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Opening Reception / Chinatown Looks by Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice + Soloman Chiniquay
January 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
On Tuesday, January 17th at 6pm, Massy Arts will host the opening reception for, Chinatown Looks: an intergenerational disposable camera project, a Chinatown-based photography project and workshop series showcasing the work of 21 Chinese seniors and youth members of Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice.
At the event, Soloman Chiniquay alongside some youth and senior artists will share their creative process and experience with the project. There will also be a brief Q&A portion for the artists to answer questions from the audience.
Registration is free, open to all and required for entrance. Entrance is free, and masks are mandatory. The Massy Arts Gallery is located at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.
COVID-19 SAFETY: Wearing a face mask is required for this event. Surgical and KN95 face masks will be provided for those who do not have one. There will also be a HEPA air purifier in the space.
Light refreshments will be provided. Attendees are encouraged to consume their refreshments outside the venue or after the event to prevent airborne transmission of COVID-19.
Accessibility Info for Massy Arts Society at 23 E Pender St
The door is not automatic. Push to enter, pull to exit. The width of the doorway is 100cm / 39.3in. The path from the street to the doorway is flat. When entering the space, there will be two tables on either side of the entrance. There will be a narrow path when entering the space that is the same width as the doorway and ~4ft long. The space widens after the narrow entrance path.
The main gallery space is 627sq ft. The length of the gallery space is ~36.5ft and the width is 17ft. There are four support posts in the space. The distance between the posts is 9ft 7in. The narrow distance between the posts and the right-side wall is 5ft 4in. There will be seating available at the event which are plastic fold chairs.
There is one gender inclusive bathroom in the space. The door is not automatic. Pull to enter, push to exit. The width of the doorway is 90cm / 35.5in. The bathroom is 45sq ft. There are two sets of grab bars located behind and to the right of the toilet.
The space is a scent-free space. We kindly ask that event attendees refrain from wearing scented products in the space.
Bus: #19, #22, N19 Night Bus. Bus stop ID: 50021
Sky Train: Stadium-Chinatown Station
Soloman Chiniquay is a documentary photographer and filmmaker living between xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ territory and his homelands of Treaty 7 territory. His lens-based work explores the ways he is welcomed to witness expressions of Indigeneity, creating imagery that attempts to show, in sometimes raw ways, the land and the people on it, the ways people use and connect to the land, and the artifacts they leave on it.
Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice 世代同行會 supports youth and low-income immigrant seniors in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside. We build power in our community through intergenerational relationship building, and by helping seniors overcome language and cultural barriers to services that meet their basic needs. Our vision is of a Chinatown that is intergenerational and thriving, with accessible and culturally relevant services and an environment that cherishes our seniors and youth.
Yarrow seniors and youth featured in this exhibition include Sunny Ho, Betty Ling, Huang Chun Lan (Chanel), Hui Yan Yu, Liang Xue Mei, Wang Su Qiong, Wu Man, Li Ju Gen, Lee Shung Lung, Wang Zhao (Rosy), Ada Yim, Mandy Pui, Lorraine Wong, Wyatt Leung, Andrew Ha, Ming Wai Chung, Muhan Zhang, Addie Chen, Katherine Cheng, cecilia wang, and Amy Nofech-Yang.