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Panel Discussion: Chrystal Sparrow X Tania Marmolejo

(Left: Chrystal Sparrow. Right: Tania Marmolejo)

CICA Vancouver is proud to announce the upcoming panel discussion between Tania Marmolejo, and Chrystal Sparrow, on September 8th, 4 – 5 PM, followed by a 20 minutes Q&A session and an Artist Meet and Greet party from 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Tickets are limited so book now! ⁠

The goal of this panel discussion is to raise awareness of the living conditions of female-identified artists in this ever-changing era, and to investigate more deeply the challenges posed by the pandemic and the cultural context in which they operate.⁠

Chrystal Sparrow is a Musqueam Coast Salish artist. She was born in 1983 and lives in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the unceded Coast Salish Territory. Chrystal is a traditional and contemporary artist that has her own unique feminine design style representing simplicity and elegance within Coast Salish art. Currently, she is creating new designs with colour elements from her Cree and Shuswap heritage in beading and abstract paintings. Chrystal works in mediums of red and yellow cedar, metal, leather and acrylic.⁠

Tania Marmolejo began her artistic career as an illustrator for the fashion and lifestyle sections of Obsidiana magazine (New York). During these years, she designed characters and backgrounds for MTV, PBS, Hyperion/Disney, and Scholastic Books among others, as part of the Data Motion Arts studios animation team, receiving various ASIFA and CINE awards. In 2005 she joined the group of artists at MadArts Studios in Brooklyn, NY, and District and Co. Gallery in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she participated in several group exhibitions. Since then, her work has been exhibited in numerous collective national and international exhibitions, and several Iberoamerican Art Salons in Washington DC, representing the Dominican Republic.

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