T’uy’t’tanat-Cease Wyss – Surrey Muse

T’uy’t’tanat-Cease is an interdisciplinary artist who works with new media, is an ethnobotanist and more recently has returned to her textiles art practice through learning Coast Salish weaving techniques. Building on this ancient technology Cease will be embarking on a high tech project through Emily Carr College of Art and Design on Loretta Todd’s IM4: Indigenous Matriarchs 4 [as in the Sacred 4 directions] and will be building Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality worlds. Cease has been named the 2018 Indigenous Storyteller in Residence at the Vancouver Public Library and will be found at various libraries and community spaces from March til June. Her upcoming collaboration with Dene Artist Anne Riley Public Art project, ‘A Constellation of Remediation’ will be focused on Remediation of former gas station sites throughout Vancouver from now until 2019. She is a member of the Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast and lives in East Vancouver. She is a beekeeper and community engaged gardener.

More about Cease is here
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Contact Cease
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At the March 23 gathering of Surrey Muse, Cease will be the Featured Performer. More information about the event is here:
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Michelle Sylliboy – Surrey Muse

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Having worked in various capacities related to art, activism and education,  Michelle Sylliboy considers poetry to be her first love. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Sylliboy is a Mi’kmaq artist  who was raised in her traditional Mi’kmaq territory We’koqmaq First Nation, Cape Breton.  Her first book manuscript,  edited by Chrystos, will be welcomed shortly in the world of poetry.

With a Bachelors of Arts degree from Emily Carr and a Masters degree in Education from SFU, Sylliboy has taught  “Indigenous art theory and sculpture” to a wide range of students from kindergarten to post-secondary. Her educational pursuits are aimed at creating dialogues to occur and in creating a change in people, which also goes to show her commitment as an activist.

Similarly, her artistic temperament has benefited the community a lot, as she helped the emerging and professional poets and visual artists with the work she did with the West Coast Aboriginal Writers Collective in Vancouver B.C. She helped raise opportunities of self publishing and launching “Salish Seas: An anthology of text + image” for which she also then helped arrange a successful exhibition at Gastown’s Gallery Gachet in Vancouver. Engaged in the community, she believes in sharing knowledge with other people.

When Sylliboy is beside herself, she likes to enjoy listening to Jazz and be inspired at a moment’s notice. You can personally visit her blogspot to see more of her at: michellesylliboy.blogspot.ca/

At Surrey Muse, we look forward to have Michelle share with us her upcoming poetry, and the new visual arts project.

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Joanne Arnott – Surrey Muse

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Joanne Arnott is a Métis/mixed-blood writer, editor, mentor and arts activist, originally from Manitoba, at home on the west coast. Joanne received the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry (LCP 1992) and the Vancouver Mayor’s Art Award for Literary Arts acknowledging the body of her work (2017). She has published nine poetry books and chapbooks, a collection of short nonfiction, and a children’s illustrated. Recent publications include her third poetry chapbook, Pensive & beyond (Nomados Press 2019) and the co-edited volume, Honouring the Strength of Indian Women: Plays, Stories and Poetry by Vera Manuel (U of Manitoba Press 2019). Joanne is Poetry Mentor for The Writers Studio, SFU, and Poetry Editor for EVENT Magazine. Over the years she has collaborated with many writers and artists, mounting literary events in Richmond where she lives with her family, and working on a variety of publications with Richmond Writers Group, Aboriginal Writers Collective West Coast, and Asian Canadian Writers Workshop.

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At the July 24 meeting of Surrey Muse, Joanne will be the Featured Poet. More on the event is here:
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