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2023 Twinfest Edmonton
May 26 @ 10:00 am - 7:00 pm| Free
Celebrating National Multiple Births Awareness day: A hybrid exhibition of Balloon Sculpting and African Crafts showcasing Twin Traditions and Customs from around the world.
Come feast on an exquisite exhibition of twin cultures in balloons sculptures and African crafts that will delight your eyes and feed your mind. The exhibition is a cultural education on the value of multiple pregnancy, multiple birth and the multiple birth family and its contributions to behavioural science research. It also celebrates medical advancement that has made it possible for higher survival rates for multiples. This exquisite display in balloon sculpting and African crafts also provides a powerful platform to highlight challenges of multiple pregnancy and births, and the mental, social and financial challenges their families deal with. The exhibition is also a window into Twin Traditions and Customs from around the world.
Glen LaValley (Master Balloon Artist ) Glenballoonguy.com
Glen has been a professional balloon artist for over 18 years and lives in Edmonton. He has his CBA (Certified Balloon Artist) designation and is an accomplished balloon twister and balloon decorator. He has won numerous awards for his balloon costumes, and participated as a guest artist in Xiamen China on the Largest Balloon Zoo in 2016 – a Guinness record event. Large balloon build experience includes team competition entries at the World Balloon Conventions (2016, 2018) and FLOAT balloon convention (2017) as well as many smaller projects.
Glen has a business degree with certificates in project management and business analysis – before leaving the corporate world in 2015 to pursue his balloon art passion full time he worked in project management, business analysis and IT rolls for large and small corporations. Glen will take the roles of project lead and lead designer for this installation.
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