Manuel Axel Strain
MON AUG 9TH | RE-OPENING CEREMONIES
St’ít’eweḵw’| Stanley Park, Second Beach
8701 Stanley Park Dr, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2 (Google Maps pin here!)
Vines Art Festival makes a triumphant return by showcasing and witnessing the many ways in which art sustained us throughout the COVID19 Pandemic. Celebrating the opening of our seventh annual Festival, our Feast Year promises to nourish us in ways we haven’t experienced in over a year. Join us in breaking this fast with Terreane Derrick, Ta’Kaiya Blaney, Manuel Axel Strain, Kwiigay iiwaans, Kimit Sekhon, Lindsay Delaronde, Janelle Reid and Chantelle Trainor-Matties.
Artists: Kwiigay iiwaans, Kimit Sekhon
Photo Credit: Luciana Freire D’Anunciação
Terreane Derrick came into the arts both by accident and design. At an early age, Terreane’s first foray into the performing arts was puppetry. Terreane’s interests in the arts expanded first into drawing and painting, then into video production. In addition, Terreane is also an accomplished emcee, public speaker, facilitator, and has sat on government boards as a special needs / disability adviser. Terreane appreciates the medicine of art in its entirety and is currently focused on personal governance.
Ta’Kaiya Blaney is a 20 year old indigenous youth who works for the protection of lands, waters, and climate. Since the age of 10 they have been vocal within movements combatting extractive industry, climate change, and oil pipelines that threaten the present and future survival of their people. They have used music as a tool to express their deep love and concern for their territories.
LINDSAY DELARONDE – Star Dancer
MANUEL AXEL STRAIN
Manuel Axel Strain is a non-binary 2-Spirit artist with Musqueam/Simpcw/Inkumupulux ancestry, based in stolen, sacred and ancestral homelands and waters of the Katzie/Kwantlen peoples. Although they have attended Emily Carr University of Art + Design they prioritize Indigenous epistemologies through the embodied knowledge of their mother, father, siblings, cousins, aunties, uncles, nieces, nephews, grandparents, and ancestors. Creating artwork in dialogue, collaboration, and reference with their kin/relatives, their lived experience becomes a source of agency that resonates through their work with performance, space, painting, sculpture, photography, video, sound and installation. Their artworks display a strong autobiographical brace, tackling such subjects as ancestral and community ties, Indigeneity, labour, resource extraction, gender, Indigenous medicine, and land. Their work has been seen in the Capture Photography Festival, the Richmond Art Gallery, Surrey Art Gallery, and other places across Turtle Island. Recent works confront and undermine realities and imaginaries of colonialism to offer a space that exists beyond that matrix of power.
KWIIGAY IIWAANS & KIMIT SEKHON
Electronic music and lighting performance featuring vocals from Kwiigay iiwaans in the Haida and Squamish languages.
JANELLE REID & MAD RIDDIM
Janelle Reid is a singer, actor, song writer and mover. She has a Bfa double major in music composition and theatre and has a second bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She enjoys singing in a variety of genres and collaborating with other vocal artists. She is always excited to take the opportunities given to share her passion of singing as a means to bring people together.
Mad Riddim is a mash-up making, drum and bass led groove machine, mixing classic dub sensibilities with the attitude of funk and the improvisation of jazz. Formed in Vancouver BC by drummer Richard Brown and bassist Matt Reid, Mad Riddim is founded on an intuitive musical connection and a shared vision of pushing the traditional boundaries of a rhythm section.
CHANTELLE TRAINOR-MATTIES – Orcinus Orca
Chantelle Trainor-Matties will be working on and finishing up her large scale painting of an orca in Stanley Park.
MONDAY, AUG 9
MC jaye simpson
Opening welcome with Senaqwila Wyss
Prayer with Terreane Derrick
Manuel Axel Strain
Kwiigaay iiwaans & Kimit Sekhon
Janelle Reid & Mad Riddim
Installation and live painting by
Sharing seeds with
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