Open Invitations - Emerging Creators Incubator: Opening Reception
Join us for an opening reception for Open Invitations, July 28 from 6-8pm at the Art Gallery at Evergreen.
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Open Invitations is a showcase of work by six emerging multidisciplinary artists participating in Evergreen Cultural Centre’s Emerging Creators Incubator, featuring James Albers, Natalie Chan, Jake Kimble, Erin Lum, Milan Franco Orosco and Carmen Wong.
The Emerging Creators Incubator program is designed to support emerging artists from all artistic disciplines living on the Coast Salish territories colonially known as the Tri-Cities and Lower Mainland. From May to July 2022, the artists received mentorship from guest mentors Rydel Cerezo, kimmortal, collaborators Luciana Freire D’Anunciação and Guadalupe Martinez and ECC staff, who fostered the development of the participants’ work. Upholding the ECC’s commitment to supporting emerging artists, our studios and facilities were offered to the participating artists for a month-long residency. The program concludes with this showcase.
The works created for Open Invitations are the outcome of conversations and creative exploration as the artists came together to learn from each other and pursue new ideas and materials relevant to their artistic practices. Working across visual, literary and performing arts, the participants playfully explore the intersections of identity, cultural inheritance and the vulnerable exchange of lived experience.