Aaron Paquette – Painter

Photo from windspeaker.com

Aaron Paquette, a descendant of Cree and Cherokee, is an artist, writer, goldsmith and a politician based in Edmonton AB where he was elected to the Edmonton City Council in 2017. Aaron has created numerous public art murals including at Edmonton’s Grandin LRT Station. His paintings can be viewed at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights, many local schools, art galleries and other public venues. Aaron also made several images used in the Idle No More movement. Aaron works with acrylic, stained glass and goldsmithing to express themes related to nature and our relationship with earth. His art, in its bright colors and beautiful shapes, is philosophical, historic and influential. As well, Aaron is the author of ‘Lightfinder’, his debut young adult fantasy novel that won him the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature in 2015.

We are grateful to Aaron Paquette for allowing us to use his art on our posters for the 18th Session of Surrey Muse. View them below.

‘Equality’
September 25, 2020 gathering of Surrey Muse

‘Ohow – The Owl’
August 28, 2020 gathering of Surrey Muse

‘Equilibrium’
July 24, 2020 gathering of Surrey Muse

More about Aaron
cbc.ca/news2/interactives/i-am-indigenous-2017/paquette.html
Follow Aaron on Twitter
@aaronpaquette
LIKE Aaron’s art page on fb
facebook.com/AaronPaquetteArt

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The 4th Virtual Gathering of Surrey Muse – Friday June 26 / 2020

94th Gathering
Art work by Anthony De Faria with Model/Artist ÉRIC MOUNG
Poster designed by Mariam Zohra D.

LIVE Watch Party
Friday, June 26, 2020
5:30 -7:30 PM (PT)
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Featured Guests
Author Fauzia Rafique
Poet Chelene Knight
Performer Siadic
Open Mic Opener Carol Neuman
Featured art by Anthony De Faria
Host Jovian Radheshwar

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Free event
Donations welcome

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Betty Busby – Fiber Artist

Betty Busby is a New Mexico-based fiber artist with a strong background in ceramics, teaching and entrepreneurship. A graduate of Rhode Island School of Design, Betty majored in ceramics and established her own tile manufacturing company in L.A. that she operated for 18 years before moving to New Mexico- where she began working with fiber creating intricate yet simple designs depicting complex natural processes and elements. Betty’s work has been exhibited at national and international venues.

View some of Betty’s work here
bbusbyarts.com/galleries
Visit her Facebook page
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Contact Betty
fbusby3@comcast.net

We are grateful to Betty Busby for the beautiful art work published on the poster for the April 2020 gathering of Surrey Muse.

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March 27-2020 Gathering of Surrey Muse

91st Gathering

‘Reversal’ by Shehan Madawela, poster design by Mariam Zohra

Surrey Muse will hold its first virtual Gathering #COVID-19
Information to participate will be made available soon.
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March 27, 2020
Author Lakshmi Gill
Poet Ian Cognito
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Rhiannon Marshall
Featured Art by Shehan Madawela
Host Mariam Zohra D

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

Open Mic
Book Table
Refreshments

Accessible Free event
Donations welcome

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Nnamdi Okonkwo – Sculptor

Nnadmi
Any glory or acclaim that ever comes to me
as an artist, I will attribute directly to my mother
and wife, the two people who have stood by me and
have never wavered in their encouragement
and support for me as an artist
.’ Nnamdi Okonkwo

Nnamdi Okonkwo is a sculptor who seeks (in Picasso’s words), to ‘wash away from the soul the dust of everyday life.’ He sees himself as an artist for art’s sake and sees art as a way to ennoble and lift the human spirit.

Born in Nigeria in 1965, Nnamdi studied art at the Institute of Management and Technology in Enugu. He graduated with his BFA in sculpture from Brigham Young University (Hawaii) and completed his MFA in sculpture from BYU (Provo) in 1997.

Nnamdi’s works can be found displayed at various galleries and museums as well as in sculptures gardens and private collections throughout the world. His latest work is a large-scale commission installed in the city of Changsha, China.

View some of Nnamdi’s work
nnamdiart.com
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facebook.com/NnamdiSculptures
Contact Nnamdi
nnamdiart@gmail.com

Nnamdi lives and works in Fayetteville, Georgia with his wife, Deidra, and their three children.

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