'Ottawa Inshallah' is a bilingual art anthology being produced by artist Aquil Virani that will feature 25 Ottawa-based Muslim artists who dream of a better future. Submissions are still open until May 22.
After moving from Gatineau, Quebec to Calgary, Alberta, Aicha Lasfar had an opportunity to explore the wonders of the Albertan Wilderness. This inspired her to explore an art form she was previously unfamiliar with, pyrography, the free-hand art of decorating wood through burning.
Being the hub of Canada’s oil and gas industry, Calgary may not seem like the sort of city that harnesses creative energy the way cities like Toronto or Montreal do. Take a second look, and you might discover that there’s more to this city than meets the eye.
The Silk Road Institute's Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion (CHAI) digital video arts competition was funded through the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, with financial support from the Vancouver Foundation, the Edmonton Foundation, the Winnipeg Foundation and the Oakville Community Foundation settlement fund.
Muslim Link interviewed Vancouver based CHAI 2017 winner Sherry Rashidan about her video Iridescent.