Passion for Music Inspires Bold Visual Work

Posted on September 25, 2016

Passion for music inspires bold visual work

By Janice Ryan, Edmonton Journal

October 30, 2009

VISUAL ARTS PREVIEW

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Duetto Art Exhibit Filled with unheard Music

Posted on September 25, 2016

St. Albert Gazette, Saturday, October 24, 2009

When you hear the title of the new show at Art Beat Gallery, two ideas should immediately come to mind: it involves two people and they make some beautiful music together.

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Pianist interprets the sounds of music and the form of instruments in her bold paintings

Posted on September 25, 2016

Pianist interprets the sounds of music and the form of instruments in her bold paintings

The Edmonton Journal

Most people are lucky if they have one artistic skill, and luckier still if they’re able to pursue it professionally. Shirley Elias has been lucky a few times over: her first success was as a concert pianist, and now she has found another calling as a painter. She had always dabbled in the visual arts, but until about a decade ago it took a back seat to her music. But then she started receiving commissions for her work — more than 60 — and things took off from there.

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“If Frank Zappa was a mother of invention, then Shirley Elias is the mistress of self-reinvention.”

Posted on September 25, 2016

By Morley Walker, Winnipeg Free Press

If Frank Zappa was a mother of invention, then Shirley Elias is the mistress of self-reinvention.

The Winnipeg performer and arts administrator has tried on many hats in the course of her creative life.

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