Morgan – Surrey Muse

Morgan (ze/zim) is a Jewish non-binary writer, photographer and filmmaker born and raised on unceded mi’kmaq territory in Halifax NS. Ze started making films in high school, zirs first screening was at VIEWfinders International Festival for youth. Morgan went on to participate in Atlantic Filmmakers Cooperative’s one minute film program, shooting and cutting on 16mm, and in 2012 became the OUTeast film festival’s Artists In Residence while working on a documentary about Halifax’s drag families. After earning a BA Honours in Anthropology and Gender Studies with a minor in Film from Dalhousie University ze moved to the Coast Salish territories (Vancouver) to pursue filmmaking. Morgan’s latest film ‘Enby’ has screened at Vancouver Queer Film Festival (VQFF), InsideOut Toronto, and it will make its international premiere at the Harvey Milk Festival. Morgan’s work explores intersecting identities through uncertainty, grief and dark humour. Ze is currently writing for PedalStreet and developing zir next project Inch by inch. 

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At the September 24, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Morgan will be the Featured Performer. More about the event is here: friday-sept-24

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Call for Submissions – Surrey Muse Open Mic

‘The Explorers’ by Aaron Pacquette

Surrey Muse went digital in March 2020, and with it, the reach of our cross-genre Open Mic session has widened. We welcome this development by inviting submissions from anywhere in the world.

Guidelines
Send : An original audio or video recording of your own creative work (poems, stories, memoir, nonfiction, songs, skits, dance, art works, any form of art).
Duration : 3-5 minutes
Dateline : Before the Third Friday of each Month
Also : Add your name, web page, and title of your work/s to your email message.
How : Attach your audio or video file to your email message with Subject Line ‘Open Mic Submission: Month/Year’ (‘Nov/2020’), and send it to the two email addresses below:
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Please note
Surrey Muse gatherings take place on the Fourth Friday of each month except December. View earlier programs:
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Surrey Muse uses English as its primary language. If you express your art in another language, you are welcome to present the original followed by its English translation.

Surrey Muse Arts Society (SMAS) is mandated to inclusivity and equality. Your work must not contain prejudice based on race, ethnicity, social or economic status, gender, disability, sexuality, religion, or any other similarly abusive category.
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Each gathering features four guest presenters, an author, a poet, an artist/performer, and an open Mic Opener (across genre). Your presentation will be a part of the Open Mic Session that happens at the end of the program. More about the gatherings:
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The curated videos are housed at YouTube from where they are shared to Surrey Muse Web page, Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. View Program Videos, and SUBSCRIBE to our channel:
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At this time, we do not offer honorarium for Open Mic presentations.

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Shahid Mirza – Surrey Muse

Shahid Mirza is a painter, sculpture and media producer born and based in Lahore where he graduated from the National College of Arts (NCA) with a degree in advertising design in 1981. He has been a full time painter since the late eighties, creating a strong impact with his socially aware and cutting edge art creations. In 2001, Shahid set up Lahore Chitrkar, an art center for painting and classical music run and managed by artists and musicians that has since created, curated, recorded and produced Punjabi and South Asian music, poetry, dance videos, audio books and myriad exhibitions of art. As well, Shahid is an art educationist and critic. In 2003, his one day exhibition at the Rock Garden in Chandigarh was the first ever exhibition of a Pakistani artist in Indian Punjab. His paintings have been featured on book covers, art collections, catalogues and posters.

More about Shahid Mirza is here
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At the January 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Shahid Mirza will be our Featured Artist from Lahore via Skype. More information about the event is here: january-25-2019-gathering

