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To The South Asian Men Dominating TV: Don't Leave Your Sisters Behind

Osman Shah | Posted 05.18.2017 | Canada Living
Osman Shah

There is no doubt that the men have made great strides in combating stereotypes about themselves. They've overcome obstacles and gained access in ways that was unimaginable not to long ago. But whether they bring South Asian women with them remains to be seen.

How We Can Help Empower Mexican Girls

G(irls)20 | Posted 05.11.2017 | Canada Impact
G(irls)20

The world is moving fast and we need to act faster by engaging women with long-term solutions. Merging my academic focus on education and economics with my passion for arts, I will use the G(irls)20 opportunity to contribute to my community by inspiring girls through three "I's" to achieve economic empowerment:

Who Says Art Can't Make Change?

Thom Vernon | Posted 04.10.2017 | Canada Living
Thom Vernon

HIV has lost its steam. With access to medicine and treatment slowly increasing for many (but not all), a world without HIV is in our sights. Hallelujah. Maybe. The virus may be losing its steam but its stigma is destroying lives. Especially in Ontario. Our dirty little secret is that Ontario is responsible for 54% of all Canadian HIV non-disclosure criminal cases. In a world where ARVS (anti-retrovirals) have made a reality, stigma remains lethal. Two new pieces of art take on HIV stigma full frontal.

An Iron Horse Charges Through Me. Where Am I?

Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living

An unforgettable seven-hour road trip north of Toronto, or a quick one hour flight, will bring you to Sault Ste. Marie, affectionately called “The Soo.” It’s a stunning region that has the perfect balance of vibrant city life and tranquil nature.

Seven Men Painted My Story. Where Am I?

Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living

The Group of Seven depicted the Canadian landscape for what it was: rugged, wind-swept and resolute against the relentlessness of the elements. Their work created a Canadian art scene that diverged from American and European artists, while also representing the adventurous spirit of explorers and frontiersmen who ventured through the territory when it was called British North America.

Nature Carved Me. Trade Built Me. Where Am I?

Posted 05.23.2017 | Canada Living

Below the towering trees of Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. is a bounty of fascinating tales that describe the region’s journey to becoming a hub of culture, outdoor adventure and commerce.

Reading 'Gone With The Wind' In A Time Of Crisis

Elliot M. Cho | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada
Elliot M. Cho

Frankly, I have had little interest in reading fictions for decades. However, I had the privilege of becoming acquainted with a person just as beautif...

Photography And Framing Options For Your Home Décor

Freaktography | Posted 01.31.2017 | Canada Living
Freaktography

Once you enter anyone's house for the first time, maybe, what you notice first is not all of the family photos but the art, a beautiful landscape or still life photo. The interior décor in a house can be impressive and amazing, however, this is not the first item that catches attention.

How Two Artist Couples Have Changed The Family Holiday Card Forever

Marcello Cabezas | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada
Marcello Cabezas

The holidays can be the most horrifying time. The pressure for everything to be perfect. That perfect moment. That perfect picture that seems like y...

Saint-Émilion: A Medieval French Village Ideal For Art, Culture And Wine Lovers

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Note: Airfare provided by Air France. Accommodation and activities arranged courtesy of Atout France, Aquitaine and Saint-Emilion Tourism. Tours of th...

The Arts Make A Surprising Ally In Raising Climate Awareness

Carl Duivenvoorden | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Living
Carl Duivenvoorden

When it comes to climate change, the math and science are clear -- but not to everyone. The arts can be powerful allies in helping us all understand the severity of the challenge and the urgency for action.

Explore A World Of Art (And Pick Up New Skills Along The Way)

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Adventure travellers, sabbatical-seekers, artists and designers craving to explore the world while sharing ideas with like-minded people can hop a plane to Kyoto to learn calligraphy, Bangalore to learn bamboo bicycle making or like Juliet, to Slovenia to learn contemporary ceramics.

The Man Who Balances Rocks

David Leonhardt | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

When I spoke with artist John Felicè Ceprano, he told me that he has a natural inclination to seek balance, as he had learned to do through Tai Chi. So, to complement the sound of water and to create a more direct link between himself and nature, he began to first look, then touch, then feel the balance of rocks he found in the vicinity.

