We are delighted to invite you to the launch of an exhibition of murals by Jose Venturelli Eade. We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable and informative evening of discussion and reflection about the relations between Chile and Canada, and the role of art in Latin American social movements.
Jose Venturelli Eade (1924-1988) was a painter, engraver, stage designer and Italian-Chilean muralist. His work includes the mural “América, I do not invoke your name in vain”, which is housed in the library of the Central House of the University of Chile (1950) and the mural “Chile” for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development III in 1972. After the military coup in Chile in 1973, Eade went into exile in Switzerland. He died in China in 1988, where he had served as Latin American ambassador and general secretary of the Movement for Peace for the countries of Asia, Africa and the Pacific.

One of the first Chilean refugees to arrive in Ottawa, Leonore Leon, has acquired the rights to print and display reproductions of the murals and of the stained-glass windows he made for the oldest church in Geneva during his stay there, as well as a few murals from his teacher.

Carleton will be the first venue because of how welcoming the University was to Chilean refugees at the time, and also because of the mural painted by Chilean students of Carleton in the early 1970s, which is a permanent fixture in the foyer of the Department of History.

After the launch, the exhibit will stay in the Department until mid December. You can learn more about the event online.

Provisional Program:

– 6:00 pm Welcome and refreshments

– 6:30 pm Remarks

Dominique Marshall, Chair of the Department of History, Coordinator of the Canadian Network on Humanitarian History

Leonor Leon, Curator, Latin American Development Projects

Gabrielle Etcheverry, Instructor in Modern Latin American History

Leuten Rojas, Filmamker and author  I REMEMBER, TOO (Canada 1975, 13 minutes) about the drawings of three children of post-1973 Chilean exiles living in Ottawa.

John Foster, Latin America Working Group

– 7:00 – 7:30  pm Reception

Thanks to Sponsors and Collaborators:

Carleton University Migration and Diaspora Studies Initiative, Canadian Network on Humanitarian History, Latin American Development Projects, Carleton University Archives and Research Collections, Carleton Centre for Public HistoryLatin American Working Group, Latin American and Carribean Studies (Minor) Carleton University, Exhibition Committee of the Department of History, Ottawa Textiles 2000 for their contribution towards the printing of the brochures, Shaylene Gregory work study intern, Sandrine Murray and Jen Ko Research Assistants, Chloe Dennis Archive Assistant.