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In 1942 Nolde wrote:

“There is silver blue, sky blue and thunder blue. Every color holds within it a soul, which makes me happy or repels me, and which acts as a stimulus. To a person who has no art in him, colors are colors, tones tones…and that is all. All their consequences for the human spirit, which range between heaven to hell, just go unnoticed.”

German Expressionism is not an art movement I have had much exposure to but I am intrigued to meet this man (through his art) who speaks of colour in this way. There are many exciting opportunities afforded us in Sask. and especially Regina by the Caigari Project! Beginning Oct. 5th, 2016 and on into Jan. 2017 numerous groups will be collaborating in hosting events both free and by admission throughout Regina. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about artist of that era and how they influence current contemporary artists. Check out this link for the full list of happenings https://tockify.com/caligariproject/agenda! There is even an art competition for those inspired by Emil Nolde’s “Excited People”1913 oil and Robert Wiene’s 1920 film “Genuine”. I’m hoping I can marry some of what I am teaching in my current class “(WTDW) What to Do With Acrylic Mediums” at the Neil Balkwill Civic Arts Centre into a submission for this exciting group show that will be exhibited at the Regina Public Library. I plan to share this opportunity with my students too. All submissions are due into the library by Oct. 14th though, so we will see what I can accomplish with all my other commitments but I am certainly fired up about trying to submit something.

Selected works will be exhibited between Oct 24th – Nov. 25th, 2016 at the Regina Public Library.  Submission details can be found here: https://tockify.com/caligariproject/detail/10/1477288800000