Congratulations to the artists and organizers of Art, My Refuge: A painting exhibit featuring the works of artists who are new to Canada
Susan Gold Smith
26 November 2016
Art, My Refuge is an exhibition of three artists making their debut into the Windsor Community, Nozah Omar, Maham Gull, and Adnan Al-Zuhairi. When Nozah Omar told Malgorzatta Holec, her instructor at W5 (Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women): "Teacher, I can’t live without my painting!", the idea of this project was born. Nozah's enthusiasm for art is contagious. Two additional artists came into the project. A grant proposal to Windsor's Arts Culture and Heritage Fund was successful, and an experienced local artist, Danuta Gnat Siniarska, was asked to mentor the group. An intense process of reviewing past work and creating focused new work began. The Common Ground exhibition space was booked. The work was installed, and the exhibition Art, My Refuge, became a reality. The opening reception on November 18th was notably well attended.