Art Leaks

Joshua Smith


Posted: Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Joshua Smith is a Nova Scotia native who has landed in Kelowna, BC after doing a stint of music in Nashville. We asked him about what inspires him, what happens when you Google his name, where his best songs come from, and how his faith affects his art.   Joshua Smith is planning to tour […]

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Heart Full of Sound

Posted: Friday, March 9th, 2012

We asked Ari Neufeld to tell us a bit about the latest video & song he wrote called “Heart Full of Sound“. Here’s what he gave us (along with the video included at the bottom). Heart Full of Sound is a special song to me, because it came out of true willingness to receive something […]

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Chad Pratch Feature

What is Art? and other clichés

Posted: Friday, February 17th, 2012

This month at our Kelowna Katalyst Artist Gathering Chad Pratch was sharing with us. Chad is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Okanagan and although schooled in what some might consider the traditional disciplines of art, he is a man who is clearly much more comfortable drawing way outside the lines of convention.  […]

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Craig Cardiff Indie

Art Leaks Blideo #13 – Craig Cardiff tips for indie musicians

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Craig Cardiff came over for a Dutch pancake breakfast after playing 2 very intimate back-to-back shows at the Streaming Cafe. After touring relentlessly for several years, recording a discography of 20 albums, playing well-known venues across North America, having gone through the whole mainstream management thing (Feldman), he now tours alone & manages himself. Hence the name of […]

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Jan Vozenilek Midway Journey

Jan Vozenilek | Midway Journey

Posted: Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Jan Vozenilek is not only an amazing cinematographer but is an activist based here in Kelowna. Using his fine (and I mean FINE) skills at the camera, he has managed to team up with the world-class photographer Chris Jordan to document the astonishingly symbolic environmental tragedy happening on one of the most remote islands in the […]

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Art Leaks Blideo #11 – Kim McMechan on permission to write crap

Posted: Monday, December 5th, 2011

Kim McMechan is a multi-faceted artist – the kind that squirms when you ask “so, what type of artist are you”. She’s released several records as a musician over the past decade, is studying photography right now in school, and teaches on topics like creative writing & poetry. So, yes, she’s a musiwritographeroet (pronounced Muz-E-Right-Ografur-Oet). […]

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Art Leaks Blideo #10 – Laura Byron at Katalyst

Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Having Laura Byron from the Creator’s Arts Centre speak at Katalyst last week was totally inspiring. When a doctor tells you that you’ll never be able to walk, it’s a bit of a downer…especially when you’ve got aspirations to be a dancer. This is only part of her story that was shared along with 2/3 […]

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Art Leaks Blideo #9 – Carrie Harper on selling out

Posted: Sunday, September 18th, 2011

Carrie Harper from the Pear Workshop spoke at Katalyst in Sept. & brought up some really refreshing (& challenging) topics concerning how to make a living as an artist without “selling out”. What does it mean to sell out anyway? There is a struggle in a lot of us as artists that has to wrestle […]

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Cara Luft

Art Leaks Blideo #8 – Skype interview with Cara Luft on making a living with house concerts

Posted: Monday, September 12th, 2011

We tried a little experiment with road warrior, Juno Award winner, and laughing snorter Cara Luft where we captured a Skype interview with her on the topic of house concerts. Apart from being a stellar musician and singer/songwriter, she has played hundreds of house concerts all over the globe. With TribeHouse kicking around the idea […]

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Art Leaks Blideo #7 – Talkin Donkey & the coffee shop with a cause

Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011

Clint Houlbrook is a 30 something-year-old with a mohawk. He hates injustice, loves youth, promotes fair-trade chocolate & coffee, started a coffee shop in Vernon, BC called the Talkin’ Donkey, and runs a blog out of his basement. He has worked for the Salvation Army for the past few years where he has caught the […]

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