ART AT THE CENTRE: Siciliano and Penner team up for exhibition, April 16-30

Anne Siciliano will display new works in acrylic, like the one pictured above.

Siciliano ventures into acrylics

Submitted by Anne Siciliano

Life is all about the journey, this past year is no different. Last May 2011, I had the pleasure of attending my first acrylic retreat north of Winnipeg with Anthony Steffes. There, he introduced me to new techniques, gel mediums and the use of different materials to use with acrylics.

Of course I found it very interesting to say the least, I was able to combine 15 years of experimenting with water colours to my acrylic paintings, and wow! I loved it!

Upon returning, I immediately started painting large 36″ x 36″ x 2″ paintings that I thought would look good over a sofa or fire place. The response was incredible. The reason I chose the two inch deep canvases is, the patron does not have to frame the artwork.

In May 2012, I will return to Steffes Retreat to learn more about the medium.

Starting April 16th to 30th, 2012, I will be partnering with someone that I have admired as an artist since my family moved here.

I am honoured to display my originals with Burton Penner.

Please take the time out of your busy schedules to enjoy the vision of two local artists.

Thanks to DRAC for creating this opportunity for artists to share their wares, John at the Center for providing the venue and the Dryden Observer for spreading the word.

For more information on Anne Siciliano Originals email me at

Penner presents paintings

Area artist Burton Penner will present his work for viewing and for sale alongside Anne Siciliano April 16-30 at The Centre atrium.

The popular local painter’s exhibition is titled ‘Creation Speaks Even When We Are Not Listening’.

Penner makes his home in the Vermilion Bay area where he also operates Borealis Dog Sled Adventures — a company specializing in taking adventure-minded clients from around the world on wilderness trips by dog team.

Ideas and inspiration for his art are drawn from time spent on the land.

“Even after many years spent in the bush there is never a dull moment,” he says. “It’s the greatest place to view real art.”

Inspired by nature, Vermilion Bay painter Burton Penner will present his work.


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