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Josh Gayle

Josh Gayle is a native Calgarian that’s practicing in acrylic painting and pastel realism.

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Toyin Lamas

Toyin Lamas is an experienced performing artist, curator and arts administrator with experience in programming, community engagement and arts-based event planning and production.

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Hrachya Tokmajyan

Hrachya Tokmajyan’s interest is making films in the realm of mythical allegory and subjectivity with an emphasis on striking hyper-visual storytelling and ethnographic symbolism.

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James Desautels

James Desautels’ accomplishments include live music performance on violin & fiddle, solo violin, string quartet, orchestral strings, soundtrack recordings, and original music composition for all media.

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Polaris Centre for the Performing Arts

The Polaris Centre for Performing Arts is a 205 seat concert hall that hosts the Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra and also offers up various rooms available for rent.

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Wakefield Brewster

Wakefield Brewster is Calgary’s sixth and Poet Laureate. Brewster seeks to promote new and healing narrative through the visceral and engaging, vindicating and educating powers of poetry.

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Shirlee Smith Matheson

Shirlee Smith Matheson is an author of Canadian historical nonfiction books (aviation; hydro-electric dams on Peace River), young adult novels (historical and contemporary), short stories and articles.

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Tawny Stokes

Tawny Stokes is a New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books. Stokes is also a ghostwriter, screenwriter and painter.