The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

Music has the capacity to influence people, while also allowing others to escape from dark places in their lives. For local musician and rapper James Colt, music and mental health go hand in hand.

Chris Flodberg rises early, enjoys a leisurely coffee, then walks five feet to his studio to begin a day of work that will likely last until the light begins to fade. His studio reflects the interests of a simple man intent upon accomplishing one goal: to make a great a painting.

As a child, local artist Tom Brown was never truly satisfied having non-functional toys. Rooted in a desire to make them work, he recalls compulsively making his own miniature playthings from a young age.

Sarah Scout rushes around the dimly lit room, hurrying between the individual art installations. Excited exclamations float on the air as new and old friends start to appear, one by one, into the spacious conference-room-turned-art-gallery.