Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Durrah Alsaif
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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Durrah Alsaif

Artist Statement & Biography Durrah Alsaif is an interdisciplinary artist, who received her B.F.A. in 2017 from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. She has exhibited her work at galleries nationally. Alsaif had a public artwork in Stadium/Chinatown Skytrain station in Vancouver, BC for her work Qimash as part of the Capture Photography Festival in collaboration with TransLink. … Continue reading

VAHMS 2022-2025 Strategic Plan
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VAHMS 2022-2025 Strategic Plan

VAHMS’ 2020 strategy to transform explorASIAN from an in-person festival to a virtual one made it both more accessible and representative. Going virtual enabled us to reach out to more partners, collaborators, and a more diverse audience. Our events also provided more accessibility for our audience and facilitated programming production. Our 2022-2024 strategic plan launches … Continue reading

Interview with Director Stephanie Wong
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Interview with Director Stephanie Wong

The Vancouver Asian Film Festival (VAFF), Canada’s longest running Asian film festival, just recently celebrated its 25th year anniversary. With its theme of “Past, Present & Possibilities,” VAFF once again showcased the remarkable talents and achievements of Asian Canadians in cinema. VAHMS caught up with one of the featured directors: Stephanie Wong, a Vancouver-based multidisciplinary … Continue reading

Listening Room: The Filipino Community and Food Hub at Joyce-Collingwood 
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Listening Room: The Filipino Community and Food Hub at Joyce-Collingwood 

A rezoning proposal for 5163-5187 Joyce Street near the Joyce-Collingwood Skytrain station drew a lot of interest earlier in the year. Covered in the Tyee as Vancouver’s Filipino Heart, attention has been on the cluster of six small businesses, many Filipino-run and patronized, facing displacement. Listening Room: The Filipino Community and the food hub at … Continue reading

Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Esmie Gayo McLaren
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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Esmie Gayo McLaren

Artist Statement For the Interconnected Project, I am presenting “Interplay With Nature”, a collection of oil and acrylic paintings showing my appreciation for my surroundings and noting ways of interacting positively with our environment. Of particular interest is “Symbiosis”, a mural about Norquay Learning Orchard where it is currently installed. I was honored to portray … Continue reading