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Love-In Toronto

Born to disrupt, and a track record to prove it, Matthew Del Degan shares his story about his motivation for positive disruption and change through art. Matthew grew-up in a loving five-person household on the outskirts of Toronto. When Matthew moved into the downtown core to begin his studies at OCAD he fell under the…

Gabrielle Lasporte

“The art of life is a constant readjustment to our surroundings” ~ Kukuzo Okakura Less than six months after her second born child, Gabrielle Lasporte was already working on a show.  She confides with me, that her close friends and family asked her “What the hell she was doing?”.  But that didn’t stop her.  Trying…

SoTeeOh

“Life is such a crazy series of events. Things can get overwhelming really quickly. Whether it’s the crazy high of realizing your aspirations or the pain of watching a dream slip away, it’s all a lot to deal with. The only thing that keeps me sane is remembering that in life there is no real…

Creature Comforts

Creatures Creating began 3 years ago as a nomadic entity that brought art and music to available spaces in the city [Toronto]. After occupying bookstores, abandoned warehouses, and yoga studios, Creatures is now in its second year of having a permanent physical space. You can find this gallery, artist studio, and music venue at 822…

Rodger Beck

Wllnttz caught up with Rodger Beck, the artist behind the loveable character sticker slaps you see around Toronto. When one considers the series of excellent caricatures he’s depicted and the geographic territory Beck has covered in one year’s time it phenomenal. You may have noticed the CN Tower, Earl the Squirrel, Shock or the Ikea…

Ilene Sova

” Art can create social change”.~Ilene Sova I am just inside the front door of Walnut Studios looking at painted canvases of portraits.  Stacked against the wall are women’s faces created with distinct fluid brush strokes, most of them appear to be smiling and laughing.  I don’t recognize any of them but still they have…

Jeff Turner

“I see the world in snapshots” Invariably these snapshots reveal beauty, capture essence and provoke emotion. Each so strong in visual elements that will leave you breathless. Shooting since he finished highschool, Jeff Turner studied Photography at Ontario College of Art & Design, has over 15 years experience as a photographer, but only in the last…

Chet Peez

Hip Hop, Rap artist Chet Peez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, but  has been living between two major cities, Toronto and Brooklyn for the last few years. For the last 10 years, he has been creating and writing music. When Peez was diagnosed with cancer last year that didn’t get in his way.…