Annie Canto

Annie Canto is a visual artist and educator living on the unceded homelands of the hənqəminəm and Skwxwú7mesh speaking peoples in Burnaby, British Columbia. The underpinnings of her socially engaged art practice use critical race theory and women of colour feminist theories to network and question the complex systems that govern our relationships. Despite the rigorous critical and theoretical framework lurking beneath her work, Canto comes at these weighty issues from the side, with an irreverently serious playfulness. In her performance and print-based practices, Canto shepherds us away from the more attention grabbing instances of othering and alienation; towards the quiet moments, those slippery experiences of social rupture and its flipside of kinship and belonging. With a surgeon’s precision and a surrealist’s cheeky flippancy, she turns our gaze towards the moments that normally slip under our radar; the misconnections, the halting attempts, the fault lines, the absurd, all those unintentionally telling moments that expose the things we simultaneously fear and long for. Canto has been artist in residence for Artist for Kids Summer Camp through Gordon Smith Gallery, North Vancouver, BC, and has shown work with No. 3 Gallery and Access Gallery’s PLOT in Vancouver, BC. Her most recent print series and event space, My Beautiful Laundry, was a collaboration with the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City, YT. She currently works as a humanities instructor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design and mentors the creation of BIPOC lead cooperatives through Solid State Community Industries in Surrey, BC.


ArtWalk Venue: Squamish Welcome Centre

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Squamish Arts acknowledges that the land on which we live, work and recreate is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, particularly the territories of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation. It is our responsibility to honour their ancestry by being an ally to the present.

Community Event Calendar

Terms & Conditions

Event Eligibility: Only events related to public art and cultural activities located in Squamish, BC will be considered for inclusion in the calendar. The event should align with the purpose and focus of Squamish Art’s mission and vision.

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Event Approval: Submission does not guarantee automatic inclusion in the public art calendar. The calendar administrators reserve the right to review and approve each event before it is published. Approved events will be added to the calendar in a timely manner.

Editing and Removal: The calendar administrators reserve the right to edit event details, including the event title, description, date, time, and location, to ensure accuracy and consistency. The administrators also reserve the right to remove an event from the calendar at any time without prior notice.

Pricing Guidelines: Submitters must either be a member or pay a non-refundable fee of $10 for each event submitted. Membership details and fee payment instructions will be provided separately.

Public Accessibility: The public art calendar is available to the general public. By submitting an event, the submitter acknowledges that the event details will be visible to anyone accessing the calendar.

Content Guidelines: Event submissions must adhere to the guidelines of respectful and inclusive language. The calendar administrators reserve the right to reject or modify event submissions that contain offensive, discriminatory, or inappropriate content.

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Modifications to Terms and Conditions: The calendar administrators may update or modify these terms and conditions at any time. It is the responsibility of the submitter to review the terms periodically and ensure compliance.

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