Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Our current exhibit at Elisa Contemporary Art, A Trek Across Nepal, is inspired by the two month journey of Canadian Artist, Marie Danielle Leblanc.  It opened on the day the devastating earthquake hit that region, April 25, 2015.

During her trip to the Himalayan Region, which is the Sanskrit term for “abode of the snow” (hima (snow) + ālaya (dwelling)), she was captivated and inspired by the beauty and the spirituality.   She captured some of her thoughts and reflections, including these:
I am in the Himalayan mountains there is no word strong enough to describe so much beauty…This morning, the view was stunning over the white cap snow mountains, pure joy to look at this scene…Here in the mountains, I lost track of the date, day and even the month, first time in my life.

These thoughts inspired her photos and her paintings as shown here:
Marie Danielle Leblanc, Jhinu Danda, Mixed Media 30x60

Marie Danielle Leblanc in Nepal in 2014


In light of the recent earthquake in Nepal, a portion of all the gallery sales from this exhibit will be donated to relief efforts in Nepal through AmeriCares and Charity: Water.

What: A Trek Across Nepal, solo exhibit of Canadian artist Marie Danielle Leblanc
When: April 25 – July 31, 2015
Special Events:  Special Relief Effort Reception and Fundraiser: Saturday, May 16 from 4-6pm
Where: Elisa Contemporary Art, 5622 Mosholu Avenue, Riverdale NY
Hours: Saturday 11am – 5:00pm; and by appointment (Weekdays, Evenings, Sundays)

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