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Points of Origin
August 15 - September 15 2013

Meet the artists Saturday, Aug 17 from 2 - 4 pm. Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome. Admission to Arbor Gallery - CfCA is always free, your donation is appreciated!

Gallery Hours: noon to 5 pm. Wednesday to Sunday.
 
Featuring:
 
Vladimir Frolov (Russia)
Zeynep Ergican (Turkey) 
Zivana Nicola Kostic  (Serbia) 
Elbagir Osman (Sudan)
 
Curated by Jessica Sarrazin
 

Points of Origin Art Exhibition
at Arbor Gallery - CfCA in Vankleek Hill, ON.


A very special exhibition starts at Arbor Gallery – CfCA on August 15th. Points of Originfeatures four artists, who have emigrated from Turkey, Russia, Serbia, and Sudan to begin new lives in Canada.
 
All members of the Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture, an Ottawa-based organization providing support for new Canadians who are also artists, the four artists have been chosen for the exhibition at Arbor Gallery – CfCA by curator Jessica Sarrazin.
 
“Each artist has a very distinct style and use of media, which makes for a rich and diverse exhibition,” explains curator Jessica Sarrazin, “Each artist contributes something very unique to the show.”
Artist Zeynep Ergincan brings paintings, hand-painted ceramic tiles and necklaces, and sources her imagery of tulips, birds and fishes from her Turkish origins and the Anatolian decorative tradition. Twins and triplets also figure in her compositions, which are at once calm and slightly disquieting.
Artist Zivana Kostic’s metal embroidery works are an unusual combination of traditional needlework with a modern sensibility. Originally from Serbia, her ‘metal tapestries’ are made by weaving pins through silk. Her works have distinctive graphic patterns which have an ancient quality, almost as if you came upon them in an archaeological dig.
Artist Vladimir Frolov, from Russia, has created oil pastel images that vibrate with intense and very beautiful colour combinations. Built up with many small strokes, his works are abstract but are also reminiscent of landscapes and seem imbued with their own mystery and energy.
Artist Elbagir Osman, from Sudan, captures the experience of living inside the urban green space of Ottawa in his paintings. Focusing on the variations of light, colour and form, his paintings are impressionist in nature, but represent the contemporary landscapes of urban parkland. 
All four artists are excited about exhibiting at Arbor Gallery-CfCA and look forward to meeting gallery visitors at the opening reception. All are welcome August 17th from 2 to 4pm at the gallery, located at 36 Home Ave in Vankleek Hill, ON. Refreshments will be served.

Admission to Arbor Gallery –CfCA is always free, donations are appreciated. The exhibition continues until Sunday September 15, 2013. Gallery Hours are noon to 5pm, Wednesday to Sunday. The gallery's hours will change, starting September 1st, 2013, to noon to 4pm.
 
The support of several partners have made this exhibition possible. Thanks go to the City of Ottawa, The Ontario Trillium Foundation, and to the co-presenter of the exhibition, the Coalition of New Canadians for Arts and Culture.

 

 

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