EventsAn Evening with Sandra Yuen MacKay

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An Evening with Sandra Yuen MacKay

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Teens, adults and seniors - join artist, author and Courage to Come Back award recipient Sandra Yuen MacKay for an energetic and inspiring evening of art, poetry and tips on how you can tell your own story.

Sandra Yuen's focus is painting. Illuminated by fresh colours, her paintings are inspiring. She has worked as an artist for over 15 years in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She received a Fine Arts Diploma from Langara College and Bachelor of Arts in art history from the University of British Columbia. 

Sandra is the author of ​a memoir ​My Schizophrenic Life: The Road to Recovery from Mental Illness, ​a humorous novel ​Chop Shtick​, and ​a collection of novellas ​From New York to Vancouver: Stories on the Fly​ with New York writer, James D. Young.​ Her pen name is Sandra Yuen MacKay.

She is also a speaker on recovery and the recipient of the Courage to Come Back Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. Her artwork is in public and private collections in North America. In the last few years, she's developed her skills as a drummer in a duo band Beautiful Losers with Ilir Xhediku.

Sandra's artwork has been exhibited at Thieu Art Gallery, Federation Gallery, Vancouver Fine Art Gallery, Art in the Garden, Fragrant Wood Gallery, Silk Purse (West Vancouver), Port Moody Arts Centre, CityScape Community Art Space (North Vancouver), Place Des Arts (Coquitlam), Eastside Culture Crawl, Federal Courts, Sheraton Wall Centre, Havana Gallery, University Women's Club of Vancouver (Hycroft), Vancouver Outsider Arts Festival, Gallery Gachet, Vancouver General Hospital, The Gathering Place, the Jewish Community Centre, and other venues.

For more information about Sandra, visit her website: 

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Seniors Week at RPL
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Literacy, Reading, Writing

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