Next Mini Galleries exhibit brings the world to Rotary Park

Opening event in Rotary Park on November 2nd @ 4:30 p.m.

Artists from around the world promise “a lot of art in a little box” when they exhibit in Crescent Heights mini galleries in November and December.

Curated by the Immigrant Council for Arts Innovation (ICAI), the November/December exhibition will feature works by: Jimena Odetti, Lorianne Wigens, Samuel Obadero, and Cristiana Tercero. ICAI was founded in January 2019 to connect newcomer and immigrant artists and creative professionals to the existing arts community in Calgary. Click to learn more about the artists and their work!

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.

Lorianne Wigen 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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