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Online Panel / Growing Around Our Grief with Jotika Healing Arts

Thursday, May 5th at 6pm, join Massy Arts and Jotika Healing Arts for the online panel: Growing Around Our Grief. For the event, attendees are invited to a night of storytelling and resilience around grief with artists Jotika Chaudhary Samant, Paola Quirós-Cruz, Maneesa Veeravel, Geneva Stowell, and host Joanne Tsung. At the online panel, artists will share how they use the arts as a tool to process, listen to their own grief, and cope.

Poetry Night / Down to Earth with Louise Bernice Halfe

On Friday, May 6 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Poet Laureate of Canada Louise Bernice Halfe - Sky Dancer for Down To Earth, an evening to celebrate poetic literature, and the power of words.

Workshop / “Introduction to Botanical Drawing” with Mehran Modarres-Sadegh

In May, join Massy Arts and Iranian-Canadian visual artist Mehran Modarres-Sadegh for the in-person workshop "Introduction to Botanical Drawing". Throughout four classes - to be conducted between May 7th and 28th, attendees will will develop skills in drawing plants and flowers from observation.

Workshop / We Are Collage with Rafael Zen and Khalil Alomar

May 08 and 15 from 2pm to 5pm, join Massy Arts and visual artists Rafael Zen and Khalil Alomar for the in-person workshop We Are Collage - Cutting Out The Symbols That Shape Us. The event, promoted to celebrate Zen and Alomar’s upcoming exhibition at the Massy Arts Gallery, is a series of two classes that invites artists to investigate cultural symbols and social critique through visual arts.

Group Exhibition / “The Hybrid Machine”

May 10 - June 09, Massy Arts will host The Hybrid Machine, a group show celebrating works by artists Nicholas Tay, Alisha Sian, Pippa Cherniavksy, and Dennis Humphrey.

At The Gallery / Digital Interventions – Part I: Heterotopias

May 10 - July 07, Massy Arts will host Digital Interventions, a two-part group exhibition featuring the work of seven emerging interdisciplinary artists: Kaila Bhullar, Debbie C, Sena Cleave, kathy feng, Vitória Monteiro, Hân Phạm, and Paige Smith.

Massy Interviews / Nicholas Tay + Alisha Sian + Dennis Humphrey

To celebrate the upcoming show The Hybrid Machine, Rafael Zen interviews the artists for Massy Arts, discussing the human bodily experience as both an instrument of social reality and a product of multiple narratives - and questioning how the body figure translates to each particular research.

Massy Interviews / Kaila Bhullar + Sena Cleave + Debbie C

To celebrate Digital Interventions, Massy Arts presents a conversation between artists Kaila Bhullar, Sena Cleave, and Debbie C, exploring the expanding presence of technologies and the complexity within digital spaces.

Massy Interviews / Steffi Tad-y

To address Steffi Tad-y’s debut book and poetic inspirations, Rafael Zen interviews the writer for Massy Arts, discussing literature that confronts what is difficult and that finds what might offer reprieve.

Massy Interviews / Heather Haley

To celebrate Heather Haley’s upcoming book launch, Rafael Zen interviews the poet for Massy Arts to contemplate on feminist's inspirations and class representation in the author's voyeuristic poetry.

Book Launch / Skookum Raven by Heather Haley

In her poetry collection, Heather Haley brings poetic images to map human migrations, pair-bonding and predation. Like her foremothers and contemporaries Gwendolyn MacEwen, Susan Musgrave and Karen Solie, readers can expect sophisticated free lyrics of a witchy feminist kind with proletarian ferocity.

Online Launch / Heroin by Susan Boyd

On Thursday, May 19 at 4:30pm, join Fernwood Publishing, the Canadian Drug Policy Coalition (CDPC), bookseller Massy Books, and author Susan Boyd for the launch of Heroin: An Illustrated History (2022, Fernwood Publishing).