The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

It’s a Tuesday evening, and the newly-opened Montana’s restaurant in Airdrie is packed, with more than a 20-minute wait to be seated. The air smells of barbeque sauce and burgers. The room is stuffy with the crowds of people.

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.