Design for Health presents an interactive art exhibition called Polar Stillness featuring the work of artists Maria Valverde and Flavia Nasrin Testa. The opening reception will be on Wednesday, October 10th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Provincial Archives of Nova Scotia, 6016 University Avenue. Come and meet the artists and interact live!Mixed media painting Death by Maria Valverde
Design for Health is a company started by Architect and Industrial Designer, CarloTesta that creates healthy work, home environments.
Maria Valverde is a local artist who works in support services at the QE2 Hospital and volunteers her free time teaching art. She helps her students process the exploration of suicide, sexual trauma, divorce and death.
Flavia Nasrin Testa is an outsider artist who works internationally with immigrants, marginalized people, promoting cross culture and social awareness through art.
Together, Maria and Flavia are carrying on the legacy of their respective fathers who immigrated to Canada and brought their creative work of art, architecture and design to the province of Nova Scotia.They will use activist arts, for renewal, community help through classes, talks and interactive programs.