Kevin J. Taylor – Surrey Muse

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Kevin Taylor is a Surrey-based author and poet who has just launched the fourth collection of his poetry, ‘Poems for Relationships’. His other titles include Souls Arriving, Between Music and Dance, and White Imbongi. He has also published Seize the Stage, a book on creating poetry, and Ka-BOOM! A Dictionary of Comic Book Words, Symbols & Onomatopoeia. Ka-BOOM! is used as reference material in several college linguistics programs, and was reviewed by TIME Digital and used by West Virginia Department of Education in partnership with IBM Reinventing Education Project. His poems have been published in various journals and ezines including Poetry Canada and Galaxy. Kevin’s first poem was published in 1973 in Sand Patterns Magazine in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.

Kevin’s Facebook timeline
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Contact Kevin
tumblewood@shaw.ca

At the April 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Kevin will be the BookSigning Authoe. More about the event is here:
https://surreymuse.wordpress.com/2017/04/12/april-28-gathering-of-surrey-muse/

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Navpreet Kaur – Painter

Navpreet Kaur

lives and works in her own Studio in Kaladham, Greater Noida near New Delhi

painting for the last 25 years

Solo Exhibitions
Painted Terracotta Pottery, Chandigarh, 1995, 1996.
Terracotta Pottery, Apeejay College of Fine Arts, Jalandhar. 1996
Painting and Pottery, Indusind Bank , Chandigarh, 1998
Painting Exhibition, Fine Arts Museum, Panjab University, Chandigarh 2011, 2015
Painting Exhibition , Azad Bhavan Gallery, ICCR, New Delhi 2016

Participation
Regional Art Exhibition, PLKA, Chandigarh, 1989, 1990.
Exhibition of Paintinsg, Books and Cultural Artefacts, Punjab School Education Board, Mohali 1994
Kalagram Rashtriya Utsav, North Zone Cultural Centre, Chandigarh
Annual Art Exhibition, CLKA, Chandigarh 1996.2006
Surajkund Crafts Mela, Surajkund, Haryana, 1996
Annual Art Exhibition, WE – a Groupf of Women Artists, Chandigarh, 2004 -09
All India Art Exhibition, AIFACS, New Delhi, 2010, 2012
150 Years of Income Tax in National Building -Chandigarh Chapter – a Special Exhibion, 2011.
4th Contemporary International Mask Exhibition , New Delhi & Italy 2012
Continuum – a groupf show of 24 artists, ArtLife Gallery, Noida,
2011
NDMC Centenary Celebration All India Art Exhibition 2014
Alla Prima International Art Fair, through Kadamb Art Gallery, New Delhi 2014

Workshops
Painting in WaterColors, The Watercolors, Chandigarh, conducted by eminent watercolourist Baldev Raj Ratan, 1992, 1994
All India women painters camp, Kud (J&K), NZCC, 1994
International Women Day Painting Workshop, We – a group of women artists, Chandigarh 2004 -2006
Artists Camp, Fine Arts Department, Punjabi University & Patiala Heritage Society, Patiala, 2005.

Collections
Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh
Punjab School Education Board, Mohali
National Institute of Fashion Technology, Mohali , Punjab
Private collection in India & abroad

Studio/Residence
6202, ATS Greens – 2 , Sector 50, Noida, 201307
Studio A 73, Kaladham, Knowledge Park I, Greater Noida
Mobile No. 8800703491, Landline 0120 42111 384
navy65@live.co.uk

Art by Navpreet Kaur
Features on the
April 2017 poster
of Surrey Muse

This particular painting was chosen
by Art director Mariam Zohra
from four paintings
taken from Navpreet’s online exhibition at Uddari Art

#1

#2

#3

#4

Art Director Mariam Zohra’s response regarding her choice for #2:
‘Orange is dilated, face is center: I like that the parrot face is centred and it contrasts with the purple face and an orange dupatta cover-cloth.’
Thank you, Navpreet, for letting us feature your art on Surrey Muse poster.
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Margo Prentice – Surrey Muse

Margo Prentice is a writer of short stories and poems, stage plays and standup comic scripts. She established Golden Age Theatre that ran successfully for 15 years. Her play ‘Women and Escorts Only’ was performed at the Firehall Arts Centre, and her most recent play ‘Mother’s Day’ is being considered by Vancouver Fringe Festival. Margo’s short stories have been published in Canadian Magazine, Vancouver Sun and Royal City Literary Arts on-line magazine, and her poems have appeared in anthologies locally and in Ontario. She performs as a stand-up comic at local comedy venues including Yuks Yuks, Lafflines, Rosedale Pub and Corky’s. She has also done comedy shows in Mexico and Europe. Margo runs Short Story Open Mic in New Westminster, and she is in the process of editing and organizing materials for a book-length work.

