February 17, 2018 to March 18, 2018
Location: RBC Gallery
Opening Reception: Sunday February 25, 1pm-4pm
Dance as an art form can be seen as beauty and in another moment it can be seen in a very fleeting moment of “now”. Each show is unique and creates a sense of flow of life. One must learn to be in the ‘moment’ and appreciate the experience because in a matter of another moment it passes. It is similar when we experience a moment in time touching our hearts and souls whether we view film, theatre, opera and dance contemporary or ballet. For me, emotion comes first, movement follows-which is a form of expression and the movement itself has a life. Art is something that makes us look at our lives and to think about them in a way that is rich and rewarding. As I reflect on art, I feel as if I’m in a spiral, but at the same time I am standing outside of it being objective as I contemplate the celebration of the creative spirit.
Creativity is the outer expression of the spirit within me. My intention is to be awake to my own potential, connect to my divine spirit and enter into the spiral dance of creativity.
– Justine Giuliani
“When the artist is alive in any person, whatever his kind of work may be, he becomes an inventive, searching, daring, self-expressive creature…. He finds gain in the work itself, not outside of it.”
– Robert Henri
About the Artist: Justine Giuliani
Artist, Founder and Program Director of Central Park Labyrinth in Burlington which opened on May 14, 2005 (following a temporary Labyrinth installation from 1999 to 2003) is one of the first Labyrinths in Canada. Central Park Labyrinth is a significant part of the City of Burlington’s Public Art Program. Justine has exhibited extensively in the Burlington/Toronto area. Her paintings are part of art collections held by Corporations and individuals throughout Canada, United States and Europe. Originally a Registered Nurse by profession, she completed her Honors BFA at York University from 1991 –1996. Justine’s vision was to create a permanent meditative sanctuary in Burlington through Central Park Labyrinth and the exhibition of her paintings. The intention was to promote community involvement by reaching out to everyone to experience healing, a deeper sense of connection and to promote peace and tranquility. Justine has completed a Facilitator’s Training Course to conduct workshops on Labyrinths with Rev. Lauren Artress, author of Walking a Sacred Path. Rev. Lauren Artress is the foremost international speaker on the use of the Labyrinth and Founder of Grace Cathedral’s Centre for Spiritual Wholeness in San Francisco and Veriditas, the World-Wide Labyrinth Project.