16 – Innisfail Province, Tuesday, July 22, 2014
BY TIM LASIUTA
Innisfail artist Osi Cruz-Lahtinen has survived her first solo art show reception and is poised for future art success.
Last June, the Mountain View Museum and Archives in Olds hosted Cruz-Lahtinen’s art show entitled “Life in Central Alberta” which garnered support from the artistic community in Olds and the surrounding region, including Innisfail.
“The museum was very good to myself and other artists in Olds,” said Cruz-Lahtinen. “They are supportive of our work and our efforts to celebrate culture and build a local art community.”
The Mexican-born artist has not always been in the artistic spotlight, training as an architect and youth minister when younger.
“I was born in Mexico City and my earliest memories are when I was painting,” said Cruz-Lahtinen. “When I was four or five years old I would draw or paint with watercolours on every piece of paper I could find. Even today, when I pick up a brush or palette knife, I start seeing the possibilities or am transported to my childhood memories.”