Samya Arif – Surrey Muse

Samya Arif – OCEÁ is a visual artist, illustrator and graphic designer who has also been a part of the Karachi based electronic music collective, Forever South. A graduate of the Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture in communication Design, her practice focuses on observations of social and cultural paradigms from a female’s perspective, embodying womxn and the spaces they inhabit. She has been a regular illustrator at Pakistan’s Herald magazine, and her work has been exhibited in Pakistan, India, UAE, England, US, Belgium, Spain and Canada. As an artist, designer and DJ, Samya has been featured in The New York Times, the BBC, Vice, CBC, The Fader and Pitchfork. She has collaborated on several international projects such as the Mumbai based Taxi Fabric, where her designs were featured in the British band Coldplay’s video. Her clients include Penguin Books, HarperCollins, Macmillan Publishers, Al Jazeera, NPR and Google. Samya lives and works in Karachi, and she is a part-time professor at her alma mater.

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At the May 28, 2021 gathering of Surrey Muse, Samya will be the Featured Artist. More about the event is here: friday-may-28-2021/

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Alanna Edwards – Surrey Muse

Alanna Irene Edwards is an artist, videomaker and curator who currently works as an arts educator and Engagement Facilitator at Surrey Art Gallery. Through the use of humor, she explores themes of belonging, authenticity, and the everyday. Primarily working in sculpture and video, much of her work responds to how Indigenous people are looked at and consumed through pop culture, politics, and art. Alanna has a BA in Political Science and Women’s Studies from Simon Fraser University, a diploma in Fine Arts from Langara College, and she has completed her BFA with distinction at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Alanna is of Mi’gmaq and settler descent occupying, living, and working on unceded Coast Salish territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ Nations when in Vancouver, and Nations including the q̓ʷɑ:n̓ƛ̓ən̓, q̓ic̓əy̓, and Semiahma when in Surrey. *she/her

More about Alanna is here
www.alannaedwards.com
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At the October 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Alanna will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here: october-23-2020

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Aaron Paquette – Painter

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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

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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
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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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Elaine Woo – Surrey Muse

Elaine Woo is a West Coast-based poet, artist, and librettist. She has published two collections of her poetry, Put Your Hand in Mine (2019) and Cycling with the Dragon (2014). In her view, ‘the creative mind goes where it goes, and because of such meanderings’, her work is now tending to come out more as visual poetry, visual art, and micro-essays. Some of it is forthcoming or appears in Thorn Lit Mag, Watch Your Head, Otoliths, h&, S/tick,The Elephant Journal, and Sivana East. More about Elaine is at the link below.

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At the April 24 virtual gathering of Surrey Muse, Elaine will be the Featured Poet. More about the event is here: april-24-2020

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Qayqayt, Tsawwassen, Musqueam,
Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.

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