Wednesday, January 16, 2013

ArtNow for February 2013

Happy New Year to all of our ArtNow artists and audience.  

Come and join us as we launch our 2013 program.

Oleg Dergachov

Randee Crudo

Tuesday February 5th at 7 p.m.


Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:


Oleg Dergachov

''It is a pleasure for me to discover the divine world of paradox and fantasy ! We live in a stream of powerful creative and light energy.  The point is how to catch and feel it, how to make our mind move with this stream.''

Oleg Dergachov holds a MFA from Ukrainian Academy of Fine Arts in Lviv, Ukraine in 1984. He has also studied bronze and granite sculpture from the INTEGRART  in Warszaw, and through his studies with Walter Kaune, Phd, in Goslar, Germany.  In 1990 he founded Studio DO, which was commissioned to create several public art projects in Ukraine and Russia, such as famous and one-of-a-kind Monument of Smile in Surgut, Russia, ‘Smiling Fish” in town of Lviv , Ukraine and many others.  In 2005 Oleg Dergachov migrated Studio DO to Montreal.  

 His ongoing practice public sculpture installations in bronze and wood, including a project for Cirque du Soleil . He has had solo expositions throughout Europe and Quebec and his work is held in many public collection throughout the world.

Randee Crudo 

Randee’s unique method of painting without brushes is founded on the belief that painting should be freed from all traditional notions about composition and technique.  Using her hands and her mind she is free to express herself through direct contact with materials and colours.  Her degree in Art History from McGill University  has been a determining factor in the development of her philosophy of  art..

Her paintings are a rich menagerie of colour and movement that excite the eye and mesmerise the mind drawing us in and captivating our attention.  While contemplating the intricate veins of colour that swirl around the canvas, you will find yourself delightfully lost in in infinite labyrinth of her compositions.   

In 2012, Randee established Galerie Crafteria in Westmount; a drop-in studio for all ages where her passion for art reaches out to inspire members of the community to be creative whenever they please.  No rules or boundaries, just the infinite potential of our imaginations.