Assal Karimi Izadi "Castle" Exhibition - Artist talk online
Painting Exhibition - Artist Talk on Sunday, Oct 10th at 1pm (Zoom) Iranian by birth, Assal grew up in Belgium where she achieved her BA in Tourism and has since worked and traveled throughout Europe, Oceania, Africa and North America. Influenced by her Persian and Belgian background, Assal’s work focuses on painting with an emphasis on her memories of all the places she’s lived. Castle reflects the Gravensteen Castle in Ghent, Belgium where Assal worked. By adding Persian patterns to this fortress she symbolizes her double Iranian-Belgian identity.
This event is free.
Xchanges Gallery and Studios
Welcome to Xchanges Gallery and Studios, Canada’s oldest artist-run-centre (est. 1967). Located and serving on unceded territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən, Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. The spirit that gave birth to Xchanges began over 50 years ago. A small group of artists envisioned a way to meet the challenges of being an artist. Xchanges persists because it continues to provides support for many of these challenges. This vision rests on solid bones in a structure that has carried it forward through changes over the years to today. As a non-profit charity Xchanges is committed to being of service to the greater community through its artistic and gallery goals and developing its people and supporting creativity. The mandate of Xchanges is to provide affordable studios, present challenging and engaging contemporary art in diverse media whether in our physical spaces or online and virtually, and to support a positive and creative culture in Victoria, BC.
2333 - 6E Government Street
behind Gregg's Furniture.