Margo considers herself ‘the oldest comic standing’.

Visit Margo’s Facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/margo.prentice
Contact Margo
margop@shaw.ca

At the April 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Margo will be our Featured Author, and we expect to hear/see anything from short stories to standup. More about the event is here: april-28-gathering-of-surrey-muse

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April 28 Gathering of Surrey Muse

59th Gathering

Author Margo Prentice
Poet dn simmers
Performer Sonja Grgar
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
BookSigning Author Kevin Taylor
Featured Art by Navpreet Kaur
Host Alex Macilwain

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

Updates will be posted here
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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
Surrey Muse Art Director Mariam Zohra has begun
a new poster series to showcase work of guest artists.
This month, our poster features art by
Navpreet Kaur

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N.K. Johel – Surrey Muse

N.K. Johel is a painter turned novelist who is promoting her first novel, Bollywood Storm, in two-volumes: ‘Book 1: New York’ and ‘Book 11: Mumbai’. Johel studied painting, writing and theatre at Vancouver Island Univerity and Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. Her first writing was a poem that she wrote in grade three about ‘raindrops sounding like grasshoppers’ on her umbrella. The comic murder mystery she has published has been the result of her participation in a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) program. Johel credits Toni Morrison’s Jazz and Michael Ondaatje’s Running In The Family as the works that brought her back to writing, and, she mentions Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s 100 Years of Solitude as well as Clarissa Pinkola Estes’s Women Who Run With Wolves as books that gave a certain ‘breath’ to her work. Johel is working on another novel titled Ki Meela, and she is considering a project of writing fictionalized non-fiction.

Visit Johel’s fb page
facebook.com/nkjohel
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nkjohel@gmail.com

At the March 24 gathering of Surrey Muse, Johel will be our BookSigning Author. More about the event is here: march-24-gathering

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Akram Varraich – Painter/Photographer


Akram was born in 1952 on the right bank of River Chanab in the Punjab province of Pakistan. He is a self taught painter who began painting in 1993 when he spent a year living in an artists commune with painters Iqbal Rasheed, Ahmad Zoay and Shahid Mirza. The commune was located in Iqbal Rasheed’s home in Lahore where ‘they would make paintings and after a few months they’lll collect everything, sprinkle oil on it, and they would burn them / oh log paintings bananday san te fer kujh maheenay baad sab nu ikatha kar k uttay mitti da tel panday san te sarr deinday san.’

Akram uses oil and acrylic but his favored medium is watercolor. Khalid Iqbal is one of the artists he likes. Selections of Akram’s photographs have also been exhibited. He is now working on landscape with ink and reed featuring the gardens of Lahore.

Akram studied linguistics in Moscow, and he lived in Sweden and Spain before settling in Lahore, Pakistan.

Exhibitions 2008-2016
Waheed Tea Stall, Wazirabad
Hoori Noorani, Karachi
Sheema Kirmani, Karachi
Hoori Noorani, Karachi
Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan
Chitrkar, Lahore (photographs)
Waheed Tea Stall, Wazirabad (photographs)

Contact
akramvarraich@yahoo.com
tel.03004891199
facebook.com/akram.varraich

Art by Akram Varraich
Features on the
March 2017 poster
of Surrey Muse

This particular painting was chosen
by Art director Mariam Zohra
from four paintings
taken from Akram’s Facebook page

#1

#2

#3

#4

Art Director Mariam Zohra’s response regarding her choice for #4:
‘open space
composition
color, the green is brought out by the others
it steps out
reminds of peace.’
Thank you, Akram, for letting us feature your art on Surrey Muse poster.
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March 24 Gathering of Surrey Muse

58th Gathering

Author Ruth Kozak
Poet Joìniìna Kirton
Performer Sherry Duggal
Open Mic Opener Idrian Burgos
BookSigning Author N. K. Johel
Featured Art by Akram Varraich
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
Book Table

Free event
Donations welcome

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NEW! Featured Art on Surrey Muse posters
Surrey Muse Art Director Mariam Zohra has begun
a new poster series to showcase work of guest artists.
This month, our poster features art by
Akram Varraich

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