10-year collector hopes to host city's first sneaker convention
Ceiling-high piles of shoes occupy Albert Myles Mejia's home. Estimated at 150 pairs, his collection includes brands like Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Pumas and Reebok. Costing about $100 to $250 each pair, the total retail value of his collection is about $30,000.
"Growing up as a kid, I always travelled to the States with my parents," Mejia said, "and buying sneakers from a different country was always my thing." He added that he always wanted to have the sneakers that nobody else had.
- By Kian Sumalpong
Calgary artist Devon Jopling details her adventure of drawing to creating
Devon Jopling and her husband Ryan Baker live in what seems like a typical townhouse located just off of Country Hills Blvd.. In the basement, however, you will see a small room located just off to the side filled with comics, homemade costumes, and an elaborate artist's drawing board.
- By JEFF MEDHURST
Artist Bev Tosh captures the essence of war brides through paintings of their wedding day photos
Bev Tosh captures women on what may seem the most important day of their life – their wedding day. Her studio is lined up with paintings of bride's faces staring back at you, painted on brown, rough planks of plywood and lined up against white walls; to the right of each painting there is a white, thin-like material that features the name of each woman and her story. As I walked into her studio I couldn't help but to wonder who are these women?
- By ARYN GUTHRIE
The Calgary-based magician, juggler and vaudeville artist says his love of performance has been with him all his life
As a magician, comedian and vaudeville performer, James Jordan is a multi-talented performer. Running his own business, setting up gigs and performances, and serving as director for multiple shows at the Loose Moose Theatre Company and other locations, he is happy to call himself a completely self-sufficient performer.
- By Joel Dryden