Tonight’s Surrey Muse Event is CANCELLED

Please note that the February 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled due to hazardous weather conditions.

We’ll make alternate arrangements to have our featured Author Lydia Kwa, featured Poet Raul Gatica, featured Performer Sherry Duggal, Booksigning Author Ashok Bhargava, and Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra to present in the near future. Gratitude to Raghavendra Rao K.V. for the Featured Art on this month’s poster.

This is our first cancellation since Surrey Muse began in 2011.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Surrey Muse Core group
February 23, 2018

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Raghavendra Rao K.V. – Painter / Sculptor

Raghavendra Rao K.V. was born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka (India), where he also attended the prestigious Ken School of Art. After completing his diploma in painting, he received a fellowship in painting at the Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As a young emerging artist, he participated in ‘Four Young Contemporaries’, curated by prominent artist, Rekha Rodwittiya, which highlighted new artists in the blossoming contemporary art market of the early 1990s in India. He explored the idea of installation art along with his peers since its early days, and participated in numerous solo and group shows in India, Europe, and North America. He has undertaken residencies in Switzerland, Scotland, and Mauritius, as well as numerous locations in India itself, and a major collaborative art festival in Lille, France. He began teaching at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology in Bangalore in 1997, and has taught there occasionally since 2012. He splits his time between Bangalore and Vancouver, where he lives with his wife and two children.

We are grateful to Raghavendra Rao for allowing us to feature his art on Surrey Muse poster for February 2018. The poster is designed by Art Director Mariam Zohra.

More about Raghvendra
https://raghuraokv.wordpress.com/paintings-and-drawings/
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raghuraokarkala@gmail.com

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Raul Gatica – Surrey Muse

Raul Gatica is an Indigenous Ñuu Savi poet born in San Miguelito (Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca) Mexico whose verses and short stories have been published in French, German, Russian, Spanish, Kurdish, Catalan and indigenous languages. Titles include Borrowed Character (short stories), Shoes on the Rocks (anthology of six Latin American writers in Canada), and his latest Broken Man that won an international poetry book award. In Mexico, he received the Oaxaca Provincial award for young poets in 1997 and the National award for short stories in 2000. At this time, he is working on Invisibles & Disposables, a book of stories about temporary foreign farm workers in Canada. Raul is also the editor of the cultural magazine El Cencerro, and a co-founder of Dignidad Migrante, a Temporary Foreign Farm Worker (TFFW) organization. Because of his struggle to defend the land, forest and the rights of Indigenous people, he has faced imprisonment, disappearance, torture and exile. In 2005 he arrived as a refugee in Vancouver, and become a Canadian Citizen in 2014. In 2017, he started to work with Kinbrace, an organization helping asylum seekers, where he coordinates the program Beyond Refuge.

Contact Raul Gatica
r.gatico@gmail.com

At the February 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Raul will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
https://surreymuse.wordpress.com/2018/02/15/february-23-gathering-of-surrey-muse/

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February 23 Gathering of Surrey Muse

68th Gathering

February 23, 2018

Author Lydia Kwa
Poet Raul Gatica
Performer Sherry Duggall
Open Mic Opener Mariam Zohra
Booksigning Author Ashok Bhargava
Featured art by Raghavendra Rao K.V.
Host Sonja Grgar

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Refreshments
Book Table
Free event
Donations welcome

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Aandaano – Surrey Muse

Andrew Bainbridge aka Aandaano is a painter, sculptor, and a traditional drummer and singer who has exhibited his work in Asia, Africa, Europe and America; and, his paintings are part of collections in Germany, France, Netherlands, Canada, United States, Thailand, Poland and Cook Island. He has participated in various exhibits including ‘Bear of the North’ (Group Exhibit with Brian Marion, Toronto City Hall); ‘A Meeting of Two Nations’ (Green Soapstone carving presented to the High Commission for the Republic of South Africa as a gift to President Nelson Mandela during Nelson Mandela’s Farewell Tour, Regina, AB); and, ‘Art up high’ (Vancouver Lookout). Andrew also produced an alternate radio show that focused on First Nation music, culture, opinion and politics; and, he has taught workshops on carving and theory of art. He was the First Nation Ambassador to Poland. Throughout his journey as a ’60’s Scoop’ survivor, Andrew rediscovered his roots through his paintings, and later sculpture.

Andrew began to work in the woodland school of art when he was 9, and, around the age of 12, he was flown from Sandy Lake to London Ontario to participate in an exhibit with Daphne Odjig and Alex Simeon Janvier, both part of the ‘Indian Group of Seven’. In 1991, he met Brian Marion, Norval Morrisseau’s apprentice of 10 years, and together, they became heavily involved in First Nation ceremony, travelling throughout all of North America. He apprenticed for 10 years with Brian Marion before continuing on to Asia and Europe where he represented his culture and became an ambassador of Eastern Woodland Art around the world. In Norval’s dying months, Andrew was authenticated by Norval Morisseau as part of the Eastern Woodland School of art.

Contact Andrew
misteranonymous234@rocketmail.com

At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, Andrew will be the Featured Artist. More information about the event is here:
january-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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annie ross – Surrey Muse

Daughter of a strong traditional Maya mother and auntie and WWII veteran father (Sydney Mines, NS). Began education at home with plants, animals, art, Indigenous hand work, storytelling, and history in Compton, California. Now working as an artist/teacher in the Canadian west, with awesome on-going working relationships with friends/family from many First Nations/Indigenous communities regarding testimony of Home/Lands and Sacred Beings.’

annie grace ross is a poet, weaver, sculptor, printmaker, researcher and educator working with Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Vancouver. Her poems have appeared in publications such as the Capilano Review (Fall 2017), Canadian Literature: A Quarterly of Criticism and Review (September 2017), The Maynard (Spring 2017, Fall 2015), Yellow Medicine Review (Fall 2014), Project Intersect Clarion Call (September 2014) and Quills Poetry Magazine (September 2014). Her work is part of various anthologies including ‘Sustenance‘ (Anvil Press, 2017) and ‘Turtle Island to Abya Yala: Native American Women’s Poetry Anthology’ (Malinalli Press, 2011); as well, it has been launched at The National Museum of Animals and Society (Los Angeles 2014), and it has been adopted as texts in university teachings.

Visit annie’s web page
sfu.ca/annieross.html
Contact annie ross
annier@sfu.ca

At the January 26 gathering of Surrey Muse, annie will be the Featured Poet. More information about the event is here:
january-26-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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January 26 Gathering of Surrey Muse

67th Gathering

January 26, 2018

Author Joy Haskell
Poet Annie Ross
Performer Aandaano
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Booksigning Author Pamela Bentley
Featured art by Astarte23
Host Sana Janjua

5:30 – 8:30 PM
Room 405 – City Centre branch
Surrey Public Library
Phone: (604) 598-7420
(Surrey Central skytrain)

Open Mic
Refreshments
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Free event
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