On April 18, a fantastic crowd gathered at Festival Hall in Inglewood to celebrate LAUNCHPAD 2.0, a send-off celebration for the thirteen works selected to be exhibited in Dubai’s historic district in May 2019, and later at the Dubai International Airport in June 2019.

A crowd fills Festival Hall to celebrate LAUNCHPAD 2.0. (Photo: Joanna Jensen)

In addition to our guests, CBC Calgary was also keen to send a videographer to shoot all the excitement and buzz around our international initiative. An online link to the story can be found here.

Special thank you to our special guest and speaker British Consul General Caroline Saunders, whose daughter Susie Meredith is one of the artists featured in our Dubai exhibitions.

From L to R: Mr. Rhodri Meredith, father of Susie’s; Ms. Caroline Saunders; British Consul General to Calgary; JS Ryu, CEO; Susie Meredith, IAC Artist

“This is what makes Calgary so special,” she said.

For photos from the exhibition, please visit our Facebook album page here.