New Port Moody exhibit urges compassion for new Canadians
January 9, 2021
By Tri-Cities News
Mixed media artist Sonya Iwasiuk will talk about her first solo show at PoMoArts, in a Facebook Live event on Jan. 14.
Sonya Iwasiuk has spent the better part of her life connecting history with art.
Her mixed media installations — some of which will be on show at PoMoArts, starting Jan. 14, as part of an exhibit titled A New Resilience — tell stories about the past that resonate today.
These are tales about people escaping their homelands because of war, poverty and discrimination in search for a better life in Canada.
But, two years ago, Iwasiuk’s own narrative about her familial roots took a twist as she was creating her immigrant series.