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Gallery Exhibition / “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” by Mike Alexander

From Dec 21st to Feb 24th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new show by emerging Anishinaabe visual artist and writer Mike Alexander. “We Are the Land, We Are the Water” is a visual investigation of a quiet search amongst the rubble of colonization, and showcases ten new pieces by the artist.

Massy Interviews / Mike Alexander

To celebrate "We Are the Land, We Are the Water”, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed Alexander for Massy Arts, investigating the themes around the painter's artwork, and his earnest attempts to discover forgotten pages of Canadian history.

Massy Interviews / Pippa Cherniavsky

To celebrate Pippa Cherniavsky’s process and research, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the artist for Massy Arts, debating multiple understandings of what home means - and how art can connect memory and belonging.

Massy Interviews / Esteban Pérez

To celebrate Pérez’s creative process and artistic research, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the artist for Massy Arts, questioning how walking practices mediated through art can establish a process of investigation about a city's unfinished aesthetics.

Gallery Exhibition / “Unfinished Marks” by Esteban Pérez

Feb 08 – Mar 31, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by Ecuadorian visual artist Esteban Pérez. In the series of paintings entitled “Unfinished Marks”, the artist was inspired by walking practices that seeked, through the body, to learn about this place called Vancouver in its colonial statement.

Gallery Exhibition / “Home” by Pippa Cherniavsky

Feb 08 – Mar 31, Massy Arts will host a new window piece by Vancouver-based visual artist Pippa Cherniavsky. In her quilt installation entitled “Home”, the artist was inspired by the idea of this symbolic place or estate where souls are gathered.

Book Signing / “Iron Widow” by Xiran Jay Zhao

On Tuesday, Feb 08 at 2:30pm, join Massy Books, Penguin Random House Canada and Vancouver-based #1 New York Times bestselling sci-fi & fantasy author Xiran Jay Zhao for the in-person book signing of their book: Iron Widow (2021, Penguin Random House).

At The Gallery / Family Day Photo Shoot

On Monday, February 21 from 1pm to 5pm, celebrate Family Day with Massy Arts, Khaliyl’s Kids, and photographer Dule. At the event, families are invited to dress up + put on the best smile to stop time for a moment and capture the essence of love.

CHASING THE POEM / A Virtual Workshop Marathon for Emerging Poets

From Tuesday, Feb 22, to Tuesday, Mar 15, Massy Arts and Massy Books host a virtual poetry workshop marathon for emerging writers, in four courses created by published Canadian poets to demystify poetry writing, to present useful writing prompts, to incite imagination, and to address political and linguistic points of view through poetic literature.

Massy Interviews / Nevada Christianson

To celebrate Nevada Christianson’s exhibition theme and contributions to the Métis community, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the artist for Massy Arts, investigating portraiture as both: homage and reconnection.