Artists Illuminated

Artists Illuminated delves a little deeper into the unique artistic and creative lives of ELAN’s members. These features shed light on the intimate processes behind art-making and serve as a firsthand introduction of ELAN members to the wider public.

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Organization Spotlight - Studio 303

ELAN staff Camille Horrocks-Denis sat down with Kim-Sanh Châu and Miriam Ginestier, co-directors of Studio 303. Miriam Ginestier has been involved with Studio 303 since 1990 whereas Kim-Sanh Châu joined the team in 2013, and became co-director…
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Organization Spotlight - Teesri Duniya Theatre

Founded in 1981 by Rahul Varma and Rana Bose, Teesri Duniya Theatre is one of the very few culturally-inclusive companies in Canada. It is also one of its kind in Quebec due to our production of plays by visible minorities, First Nations, as well as dominant cultures.
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Artists Illuminated - Lisa Theriault

Lisa Theriault is an artist originally from Charlottetown, PE and currently living and working in Montreal, QC. She received a BFA from Mount Allison University (Sackville, NB) in 2014. She co-founded the online project space Closet Gallery…
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Organization Spotlight - Black Theatre Workshop

Ceremonies in Dark Old Men (1977) As ELAN Organization Member Black Theatre Workshop (BTW) approaches its 50th Anniversary, we spoke with Artistic Director Quincy Armorer about the theatre's evolution, and the programming highlights that…
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Artists Illuminated: Erik Nieminen

Erik Nieminen is a Finnish-Canadian artist born in Ottawa in 1985. He achieved a BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2007 and an MFA from Concordia University in Montreal in 2010. He has exhibited in both Europe and North America, including…
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Organization Spotlight: Vallum magazine

Founded in 2000 and based in Montreal, Vallum magazine is published biannually. Vallum provides a forum for emerging artists to interact with more established figures while giving them exposure and the confidence to continue with their art.…
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Artists Illuminated Shorts: Graham Krenz

Graham Krenz is a sculpture and mixed media artist who has shown across Canada, now living and working in Montréal, Quebec. He received his degree in Drawing from the Alberta College of Art + Design, where he was the recipient of an Alberta…
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Organization Spotlight: Jingju Québec

Photography by Ming LI.  For our first ever Organization Spotlight, we are featuring ELAN member Jingju Québec, a Montreal-based organization performing Beijing Opera! Beijing Opera (or Peking Opera) was designated in 2010 by UNESCO with…
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Artists Illuminated: Clara Congdon

Clara Congdon is an emerging artist based in Montreal. She makes tactile drawings and artists' books exploring gender, media consumption and representation, and personal archives. Congdon holds a BFA from NSCAD University, where she received…
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Artists Illuminated: Glenna Tissenbaum

neuronervendings by Glenna Tissenbaum Second Life By Sufia Duez After working many years in the legal field, Glenna Tissenbaum took an early retirement and made a life-changing decision. Despite having minimal training and practice…
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Artists Illuminated: Sharon Smith

Elegant Orchids by Sharon Smith. Painted at her family cottage by Lake Magog. Infinite curiosity; infinite creativity. By: Sufia Duez After two phones calls with Sharon Smith, I asked her if we could meet in-person for an interview.…
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Artists Illuminated Shorts! - Laurence Dea Dionne

  What attracted you to your artistic discipline? The need to develop well-being in youth through a creative outlet such as comics! Where do you find your inspiration? People! People and their struggles. And overcoming struggles.…