May 11–June 01

IGNITE! Odyssey
A call and response exhibition

Witness a cosmic collision of visual art and the written word with this call and response experimental collaboration. Featuring the commissioned poems of kyla lien and the collages of Allysa Pierre, this will be IGNITE!’s first ever commissioned gallery exhibition!

Mon- Fri, 12-6 PM

Sat: 12-4PM

1895 Venables St.

kyla lien
(she/her) is a mixed vietnamese-canadian writer and artist from “vancouver” living on kʷikʷəƛ̓əm, səlilwətaɬ, xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh land. she is currently chipping away at her undergraduate degree at ubc, in the english literature and creative writing programs. she also works three jobs and really likes frogs.

kyla is grateful for all opportunities to share her craft. her work contains feelings of home, (un)belonging, nostalgia and grief, and is rooted in her love of the world and people around her. kyla believes that even ordinary and everyday occurrences are worthy of sweeping, grand, poetic attention. mostly, she hopes her work makes you feel something.

Allysa Pierre
(they/them) is a multifaceted queer, multi-disciplinary artist. Their creative journey is a testament to their commitment to breaking down barriers and fostering inclusivity within the art world. Pierre’s artistic odyssey began with the conception of a series of self-directed art exhibitions in unconventional spaces across Edmonton’s city center. Notable exhibitions such as Enigma (2017), ᐋᒋᒧᐃᐧᐣ – Acimowin (2018), GreenHome (2018), and F**k It (2019) served as catalysts for Pierre’s evolution as a politically engaged artist. Their work transcends traditional boundaries, encompassing sculpture, photography, collage, and curatorial practice, each piece serving as a poignant commentary on issues of identity, privilege, and societal norms. Pierre’s contributions to the art world have garnered widespread recognition, with features in esteemed publications such as Canadian Art, The Griff, and Your Friends Collective.