Tuesday, November 26, 2013

ArtNow December 2013

Helga Schleeh
Barbara Asgari


 Tuesday December 3rd at 7 p.m.


Westmount Public Library

ARTNOW presents:

Barbara Asgary
Space as an expression of the intangible, that which we experience but cannot see comes to the fore in the paintings of Barbara Asgary.  Using colours and compositional elements that shift from vibrant to calm, she creates a dialogue between the physical realities of existence and the emotions that result from them. The spaces in Barbara's paintings are the places that exist in the mind; intellectual quests, emotional states and spiritual voyages.
Barbara studied at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Paris as well as Concordia University. She has had numerous solo shows both locally and internationally.  Her work can be found in collections across Canada, as well as the US, Europe and Australia.

Helga Schleeh
Helga Schleeh is a Canadian multimedia artist exhibiting internationally, specializing in drawing, installation, clay,  paper and printmaking. She also organizes workshops in art, music and spirituality, as well as team building for organizations and businesses.
Helga has many local and international exhibitions to her credit, including exhibits in Beijing, New York, Miami, and Washington, DC. She has received numerous grants, including the Canada Council, Unesco, the Chalker’s foundation, the Charles Bronfman Foundation, and others.  
She has given workshops all over Canada and the US. She was the representative for Canada for the first world wide exhibition of art on line and worked with the United Nations - both in New York and in Montreal, using art for peace and for the environment. Her video on the beauty of the creation of the planet (sponsored by Unesco and the Canada Council), was featured at the 2005 Conference for the United Nations on Climate Change. Her exhibitions at the UN in New York in conjunction with her talks on peace have affected people from all over the world.