key component. This waning summer exhibition is on view from
September 4 until October 31, 2013 at The Hub – a dynamic, ever
changing work environment in the heart of the city.

VANS in the Hub is a biannual juried exhibition of member’s work at The Hub Halifax.
The Hub is a work-inspired office space located at 1673 Barrington
Street on the second floor in Halifax, NS. The Hub is open Monday
through Friday, 8:30am to 6pm. For more information regarding the Hub,
please visit

Visual Arts Nova Scotia is a provincial non-profit arts organization
which works towards the advancement of visual artists and the visual
arts in Nova Scotia.
For further information about this exhibition or VANS, please visit

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Hub in Halifax

Connection #3 by Jacqueline Steudler
Delivered three paintings this week for the VANS group show at the Hub in Halifax.
More information is coming soon.