Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow Exhibit

"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" is a powerful art exhibition by Nigerian Canadian artist Ehiko Odeh that explores symbols of memory and healing in Black communities. The exhibit runs until Feb. 24. Find it at Central Branch in the Glass Case Gallery.  

About the Artist

ehiko odehEhiko Odeh is a Nigerian Canadian artist based in Toronto. Motivated by a search for cultural connection after moving from Lagos to Toronto, she drew comfort from braiding hair and sketching African masks.

Through her paintings, drawings and installations, Ehiko examines the sense of social identity that comes from these artistic traditions.

Virtual Author Visit

On Feb. 5, connect with Ehiko Odeh over Zoom for a special virtual author event. Ehiko will explore themes of social identity through her art. This event is geared for school-aged kids and teachers. 

Educators in Richmond Hill can register their classes by emailing

This program will be done through Zoom, a free video conferencing software for tablets, smartphones and computers. Access instructions will be sent to those who register.

Event Details


Collage Workshop with Ehiko Odeh

On, Saturday, Feb. 10 from 12:00–1:30 p.m., join Ehiko at Central Branch as she explores the fascinating history of hair fashion and its cultural significance. Open to kids ages 9–15.