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Opening Reception – Longing Belonging, 100 Years 100 Stories
May 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come out to the Varley Art Gallery of Markham on Saturday, May 13, and celebrate the opening of Longing Belonging,100 Years 100 Stories curated by Long Time No See. This free public event will feature a ceremonial lion dance performance, artist tours, refreshments, and more.
Long Time No See is a collective of friends, artists and educators, is very interested in the untold stories of identity, place, traditions and people in community. Central to our work is the notion of Belonging. Centred in Toronto, we strive to honour our ancestors by sharing and teaching the stories of how Chinatown came to be, the histories that have been erased, and our responsibilities to act in solidarity with Indigenous peoples.
Over the last few decades immigration has increased to suburban areas: Scarborough, Markham, Richmond Hill, while bypassing the older downtown Chinatowns. How have diasporic communities shaped their sense of belonging in these newer communities?
Presented by the Varley Art Gallery of Markham in partnership with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. Supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Varley-McKay Art Foundation of Markham, and the City of Markham.
For more information, visit: https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home/arts/varley-art-gallery/all/upcoming/20231305