Melissa is a lover of all things arts and Comox Valley! This will be her third summer in Cumberland and she is often surrounded by exciting eccentric artists! She is the party host at the Waverley Hotel and greets people with her warm smile! Melissa co-produces shows at Cumberland Village Works with her partner avigdor […]
Coordinator of VidzFest, Jamie Bowman is a photographer and videomaker who most often documents musical events in the Comox Valley, between dancing with his friends. He is currently president of the Arts Council of the Comox Valley, the body sponsoring Elevate The Arts festival.
Dallas Stevenson, a graduate of Emily Carr University of Art and Design, is a practicing artist, independent curator and cultural worker. She has exhibited throughout BC and in addition to her practice she has a dedication to community and public arts. Dallas is currently the Executive Director of the Comox Valley Community Arts Council and […]
vig was born in smalltown Ontario and fled south to the U.S. in his early teens to immerse himself in the streetlife of New York City and San Francisco. Influenced by his experiences of Woodstock, The Fillmore East, student and feminist politics he returned to Canada to live an alternative lifestyle in rural B.C. eventually […]
ian is relatively new to the island and hasn’t really found his niche here yet but when he does it will probably involve theatre, poetry, visual arts and/or food.
From an early age I can remember being content with a few simple art supplies in my little hands. Not much has changed over the years. My free time still consists of either painting, drawing or making music. Having grown up in rural Black Creek BC, I currently call Courtenay BC home. Find him online: […]
Community-based arts is my passion! For the past 8 years I have been actively engaged in Edmonton’s arts community as an administrator, consumer, supporter, and occasional creator. Now back in Courtenay to lay down roots and raise my little one, I am awed by yet another strong, passionate arts community. In helping to organize the […]
For over 25 years Gordon has been photographing life in an attempt to catch the ephemeral truths of daily life. One of his principal genres is portraiture shot in the field and in the studio. His approach is to create a space where people feel free, safe and secure. Gordon loves to explore the paradox […]
Always a farm girl from Saskatchewan, Camille has called most Canadian provinces home and has lived on all three coasts. Camille is an enthusiastic community event organizer who brings administrative talents to a variety of volunteer teams. Collaborating with the incredible folks involved in hosting Elevate the Arts confirms that the Comox Valley is the last stop! Your thoughts […]
Born to musical, artistic, theatrical parents, Kera has never been far from the Arts in some form or another. She is currently a wordpress artist – of sorts – and has plans to do a little reuptake of music before the year is out. Find her online: www.time4somethingelse.com Your thoughts on the ArtsWhat the Arts […]
Dad all the time, civil engineer by day, community activist by night, adventure sports enthusiast on the weekends, musician every Tuesday and an aspiring freelance writer! Sometimes I am not sure how I have time for it all, but serving in the Canadian Army for 11 years taught me a thing or two about time management. Currently, I am professionally […]
Bobby Herron has lived on Saltspring Island, Hamilton, Vancouver and Prague. He’s performed and recorded with Vancouver bands – The B-sides, Mango Dub, Bob’s Yer Uncle and Millions of Brazilians among others. Bobby’s been involved in several fundraising album projects and has recently produced and recorded several tracks on The Home Album – for Dawn […]
Meaghan wants to build connected, healthy and progressive community and create a happier, more just and more hopeful world. That’s all. Easy. However, she is not entirely sure how to achieve this. She’s tried a few things so far: campaigning to end plastic bag and water bottle use, running for MLA, fundraising for local shelters, […]