Artist in Residence (AiR) Artist Talk

Artist in Residence (AiR) Artist Talk

Artist in Residence (AiR)

Join us for an evening of artist talks from Mao Projects, Shantael Sleight and Gary Uchikura!

Mao and Chris met while completing their Masters of Fine Arts Degrees at the University of Calgary in 2017. The artists and, now, life partners began collaborating in their home studio in Calgary in the summer of 2020. Combining their different cultural backgrounds, Mao being born and raised in China and Chris having grown up on the unceded Coast Salish Territory of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ nation known as Victoria BC, the artists look to create works that reflect upon their individual and shared perspectives. They have attended residencies together in Canada and have exhibited collaborative works within Canada and Asia.

Shantael Sleight is a painter based in Victoria, BC. Since completing her BFA in 2002 from the Alberta University of the Arts, she has maintained a studio practice and has exhibited publicly and privately. Shantael’s artwork focuses on the human experience instantiated in nature, exploring themes of ephemerality, impermanence, and nuance.

Gary Uchikura grew up on an Alberta farm, the son of Japanese immigrants. His background in science and agriculture weaves with his artistic instincts to search for connections between land, people, and the tactile sensations and forms in ceramics.

Mao Projects: 6:00-7:00pm
Shantael Sleight: 7:00-8:00pm
Gary Uchikura: 8:00-9:00pm


Date:September 20th, 2022

Time:6:00 pm - 9:00 pm



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The Casa Program Guide is produced three times a year; Winter, Spring/Summer and Fall. Inside the guide find listings for the upcoming class and workshop schedule, upcoming exhibitions at The Gallery, information about artists in residence and seasonal events in the building. Program guides are free. Pick-up guides at Casa or at facilities throughout the city.