2019 Archives

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Worth More Than the Minimum

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I am often reminded of how fortunate Canadian artists are to labour under our status quo; that is, a national fee schedule that articulates appropriate payment standards. In other national contexts, artists aren’t protected by a framework for best practices. Instead, pay-to-play (where the artist is required to pay for opportunities to exhibit their work) or play-for-free (where the artist receives zero remuneration for exhibiting or presenting) are typical, along with other exploitative m... Read more »

Monday, November 4, 2019

Learning Inside-Out by Krista Solheim

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I am a dancer, choreographer, body worker and teacher.  I am inspired by the uniqueness of how a single body moves through this world, the literal container for all that an individual has collected and accumulated over time, the physical and mental and emotional dimensions.Over the past 21 years, I have pursued an independent creative, performative and teaching dance practice. I have spent a considerable amount of time working with children through independent community projects across Cana... Read more »

Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Flare Stack and the Dragon

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I moved to Kyoto from Regina to take care of my spiritual and psychological health while broadening my knowledge of Japanese culture and history. As someone who tries to make poems, I also wanted to expand the creative potential of my art. And to some extent it’s easy feel as though I’ve escaped myself: I can just walk up the street and stare into the eyes of the dragon painted on the ceiling of Bishamon-do, a Zen temple founded in 703 A.D., breathe in the incense, and listen to the ... Read more »

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The Creative Power of Photographic Art: Finding My Passion

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Art is the most valued thing in the world...it is the expression of the highest form of human energy, the creative power nearest to the divine. The power is within - the question is how to reach it.Arthur Wesley Dow​It’s the creative power of photographic art that gives us energy. Nellie Schnell, who I photographed, says that when she and her husband moved to St. Walberg, SK., she met people of many different ethnic backgrounds. As she got to know these people Nellie said “I f... Read more »