The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

Jack of all artistic trades, Bruce Horak, has made a career for himself in both the performing arts and music. His newest endeavor is painting, focusing on portraits and dabbling in landscapes.

He tours Canada and the United States for his art shows all while being one of Canada’s only legally blind visual artists. 

Vinyl is special for Callum Stewart because it makes the act of listening to music a big deal. When his friends are over, they have to flip through the stacks, pick and pull out the record and drop the needle. From there, it’s only full albums, he said. No singles.

The year is 1915. Royal Military College cadet William Avery (Billy) Bishop trudged through dank mud that infested his attire up to his knees as light drizzle poured from above.

Amidst the bog, Bishop managed to push himself onwards before catching a glimpse of what appeared to be an aeroplane in the distant horizon, fighting against all elements the storm had to deliver.

When photographer Heather Saitz decided to co-curate a show for the annual Exposure Photography Festival, she asked herself one question: What is Calgary’s photography community missing?

Last month, on Feb. 8, a women-led photography exhibition titled, “The Female Lens” was born.