This must be Kansas


The reception was great, well attended, enjoyable. Several people I hadn’t seen in a while were there, some old students, old friends, new friends. Very satisfying. I don’t have good installation photos yet. They will come.

The weather was something else last night. It was a very heavy rain day, flooding on the roads and bitter winds. After the opening reception, I stepped out into what must have been a wind tunnel and was picked up like I was Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz. Blown up into the air and out onto the pavement. A bit bruised up now with bloody knees, but I don’t seem to have any broken bones. Just pain and shock.

This afternoon I fly to Ottawa on a plane, not the wind, for the opening reception there of my exhibit at the Orange Gallery. If you are in the area, do stop by! It’s at 1 pm:


Leya Evelyn

Mar 30 – Apr 17, 2016

Opening Reception: Sunday April 3rd, 1 to 4 pm.

Artist Talk: Thursday April 7th, 7 to 9pm

Please join us with Leya Evelyn on Sunday April 3rd from 1-4pm for the opening reception. Chocolatier, Aaron Bihari from Cocohari Fine Chocolates Confections, will be serving up the finest chocolate gems. ART + Chocolate Gems + Coffee = 1 Great Sunday Afternoon

We’ve planned a unique opportunity for Ottawa’s art lovers to view Halifax-based artist Leya Evelyn’s brilliant abstract paintings. Leya Evelyn’s current body of works offers a great depth and rich rewards. These brilliant complex, multilayered paintings have an immediate, intense impact through her skillful use of colour and subtle compositions. Each of these new paintings has a distinct and varied inner life. The work defies generalization and broadens the possibilities of abstract art.


About leyaevelyn

About thirty years ago, I moved from New York City to rural Nova Scotia. For an artist, it is a good place to live. Spacious and quiet. Despite the beautiful scenery and frequently grey skies, my abstract paintings focus on color, its expressive qualities and how it creates form and space.
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