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Snapshot: Rob Macinnis
Rob is a Halifax-bred artist-photographer, who has turned his lens and talents to shooting barnyard animals. He explores the exploitation of fashion models' by re-creating the drama, angles and lighting, using the barn as his runway. His models range from…
Link
Part of the Series: Freedom
Link is the brainchild of Gail Lotenberg - a transplanted big city artist who found herself and her voice in the wild northern frontier of the Yukon. Based in Whitehorse, Gail has translated her perceptions about man and nature into…
Snapshot: Eamon Mac Mahon
Eamon is a gypsy at heart, armed with a camera in his hand. Eamon has gained a reputation as an aerial photographer, but the plane he shares with his best friend Steve is merely a means to an end, helping…
House And Garden
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
The garden is resurging as an essential component to making a home complete. The Grey Walls in East Lothian Scotland, by architect Edward Luytens and gardens by Gertrude Jeckle, is a traditional garden house transformed into a luxury hotel. Architect…
Kokoro
Part of the Series: Freedom
Partners Jay Hirabayashi, and Barbara Bourget have spent twenty-five years building a company whose works mesmerize audiences. Based on the Japanese performance art of Bhuto, Kokoro has succeeded in blending Asian esthetic and western sensibilities with incredible results.
Kidd Pivot
Part of the Series: Freedom
Crystal Pite is the one-woman dynamo behind Vancouver-based dance company, Kidd Pivot. She has taken the art of dance into the realm of theatre with dramatic and comedic twists and turns. A very accomplished dancer in her own right, Crystal…
Sasha Ivanochko
Part of the Series: Freedom
Sasha Ivanochko landed in dance after successfully representing Canada on the international stage in gymnastics. In a recent Globe and Mail article celebrating the "Top 133 Young Canadians" of the new millennium, she was described as "one of the powerhouses…
Art Deco / Art Moderne
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
Art Deco and Moderne originated in Europe and were marked by stylized ornamental detailing. We will visit homes that stand as works of art, featuring mosaics, detailed metalworks magnificent stained glass. Only a few homes in Canada including Ottawa's French…
French Flavour - Acadian To New Orleans
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
French inspired homes in New Orleans and Acadia. #1. Frank Masson takes us on a tour of Creole Cottage in the French Quarter of New Orleans. #2. Architect Ron Blitch's Acadian-inspired home outside New Orleans. #3. An Acadian homestead in…
Minimal To The Max
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
A look at several minimalist designs executed with extraordinary results. #1. John Patkau's award-winning Barnes residence in Nanaimo, British Columbia. #2. Spanish Architect Carlos Ferrater's modern minimalist gem in Madrid. #3. Architect Ignacio Vicens award-winning minimalist geometric design in Madrid.…
Rubberbandance
Part of the Series: Freedom
This innovative company is the brainchild of choreographer/dancer Victor Quijada, who has successfully melded his love of hip hop with classical ballet to create a dance form that is as much at home on the street as it is on…
Artfully Crafted
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
An inspired look at the Arts and Crafts and Art Nouveau movements. #1. Architect Steve Carruther's historic renovation in Calgary, Alberta. #2. An original Arts & Crafts home from Hampstead, England. #3. Paterson House is one of Ottawa's finest old…
Mountain Homes
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
The romantic notion of building a home in the mountains has been a dream for many for centuries. #1. Architect Arturo Montorsi renovated a centuries-old building near Turin in the Italian Alps. #2. Harold Robertson's unique Rocky Mountain home in…
Log Homes
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 1998
Log construction was a fundamental building method for Canada's first settlers. Log homes remain popular, especially in the West, where people want to recreate a rustic image that fits the landscape. We visit log homes in Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.
Glass Homes
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
A look at the challenges and rewards of creating a home out of glass. #1. Villa Dall'Ava in Paris is two glass cubes connected by a rooftop swimming pool #2. A cliff-side glass home in West Vancouver with outstanding access…
The Holy Body Tattoo
Part of the Series: Freedom
Based on the West Coast, this internationally acclaimed company is comprised of two dynamic choreographer/performers - Dana Gingras and Noam Gagnon. The imagery they cast is gothic, mixed with classical dance choreography against a multi-media backdrop. Their performances are highly…
Jennifer Robichaud
Part of the Series: Freedom
Jennifer Robichaud belongs to a new generation of urban dance artists who are literally breaking their way into the established dance scene. With a formal background in contemporary dance and street education in break dancing, she and her company Larchaud…
Pro Arte Danza
Part of the Series: Freedom
Roberto Campanella, the creative force behind Pro Arte Danza, has caught the eye of critics and star artists alike with his innovative works. His pieces have a super charged element of passion that elevates the art of dance to new…
Rethinking the Apartment
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2007
With new innovative designs, including 2-storey units, the reinvented high-rise is changing the face of cities. The Glassworks, by architect Barry J. Hobin, is a loft-style condominium containing 31 units in a prime Ottawa location. MVRDV designed the Silodam, which…
Les 7 Doights De Le Main
Part of the Series: Freedom
This talented group of ex-Cirque de Soleil performers have been able to create a miracle project by collectively directing and choreographing an interactive theatrical experience that culls from their various skills, and features some highly acrobatic dance routines. Five of…