Art Showcase

Now in its 14th year, 5 Artists 1 Love is a stunning, annual African History Month celebration of the artistic vibrancy and range of Edmonton’s African-Canadian communities, from Angola to Zanzibar, Togo to Tobago, or Brazil to Barbados!
 
The phenomenal art exhibition showcases the dynamic beauty of the planetary African diaspora through art, design, music, dance, and poetry.
 
It promotes emerging and established artists, develops global African arts and cultures, and celebrates African-Canadian brilliance.

Participating Galleries

ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA

2 WINSTON CHURCHILL SQUARE

RUNS JAN 30 - MAR 10, 2019

EXHIBITION LAUNCH - FEB 2, 2019

 

U OF A AUGUSTANA CAMPUS LIBRARY

4901 46 AVE, CAMROSE

RUNS FEB 1 - 28, 2019

 

SCOTT GALLERY

10411 - 124 STREET

RUNS FEB 1 - 28, 2019

Artists

Tony EZEIFEDI

Born in Lagos, Tony was raised in Anambra - a commercial city in the eastern part of Nigeria. Watching his Dad hanging creative pictures on his studio walls, as a professional photographer, while his elder three brothers recreated comic characters from old comic books, contributed to his interest in the Arts, at an early age. This led to his early love for drawing and studying human figures, most especially female and human fingers. As a young artist, his notebooks in school were his sketch pad.  Anthony would sketch in class, while his schoolmates would be studying, and he had a drawing of most of the teachers that taught him growing up. Tony later proceed to study Fine and Applied Arts at the Institute of Management and Technology, at Enugu, Nigeria, where he specialized in painting.

 

In his quest to find a new challenge in the world of Art, he developed his graphic skills and practiced graphic design and worked in the world leading advertising agencies (Ogilvy Nigeria, HKLM Lagos), for twelve years. In the advertising industry he had been commissioned to make mostly pencil portraits and water color paintings.  He his getting his hands-on, oil-colors again, after eleven years to take part in the upcoming "5artist 1love" 2019 show, as a full-time studio artist, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

Braxton Santiago Garneau

Receiving a fine arts diploma from McEwan University in 2017, Braxton Garneau as a current resident of Edmonton, AB, Canada who is completing his BFA at the University of Alberta. Braxton Garneau is a multimedia and printmaking artist whose work is influenced by an investigation of intersectional identity and culture.  

 

Email | BraxtonGarneau@gmail.com

Mario Griffith

Mario Griffith was Born in Calgary Alberta and was raised mostly in Edmonton Alberta by his mother. With family spread around the world from Barbados, the United States to the United Kingdom. Currently residing in Edmonton Alberta where he has been working as a tattoo artist for 3 years.  Fundamentally the tattoo industry is a major inspiration; however, the major source of his artistic inspiration is the journey of life and how we progress. “Growing from the darkness, lifting from the night into the light. By the wisdom and knowledge that passes into me from life itself I feel the connection we all share and to me the influence is LOVE.”

 

Mario creates his paintings using acrylic, paint markers, glass paint, and spray paint.

 

As a self-taught painter, he has said that “this is simply how I express myself and I have made these canvases into an outlet for my own personal journals”.

 

Instagram | @savage_art_inc

Adanna Onuekwusi

Adanna Onuekwusi was born and raised in Nigeria and currently lives and studies in Edmonton, Alberta.

Her work is a vibrant collection of illustrations experimenting with lighting, texture and cinematic story-telling. She draws a lot of inspiration from film and video games and enjoys crafting scenes and characters that inspire viewers to create exciting backstories of their own. Every painting is described as a window into a new story.

She is interested in art and design for products, film and video games and is currently pursuing a degree in Industrial Design at the University of Alberta.

 

Email | adxnna@gmail.com

Instagram | @adxnnart

Twitter | @adxnna

Artstation |  www.artstation.com/adxnna

Shaihiem Small

Shaihiem Small is an artist originally from Toronto Ontario but currently based in Edmonton Alberta. He works in a variety of mediums, but primarily paints and illustrates with pen and ink. Using the various skills and experiences he has picked up in his travels, this artist works to evoke a sense of the ethereal in his pieces. Most of his work focuses on the human figure, spirit and the transmutation of emotion. This artist is constantly striving to communicate skill and emotional honesty in his work.

Istagram | @goldenc5ild

Email | shaihiemsmall@gmail.com

Monique McFarlane
Artistic Director of Exhibits, Curator

Monique McFarlane has worked for more than 15 years in the arts and heritage sector at several Canadian and international institutions. Through her past and present work, she strives to make art and museum collections accessible and relevant to diverse audiences, and especially marginalized communities.

Monique McFarlane
Artistic Director of Exhibits, Curator


Monique McFarlane has worked for more than 15 years in the arts and heritage sector at several Canadian and international institutions. Through her past and present work, she strives to make art and museum collections accessible and relevant to diverse audiences, and especially marginalized communities.