In spite of having a wide range of performances, Victoria Symphony was only attracting an older (65+) female audience. We were tasked with attracting a younger, more diverse audience with their annual season guide.
Illustration: Raymond Biesinger
The Calgary Society for Persons with Disabilities (CSPD) is a non-profit that provides residential care to adults with developmental disabilities. Up against other pleas for donations (eg. starving children, cancer research) CSPD was being overlooked. They needed to stand out and be heard.
Fragments of Grey Matter is a collection of images shot by artist Kristin Man over a period of two years.
Featuring imagery that straddle between the absolute and abstract, she attempts to find beauty and meaning in between. The book title reflects the concept on two levels: a reference to cerebral grey matter, suggesting the emotional nature of her images, and the vacillation between concrete and abstract, beauty and not-so.
A deliberately thick cover was constructed as a visual and material reference to the human head.
Incongruent Sum, the group exhibition that took place for a single night, was a bold declaration of energy and collective spirit. Initiated and organized by the Mathematics Collective and assembled by German born, Amsterdam based, curator Astrid Honold, the exhibition featured the works of seven New York based artists, linked by a common interest in the language of comics.
The latest issue of Taste continues to look at a wide range of subjects that are impacting the food industry. Entrepreneurs explain why they chose crowd sourcing to fund their food start-ups, and what were the pitfalls and successes they have had on the way. Small craft brewers tell us how it’s important to stay small to keep their integrity, and Ben Warner explains why the British became so good at keeping hungry museum visitors satisfied. Taste also highlights innovations that are changing the food we eat, from edible packaging to the rise of algae as a superfood.