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Find Your Heart(h) Exhibit: Meet the Artist

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cSPACE King Edward, 4th floor gallery

1721 29 Avenue Southwest

Calgary, AB T2T 6T7

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The artist’s first solo exhibit celebrates the romantic relationship between a disabled woman and a transgender manfrom its awkward, tentative beginnings to the approach of their upcoming wedding.

Born with the rare genetic disorder, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (aka 'brittle bone disease'), and a wheelchair-user since the age of six, Athena grew up believing that romantic love was likely never going to be in the cards for her. Likewise, so many of the messages presented to her partner after his transition was that his life was going to be filled with rejection—both romantically and from the society at large.

Through acrylic paintings and digital artwork that was either collaborated on by the artist and her partner or inspired by the journey of their relationship, they tell in their own words an unusual love story filled with colour, light, growth and laughter.

The artist will be on hand on Saturday, August 24th between 10-2pm to welcome visitors into the exhibit.

The “Find Your Heart(h)” art exhibit
August 24 – Sept 5, 2019
cSPACE King Edward, 4th floor gallery
Free and open to the public - 8am-8pm Monday-Saturday, closed Sundays and stat holidays

About the Artist
Athena Cooper is an acrylic and digital painter born in Vancouver and based in Calgary. Trained as an animator and possessing a deep love for the look of stained glass, her varied style is a mixture of quirky characters and vibrant colour. She has exhibited previously as part of the group show, "Can You See Us Vancouver?", presented by Kickstart Disability Art & Culture.

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cSPACE King Edward, 4th floor gallery

1721 29 Avenue Southwest

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