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
facebook.com/betty.busby
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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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.

Visit Elaine’s website
elainespath.org
Elaine on Facebook
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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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Ali Kazimi – Surrey Muse

Ali Kazimi is a Toronto-based filmmaker and author who in 2019 became the first Indo-Canadian to receive the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. Prominent works include feature documentaries Narmada: A Valley Rises, Continuous Journey, and Random Acts of Legacy. Ali has also produced short and mid-length documentaries, experimental films and 3D media rt installations. His films have won more than thirty awards and honours around the world including the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political film, the Golden Gate Award and the Gold Conch for Best Documentary. He is the author of Undesirables: White Canada and the Komagata Maru – An Illustrated History (Douglas & McIntyre 2011) that became a finalist for both the 2012 Vancouver Book Award and 2013 BC Book Prizes. In 2019, the University of British Columbia conferred Ali with a honorary Doctor of Letters degree. Ali is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Arts at York University where he has been teaching since 2006 and has also served as Chair.

More about Ali
youtube.com
View one of his films
vimeo.com (Password: RAOL2016)
Contact Ali
ali.a.kazimi@gmail.com

At the February 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ali will be the Featured Filmmaker via Skype from Toronto. More about the event is here: february-28-2020

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Raghavendra Rao K.V. – Surrey Muse

Raghavendra Rao K.V. is a South Asian Canadian artist who has just finished a series of paintings on the historic incident of Komagata Maru. Born and raised in Bangalore, Karnataka (India), he attended the Ken School of Art and after completing his diploma in painting, he received a fellowship at the Kanoria Centre for Arts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. As an emerging artist, he participated in ‘Four Young Contemporaries’ curated by Rekha Rodwittiya. As well, Raghu Jee explored the idea of installation art along with his peers, and participated in numerous solo and group shows in India, Europe, and North America. He has undertaken residencies in Switzerland, Scotland, Mauritius, numerous locations in India itself, and at a major collaborative art festival in Lille, France. Raghu Jee 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 paints and lives with his wife and two children.

More about Raghu Jee
raghuraokv.wordpress.com
Contact
raghuraokarkala@gmail.com

At the June 28 gathering of Surrey Muse, Raghu Jee will be the Featured Artist, and we’ll hear him via Skype from Europe where he is now visiting. More about the event: june-28-2019-gathering

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March 22-2019 Gathering of Surrey Muse

80th Gathering


March 22, 2019
Author Cathleen With
Poet Manolis Aligizakis
Performer Roger Berkowitz (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Featured Art by Hobi Fikirleri
Host Fauzia Rafique

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

Free event
Donations welcome

Updates will be posted here
Program
More about the gatherings
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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
shahidmirzablog.wordpress.com
Visit his facebook page
facebook.com/shahidmirza
Contact Shahid
lahorechitrkar@gmail.com

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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Surrey Muse Program January-June 2019

‘New Beginnings’ by Christi Belcourt & Isaac Murdoch
(Acrylic on Canvas, 48″ x 72″)
Featured on Surrey Muse poster for August 2018

Session 15
January-June 2019

Jan 25
Author Malcolm Van Delst
Poet Craig Wilson Ruttle
Visual Artist Shahid Mirza (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Veeno Dewan
Host David Macilwain

Feb 22
Author Wanda J. Kehewin
Poet Rob Taylor
Performer Enrico Renz
Open Mic Opener Isabella Wang
Host Helga Parekh

March 22
Author Cathleen With
Poet Manolis
Performer Roger O’witz (via Skype)
Open Mic Opener Helga Parekh
Host Fauzia Rafique

Apr 26
Author John Michael Koffi
Poet Raoul Fernandez
Performer Mariam Zohra
Open Mic Opener Karen Schauber
Host Sana Janjua

May 24
Author Rahat Kurd
Poet Kevin Spenst
Performer Jovian Radheshwar
Open Mic Opener TBA
Host Mariam Zohra

June 28
Author Shashi Bhat
Poet Lozan Yamolky
Performer Saroop Soofi
Open Mic Opener Val Parks
Host Randeep Purewall
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Updates to this program
Will be posted below
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Surrey Muse program is put together twice a year, in Nov/Dec for January-June session, and in May/June for July-November session. Dates are blind-picked by participants through an invitation. Participants are invited from a recommendations list that stays open throughout the year. To recommend authors, poets and performers to be featured at Surrey Muse, use the email address at the bottom of this post or try the online recommendations form

Surrey Muse gatherings
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Surrey Muse gatherings take place
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