Colours and Rhythms in Acoustic and Visual Media, December 9, 2007

At a program at Gustin House on December 9, 2007, internationally-known artist Otto Rogers spoke about the sources of his artistic inspiration and displayed his newly-published book. Mr. Rogers spent some thirty years at the Department of Art and Art History, University of Saskatchewan, and now lives in Milford, ON. He has more than 1500 art works in public, corporate and private collections in Canada and other countries.

Pianists Walter Thiessen and Gregory Schulte, Gustin Studio graduates, performed compositions reflecting an array of musical colours. Included in their repertoire were the seasonal favourites “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” and “Sheep May Safely Graze “ by J. S. Bach, and “Fantasia on Greensleeves” by Vaughan Williams, along with a Concerto Grosso by Handel and selections from Brahms’ Liebeslieder Waltzes.

Designed as a reflective moment in the midst of a busy season, the program was presented to full houses in both the afternoon and evening.

Gustin House acknowledges gratefully the collaboration of the Mendel Art Gallery in this event.