Story by Christina Wong. Be quiet. Watch your bags and your children. Don’t crowd the art and definitely do not touch the art. The various spoken and unspoken rules of visiting an art gallery are numerous. The reminders that these rules must be abided by—constant security, words of warning, velvet ropes—are also numerous, telling us that art is something that ought to be revered and respected.
Story and photos by Claire Bourgeois. The very first time I met Priya and Bagya Ramesh, it was at a spoken word open mic night. I was serving at Koi at the time when the sisters took to the stage. They played a backtrack through the stage sound system and blew everyone away with what they were putting down.
Story and photos by Gryphon Black-Wallis. I found myself at the trailhead of the Upper Kananaskis Lakes’ loop one afternoon on an overcast autumn day. Last minute decisions had led to this locale and the plan was to hike along the upper lake before ascending towards Aster Lake, adjacent to an alpine campground where I planned to rest for the night.