Cool Adult Colouring Books For Stress Relief

Alicia Raimundo | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Raimundo

As you might have seen, adult colouring books are really popular right now. You might be asking yourself why these books are so popular. Colouring is a great way to focus your brain on something small and fun to take the focus away from worried or depressed thoughts.

Attawapiskat Youth Are Ready To Show Canada Their Strength

Cathy Elliott | Posted 06.22.2016 | Canada Impact
Cathy Elliott

Last month, I wrote about my frustration with how slowly Canada is moving toward reconciliation with First Nations, Metis and Inuit Peoples. I despaired about the bad news coming out of reservations, the streets, the jails, our women and girls, the youth suicides... and wondered if we were ever going to move from pretty words to action.

Why Don't Canadians Know Any Canadian Painters?

Grant Gordon | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Living
Grant Gordon

A Mainstreet Research poll found that 54% of adult Canadians cannot name a single Canadian visual artist, living or dead. In contrast, the poll also found that 97% of adult Canadians can name at least three Canadian hockey players. Are we really so divorced from art a majority of us can't name Emily Carr, Tom Thomson, Jean-Paul Riopelle or Norval Morrisseau?

All Hail The Royal Britannia Trading Company

Colin & Justin | Posted 06.17.2016 | Canada
Colin & Justin

Recycled home accessories? Mixing the past with the present is a great way of staying abreast of home style, say Colin and Justin Who wouldn't fall...

Reconnecting With Arts Using Virtual And Augmented Reality

Awane Jones | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Living
Awane Jones

It is essential that arts organizations adapt to shifting demographics and a rapidly changing participatory culture. In effort to address this new need, virtual reality and augmented reality can show us new ways to explore the arts and help spark a new interest and motivation for arts-goers.

How I Learned To Avoid Cleverly, Play Wisely And Procrastinate Brilliantly

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.25.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

I've come to see that instead of wasting time on people and activities that deplete me, I need to "waste" my time procrastinating and playing, so that many more absurd and ridiculous ideas can trickle into my conscious awareness.

Cendrine Marrouat: Life's Little Photographer

David Leonhardt | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Living
David Leonhardt

Cendrine never knew she wanted to be a photographer. She had always planned to be a teacher. And she did. She taught French for 13 years, then started teaching social media, too. In fact, she is the author of two social media books. How does a teacher even find photography?

Prince: The Tragic Death Of A Strange Genius

Marcia Sirota | Posted 05.07.2017 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

In thinking about what it was that made people love him so much, I came to the conclusion that it was because he was completely and utterly himself. He was always authentic to his vision and unafraid to do things exactly his way. He was someone who was truly free.

How The Arts Saved My Life

Crisy Buck | Posted 05.06.2017 | Canada Living
Crisy Buck

To be honest, I don't remember the specifics of what I learned about Mozart, Baryshnikov and Rembrandt. What I remember, though, is how it gave me the coping mechanisms to get through the worst parts of my childhood: poverty, severe bullying, an absent father, an abusive boyfriend with an addiction problem. Now that I'm a mother myself, I continue to pull from the lessons I learned through the arts, which gave me the strength to escape, to strive and to create a better life for myself and my daughter.

You Are Entitled To A Creative Voice

Sarah Scott | Posted 04.12.2017 | Canada Parents
Sarah Scott

My dad is artistic. He creates really beautiful fishing flies. Just mention his work of fly tying and watch his eyes light up. Sit a moment as he winds his threads and here him talking to himself passionately about what he is doing. When he says otherwise, it makes me wonder: Who told my dad that he's not artistic? What made him think that?

A Brief History Of Medicinal Tattooing

Mara Raye Munro | Posted 04.06.2017 | Canada Living
Mara Raye Munro

Tattoos have long been considered to be much more than body decoration. The spiritual, social, personal and political significance of getting inked is an indelible aspect of body art, and most people who have undergone the uncomfortable, to outright painful procedure attest to it's intrinsic spiritual experience. But what about tattoos as a form of healing? What if there was a medicinal and curative element to this global ritual?

Jinn: The Muses Of The Arabs

Aya Al-Hakim | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Living
Aya Al-Hakim

The phenomenon of poets getting inspired by the jinn can be traced back to pre-Islamic times. It is a living artistic and spiritual tradition that allows people to experience, to some extant, the visionary realities of the prophets, the Friends of God (Awliya) and the saints.