The new year is off to a fantastic start here at Agora Gallery, with two wonderful exhibitions of innovative, creative and inspiring art. The shows open on January 16, 2013 and run until February 5, 2013. The opening reception will be on the evening of Thursday January 17, 2013. All art enthusiasts are warmly invited – if you need something to cheer you up now that the holidays are over, this just might be the answer!
There is a heart-warming feeling of a deep love for artistic endeavor and ability shown in the works of Portals of Perception, lending an almost innocent shine to the show that makes it easy for each piece to slip subtly but irresistibly into the minds and emotions [...]
What better way to find inspiration for the holiday season than through Agora Gallery‘s exhibition of wonderful art, created to tease your interest and pique your curiosity. Feel the warmth of the Mediterranean in one exhibit, enjoy the kinetic magic of a second and revel in the optimistic charm of a third. The exhibitions begin on December 20, 2012 and run until January 12, 2012. The opening reception will take place on the evening of Thursday 20 December, 2012, and as always, art lovers are enthusiastically invited to attend. Remember that you just might find the gift you’re looking for, for art loving friends or family!
The Odyssey Within – an exhibition of Fine Art by Greek and Italian Artists brings the dazzling [...]
It is generally accepted that art articulates a definable viewpoint of the artist. The three new exhibitions at Agora Gallery profoundly exemplify this concept, which was reinforced in the conversations that took place at last Thursday’s opening reception there. Unbound Perspectives; The Persistence of Form; and Treasures of the Amazon Rainforest: A Solo exhibition of Photography by Robert Oelman, provide powerful commentary on the great breadth of artistic methods. Whether upholding an established style or rejecting all preceding tenets, whether meticulously accurate or suggestively abstracted, none of the works on view are void of artistic conviction.
Nearly an hour before the opening, nineteen of the exhibited artists arrived for a preliminary viewing of the show. Abound with emotion-laden anticipation, they perused the art in the gallery’s partitioned spaces before gathering to hear the laudatory words of Gallery Director Angela Di [...]
If you’re feeling the chill outside, visit Agora Gallery to be enthused and excited by our two upcoming exhibitions. Develop a new perspective through the works in one show, and bask in the lively energy of the other. The exhibitions will run from today, November 27, 2012 until December 18, 2012. The opening reception will be on the evening of this Thursday, November 29, 2012. Entrance is free, so come and enjoy – and you never know, you might find the perfect gift for an art loving friend or family member!
In Unbound Perspectives the audience is treated to a magical, beguiling view of how the world could be. Seen through the revelatory lens of the artist, ordinary objects and scenes take on a new [...]
Robert Oelman, who will soon be displaying his compelling works in Treasures of the Amazon Rainforest: A solo exhibition of photography at Agora Gallery, has led a fascinating life, and his path to the wonderful artworks he creates today has been a rich and varied one. He received a PhD in Psychology from the Union Institute and University, and practiced as a licensed clinical psychologist for many years. In the early 1990s, he immersed himself in the study and practice of a variety of experientially-oriented psychotherapies, something that led him to travel to India, where he meditated with a spiritual teacher. This profound experience changed his sense of priorities and gave him the courage and energy to ‘jump out of the endless analytical psychology loop’ and stop practicing psychotherapy.
As the air turns increasingly colder and the days grow shorter, seek out a refreshing feeling of light, warmth and optimism at Agora Gallery – something that seems particularly welcome considering recent weather events. Bask in the fervor and imaginative joy that flows from the work on the walls, bringing an atmosphere of interest and cheerfulness to the gallery. The latest exhibitions open on November 1, 2012 and run until November 21, with the opening reception taking place on the evening of Thursday November 8, 2012. As always, art lovers are welcome and entrance is free – and don’t forget that you can take in the remarkable work of George Oommen at the same time in his solo exhibition, also at Agora Gallery.
This November, a memorable solo exhibition is coming to Agora Gallery, featuring the work of George Oommen, an artist who pours the passion and beauty of his memories and the delight and intelligence of his inner life into his lively, energetic creations. The result is a show which honestly reflects the painter’s integrity and experiences, yet also reaches out to an audience of diverse backgrounds and knowledge, tapping into the best that is universal to humanity.
Oommen is continually inspired by Kerala, the place he was born and raised at the southern tip of India, and which he describes movingly as ‘an earthly paradise.’ He returns there every year for an annual visit of a few weeks, and he [...]
The opening shows Portals of Perception, Beyond Borders: An Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada, and Elements of Form, Kozo Takano’s solo show, at Agora Gallery on Thursday evening continued to affirm the gallery’s place as a fine art leader, attracting a substantial and energetic crowd indoors from the beautiful, crisp fall weather.
Kicking the evening off with glasses of prosecco and introductions, Gallery Director Angela Di Bello spoke briefly on how incredibly important art communities, such as the galleries in New York, are for uniting people and ideas. She also spoke about what a freeing opportunity art can represent, as it allows artists to experiment with new ideas and emotions, and she asked the 19 artists in attendance to speak briefly on what inspires them to create. One by one each artist had the chance to speak about themselves and their lives, and [...]
The days may be getting shorter and darker, but sparkle and light can still be found at Agora Gallery, particularly with the wonderful new exhibitions this October. Admire the vision and verve of Canadian artists in one exhibition, and explore the thoughtful sensitivity and passionate power in another. The exhibitions begin on October 9, 2012 and continue until October 30, 2012, with an opening reception on the evening of Thursday October 11, 2012. As always, art lovers are warmly welcomed to attend.
Beyond Borders: an Exhibition of Fine Art from Canada presents art that displays a winning combination of spontaneous, joyful appreciation of the world and measured, considered deliberation. Perfectly balanced and constructed to appeal to the most profound elements and emotions of human thought and [...]
This October, we welcome a delightful and enlightening series of work to Agora Gallery. Elements of Form: Kozo Takano / a solo exhibition will open on October 9, 2012, giving viewers the opportunity to admire this artist’s playful creations, and will run until October 30, 2012. The opening reception will take place on October 11, 2011. As always, art enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend.
Kozo Takano says that his first genuine artistic inspiration struck him out of the blue, when he was 17 years old and walking down a dusty road. He was mesmerized by the patterns the gravel had made, and a painting was born in his mind. From there, he has never looked back, but has gone from strength to strength [...]
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Stephen Tobin: the natural instincts of nature – a solo exhibition
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Exhibition: Out From Down Under & Beyond; The Odyssey of Color
- 05/11/2013 - 05/31/2013