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2 Spirit, Queer and Trans Monthly Artists Circles

February 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Shane Sable presents, in partnership with SUM gallery:

2 Spirit, Queer and Trans Monthly Artists Circles

Third Friday of every month, two events that create space for a community of practice amongst queer and 2Spirit artists:
– 4-5pm is open to indigenous queer, trans and 2spirit folks.
– 5-6pm open to all queer and trans identified.

Dates: February 15, March 15, April 19, May 17.

Artists from all disciplines encouraged to attend.

Need a creative sounding board? Struggling to overcome artistic isolation? Join other artists just like to to chat about goals, process, accountability and just about anything else that we can support one another through. Share work, challenges, ask for advice, soak up the energy. Can’t wait to see you there!

Shane Sable is a 2spirit Gitxsan artist and activist of mixed heritage. She is the convening member of Turtle Island’s first all-indigenous burlesque collective, Virago Nation. As the Famously Flirtatious Force of Nature, Shane has worked with the other members of Virago Nation to rematriate indigenous sexuality from the toxic impacts of colonization.
She also works in the DTES as an arts-based facilitator and coordinator of “We Have a Voice; Indigenous Women Who Do Sex Work Speak Out” for Sex Workers United Against Violence. The peer led project gives indigenous women with experience doing sex work an opportunity to share their stories in a nonjudgemental environment through cultural and arts based activities with the ultimate goal of a report and art show that can be used to amplify the voices of these women and influence the minds of politicians and policy makers at a national level.
Both projects tackle issues of indigenous body sovereignty through a people-first, community-driven lens.

This location has not yet had an accessibility audit.
The BC Artscape-Sun Wah building is wheelchair-accessible.
– Building entrance is street level with no steps, the front doors of the building are automatic.
– Lobby has a ramp with a handrail, and stairs with a handrail, to reach the elevator.
– The fourth floor has two non-gendered multiple stalls washrooms, including one universal washroom with grab bars and wheelchair clearance. The washroom entrance is 32 inches wide.
– Support animals are welcome. BC Artscape is dog-friendly.
– The front door of our suite is 32 inches wide, swinging inward. The automatic door operator is at 35 inches high.
– Our events are scent-reduced. Please refrain from wearing cologne, perfume, scented personal care products or essential oils. Visitors who wear scented products will be asked to leave.
– The gallery space has no windows.
– The gallery floor is flat, with no internal stairs.

Transportation & Parking:
The address is 268 Keefer St., between Main St. and Gore Ave. The SUM gallery is located on the 4th floor, suite 425.

Transit access:
Skytrain: Main Street-Science World or Stadium-Chinatown; Bus: 22 on Gore; 03, 08, 19 on Main; 14, 16, 20 on Hastings.

There is a paid parkade as part of the building, that unfortunately closes at 7pm. After 7pm, we recommend people to park at EasyPark – Lot 7 and the address is 180 Keefer Street; or street parking.

Land acknowledgment:
We respectfully acknowledge that this event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the wməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations. We recognize their sovereignty, as there are no treaties on these lands, and we are dedicated to building a new relationship between our nations based on respect and consent.
We would also like to acknowledge that this event is taking place in Chinatown, which is home to low income and Chinese immigrant communities. We are thankful and consider it a privilege to be able to do our sharing here.


February 15
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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SUM gallery
425-268 Keefer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 1X6
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Our licensing requires all attendees at our evening shows to carry membership cards in the Pride in Art Society. Memberships are $5 / $2 (concession) online or at the QAF Box Office at the Roundhouse. Please allow a few extra minutes at your first event to obtain your card.