Two of our members Zahra Entezarmahdi and Mohar Gupta are finalists in the Calgary Immigrant of Distinction Award 2022. Mohar is an amazing artist who got her first exhibition through ICAI in Art Commons and Zahra was part of IAMP’s first cohort. We are happy and excited, congratulations!
Mohar is a professional textile designer she got her first opportunity to show her artworks in Arts Commons through ICAI, and since then she has participated in several exhibitions such as Art From the Unknown exhibition, organized by Rachel Notley, the Canadian Artists for Poor exhibit in2018 and the Alchemist Extravaganza at the Motion Gallery 2018. In 2019 she had her solo exhibit at the Louis Riley library, in Calgary.
As for Zahra, born in Iran and based in Calgary since 2018, she is a painter, photographer, and art instructor. Zahra took part in our ICAI IAMP program which offers mentorship for immigrants and newcomer artists, as she said the IAMP program improved her knowledge of the cultural landscape in Calgary and expanded her network allowing her to participate in exhibitions.
We wish them all the best as they continue to grow in their careers.