Katalyst | Chad Pratch

Event Date: Feb. 13, 2012

Chad Pratch will be sharing at Katalyst – a fascinating performance artist where “most of what I do carries a theme of social engagement and intervention performance”. He has extremely edgy views on the topic of art and organizes incredibly creative artistic events around the Okanagan. You won’t want to miss this – bound to […]

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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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Katalyst Film Fest

Event Date: Dec. 12, 2011

Instead of having a live artist present their work / creativity / story we’ll be showing a collection of short films on leading artists, performers and designers living and working in BC. The presentation features Sarah McLachlan, Douglas Coupland, Dan Mangan, Fred Herzog, Ian Tracey, Shane Koyczan, Carl Newman of The New Pornographers and many […]

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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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Katalyst | Nov. 14

Event Date: Nov. 14, 2011 @ 7pm

Kim McMechan will be sharing her story & creativity with us. Nov. 14 @ 7pm at the Streaming Cafe Kim is a poet, photographer, and folk/roots singer-songwriter who was just approved for a FACTOR grant to record with Canadian blues legend and producer, Colin Linden (he’s worked with wonderful artists such as Bruce Cockburn, Colin […]

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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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Katalyst Artist Gathering | Oct. 17

Event Date: Oct. 17, 2011 | 7 - 9pm

Laura Byron, dance teacher & director of Creator’s Arts Centre, will be sharing her about her area of expertise. She’s got an inspiring story and a huge amount of vision (which she’ll tell you about). On the side, she’s a pretty good planker & if you’re lucky, maybe she’ll teach you some of her moves…. […]

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Katalyst with Carrie Harper

Posted: Tuesday, September 13th, 2011

Carrie Harper is such an inspiration. Last night’s Katalyst gathering brought up some great discussion on the theme of selling out and the fragile balance of being a “pure” artist & a marketer. It was refreshing to hear Carrie’s perspective on how she is using her creativity not only in her studio on canvases but […]

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Katalyst Artist Gathering | SEPT. 12

Event Date: Sept. 12, 2011

Katalyst is a growing group of artists from various disciplines meeting to mutually inspire and encourage greater creativity. We’re firing up another series of Katalyst in the fall and we’d love for you to be inspired and hear what you have to add to the conversation. DATE: Sept. 12 @ 7pm at Streaming Cafe (map) […]

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