Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

Today

At The Gallery / Oricha del Norte by Ruby Smith Díaz + Isha Adams

November 15th 2022 – January 12th 2023, Massy Arts will host, Oricha Del Norte, a new window exhibition organized by afro latina artist and educator Ruby Smith Díaz + queer Egyptian/East Indian artist Isha Adams that questions how displacement and enslavement change the ways in which African diaspora peoples honour their spirituality.

At The Gallery / A Wish To Voice by Nadia Alikashani, Darius Kian, Parvin Peivandi, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Ellie Fernandes, Yasaman Moussavi, and Elmira Sarreshtehdari

In face of the sinister global landscape that shapes our political, aesthetic, and symbolic worlds, Massy Arts hosts between Nov 15, 2022 and Jan 12, 2023 “A Wish To Voice”, a group show curated by arts coordinator Rafael Zen with works by visual artists Nadia Alikashani, Darius Kian, Parvin Peivandi, Mehran Modarres-Sadeghi, Ellie Fernandes, Yasaman Moussavi, and Elmira Sarreshtehdari.

Dead Poets Reading Series: January Edition

On Sunday, January 8 at 3pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and four fantastic readers for a bi-monthly literary seance: Dead Poets Reading Series.

Readers act as a medium, inviting us to time travel by reading a selection of work by their favourite dead poet. Previously held in North Vancouver and the Vancouver Public Library, Massy Arts Society offers a new home for this longstanding series since it first kicked off in 2007.

A Métis Poet’s Kitchen Party

On Sunday, January 8 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and author Jónína Kirton for A Métis Poet’s Kitchen Party—a boisterous evening of celebratory storytelling. Featuring a talented line up of Métis poets including: Délani Valin, Michelle Poirier Brown, Isabelle Hébert and Jónína Kirton.

Another Way to Split Water by Alycia Pirmohamed

On Sunday, January 15 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Birlinn Ltd for the launch of Alycia Pirmohamed’s debut collection, Another Way to Split Water. This lyrical exploration offers stories told and retold, how ancestral memory reforms and transforms and the imagined and reimagined.

Joined by Isabella Wang, author of Pebble Swing (Nightwood Editions)—refreshingly, devastatingly new—the two will offer meditations and a map toward self-understanding that is deeply rooted in place.

An Anti-Guide To Foreplay with Anna Moschovakis and Danielle LaFrance

Tuesday, January 24 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society Massy Books, Talonbooks, Book*hug and Coffee House Press for Wet Dream Interpreters. A double launch featuring two dissertations on desire: Participation by Anna Moschovakis and #postdildo by Danielle LaFrance.

From suspicion to sexual objects, LaFrance and Moschovakis offer a pleasure-filled evening of reading from their new works—inviting us to be read in the process.

Conversations with Khahtsahlano: As We Knew Him

On Thursday, January 26 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Vancouver Public Library for Conversations with Khahtsahlano: As We Knew Him.

One of the most significant books on local history that’s been out of print for more than 60 years, Conversations with Khahtsahlano 1932-1954, contains twenty-two years of conversations between Sḵwx̱uwú7mesh Chief X̱ats’alanexw, a.k.a. Chief August Jack Khahtsahlano, and Major J.S. Matthews. First published in 1955, it tells the stories of people who lived in the area, that is now called “Vancouver.”

The Big Bad: Nehiyaw Visions Of The Future

On Friday, January 27 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books, Doubleday Canada and Harbour Publishing for The Big Bad: Nehiyaw Visions Of The Future. This double launch celebrates two Nehiyaw authors and their latest works: Bad Cree by Jessica Johns and The Big Melt by Emily Riddle. Haunting and fierce, both Johns and Riddle meditate on kinship and ndn utopia in the era of late capitalism and climate change.