Thursday, September 30, 2010

Drop-Ins Welcome - "Ancient Reverie" Vernissage & Cocktail

Drop-ins are welcome between 7pm-8pm or 9pm-10pm for the cocktail & vernissage. The guest list is full as of yesturday, but not everyone on the guest list will stay for the entire 2 hours. So I know for sure that we will be able to accept drop-ins.

Gallery Massarelli Design - Friday, October 1st, 7pm-8pm or 9pm-10pm

372 rue Sainte Catherine Quest studio 411, Montreal. 

About The Exhibition:
 The exhibition is open for the month of October, ending on November 1st, 2010. The gallery hours are from 10am-5pm Monday to Friday, or by appointment with the gallery owner on weekends or evenings.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


This is actually my press release, but I really like what I have created and so have decided to share with you. I worked on this press release for a week!


"Imagination is more important than knowledge." ~Albert Einstein

“Painting is silent poetry.” ~Plutarch

A member of the Montreal Board of Trade and the Irish Chamber of Commerce, freelance artist, April-Anna, is determined to demonstrate that body painting is in fact a fine art.
You are cordially invited to attend the cocktail & opening night of "Ancient Reverie", a solo art exhibition at Gallery Massarelli Design in the Belgo Building. Entertainment includes music by classically trained violinist Rosa Lannes, and DJ Eliazar. Circus performance by Christina Supernova with classically trained flutist Caroline Tremblay. Door prizes, hors d'oeuvres, champagne and wine. 372 rue Sainte Catherine Quest studio 408, Montreal. Due to limited space, the cocktail is by reservation (guest list open to the public) and will be divided into 2 events; one at 6pm-8pm, another at 8pm-10pm.

Exhibition Statement
Ancient: Very old; aged: “an ancient folk tale”. Old-fashioned or antique. Reverie: A state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing. A daydream. An impractical or fantastic, or visionary idea.

In “Ancient Reverie” I am exploring the connection between fine arts and the human body through four dimensions, which in this case are the canvas, the human body as a performer, the photo and the sculpted bust. Come and see how fireflies resemble stars, the waters resemble dreams, the skies shift into galaxies, while the lady with a lotus in her thoughts, sits back to watch.

About the Artist:
April-Anna Bremers started her first home based arts business at the age of 17, in 1996 in Merritt, BC. She has been in Montreal since 2006. April-Anna is a multi-medium artist offering artistic services such as face painting, body painting, henna body art, murals, fine arts and more. She has had contracts for special events for companies such as CLSC, Harmony Elementary School, Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Eloize, and more.

About the Performers:

Christina Supernova is a circus performer specialized in fire performance. Christina's performances have been seen at Playa del Carmen, Cirque Eloize and more. She offers her services for special events and private parties.

Caroline Tremblay is a classically trained flutest. She has a Master Degree in Recorder from University of Montreal and The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance. She is a musical director at the Montreal Recorder Society, teaching at Vincent D’Indy Music school and at CAMMAC. Caroline has performed at special events for Le Théâtre de quartier, Laval Symphonic Orchestra, Cirque du Soleil, and more.
Rosa Lannes has been playing the violin since the age of 5 and has studied with such renowned teachers as Sonja Jelinkova and Mark Fewer. She completed a double DEC in Music and Science in 2010, and was accepted into Premed at Université de Montréal.
DJ Eliazar Hailing from Chicago, now based in Montreal, he has traveled the globe for 15 years collecting music. His record label Mushroom Lounge Recordings brings new global music to the forefront; Balkan beats, global bass, electro swing, dub, downtempo & more. He runs monthly events and a weekly radio show every. For more information: