Art

Stephanie O’Handley

Story by Laurel McLean. Photos by Max Foley. From symbols of strength and social power to a form of deviance or self-expression, tattoos are historically rooted within centuries of traditions from countless cultures. The diverse background of this art form significantly predates the 1890s invention of the electric tattoo machine that has become the industry standard today.

John F. Ross

Story and photo by Will Geier. Canada has a long history of iconic and revered landscape painters. From Tom Thomson to Lawren Harris, many artists draw inspiration from the great wilderness of Canada and, although their time has passed, Calgary-based oil painter John F. Ross embodies the spirit of Canada’s historic painters, while simultaneously pushing the boundaries of the genre.

AJA Louden

I grew up drawing a lot as a kid, and I lived outside of Calgary in a kind of rural area. I saw a bunch of Trik DP tags on light posts on a trip to Calgary while I was growing up. Years later my friends started breakdancing, and we wanted sweet tags of our breakdance names.

The Liquid Muse Art

Interview by Dami Fadipe. Photos by William Geier. My name is Katie Kriekle. I’m an artist, as well as the owner of The Liquid Muse Art. I focus mostly on abstract expressionism in my paintings, but I have been known to dabble in other styles of painting as well. My style can be quite diverse.

JBo Airbrush

Story by William Geier. Photos by Kelsey Zeoli. Airbrushing is a challenging and time-consuming art form that requires painstaking preparation and an eye for extreme detail. Anybody that has tackled this medium obviously enjoys a challenge.

Leah Hennel

Interview by William Geier. Photos by Leah Hennel. Leah Hennel is an award-winning photojournalist and videographer that works primarily for the Calgary Herald. Hennel has been a photographer for 15 years and is best known for her stunning images of the prairies that raised her. She has previously won multiple National Newspaper Awards, as well as many other honours.