Once upon not-that-long-ago, I secretly dreamed that if I were ever to find a romantic partner that that person would also be a creative partner as well. Never in my wildest dreams could I have anticipated the explosion of creativity that has continued to swell through the years that Stefan and I have been together. There’s been paintings, t-shirt designs, blog posts, podcasts, doodle collabs, the Horace & Abigail webcomic and Tilted Windmills itself.
Thus, as part of our upcoming marriage celebration, we will be hosting a two-week long, public art exhibition in the fourth floor gallery space of cSPACE King Edward in Calgary. The exhibition will feature acrylic paintings and digital artwork created by myself that celebrates our relationship and our lives as a disabled woman and a transgender man. We’ll also both be writing letters to each other to be displayed with the art that provide context and back story for these works.
Stefan and I will then be married in a very small, private ceremony with family at the end of August in a room that opens into the art exhibit space.
I am very excited to be shaping this unique creative celebration alongside our upcoming wedding and having it here in Calgary where, in many respects, this whole new chapter of our lives has begun to unfold. We also recognize that we are blessed with family and friends that stretch across the globe, so we will be finding ways to share the exhibit experience with everyone who wishes to participate.
If you are local to Calgary though, we hope you’ll come down to cSPACE in August and let us tell you our love story.
Tilted Windmills presents:
The “Find Your Heart(h)” art exhibit
Paintings & Digital Art by Athena Cooper
August 24 – Sept 5, 2019
cSPACE King Edward, 4th floor gallery
1721 29th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB (map)