The November installment of the Crescent Heights Mini Galleries will be a window into our big old world from a small space right here in Calgary. It’s a lot of art in a little box.
Crescent Heights Mini Galleries November exhibition will feature works by the following artists: Jimena Odetti, Lorianne Wigens, Samuel Obadero, and Cristiana Tercero. It will be curated by the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI).
The Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI) was founded in January 2019 with the purpose of connecting newcomer and immigrant artists and creative professionals to the existing arts community in Calgary. We are all about providing resources, information, and opportunities that would assist newcomer and immigrant artists turn their passion and creativity into thriving careers or businesses.
Jimena Odetti began her career as a visual artist in her hometown of Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a Doctorate in Design from the University of Palermo in Argentina. She has contributed to publications and research on culture, science, and technology at the national and international level. Her artwork has been exhibited and displayed in Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Italy, Canada, and the United States. She has received recognition for her artistic and academic work.
Lorianne Wigens grew up in South Africa. She is a self-trained artist who enjoys experimenting with different mediums and techniques. Her art is an expression of what she loves the most about Africa: the sounds of the bushveld; the hyenas at dusk; the elephants approaching; a lion in the soft sand of a dried riverbed. She hopes her art will kindle a yearning in others to experience the majestic wonder that exists in the African bushveld.
Samuel Obadero is an award-winning digital photographer and social advocate from Nigeria, he received the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society’s New Canadian Artist Award in 2020 and was also named the Calgary Central Library’s first Newcomer Artist in Residence. His thought provoking-work celebrates global beauty, and cultural identity.
Cris(tiana) Tercero is a Calgary-based visual artist from Nicaragua, experimenting with illustrations and animation. She started her career as an advertising graphic designer, but her involvement in cultural programs and social activism redirected her work towards protest art around feminism, social rights, and equality.
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