The Caetani Centre and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre are pleased to welcome a new Fresh!AiR artist from Delhi, India, to the community.

Exhibition – Welcome Reception and Culture Crawl
Saturday, August 13th, from 12 to 2 pm
Niharika will be demonstrating her technique at a welcome reception for her and fellow artist-in-residence, Peter Greendale, in the new Caetani Port Studio.  This event is part of the Vernon Culture Crawl.
Refreshments will be provided.
All are welcome!

Children’s Workshop – Wings Unfettered
Saturday, August 27th, from 10 am to 12 pm
Cost is $5, free for members of the Allan Brooks Nature Centre

Niharika will be hosting a workshop to create wire and paper birds using her technique. Perfect for children and/or families.
Please register at the door.

Presentation – Artist Talk
Wednesday, September 14th, from 7 to 9 pm
Join us at the Allan Brook’s Nature Centre, where Niharika will talk about the purpose and story behind her works, both past and present.
Refreshments will be provided.
All are welcome!

The Caetani Cultural Centre and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre are excited to welcome a new Fresh!AiR artist, Niharika Rajput, to the community. Niharika is a visual artist and a creative conservationist based in New Delhi, India.  She graduated in 2012 from Delhi University with a Bachelor of Arts Honours in English Literature.  She is continuously working on projects related to bird conservation.  Through her art and creative work, she hopes to raise awareness of bird extinction and endangerment caused by global warming, loss of habitat and telephone towers, to name but a few.  Her passion for birds and conservationism is emphasized in her artwork, as she draws inspiration from nature and the avian world.

Niharika constructs 3D sculptures of birds using m-seal, wire and paper.  Each bird is constructed with an incredible level of detail, texture, colour and material which seems to bring her birds to life.  During her six-week residency at the Caetani Centre, she hopes to investigate the various species of birds in the Okanagan, focusing mainly on hummingbirds, which will be the platform of her newest project.  She plans to create models of three species of hummingbirds, Rufous, Black-chinned, and Calliope, during her stay.  She hopes the connections she makes here will help shape her artwork in the future years and further establish her bond with birds and nature.

Look for Niharika’s presentations this summer!

Black-necked crane print psd       Hen Harrier male       Female purple sunbird       Splendid fairy wren

For more information about Niharika and her work, you can check out her website by clicking here