Wednesday, May 04, 2005


Last week I went to an art gallery opening with my Grandpa. Most of the people were dressed up very fancily. They had evening dresses and suits (but not tuxedos) on. I got to meet the mayor!

The gallery was a large room with stairs going up to a platform, and there were a few small rooms at the back-- kitchen, framing, etc. There were three artists that had work displayed, not counting a couple of glass dishes made by someone that I can't remember.

Dina Shubin does art of very skinny ladies in pretty dresses, sometimes with veils, sometimes alone, at a table, with flowers, instruments. I really liked it.

Peter Panov's work is slightly abstract, with figures overlapping, and oddly shaped faces. You have to look at it twice.

Horst Guilhauman does very real-looking paintings. For some reason one expects paintings to be of pretty things--seeing one of a mechanic does something in your head.

One of the paintings was priced at $25,000 cdn.! All of them were very expensive, and most very large. Very large.

At the end we all went outside and the mayor cut the ribbon along with the lady whose gallery it is. I really enjoyed my visit.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You are right about Dina Shubin's art - it is wonderful! I was fortunate enough to purchase one of her paintings this past weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake.