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Massy Interviews / Soloman Chiniquay + Rachel Lau

To celebrate Chinatown Looks, Rafael Zen interviews Soloman Chiniquay + Rachel Lau for Massy Arts, investigating what the process of documenting (one's own life) may reveal, and how art can empower marginalized communities.

Rights Back At You: A Podcast Listening Party

On Thursday, February 16 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Amnesty International Canada for the launch of brand-new podcast, Rights Back at You.

Hosted and produced by Daniella Barreto, the show offers an unflinching look at anti-Black racism, policing, and surveillance in Canada and beyond. The series touches on issues like facial recognition, the war on drugs, defunding the police, and immigration.

At this listening party we’ll hear some of the most gripping audio clips from the season, meet the host, and interact with other special guests including Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada (English-Speaking).

Still Life Workshop / Drawing Negative Space with Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi

On Saturday, February 25th at 1pm, join Massy Arts and Iranian-Canadian visual artist Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi for the in-person still life workshop, Drawing Negative Space. In this introductory course, attendees will develop skills in drawing objects from observation using various drawing materials such as graphite pencils, charcoal sticks, and India ink/watercolor paints.

Valley of the Birdtail with Andrew Stobo Sniderman + Douglas Sanderson

On Monday, March 6th at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Harper Collins for the launch of this multigenerational tale: Valley of the Birdtail by Andrew Stobo Sniderman and Douglas Sanderson (Amo Binashii).

Spanning generations, Valley of the Birdtail brings together two families, one white and one Indigenous, and weaves their lives into the larger story of Canada. In conversation with Emilie Lahaie, partner in the Aboriginal Law Group at Cassels, this evening delves into these narratives of these two communities—separate and unequal—and how they create a layered story about community, history and reconciliation.

Closing Reception / The Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Show

On Saturday, March 11th at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society for the closing reception of The Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass Indigenous Art Show, a new window exhibition organized by Cedar Sage and Sweetgrass, an eclectic community of indigenous artists working with unique perspectives from First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples.