In the Fall of 2014, Marie Danielle Leblanc embarked upon world travels which took her on a two month journey to Nepal. 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
By mid November, Marie was trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary and several days later thru Thorong La Pass, over 17,769 feet above sea level.
During her trip to the Himalayan Region, which is the Sanskrit term for “abode of the snow” (hima (snow) + ?laya (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.
It is believed that high deities of Hinduism, Buddhism, and ancient shamanistic traditions call this remarkable place home.
This solo exhibit of, A Trek Across Nepal, is inspired by these travels.
Join us for a Special Relief Effort Reception and Fundraiser: Saturday, May 16 from 4-6pm
For Marie, the beauty of her landscapes comes mostly from a spontaneous gesture and a certain attraction to danger. She convinces her viewers to see more than what appears in the painting. She transforms places and even the highest mountains in the world, into a space that transport the viewers into timeless and imaginary landscapes. The exhibit will include her impressions of Annapurna and Annapurna base camp, Kot Danda (located in North-western Nepal, part of the mugu district), Pothana (in the Western region) and Jhindu Danda (known for its steep hills and close proximity to Hot Springs. Her paintings also capture the beauty and vividness of the Rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal.
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)
A portion of all gallery sales is donated to charities helping underserved children heal through art. We support Free Arts NYC, Arts to Grow and Art Therapy Outreach Center.
In light of the recent earthquake in Nepal, a portion of all the gallery sales from this exhibit will be donated to relief Nepal efforts: AmeriCares and Charity: Water.
Nepal Special Relief Effort Reception and Fundraiser:
Join Elisa Contemporary Art and Marie Danielle Leblanc on Saturday, May 16th as we continue to raise money for the relief efforts in Nepal. Stop by to donate a dollar or more, and a portion of every gallery sale from this exhibit will be donated to AmeriCares, which leverages every dollar donated to deliver $20 of aid and Charity: Water, which donates a 100% to relief and rehabilitation efforts. 100% of the sale Marie Danielle Leblanc’s Annoncion 1 or 2 will be donated as well.