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Once For A While

Chrystal's debut solo exhibition explores the humour in the Vietnamese-Canadian immigration experience as a way of combating racism and connecting Canadians of all backgrounds through the awkward experience of finding one’s place in unfamiliar territory.

These works debuted at the Chapel Gallery in Victoria BC in January of 2022 and was subsequently installed at the McPherson Playhouse in partnership with the Victoria Arts Council. In the same year, the project went on to be featured in the Royal BC Museum's Learning Portal Pathway Vietnamese Canadian Experiences in BC to support teachers in BC with content on the diverse experiences of Canadians.

I acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts

Media for Once For A While

July 3, 2022, VI Can Shine Podcast, Season 2, Episode 24

January 23, 2022, CBC News,

Victoria painter depicts immigrant life for Vietnamese Canadian families in solo exhibit by Winston Szeto

January 23, 2022 Victoria News, Victoria artist’s new exhibit explores Canadian identity through immigrant family’s eyes by Jane Skrypnek

January 17, 2022 CBC Radio All Points West live interview

Art Openings Article

Faith Tides, Art exhibition explores Vietnamese life in Canada

Hanging the Exhibit, January 2022

Opening Night Presentation for Once For A While, Jan 2022

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