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Episode 37

Guest host Toyin Oladele introduces some of the exciting performers, vendors and contributors who took part in this year’s Ethnik Festival for Arts and Culture held in February.

Michelle Brandenburg

Michelle Brandenburg

Actor, clown, director, educator and lead facilitator at Inside Out Theatre, Michelle Brandenburg’s experiences with a diverse cross-section of artists has helped inspire and influence her work.

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yycLCL February 2023

Doug Driediger of Metrographics is working on a major exhibit renewal currently underway for the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre, with 10-foot high murals that will provide an immersive experience for visitors

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Hebert Poll Gutiérrez

Calgary poet, playwright, writer and aspiring filmmaker Hebert Poll Gutierrez grew up in Matanza with parents who passed creativity on to him, and who believes you don’t have to be an artist to live a creative life.

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Morgan Possberg

Visual artist and Calgary Arts Development’s Indigenous Program Specialist Morgan Possberg didn’t have any Indigenous friends growing up in a suburb, but connected to her Cree/Métis culture and found community through art.

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Episode 36

In this episode we meet a rising pop rocker, get the inside scoop on the upcoming Ethnik Festival of Arts and Culture, and learn about an exciting residency taking place at the new cSPACE hub in Eau Claire.

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Kenna Burima

Musician and songwriter Kenna Burima opens up about struggling to find inspiration, inviting creativity in challenging times, and her love of community and connection in this week’s podcast. 

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#yycLCL January 2023

Moe Bader is a local visual artist exploring a broad range of styles and mediums including watercolour, acrylic painting and most recently soapstone sculpting and casting. He enjoys using vibrant colours to bring out emotional responses and is inspired by the mountains, beautiful landscapes, Canadian wildlife and people.


Thank you ethnikfestivals for having us and thank you calgaryartsdev for the feature! ✨🫶🏽✨

#Repost • calgaryartsdev Guest host Toyin Oladele chats with some of the performers, organizers and attendees at this year’s Ethnik Festival for Arts and Culture in our latest episode of the #yycLCL Web Series.

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🤠 Happy to share that my tree portrait series has been juried into the Mini Masterpieces salon exhibit for the Calgary Stampede Art Show from July 7-16, 2023.

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