Earth to Vega, a duo show at Sivarulrasa Studio & Gallery in Almonte
Deborah Arnold and Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, Aug 7 – Sept 13, 2015
Friday Aug 14, 7pm-9pm: Opening Reception + Classical Guitar Solo
Two Almonte-based artists, Deborah Arnold and Sanjeev Sivarulrasa, bring stone and starlight together for a fantastic duo exhibition. Deborah Arnold has been sculpting stone in Almonte for over 20 years. “Stone has always been the starting point for my work,” she says. “As a material it embodies strength and history while possessing an innate grace and power.” Sanjeev Sivarulrasa began observing night skies in the Almonte area 10 years ago, attracted by the town’s light pollution bylaw which preserves dark skies nearby. “For me, the pristine night sky is a meditative space,” he says, “it is a place that invites observation and awareness.” Sanjeev established Sivarulrasa Studio & Gallery in Almonte in 2014. This show will provide the first exhibition of his newest and largest work to date, “Vega (Triptych)”, a 10-foot photographic work on aluminum.
Join us for the Opening Reception Friday Aug 14, 7pm to 9pm – Meet the artists! Enjoy an evening of fine art and refreshments, plus an exquisite musical performance by our special musical guest, Adam Cicchillitti, a classical guitar soloist. This is also new moon night! After 9pm, if the sky is clear, we will observe the night sky with telescopes outside the Gallery in the Thoburn Mill parking lot. Free admission.