Clavier à couleurs : An Exhibition of Piano Preludes

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Heliconian Hall

35 Hazelton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1M6

Musicians Gregory Millar and Lisa Raposa (Millar Piano Duo) and Vermont-based artist Antonietta Kies come together in an original show of music and images.

Inspired by Scriabin’s late-Romantic oeuvre (op. 11) and a familial sense of connection to music for the piano, Kies exhibits twenty-four brand-new painted “poetics”. On-screen projections of this evocative collection of landscapes and symbols are played along with the music, rendered live by Raposa. The event comes full-circle with Millar in a performance of the twenty-four Preludes, op. 28 by Chopin. Part art opening, part concert: allow yourself to partake in this synesthetic experience of sound transformed by light.

smallWORKS 2½D Exhibition with Garrison Art Center


Garrison, NY

Antonietta’s work was included in this juried group exhibition.

From the Garrison Art Center website:

This year, we invite you to submit your expression of 2½D, bridging two dimensions…not 2D, not 3D. What form will that take through the eyes and hands of painters, sculptors, photographers, video artists, et al?

Winter Blues Exhibition with Hamilton Street Gallery


Bound Brook, NJ

Two of Antonietta’s paintings were invited to be a part of this group exhibition. Another exciting and meaningful theme!

From the prospectus on the website:

Winter is a time full of festivities, as a rich assortment of blue hues illuminate the season. Visual impressions of ice and snow in cold pastel blues, long casted shadows of warm violet blue from a winter sunset, or a blanketed sky of midnight blue on a starlit night, forever reminisce in our visual memory. But, as the Updike poem suggests, winter can also be, for some people, a barren, unending stretch of time to endure. For them, rather than a beautiful color, blue is tied up in such dark feelings as loneliness, anxiety and depression. For this juried exhibition, we invite artists to investigate the blues of winter in all of its atmospheric vibrancy, as well as the mysterious domain of its overcast shadow.

Enchanted Woodlands Exhibition with Era Contemporary

Opening reception Friday, December 7, 2018 from 6 to 9pm

Philadelphia, PA

Antonietta was thrilled to exhibit works in this inspiring thematic group exhibition with Era Contemporary curated by Jessica Libor, artist.

Words about the exhibition from Era Contemporary’s website:

There is a wild mystery to the woodlands.  The interlacing canopy of trees, tall trunks like columns, untamed growth of the forest floor, and all the animals that find shelter there make it a magical place where anything can happen.  In Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, he fills the woods with all manner of creatures, fairies, and enchantments, that the humans in the story become a part of.  In Roald Dahl’s The Minpins,  the forest represents an overwhelming world of majestic trees, where little people live in the trees and have tiny roads by connecting branches.  In C. S. Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, there is a castle made of ice that lies in the heart of a frozen forest, where the White Witch keeps a spell over Narnia whereby it is always winter.  Forests and glades have always served as inspiration for writers and artists to create a world of mystery and enchantment–the woodlands are challenging and untamed, a place where anything can happen.