31 Dec 2019

Kevin Boyle

i. I work as an artist and photographer. ii. I do this creative work because: I need to. I was always creative but in 2011 I had an overwhelming need to create work that moved me (and hopefully the viewer), and was socially relevant. iii. Personal qualities that help me

18 Dec 2019

Paul Larocque – Christmas with Chor Leoni: Angels Dance

i. My name is Paul Larocque. ii. I am extremely proud to lead Arts Umbrella, a Vancouver-based organization committed to inspiring creativity in young people and helping them to discover their potential.  At Arts Umbrella, we believe that arts education provides young people with immeasurable life-long skills, such as critical

13 Dec 2019

Carla Tak

i. I work as a Painter. ii. I do this creative work because: It keeps me grounded and my head straight, it also brings me and others joy. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: Fearlessness and incredible work ethic. . . iv. The greatest challenges around

06 Dec 2019

Sheku + Isata Kanneh-Mason

You might remember his beautiful playing from the wedding of the now Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. . . 20 year old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason – winner of the 2016 BBC Young Musician Competition and one of seven gifted, musical siblings – saw his 2018

06 Dec 2019

Sonya Labrie

i. I work as a: Glass artist /Glassblower, designer, and instructor ii. I do this creative work because: Glass has endless possibilities and I keep discovering new ways of working with it. The medium is challenging and I enjoy learning and growing as an artist. There is a physical nature to

24 Nov 2019

Tracy Fillion

i. I work as a: textile artist/clothing designer. I plant dye silk and weave cloth, then sew them into wearable garments, as well as a small line of linen basics. ii. I do this creative work because: I love and need to work with my hands. Integrating craft traditions old

19 Nov 2019

Robert Rauschenberg

“A pair of socks,” Robert Rauschenberg declared, “is no less suitable to make a painting with than wood, nails, turpentine, oil and fabric.’ This American artist – who was born 1925 in Port Arthur, Texas and died 2008 in Captiva, Florida – didn’t use socks to create his renowned painting

17 Nov 2019

Ulla Clark

i. I work as a: Screenprinter and graphic/product designer. . ii. I do this creative work because:  I enjoy working with my hands and being able to live and work on my own terms while also expressing my creativity in what I do. . iii. Personal qualities that help me in

08 Nov 2019

Dina Lu

i. I work as a Calligraphy Workshop Instructor (for the public and for corporate team-building events). ii. I do this creative work because: I love spreading the joy of calligraphy to other people and helping them make special gifts and cards for their loved ones. I also love the idea

05 Nov 2019

Cindy Sherman

In photos dating back to the 1970’s, world-renowned artist Cindy Sherman has been transforming herself  into characters – aging society ladies to sentient cut-out dolls, Renaissance muses to 1920s flappers, fairy tale victims to villains.  “I wish I could treat every day as Halloween,” Sherman says, “and get dressed up