Opening on November 25, Neruda Arts will host “Organisme,” an art exhibition that weaves together pieces from four collections by Roshan James: Lightness of Being, People of Colour, Mythologies, and Divergence. Each collection tells part of our human story and draws us from the constructed, physical world back to nature and different planes of existence.
As is our tradition at Neruda Arts, we like to honour our artists with a special opening event which is free and open to everyone. We offer you an opportunity to meet the artists and view their art, while enjoying refreshments and our musical guest, August Eleven.
Private Viewing: Roshan's exhibition will be on display in Neruda Arts Studio until the end of December 2022. Please contact Isabel at (519) 502-9677 to arrange an appointment.
Neruda Arts Studio is now fully accessible! An exterior elevator has been installed near our entrance.
TICKETS ARE NOT REQUIRED but we suggest that you RSVP so we can email you in the event of any changes.
Roshan James (she/her) is a multidisciplinary emerging artist and poet in southwestern Ontario. She looks for ways to connect the everyday with timeless themes of consciousness, mindfulness, unconditional love, hope, purpose, healing and existence. She is an advocate for amplifying melanated voices while also speaking out about important social issues such as anti-Black racism, anti-Indigenous racism, support for the 2SLGBTQ+ community, and dismantling systemic oppression. Roshan studied at Queen's University and the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto, and she holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from York University, summa cum laude.
You'll find Roshan on social media, most active on Instagram. Follow her @roshan_james
August Eleven, with guest musician Scott Vezina, will be performing originals and cover songs from the '60s onward.
With a warm, bluesy, soulful style reminiscent of John Prine and Ray LaMontagne, August Eleven is a local emerging performing artist. He played lead guitar for the Foundation Jam Band since he was 12, which included an opening performance for Colin James, and he recently played with Emm Gryner and her band for Colonel Chris Hadfield and friends.
You can find August Eleven on Instagram and Facebook @augustelevenmusic.
Special thanks to our Grantors who have made this event possible.