Photo by Alicia JB McKenzie

#yycLCL June 2017

Multidisciplinary artist Alicia JB McKenzie shared this stunning shot of Calgary’s Stride Gallery where she is currently interning as its Cultural Equity Liaison.

Photo by Michelena Bamford

#yycLCL May 2017

Michelena Bamford shared this fun, collaborative, and messy photo—an example of just one of the ways she lives a creative life.

A beautiful photo colour charts

#yycLCL March 2017

Graphic designer Barb Sotiropoulos creates beautiful colour charts to help eliminate the guess work when using her preferred medium—coloured pencil.

A photo of children creating in a studio

#yycLCL February 2017

After school playdates occasionally happen in Desere Pressey’s studio allowing her children a chance to splatter, pour, and play while she works.

#yycLCL December 2016

#yycLCL December 2016

Watercolour artist Brittney Tough gets a snapshot of her morning workout—an hour of painting before she gets her day started with her job at Studio C.


#MuralMonday Join us behind the scenes as we continue with our ice age mural for the yukonberingia Centre. We hope this artwork creates a sense of wonder about an ancient landscape and its diverse (and very different) animals, many of which disappeared over 10,000 years ago.

#muralpainting #BeringiaBTS #WIP

🎥Shared with thanks to cspacekingedward Beatriz (biavasconcelos._ )

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!! Come Get Your Bouffon On !!

WHEN: Tuesday May 23 – Saturday May 27 2023
TIME : 10am - 4pm Each Day
WHERE : Morpheus Rehearsal Centre (3512 – 5th Avenue NW Calgary, AB)

Register before April 30th : $550 + GST
Register after April 30th : $600 + GST

To register, email
Registration will be done with e-transfer to avoid additional tix fees

Naked Empire Bouffon Company is offering their award-winning, week-long Bouffon Intensive, led by Artistic Director, Nathaniel Justiniano. This is a crash course in bouffon performance with the only company in the United States exclusively dedicated to the research and performance of bouffon.
The appetite of the bouffon is singular: To play with what society has to hide. The bouffon doesn’t judge. With a no-holds-barred relationship with the audience, they are a dangerously perceptive fun house mirror of us all. Why? Because it’s fun. The bouffon uses mockery, wit, and parody. They dance beautifully and are grotesquely obscene in the same moment.

Nathaniel Justiniano is an actor/creator and teacher, as well as the founder of Naked Empire Bouffon Company. His satirical performances are outrageous comedies derived from today’s tragedies. In 2007, under the direction of Master Teacher Giovanni Fusetti, he co-created PAX AMERICANA, a satire of war as seen through the lens of United States history and EUOI!, a bouffon experiment in ecstatic ritual. In 2009 he led the creation of SHAME!, Naked Empire’s skewering of the San Francisco queer community.
#yyc #yycarts #yyclcl #yycart #calgary #calgaryarts #calgaryartist #yyctheatre #yycdance #yycscene #yyclocal #performanceart #yycpeople #yycmovement #yycpuppets #calgary  #mask #calgarytheatre #yycart #yycartist  #yycpuppets #puppet #maskmaker #masktheatre nakedempirebouffon

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Almost done…. Momma and baby walking along the coast. ...

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