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.


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.…

Artists Illuminated: Avy Loftus

Finding Answers in Batik By: Erika Serodio Red Tulips, Batik on cotton, 2002 by Avy Loftus. This batik painting was exhibited in Ottawa during the Tulip festival, at the Indonesian Embassy pavilion at the Major Park. The painting…

Artists Illuminated Shorts! - Kathryn Berry

What attracted you to your artistic discipline? Madonna! My mother died of brain cancer and through research and then working with the NGO, International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), I learned the many benefits of music and…

Artists Illuminated: Fuat Tuaç

  Finding Connection in the Montreal Jazz Scene By: Erika Serodio Fuat Tuaç was waiting at the bar when I arrived at Café Parvis. “I usually go to places like this,” he tells me a few minutes later. He motions around the…