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A still image of Xtine Cooke | Photo courtesy of Bamboo Shoots

Episode 33

Featuring Chase Cardinal, Andrea Juarez, Xstine Cook and Alex Soop

Calgary Arts Development & Bamboo Shoots

This city is bursting with creativity! Each month, Adora Nwofor sits down with some amazing Calgary creatives and gets a behind-the-scenes look at their process.

This webisode explores themes related to fall and Halloween — meet up-and-coming special effects makeup artist Chase Cardinal, explore aging with Andrea Juarez, learn a bit about theatrical masks with Xstine Cook, and enter the world of horror fiction with Alex Soop.

All this on Living a Creative Life — be sure to tune in at 3pm on October 18, 2022, for the premiere.

How do you live creatively? If you have a creative story or a project to feature or know a talented person we should talk to, email or tag your posts with #yycLCL on social media.

Also, we want to see your time-lapse videos of your projects from beginning to end. So, set up your cameras and get to it.

We’d love to feature them on a future episode!

About the Living a Creative Life Web Series

As a salute to the thousands of Calgarians who are living creative lives, Calgary Arts Development has launched this web series to celebrate creative living in our city.

The Living a Creative Life web series, hosted by local activist and comedian Adora Nwofor and produced by Bamboo Shoots, will release a new episode each month, featuring stories of Calgarians living creatively.

Have a story to share? Email us at

Tune in and be sure to subscribe to the #yycLCL channel on YouTube for premiere reminders.

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