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Thu, May 24 2018

Celebration of Unity,

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  • About the event

    Celebration of Unity

    Hawa Kaba is an African-Canadian artist that is using her own art to promote to create awareness of disparencing within our community for youths who face difficult economic and/or social circumstances and have limited access to the many benefits of a structured creative environment.

    Her goal is to raise funds through the sale of her own art (30% of proceeds) and donate it to the Ottawa School of Art Outreach Program to fund 2 black female youths access to the Fine Arts Program.

     

    Why should you sponsor?

    It is important to offer opportunities for youth who face difficult economic or social circumstances and limit access to the many benefits of a structured creative environment.

    The objective is to enhance the quality of 2 youths and help more them towards a future of success.

    Your donation will provide the funding to promote the event and increase awareness of the need of allowing youths an opportunity to enhance their appreciation for the arts and culture in general and increase their creativity.


    Hawa Kaba

    Hawa Kaba explores the theme of cultural diversity as a multi-layered experience. A sense of history and social awareness has been central to the artist’s work, with pieces exploring the African diaspora, colonialism, and the importance of public education.

    The critic John Mendelsohn has written that, “The abstract qualities of her work are a crucial ground for Kaba’s art of remembrance and convergence. She often creates a kind of altar of centered space that echos the...rectangle of the canvas. This “painting within the painting” is a privileged precinct, separated from the world..., where honor is given and memory preserved.”

    Basic in Kaba’s work is the sense that these are both passionate repositories of the past and deeply felt social documents. The artist has written that, “These works embody...the beauty of the land, the colors of mud brick and indigo sky, the heat of the sun, the essence of the place in all its contrasts....summarized as “the beauty in the harshness”– beauty in a desert, happiness in poverty, gracefulness manifested in a materially raw environment.”

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  • 101-250 attendees expected


    50% Male Attendees


    50% Female Attendees

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