Peace on Earth
Xchanges Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Aviv Dekel’s solo exhibition, entitled Peace on Earth, from 7 to 9 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2022.
Aviv Dekel works in needlepoint, textiles and mixed media. Her show will transform the gallery into a kaleidoscope of colours. The works will show her progression over time as an artist. It will include both original works, as well as reproduced art cards for sale. Aviv will be demonstrating her needlepoint during Gallery hours, which are Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., until June 19. A short video clip will be playing of Aviv talking about her work.
About the Artist
Aviv is 25, has Down Syndrome and Diabetes type 1 with an insulin pump. She has some limited mobility issues in her joints but this has not affected her drive and love of the creative process. This shy and unassuming artist is very focused on her life ambition of being a working artist, which she has been pursuing for over 15 years. Her repeating theme of Hearts and Flowers evokes the concept of “Outsider Folk Art.” Aviv works several hours daily on her needlepoint, acrylics, mixed media and weaving.
Please visit the artist page to learn more.
Aviv was recently featured on the Sawatsky Sign-Off (CTV News Vancouver Island). Check out the article!
Xchanges gratefully acknowledges the support of the Province of British Columbia and the Capital Regional District for our gallery programs.
The colorful drawings and needlepoint studies bring a smile to my face and make my heart sing! Congratulations Aviv!💕💗🌸
Looking forward to seeing your work Aviv🌻🌻Gwen & Leigh Topfer