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Contemporary Art Gallery

555 Nelson Street
Vancouver, Canada
Open from Tuesday to
Sunday 12 pm → 6 pm

Admission always free
29 Oct 22·1:00 PM

Saturday Session

Alanna Ho and Kelsie Grazier on Christine Sun Kim

A portrait of Alanna Ho and Kelsie Grazier.

Left to right: Portrait of Alanna Ho. Photo: Andie Lloyd; Portrait of Kelsie Grazier. Photo: Alexa Mazzarello.⁠

One Saturday each month, CAG invites a guest host to lead walkthroughs of our current exhibitions, offering their insights and response to the works on view. In October, we welcome Alanna Ho and Kelsie Grazier to speak on the work of Christine Sun Kim.


ASL interpretation will be provided.


No advance registration required.


With a passion for cultivating play and imagination, Alanna programs interdisciplinary workshops and designs digital educational resources for kids, families and educators. Her sound exploration and new media workshops are rooted in mindfulness, creativity, adventure, activism and community. Alanna has a background in contemporary art, classical music and new music composition. Her work presents pedagogy and play as interconnected experiences; combining the use of new media and the Reggio Emilia approach. Alanna uses a multi-modal approach in S.T.E.A.M education which has been facilitated through galleries and schools. Her vision to make the world a better place frequently aligns with organizations who invest in art and technology programs for young age groups; children must be inspired and empowered to create a better future.

Kelsie Grazier is a visual artist based in Vancouver, BC. With an emphasis on gestural brush strokes and fine lines, Kelsie paints to communicate the complexities of Deaf identity and cultural histories. She studied painting at Emily Carr University of Art and Design, graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She obtained her Masters in Deaf Education at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and focused her research on global perceptions of Deaf identity. It was during this time that Kelsie, born with a mild hearing loss, suddenly became deaf. She returned to her art practice to explore her connection to a linguistic minority culture that is rooted in silence. She recently completed a Remote Research Residency with Arts Assembly and Access Gallery.