New Solo Show For Ottawa Artist Hawa Kaba At Strévé

SEPTEMBER 5-30

A solo show for Ottawa artist Hawa Kaba , who works in the popular form of mixed multi-media collage.

Vernissage

Meet Hawa Kaba in the Gallery on
Sunday, September 15 from 2-4 pm.

Also during this time we will have a casual fashion show featuring owner Cheryl Straby’s collection of Strévé Design leather, suede and silk clothing and accessories inspired by the Autumn Gold theme. Artisans Eleanor Martin, Sandra Riddell of Sandesign , and Barbara Mullally have created silver, semiprecious stone, leather and glass, one of a kind jewelry around this theme. Light refreshments will be served.

PLUS: No Tax on Fall inspired scarves , capes with leaves and jewelry with gold


About Hawa Kaba

Hawa Kaba is a professional Canadian artist, who has previously exhibited in fine art shows in New York, Michigan, Ghana, Miami, Montreal and Toronto. Closer to home she has exhibited in numerous galleries in Ottawa and at the National War Museum. Her work is also in the public collection of the city of Ottawa.

Hawa uses art to express her inner sense of being an African woman, using mixed – media and the visual language of western art.

She incorporates design elements that she learned when dying textiles with her older sister, as well as the suggestions of forms that she observed in locally-produced sculptures and masks from her village. These elements are interwoven with layers of texture, a rich variety of collage materials, acrylic paint, modelling gels and sometimes mementos and images that hold special meaning.Hawa’s paintings are visual poetry!

Born in Sierra Leone, Hawa spent her childhood in many West African countries including the Ivory Coast and Guinea, where she became fluent in Mandingo, English and French. She moved to the U.S. when she was eighteen and subsequently to Canada where she has remained for almost twenty years. Ottawa is where Hawa developed her passion for painting.

Hawa uses art to express her inner sense of being an African woman, using mixed – media and the visual language of western art. She incorporates design elements that she learned when dying textiles with her older sister, as well as the suggestions of forms that she observed in locally-produced sculptures and masks from her village. These elements are interwoven with layers of texture, a rich variety of collage materials, acrylic paint, modelling gels and sometimes mementos and images that hold special meaning. Hawa’s paintings are visual poetry!

You can read more about Hawa’s story here.