Elena Bushan

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Calgary, Alberta based artist Elena Bushan.I am a professional visual artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta.
”My work has featured in shows in Canada and Europe and can be found in many private collections. My interest in drawing and painting began in early childhood, and I was accepted into art school at age eight. I studied fine arts for more than 15 years in my country of birth, Moldova, before moving abroad. My painting style can best be described as imaginative realism, and I have a special passion for portrait and figurative painting. I work in various mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, charcoal, pastel, alcohol ink, clay, felting and digital art, and I am always exploring new ways to express my art.” Elena Bushan
http://www.elenabushan.ca/index.html

Michela Sheedy

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From Okotoks, Alberta Michela Sheedy, one of the many talented singer, songwriters in this neck of the woods!

“f you are looking for soulful, sultry, country music; look no further. Okotoks born and raised, Michela Sheedy represents a steely edge to the Canadian country music scene.  

"WHEN MICHELA UNLEASHES SHE IS A FORCE - RAW, UNBRIDLED, AND ALL HEART. AN EDGY SOUL-COUNTRY SINGER WHO PACKS A PUNCH."

- TAMARA BEATTY 10 SEASON VOICE COACH ON NBC'S THE VOICE 

“Michela has graced some of the most esteemed stages in Alberta including performances at the legendary Ranchman's, Cowboy's Nightclub, Big Valley Jamboree, Country Thunder in Calgary and Florida as well as the Coca-Cola Stage at the Calgary Stampede. Sheedy was titled Notable Life’s Breakout Canadian Musician of the Year in 2018, winner of 96.5 CKFM Country Star Search, grand prize winner of the Global Country Star Search and two-time nominee of ACMA Female Artist of the Year. She has been a finalist in a plethora of Alberta talent competitions including: Calgary Stampede Talent Search, Ponoka Stampede Talent Search, Nashville North Star Competition and Country 105's Rising Star Competition. Recently, she has been named a top 12 finalist in Calgary's Project WILD - Country Artist Development Program.”

http://www.michelasheedy.com

Natasha Miller

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Natasha Miller a Canadian artist uses her own mixture of charcoal/soot/ash mixture and acrylic paint on acid free paper for her original paintings.

“Natasha Miller is a self taught artist who was born and raised on Vancouver Island but now lives on a tiny island in the Bay of Fundy. Natasha has pioneered and specializes in a unique painting technique where she creates monochrome silhouette seascapes and landscapes using a homemade maple charcoal\ash\soot compound from her mobile Italian wood fired pizza oven (Eco pizza art!) and acrylic paint used for the splashes of colour and fine details. She has always drawn inspiration from the silhouettes all around- sunsets foreshadowed by trees and Canada’s rugged coastlines, the sea and it's boats, birds and beaches and her current work reflects this. Natasha's work is represented in over a dozen commercial galleries in Canada, the U.S., Europe and online.” https://www.nrmiller.com

Michael Perks/Little Monkey Metal

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Michael Perks and his wife Claire run a thriving business called “Little Monkey Metal,” in Okotoks, Alberta. often you will see his artwork on display at the Millarville Market in the summer.

“Bringing the cold element of steel to life, Michael Perks is a breakout artist that is turning heads.  From sheets of steel Michael cuts, layers, bends & welds metal to the verge of his imagination.  
”Over the past 25 years Michael has worked as a millwright, welder & snowmaker in the ski industry.  He became know for his ability to fix large scale, obscure problems with innovative inventions of his own making.  This ability to think differently, create with his own hands & work with huge objects can be seen in his art.  Michael's statues range from small & delicate to monstrosities that take four men to lift.  Michael is now co-owner of Little Monkey Metal Works, a large-scale plasma art company that specializes in decorative railings, elaborate fire pits, artistic signs & other custom metal works.
Currently Michael shows his new art for the year exclusively at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Show.  So, if you want to see what’s new you have to head down to Stampede!  Otherwise check out his dedicated gallery at his workshop outside Okotoks. “

http://www.michaelperks.com/Home.html

Caroline Lady C Fraser

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Caroline Lady C Fraser was born in Calgary, Alberta and her family moved to Okotoks, Alberta where her parents still reside. Lady C is now in Toronto, Ontario and continues to wow many an audience with her amazing talent and diverse skill. Her artistry includes dancer, choreographer, singer, songwriter and she teaches dance.

“Lady C is internationally known for her unique versatility and original style in both dance and music…

Lady C began dancing at age 4 doing Ballet, Jazz and Tap.  She continued until the age of 15 when she discovered Street Dance and was captivated by the energy of the music, movement and culture that surrounded it.

She studied multiple styles under many of the pioneers and legends of Street Dance and obtained an ability to move between Popping, Locking, House Hip Hop and Breaking while maintaining the integrity and essence of each one.  

In 2012 Lady C became a member of Soul Shifters Crew (USA) and in 2017 also joined Symbiotic Monsters Crew (Montreal/Toronto).  

Lady C was hired on the cast of Montreal's Ebnfloh Dance Company from 2014-2018 and the cast of Toronto Dance Company Holla Jazz in 2016 whom she is still dancing with today.

Through the competitive, performance and choreography circuit she has travelled the world and gained many accolades such as Juste Debout (North American Locking winner/Paris semi-finalist) KOD World Cup (Canadian Team member), Top Rock City-top 10 worldwide (chosen by street dance legends Mr.Wiggles & Bboy Ynot), Bust-A-Move Locking & House winner (largest Canadian street dance competition), R-16 USA finalist, and a Canadian Hip Hop Dance representative in the 2017 Francophone Games in Cotê D-Ivoire.

In 2015 Lady C was honoured with the Gadfly ‘Dancer of the Year’ Award in Canada  as well as 2 Canadian Dora Awards for ‘Best Female Solo Performance’ and again in 2018 for 'Best Ensemble (Floor'd)' .”

https://www.ladyc.ca

Jenny Dale

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Artist Jenny Dale resides in Okotoks, Alberta.

“Hello! My name is Jenny Dale Stables and I am the artist, author, and educator behind Jenny Dale Designs. I have been creating art for as long as I can remember and I hold a B.F.A. in Painting and a B.Ed. in Early Childhood Education. A former classroom teacher, I now offer services as an Artist in Resident for schools across Alberta, and I teach art classes in the community of Okotoks. I am the author and/or illustrator of 9 published books including Greenie the Wheat King and Robots, Rubber Boots and Red Balloons.

My business, Jenny Dale Designs, was created in 2013 after the birth of my first child. My whimsical artwork celebrates joy, imagination, and childhood; and I write poetry to accompany each one of my paintings.

My Studio is located on the 2nd floor of Lineham House Galleries in Okotoks.” Jenny Dale

https://shop.jennydaledesigns.com/shop-art