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Women+ Art Festival:
Immigrant, Refugee, and 

September 12, 2021

Shenkman Arts Centre

245 Centrum Blvd, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1

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Women's Art Festival: Immigrant, Refugee, and Racialized

Vernissage: September 9, 2021, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Festival: September 12, 2021 2:00 - 8:00 PM

Shenkman Arts Centre

245 Centrum, Orléans, ON K1E 0A1

YouTube Live link

In its second year, the Women+ Art Festival will celebrate and showcase immigrant, refugee, Indigenous, and racialized women + artists living in the National Capital Region. This combination of in-person and online festival will feature a 2-week visual art exhibition as well as an evening of music, dance, and storytelling performances. The performances will be streamed on YouTube Live from the Richcraft Theatre on Sunday September 12th at 2 pm and the Art Exhibition will be installed at La-Lande + Doyle Exhibition Space, both located at the Shenkman Arts Centre from September 7th to the 17th.

Meet The Artists


Bonita Eloise

Bonita is the author of the book “Embers of Hope: Embracing Life in an Age of Ecological Destruction and Climate Chaos.”


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Gloria Guns

Gloria Guns is an experimental multi-instrumental artist based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with over fifteen years of experience in performing live music.  


Hea R. Kim

Hea R. Kim is a South Korean-born Canadian immigrant and multidisciplinary artist who
is interested in creating playful, thoughtful, and technically sophisticated installations.


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Radha Sundram (Suman)

Radha Sundram (Suman) is a visual artist from New Delhi now based in Ottawa.

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Lubna Mousa

Lubna Mousa is a visual artist currently based in Ottawa, Ontario. In her artworks, Mousa reflects her thoughts and images in layers using mixed media.

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Sridaya Srivatsan

Sridaya Srivatsan is a specialized Indian classical dancer in the style of Bharatanatyam. 

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Beverley McKiver

Beverley McKiver is an Ottawa-based pianist, teacher and composer. 


Patsea Griffin

Patsea is the facilitator of the weekly beading group ‘Beading with Patsea!  

Artist. Beadworker. Poet. Drummer. Singer. Dreamer.

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Suzan Richards

Suzan is an Afro-Caribbean dancer that continues to share the beauty of her Dominican culture through dance. 

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Rhonda Dhoxtator

Rhonda is a pow wow dancer and educator from the turtle clan of Oneida.

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Jacqui Du Toit

Originally from South Africa, Jacqui takes you on a jouney with her storytelling talents. 

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Kseniya Tsoy

Community artist originally from Uzbekistan, Kseniya uses her talents to bridge the arts and community through her various artistic projects. 

Made possible thanks to the support of :

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