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Gallery4 Annex April Exhibition: Tesatawiyat - Come In | Bryce Kanbara / Mina Ao
Tesatawiyat - Come In
Tesatawiyat is a photo project by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao and members of the Indigenous community: Wilamina McGrimmond & Richard Claus, Shane Pennells, Jerica Ryan, Janet Town, Yvonne Maracle, Debb Elmes, Howard Moses, Anastasia Blackey, Rod Nettagog, Tom Reape, Jill Shimizu Wilson, Paula Lalonde, Melinda Shank-Miles, Pebbles Williams, Jenny Kay Dupuis, Shylo Elmayan, Eugene Kahgee, Sharon Lewis, Courtney Parisien and their families and friends. Most of the 19 photographs were taken within the Hamilton area. The exhibition is meant to be a step towards getting to know one another a little better.
Mina Ao was born and grew up in Macau, China. Ao completed university in Toronto and developed her photography skills when she worked with photographers in New York. After that she moved to Hamilton and started exhibiting and experimenting with different media. Her photo based works revolve around subject matter in nature, culture, and personal encounters. Her works have been exhibited in Canada, Macau, and the US.
Bryce Kanbara lives in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Visual artist, curator/proprietor you me gallery; Founding member and first administrator, Hamilton Artists Inc.; curatorial positions at Burlington Art Centre, Art Gallery of Hamilton, Glenhyrst Art Gallery of Brant; Executive director of the Toronto Chapter, National Association of Japanese Canadians; Chair of the NAJC Endowment Fund; National Executive Member, NAJC; Visual Arts, Crafts & Design Officer, Ontario Arts Council; Co-chair of the Board of Directors, Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; Governing Council member, Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusion. Currently curator/chair of the Arts Committee@ the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Toronto.
WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, 4th floor by Circuit 4.0, 55 York Blvd, Hamilton, ON