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.

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