The Embassy Cultural House is happy to announce the opening of Intercambio/Exchange - our first in-person and material exhibition - at Support Project Space!
Intercambio/Exchange recognizes the long history of cultural workers in London who, since the 1950's, have had connections with locations in Mexico. Some of the artworks presented conceptually relate to urgent issues of our time, including indigenous issues, the environment and the traditional cultures that are reflected in the arts and culture in both our countries.
Intercambio features artworks and texts by artists working in various formats, including painting, drawing, photography & artist multiples. Research in the communities in London and Mexico and in the ECH's own archives informs this project. Intercambio raises awareness of the international scope of connections made by artists in London, Ontario. In this case, the focus is Mexico, including locations such as Oaxaca, Mexico City, Merida, San Miguel de Allende, and Saltillo, which are important locations to many involved in this project.
Exhibiting artists include Ron Benner, Patricia Deadman, Duncan DeKergommeaux, Mireya Folch-Serra, Anahí González, Gildo Gonzalez, Jamelie Hassan, Carlos Lores, Kim Moodie, Oscar Ortiz, Jenna Rose Sands, and Jean Spence.
Support is located at 260B Clarence Street in London, Ontario.
The exhibition is open 12 - 5 from Wednesday, September 22 to Saturday, September 25.
The exhibition is open by appointment only Monday, September 27 to Friday, October 17.
A closing event will take place October 18 - details to follow.
The Embassy Cultural House would also like to recognize the support of the London Arts Council in the programming of this project.
The ECH is happy to celebrate and share news of Lorraine Klaasen, ECH advisory circle member, on her 40th year as a singer, artist, performer, and dancer.
For her 40th anniversary, Lorraine will be performing in concert in Montreal, on October 5th at the Cabaret Lion d'Or. For those who are unable to see her concert in person, the event will also be live-streamed and accessible to all.
For virtual tickets, please visit this link: https://lepointdevente.com/tickets/clo211005002
In the generous spirit of Lorraine, the event will also feature nine other musicians on stage alongside her. These musicians include Musical Director Mongezi Ntaka, Assane Seck, Noel Mpiaza, Andre Whiteman, Medad Ernest, Rob Christian, Nadia Theobal, Carine Agboton, and Noam Guerrier brought together for this celebratory event.
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