Performing as a form of therapy
She is vain. She is vindictive. She is vogue; or so Visha Loo – a Calgary-based contortionist, artist, and fetish event planner – describes herself.
A familiar face in Calgary's alternative scene, Visha Loo is a stage character created by Janice Adshade, who sews all her own lace and latex costumes, sports outlandish makeup and is the creative director behind her shocking – and usually adult-only – performances in Calgary for the past six years.
- By CONOR MAHONEY
Handmade sculptures express the belief that two things can become one
Two figures stand side-by-side, but they are two parts that form a whole. One white, one brown: seamlessly blending in together. The brown rabbit is almost caressing the white ceramic drum.
- By VICTORIA PIZARRO
Looking at one of the largest entertainment events in Western Canada
Kelly Dowd has always been into comics; a hobby that grew into a collection. That collection has become much, much more. It became a job.
Dowd, who has served as the owner and operator of Redd Skull Comics for the past 18 years, got his start in the comic book store after a move from Saskatchewan to the bright lights of Calgary.
- By Brandon Anson
Julie Mortensen shares the passion that drives her career
Julie Mortensen is laughing with her head of red curls thrown back - as she does often and easily - while remembering a story from her childhood that seemed to foreshadow her career as a Calgary actor.
- By HANNAH KOST