Betty Malaise and the mushroom-souper, experimental artists from the land of the living skies, consist of Joel Carignan, as the alchemist of sound production and Brandie Carignan, the poet-the-voice. Betty Malaise and the mushroom-souper believes that the highest forms of human expression can be found in music and feel this should be shared democratically in order to inspire others and keep the evolution of creation ever-revolving. Therefore, the artists stream their music and offer free downloads to all fans.
Intuition is an instinct commonly attributed to both motherhood and the artistic process and it's what propelled award-winning director Helene Klodawsky into the world of Montreal musicians Jessica Moss and Efrim Menuck.
Klodawsky, married for 30 years with two children, was beguiled after a friend of hers was hired to be a "tour nanny" for Ezra, the couple's one-year-old child. That hunch, back in 2009, that something interesting would happen, led to her latest documentary Come Worry With Us!
Every summer in August, Queer West Arts Centre, celebrates its lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender artistic community with the Queer Arts Festival -- a week-long event that includes a film festival, spoken word events, concerts, art gallery tours by bicycle and more.
Take in art that challenges and explores the concept of sexuality.
More than 190 documentaries from 43 countries will be featured in this year's Hot Docs Canadian international documentary festival with a slew of special events -- including appearances by hard rocker Alice Cooper for Super Duper Alice Cooper, Star Trek's George Takei at the screening of To Be Takei and The Measure of All Things Live Documentary in which Oscar-nominated director Sam Green will live-narrate his film about stories from the Guinness Book of World Records accompanied by a live soundtrack from New York band The Quavers.
The fine Canadian painter with a Ukrainian heritage, Natalka Husar (and an excellent name, too), dropped by the house Tuesday morning. We hadn't seen each other for a while so it could only mean one thing: she'd come to celebrate, or just mark, the Ukrainian victory in Kyiv over the weekend. (Temporary and provisional, she quickly qualified.) "I brought you a book," she said.