Photo: 
Ocean Shagor
Artists: 
Miranda Dick, Saw ses & family

Keep Giving; Cedars and Shells

Wednesday, August 7, 2024
6:00 pm
Accessibility Symbol

ASL Interpretation

With joined hands we open the 10th Annual Vines Art Festival in resistance, reprieve and revival beneath the cedar tree. In partnership with Chaythoose, we witness how our shared breath gives new life and new power to the knowledge that we are the medicine we seek; that community is the medicine we need. We keep giving… Not to get, but because giving is how the land continues to teach us about good living.

In partnership with Neworld Theatre

Featuring

Naad Yogi Gurnimit Singh, Manuel Axel Strain, T'uy't'tanat Cease Wyss and Senaqwila Wyss

MC 

Manuel Axel Strain

6:10 PM | Opening with Manuel Axel, Mary Point, Amanda Strain & Senaqwila Wyss

6:25 PM | stelliumPoint
stelliumPoint is a music project by xʷməθkʷəy̓əm/ Irish Independent artist May Point-Shaw. May is a 24 year old singer/songwriter who is inspired by themes of self-introspection, existentialism, queer love and therefore queer heartbreak. May has spent the last year recording in the studio and is now working behind the scenes on stelliumPoint’s debut roll-out. Stay tuned for what could be your next favourite lesbian alt-pop artist.

6:50 PM | Naad Yogi Gurnimit Singh
Gurnimit Singh is a 3rd generation Kirtan singer born and brought up in Chandigarh India and is now currently offering to the community in Vancouver Canada virtually and in person.
Gurnimit Singh started his student journey with learning Tabla (drums) at the age of 8 years and by the age of 9 years he started taking vocal, harmonium & kirtan lessons from Professor Jabarjang Singh, head of music department in Patiala University. By the age of 10, Gurnimit Singh had started offering regular Kirtan Ceremonies to the community in big festivals under the supervision of his father Bhupinder Singh and teachers. At the age of 14 Gurnimit Singh started learning intense Indian classical vocals from Pandit Yashpaul, lineage holder of the Agra Gharana until the age. While receiving intense training from lineage holder teachers Gurnimit Singh also started intense studies of Scriptures and Ceremonies as part of the Kirtan family tradition. As a curious student, Gurnimit dived deep into the practice of Kundalini Yoga and is a certified Level 2 Kundalini yoga instructor.

7:20 PM | Salome Nieto – you say I'm a snake?
The snake has a fundamental meaning and importance: it symbolizes fertility, fecundity, harmony, and connection with the earth. With this ancestral archetype of the snake, I reconnect with my cultural lineage, redeeming her image and rejecting the idea imposed by colonialism, patriarchy and Catholicism associated with women as a source of sin. Suppose we change our consciousness and dress in the snake’s skin. In that case, we rediscover ourselves with all the potential that femininity houses.Skin change is healing. We peel our skin to leave the past and renew ourselves.If you tell me I’m a snake, then yes. I am; I carry the sign of the serpent in my blood and skin.(this is a solo adaption, inspired by a section of a larger work titled The 13th Chronicle, my MFA thesis project).

7:45 PM | TBD

8:10 PM | T'uy't'tanat Cease Wyss

8:35 PM | Miranda, Saw ses, Gwa & family

9:10 PM | Kalli van Stone

Installations

Chantelle Trainor-Matties
Chantelle Trainor-Matties will be using leftover mural paint to create a new work of art to be shared at the Vines Art Festival!

Manuel Axel Strain, Elli-may Euseache and Segwses Strain

milan & karmella
This project is an experiment in offering access to collective, adaptive and quiet ceremony in public outdoor space through an altar installation. Honouring the process of art making and altar building as medicine and prayer, we intend to create a beautiful and sacred space in the park for anyone to engage with, give to and receive from.

Rylee

Sami Shahin

Victoria Marie – Reclaiming Ancestral Cosmologies
These paintings represent a few of the sacred feminine images from the cosmologies of my Ancestors that show up in my DNA results.  Three of the pieces represent my West African heritage and one my Celtic heritage.

Manuel Axel Strain

Mary Point

Senaqwila Wyss

Gurminit Singh

Salome Nieto

T'uy't'tanat Cease Wyss

Kalli van Stone

Victoria Marie

Chantelle Trainor-Matties

milan & karmella

Rylee

stelliumPoint

Sami Shahin

Manuel Axel Strain

Mary Point

Senaqwila Wyss

Gurminit Singh

Salome Nieto

T'uy't'tanat Cease Wyss

Kalli van Stone

Victoria Marie

Chantelle Trainor-Matties

milan & karmella

Rylee

stelliumPoint

Sami Shahin