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Author Event / The Broken Places by Frances Peck

On Tuesday, May 03 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and author Frances Peck for a reading of her debut novel: The Broken Places (NeWest Press, 2022). At the event, Peck will be joined by co-readers Karen Hofmann and Traci Skuce for a night of conversations around literature, love, and resilience.

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.

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).

Workshop / “Introduction to Expressive Figure Drawing” with Nicholas Tay

On Saturday, May 21st at 2pm, join visual artist Nicholas Tay for the in-person workshop "Introduction to Expressive Figure Drawing Using Light and Shadow". The event, promoted to celebrate Tay's exhibition at the Massy Arts Gallery, is a hands-on class created for visual artists that are curious on how to start drawing from a live model, and are looking to learn methods for figure drawing.