Art in Studio

April 2018

“April hath put a spirit of youth in everything. (Sonnet XCVIII)” 
― William Shakespeare

Exhibit - Spring into Colour

Featured Artists - Helena Pyatkovsky, Iwona Saniternik, Amanda Shotton

 

March 19th-31st, 2018

"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly."     Buddha

Exhibit  - Creative Wellness

Featured Artists - Agata Wisniewski and Neerja Trehan

March 1st-18th, 2018

"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anaïs Nin

Exhibit - This Woman's Work

Our March Exhibit is inspired by musician Kate Bush's song of the same title - "This Woman's Work".  The art on display  reveals many aspects of womanhood: innocence, wonder, inner beauty, lover, creator, nurturer, teacher, healer.  We pause and are grateful for women from generations past and present who have made sacrifices in order to bring forth progress, respect and equality. We also reflect upon the many men who understand this sentiment and support the women in their lives by treating them well.

Words by Ann Ivy Male

Featured Artists - Meena Chopra, Lilianne Lear, Ann Ivy Male, Sandra Robson and Reynold Thomas

February 2018

Exhibit - Reflections:The Journey - Black History Month

We believe this exhibit should inspire everyone to be themselves authentically. It should encourage us to explore the idea of "self". How do we see ourselves? How do we want to be seen? How do others see us? The idea of conformity vs. displacement. Self-image, self-awareness, selfishness and selflessness.

In reflecting on this exhibit it became apparent that all of this definition in some way speaks to the struggle for identity that we face as peoples of colour. We fold ourselves back to be perceived in an acceptable light and not be seen as "other" We create a level of "blackness" that is acceptable to society -ie "blackish" or "black-lite". However, by continually folding ourself we diminish our light. We diminish ourselves.

Words by Karen Ferguson

Featured Artists -  Sheryl A. Keen, Marcus Mayor, Reynold Thomas and Spoken Word Artist - Alyestal Hamilton 

January 1st-20th, 2018 - Exclusive to Pixie Blue Studio - The series of Birch Trees by Everist Prokofiev  https://www.artbyprokofiev.com/abou

December 2017

Canada as seen through the eye of the artist.  What determines us, as a nation, is our intimacy with the beauty that surrounds us. These artists interpret the grandeur that is Canada and capture the spirit of what it is to be Canadian.  The words of Ojibwa artist, Norval Morriseau resonate and strengthen our resolve as Canadians: “My art speaks and will continue to speak, transcending barriers of nationality, language and other forces that may be divisive.”  L.G. Daniels

Exhibit - Red/Rouge

Featured Artists- Ian Danac, Aisha Khan, Liliane Lear, Jen Leo, Everist Prokofiev, Helena Pyatkovsky, Sandra Robson

November 2017

"As with every new beginning, a journey unfolds." Ann Ivy Male

Opening Night- Pixie Blue Studio, November 9th, 2017

Exhibit - Contemporary Blues

Featured Artists -  Fabiola Garcia, Daphne Hutton, Ann Ivy Male, Marcus Mayor, Helena Pyatkovsky,