Sponsorship: Casa La Villita
Address: 630 - 6th Avenue SW (The Bradie Building)
Our window painting is inspired by the natural backdrop that unites Mohhkintstis (Calgary) throughout the winter. We look to the west at crisp mountain ranges and get to feel warm chinook winds on our faces. We are swallowed by a prairie night sky where we find meaning in the stars. As the water around us freezes, we gather to share dreams, food and traditions.
NASARIMBA is a collaborative practice of artists, Mikhail Miller and Rachel Ziriada. NASARIMBA is a fictional word they began using as a moniker in 2015 when they met in Victoria, BC and started collaborating on large-scale installation works. Relocating to Calgary in 2016, their collaborative practice expanded as they continued to produce vibrant works spanning across the mediums of collage, painting, printmaking, sculpture, installations and murals. NASARIMBA works between the abstract and figurative, using form, texture, and colour harmonies to create visceral experiences for the viewer. Their work is made through process and intuitive decision making, often responding to architecture and the natural world. Since 2017, NASARIMBA has participated in several mural festivals across Canada painting twice for Wall-to-Wall Mural Festival in Winnipeg, three times for Rust Magic Mural Festival in Edmonton and locally for the Beltline Urban Mural Project in 2018. They participated in the Wreck City International Residency in 2018 and completed a two-week residency with the OU Gallery in Duncan, BC this past summer. They continue to live and work in Calgary where they are members of Burnt Toast Studios and are gearing up for a three-month residency with Arts Commons Ledge Gallery this summer.
SAJE DAMEN is a Calgary-based artist, who graduated with a Bachelor of Design (with distinction) in Visual Communication from ACAD (now AUArts) in 2018, and has worked as a Graphic Designer at Evans Hunt ever since. She has won awards from Adobe and AdRodeo, and in her free(lance) time, she has a passion for working with local arts organizations both as a designer, illustrator, and pep-talker. She hopes that these efforts will nurture and celebrate the creative community in Calgary.
Photographer: Katy Whitt