The pictures below are from a portrait session at the Don Valley Art Club in a project to paint portraits of the singers from Opera York's upcoming production of The Magic Flute. First session is of Gary Relyea.
Gary Relyea who has sung for the Canadian Opera Company as well as Opera York. Gary is a tall, distinguished-looking baritone who could easily double for Don Quixote. He will be singing the role of Sorastro in the Magic Flute.
Part of invitation to the artists of DVAC from Frank Pasian regarding a series of portraits as per below....
"In March of 2015 DVAC portrait painters and Opera York will collaborate to mount an exhibition of portraits at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts. The exhibition will coincide with Opera York's production of The Magic Flute. About 6 of the lead singers will be invited at different times to the DVAC studio on Tuesday evenings or Sunday afternoons depending on the performers' schedules.
Artists are invited to paint portraits during these 3 hour sittings and submit their work to a committee that will select approximately 30 portraits to be hung for the show.
Most likely 4 portraits of each singer will be selected.
The opening of the Exhibition will be early evening of Saturday, March 7, 2015. A performance of The Magic Flute will begin the same evening starting at 7:30.
The Exhibition will run until the end of March."
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To see pictures of Frank and Larry practicing playing clarinets CLICK HERE
I was just looking at a picture of a Nebula
Three thousand light years away from here.
The image viewed, photographed, shared.
Seen by us now so long after it demise
Its impression spreading out far and wide
Man's technology is so newly acquired
Now opening eyes to what is around us
Reaching so far away to past events
Wonders and mysteries near and far
Making us really question what we are
I believe in these images taken and shared
The beauty thats in interstellar space
Events and life existing so long ago
Now being seen via our tiny little eyes.
As if they have just happened now.
Why would I doubt now that you saw a ghost
An image of someone who has passed
Dying recently or so long long ago
Would't their impression of existence and demise
Still also carry on forever like a star
Because we can't see something most of the time
Doesn't mean that under the right conditions
What is only needed is a seeking eye
To see something that was there all the time
Impressions and ghosts of what is always around us.
Leave a comment, let me know what you think. Agree or Disagree?
You are cordially invited to attend the Art Guild of Scarborough, Fall show and Sale this Saturday and Sunday.
I will have 2 small paintings and 5 larger ones in the show at lowest prices offered yet.
Lots of beautiful paintings to enjoy painted by very talented local artist. Worth the trip if you enjoy art.
Hope to see you there.
This is one of my paintings that will be entered into the show
"Fall at WIlket Creek" - mixed media
CAROLER'S ART DIARY