Meky Ottawa is an Atikamekw from Manawan. As a multidisciplinary artist based in Tio'tia:ke Montréal, she works with video, illustration and installation. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to speak to Meky about her work, and for this as well as her work and wisdom, I am grateful and humbled.
Sipping on a glass of crisp white wine in the Library of the Manoir des Beaux-Arts, I eagerly await Claire Porter's arrival while chatting with a few early birds. We are here tonight with a twin purpose; to take part in the official launch of Claire’s new album À Tantôt! and to wish her bon voyage, given her return to Newfoundland in a matter of weeks.
Callen Schaub is an abstract painter most recognized for his unconventional techniques and live performances. Utilizing a combination of spin machines, pendulums and trapezes, Schaub uses his own paint-pour methods to create psychedelic patterns of highly-saturated colour on various objects.