The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Profiles

weismiller transitmicDespite success, Transit remains humble and hungry

Daniel Bennett plays by his own terms.

At home with Calgary's creative art collective

lsthumb2The greatest artists of our time all had eccentric tics.

Leonardo Da Vinci slept in 10-minute bursts, Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear and Andy Warhol obsessed about cats. The core collaborators for a group of Calgary designers and artists toss playing cards.

Local artists donate Springbank home, land and studios to Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre

artthumbA botanical wetland marked with celebrated sculptures, a home-turned-art-gallery, a centre that marries art and culture, and — if all goes to plan — a welcome destination for national and international artists.

The newest addition that pays homage to the Calgary contemporary art scene aims to offer all of the above, and more.

Young hip-hop artist releases mix tape after receiving support and mentorship from Boys and Girls Club of Calgary

hiphop2thumbGenelva Gibbs, stage name Jaynova, pulls the mic close to her face.

The words spill out passionately. Though she's in a small vocal booth in a basement at the Beltline Youth Centre, she raps as if it were for a stadium full of fans.