On Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and Canadian-Indonesian poet Cynthia Dewi Oka for the launch of her new book: "Fire Is Not a Country" (2021, Northwestern University Press). In her third collection, Oka dives into the implications of being parents, children, workers, and unwanted human beings under the savage reign of global capitalism and resurgent nativism.
Join Massy Arts and Yarrow Intergenerational Society for Justice for the in-person launch and exhibition of their community zine: “Dreaming Hand-in-Hand: An Intergenerational Chinatown Zine”. This self-published zine is a collection of collages created by Chinese youth and seniors depicting their hopes and dreams for Chinatown.
November 2022 to March 2023, Massy Arts Gallery will host IndigiNow, an arts residency program for emerging Indigenous visual artists, interdisciplinary artists, performers, and poets. Interested applicants are invited to submit residency proposals that explore contemporary approaches to Indigenous cultural practices.
April 05 – May 05, Massy Arts will host a new window installation by ceramic artist Clare Wilkening. For the window pieces, a wall-hanging ceramic installation with over 180 individual tiles + a video installation, the artist represents each actual fish-eating killer whale local to the Salish Sea, a deeply endangered species heavily impacted by colonization, industrialization, and global warming.
On Tuesday, April 05 at 6pm, Massy Arts hosts an opening reception to celebrate ceramic artist Clare Wilkening’s new exhibition: “The Southern Residents". At the event, Wilkening will explain the process behind building a wall-hanging ceramic installation to address colonization, industrialization, and global warming's impact on the killer whale community local to the Salish Sea, a deeply endangered species.