Concerts, talks and story-sharing events, pairing emerging DTES Small Arts Grants recipients and DTES Indigenous Artists with NOW Society Musicians. Presented by the NOW Society in partnership with the Skwachàys Lodge Hotel and Gallery, the Carnegie Community Centre and O.Dela Arts.
Thursday, November 14th 2019
7pm Artist talk at Skwachàys Lodge (13 W. Pender)
8pm Performances at 8EAST (8 E. Pender)
Michelle Heyoka Estiqw Taran Kootenhayoo
Tarene Thomas and Cheyenne Rain LeGrande
Parmela Attariwala - viola
Lisa Cay Miller - piano
Upcoming Gatherings, Artists TBA
The second Thursday of every month:
December 4, 2019, January 9, 2020, February 13
March 12, April 9, May 14th
Estíqw is a Secwépemc 2 spirit anti-professional, musician, slam poet and visual artist with a focus on decolonization and indigenous autonomy.
Taran Kootenhayoo is a multi-disciplinary artist who has many favourite colours.
Tarene Thomas is a Nehiyaw, Gitxsan, Haisla, and Tahltan writer from Treaty 6 who is obsessed with championing intergenerational resilience through her work.
Michelle Heyoka is a singer/songwriter born in Vancouver, B.C. Her music reflects her life as a young mother, her mental health, the obstacles she has overcome and her indomitable spirit.
Cheyenne Rain LeGrand is a Nehiyaw Iskow artist. Nanâskotam wikih the Territories of the Musquem, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh nations. Cheyenne is a part of the Skwachàys Lodge residency program and has recently graduated from the Emily Carr University with her BFA in visual arts. She was selected as the winner of the BC prize for BMO First Art! emerging artist competition and received the Moment Factory Award for her piece Nehiyaw Isko. Her work often explores the interconnection between history and the body. She works interdisciplinary; moving through installation,video, soun-, and performance art.