Peter Dykhuis’ “Darkness to Light”

Every month we have Art Waves on Cape Breton University’s Caper Radio. This radio show aims connect you with the staff here at the CBUAG as well as the artists featured in the gallery through the connection between music and art.

We also want to get to know our student artists as well, which is why we also have our Student Playlists. Using our newly made YouTube channel, we will be able to bring you more playlists with a wider selections of songs to choose from! This music is specifically chosen by the week’s featured student and says something about how they work both outside and in the visual arts.

Last week we heard the greatest hits of Monet’s time. This week we are featuring a playlist curated by a Nova Scotian celebrity. Peter Dykhuis is the Director/Curator of Dalhousie Art Gallery at Dalhousie University in Halifax. He was also the Co-Curator of our previous exhibition Capture 2014. I interviewed Peter on our radio show Art Waves back in December and we spoke about his art, life, and career in the art world. For a full biography of Peter you can or to see some of his artwork, click here.

The ‘curatorial’ selection is relatively simple but relevant to ‘realism’ from my point of view: a progression from ‘dark’ subjects/content to ‘lighter’ ones. It spans a few decades of my musical spectrum and, if anything, it would all be categorized in​ the genre of ‘alt-rock’.

Hope it is of interest, some of the bands are pretty obscure, but I like it that way.

                                    Peter Dykhuis


Click below to listen.

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To submit your own playlist, email your name, the link to your playlist and a short description of its significance to


Artist Appreciation: Richard Thomas Davis

If you loved the Capture2014 Exhibition, be sure to check out this post on OCanada Blog to find out more about one of the featured artists. Artist Appreciation: Richard Thomas Davis.

Capture 2014 Catalog Draw Winners


Congratulations to the winners of these amazing catalogs! Leslie Donovan and Savannah Anderson, came to see the exhibit and now have the pleasure of taking home a free copy of the Capture 2014 Exhibition Catalog. If you want one as well, just stop by the gallery. They are only ten (10) dollars each and are definitely worth it. The catalog includes images of every artwork, paired with commentary from both the artists as well as the curators and short biographies about each artist.

The Capture 2014 exhibition is now closed, but be sure to come out to our ProletariART exhibition opening ceremony January 30th from 6-8PM.

Congratulations again to our winners! 🙂

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Capture 2014: Event

cropped-art_gallery_capture-web-poster1.jpgSince Capture 2014 will soon be leaving the CBU Art Gallery, the CBU Art Gallery Society has decided to sponsor a draw for two prizes. That’s right, prizes! If you haven’t seen this exhibition or you want to see it again this is the time to do it. Next week is the last week for this exhibition and every time you come in to see it, you can enter your name to win a free exhibition catalogue. This booklet features images of all the stunning pieces in this exhibition as well as curator’s notes and essays on the works.

These catalogues are usually 10$ but if you visit the CBUAG before this exhibition ends you have the chance of winning one of two catalogues!

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Capture 2014 Ending Soon!

Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism

Curated by Tom Smart & Peter Dykhuis

November 15, 2014- January 16, 2015


If you want to catch this exciting exhibition be sure to come in soon because this exhibit is soon going to be packed up to make room for ProletariART 2015. You don’t want to miss Capture 2014 so be sure to come in to the CBU Art Gallery soon!


Capture 2014: Nova Scotian Realism

Be sure to come to the gallery tomorrow from 6-8PM for the opening reception where you will hear from the curator about the exhibition while enjoying free food and drink!