This event has been unfortunately been cancelled.
Please see our posting regarding Caetani operations, events and programs.
We hope to bring Ela’s work online for an exhibition soon in collaboration with our CeramAIR partners at the Vernon Arts Centre ~ so please stay tuned!
Snowflakes on My Shoulder
An Exhibition, Opening Reception & Artist Talk
Featuring CeramAiR Artist in Residence Ela Mukherjee
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 28th, 7pm-9pm
Gallery hours: Saturday, March 28th, 7pm-9pm, Sunday March 29th, 11am-4pm
In the Caetani Cultural Centre Studio Gallery
The ceramic art pieces will be for sale (bring cash!)
Refreshments will be served. Reception and gallery hours are open to the public and all ages.
About snowflakes on my shoulder – a Vernon journal, in Ela’s words:
The work in the show is a record of my daily experience while being in the city of Vernon. Each of them has a story to tell which is inspired by daily personal experiences. The reflections are not narrative in nature but worked as reference points for the work.The series is dedicated to the city of Vernon and I would like the art to stay with the people here. I would like to go back to my country just with the experience I had over the months and the legacy is left behind in the city among the people where the work belongs.The work portrays a transition from Vernon winter to the onset of spring here and my experience through this journey.The works range from stark geometry in monochrome to wider color palette and more fluidity with the changing season.
Ela Mukherjee is a ceramic artist and art educator based in Delhi, India.
She studied English Literature at Kolkata University before starting to work in clay.
She has been awarded a Fulbright scholarship to study ceramics in the US and the Charles Wallace India Trust scholarship to do the same in the UK.
She is also a recipient of Junior and Senior fellowships awarded by Department of Culture, Government of India. Ela has participated in various national and international exhibitions and artist residency programs.
Besides practicing art as a freelance artist from her own studio in Delhi, Ela teaches in different art and design colleges as a visiting faculty.
She has done numerous workshops with varying age groups in India and abroad exploring different methods and materials.
She enjoys participating in community based projects especially while working abroad as it opens a window to interact with a larger group of people on various issues.
This residency is a Partnership with the Arts Council of the North Okanagan, the Vernon Community Arts Centre and the Caetani Cultural Centre.
Learn more about the funded CeramAiR Artist-in-Residence program here.