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Arlene Bowman – Surrey Muse

Arlene Bowman is a Dine’ filmmaker who shoots still photographs, performs open mic, sings, and choreographs modern dance-jazz. Her films and videos include: Locked Doors (4 min. song poem video, 2013), Illegal Anger (4 min. song poem video, 2011), The Graffiti‘ (30 min. experimental drama video, 2010), ‘Song Journey‘ (hour documentary video, 1994), Women and Men Are Good Dancers (5 min. video, 1994) and Navajo Talking Picture (40 min. color 16mm film, 1986). Long before Arlene became a filmmaker, she drew people’s faces and bodies in elementary school art classes. At 14, her interest changed to still photography, and in 1971 she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography from San Francisco Art Institute. When she moved to Los Angeles in 1977, the still photography changed to filmmaking, and she obtained M.F.A. in film production at University of California-Los Angeles in 1986. Now settled in Vancouver, she continues to work on her Our Language project about Dine’ & Na Dene languages. She is now working to apply for production funding for Our Language documentary, to produce-write Tourquoise Sun in LA, a feature drama, a documentary-animation about coho salmon, and to create an Indigenous Woman Filmmakers’ Tourquoise Filmmaker Conference and a non-profit organization for low income and Indigenous filmmakers.

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At the April 23, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Arlene will be the Featured Filmmaker. More about the event is here: friday-april-23-2021/

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Shahid Mirza – Painter/Media Producer

Shahid Mirza
Video documentation: Visual culture of Sufi shrines (2012-to date); Collection of popular posters of fairs and festivals (2013-to date)

Audio recordings: 30 CD set of traditional renderings of epic Punjabi poem Heer Ranjha; 60 CD set of live concert recordings of contemporary classical music of Pakistan

Organized: More than 100 vocal and instrumental classical music concerts with local and visiting musicians from India, Germany, Austria, UK, France & USA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

o Drawings/Paintings, The Drawing Room, Lahore, Pakistan 2012
o Drawings/prints, Hunerkada gallery Islamabad, Pakistan 1994
o Wood-cut prints, Shakir Ali Museum, Lahore 1992

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

o Zahoor-Ul-Akhlaq gallery, NCA, Lahore 2011
o Lahore Chitrkar gallery, Lahore (2001, 2004, 2006) 2009
o Rock Gardens, Chandigarh, India 2007
o The CPI(M) head-office, Delhi, India 2007
o Private showing, drawings/paintings, Lahore 1998

SET DESIGN & EXECUTION

o Stage plays, Lahore Grammar school, Lahore 2011-2012
o ‘Puran Bhagat’, Theatre production by Roshni Village: school for special children, 2010
o ‘Dukhini’, the first joint Pakistan-Bangladesh production, Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Dhaka, Chittagong 2007
o ‘Bala King’, adaptation of Bertolt Brecht’s ‘The resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’, Goethe Center & Ajoka Theatre, Lahore 1998
o Installation, the Black History Month, New York 1990
o Haitian Dance Festival, New York 1988

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

o Paradise & Crispin restaurant, Lahore 2004-2005
o Atithi, Kababish & Chatkhara restaurants, New York, USA 1987-1991
o Art director, Wings Communications, Karachi, Pakistan 1985-1986
o Studio Incharge, Hawk Advertising, PAF, Lahore 1984-1985
o Art designer, Khyber Horse Film Company, Pakistan office, UK 1984
o Assistant Art Director, MNJ Advertising, Karachi 1983
o Art Director/Studio Incharge, Omen Communications, 1980-1982

TEACHING

o Visiting Faculty, Lahore School of Economics (LSE). Visual communication, design fundamentals, Drawing & Painting studio, Lahore 2012–2015
o Senior Painting & Drawing instructor, Lahore Chitrkar. Figure drawing from life, still life oil painting, wood-cut/Lino-cut printmaking, Lahore 2001–2011
o Instructor, Hunerkada Academy for Visual & Performing Arts. Design studio & art theory, Islamabad 1992-1993

EDUCATION

o Advance techniques in print making, School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York 1990
o Portrait & figure painting, SVA, New York 1989
o NDD, Major: Graphic Design & Advertising, National College of Arts (NCA), Lahore 1981

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Art by Shahid Mirza
Features on the
May 2017 poster
of Surrey Muse

This particular painting was chosen
by Art director Mariam Zohra
from the following four paintings

#1

#2

#3

#4

Art Director was captured by #2 because, she says:
obvious choice;
incredible figure/being at centre;
shocking burgundy red in a green frame, the white eyes
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A striking image, indeed.
Thank you, Shahid Mirza, for letting us feature it on Surrey Muse poster.
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