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Book Launch / “Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists” by Nevada Christianson

March 1, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST

On Tuesday, March 1st at 5pm, join Massy Arts, and Métis artist Nevada Christianson for the in-person launch of her book: “Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists” (2022, Hemlock Press). The publication is a collection of digital illustrations that investigate portraiture as a form of activism to shine a light on inspiring members of the Indigenous community.

At the event, Christianson will explain the creative process behind her book and exhibition – a project made possible through the Nakaatchihtow Arts and Culture Grant, awarded by the Métis Nation of British Columbia.

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

This event is free + open to all of our community, and registration is mandatory.

Covid Protocols: For all in-person events, attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask (N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection), and consent to having their temperature checked at the front door. We kindly ask that if you are showing any symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

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Click here to know more about “Métis Now: Elders, Artists and Activists” at Massy Arts

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Book Synopsis

Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists is a collection of portraits that honours Elders, supports artists and celebrates activists in the Métis community.

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The Author

Nevada Christianson (she/her) is an activist at heart, dedicated to evolving and leveraging her creative practice to serve as a conduit for change in the realms of social and climate justice.

Formerly a painter, Nevada now works digitally as a graphic artist and studies Visual Art at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. She is gratefully living and working in Whistler on the shared, unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and the Lilwat7úl (Lil’wat) Nation.

Nevada is Cree Métis from her maternal line (descending from the historic Métis Tourand family) with Irish and Italian European ancestry. She is a citizen of the Métis Nation of British Columbia and a member of the Fraser Valley Métis Association.

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March 1, 2022
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST