Meet the Artists

Our community of creatives...
Cristian De La Luna - Singer | Songwriter | Writer
Cristian De La Luna - Singer | Songwriter | Writer

Cristian is a singer-songwriter from Colombia, a culturally diverse polyglot and a human rights activist, Cristian seeks with his music, promoting the unification of races and religions, crushing divisions, and dismantling the chronic neglect of those who stop dreaming.

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Maria Loaiza | Visual Artist
Maria Loaiza | Visual Artist

She was born in the central region of Colombia near the Andes in the city of Manizales, where she resided for 23 years. Started at ten years of age and have not yet stopped, Maria enjoys the social aspects and spirit of creating with other artists of all experiences and backgrounds. Without any boundaries, expressing herself through art is the ultimate freedom and vitality. Sharing her creative energies and enthusiasm is a passion that has led her to teach art classes to children and adults.

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Mera Reyes | Master Story teller | Songwriter
Mera Reyes | Master Story teller | Songwriter

Trained as a professional storyteller in Emerson College (Sussex UK) and therapeutic Storyteller in Boston (USA), Mera has shared her performances around the world, storytelling and leading workshops where her audiences experience moving and surprising journeys led by her loving craft and voice. Her repertoire includes pieces from around the globe. Her workshops help artists and others to learn how to create connection and healing through stories using her chromatic techniques.

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Andres Porras | Multidisciplinary artist
Andres Porras | Multidisciplinary artist

Andrés Porras is a writer, photographer, filmmaker, and overall storyteller based out of Calgary, Alberta and born in Bucaramanga, Colombia. He's shot several projects on Super 8 film and has had his work featured in publications such as Analog Cookbook and Seites. His latest motion picture project is a modern retelling of the War of the Worlds, shot on 16mm film. Up next, he’s working on medium format photography as a way to tell stories.

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Lissette Febrero | Visual artist
Lissette Febrero | Visual artist

Lissette Febrero is a Graphic Designer and an Illustrator from Chile. She finds inspiration in nature, symbolism and the female body. She uses her skills to process emotions and create artwork with a message, mixing illustration and typography. Art has been a tool that she uses to promote positivism and acceptance of body, mind and soul.

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Silvia Temis | Flamenco Artist
Silvia Temis | Flamenco Artist

Lead singer of the award-winning musical ensemble Notas de 4. In this project, she fuses Latin Jazz, Cuban and Flamenco rhythms. Currently, Silvia and her band are working on their 2nd album to be released in 2022 thanks to the support of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.  Silvia is also an active member of the flamenco community as a teacher (Song & Dance) and organizer of flamenco dance and song workshops in the city.

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Lovelia Vera | Visual Artist
Lovelia Vera | Visual Artist

Lovelia Vera is an experienced and creative Venezuelan-Canadian Artist  She mastered various techniques in drawing, pastels and oils influenced by real-life experiences in Canada, Venezuela, India, and the USA. Her formal training includes Visual Art, Architectural Drawing, Professional Photography, Nature paintings and Stone Sculpture course. Lovelia, is capable of creating something very abstract or shockingly realistic, currently, she is working on a Permanent Public Art project with the City

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Hervert Sanchez | Visual Artist
Hervert Sanchez | Visual Artist

"Hervert Sanchez work is in public and private collections in San Salvador, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Guatemala, Mexico, Colombia, Goiania/Belem in Brazil, Toronto, British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. The visual elements in his work depart from a socio-political conflict in search of identity." 403-807-6132 / info@sanbel.ca

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Latin Scenario Association | Theatre org
Latin Scenario Association | Theatre org

Latin Scenario Association was founded in 2012 in Vancouver, BC by four theatre professionals. Under the artistic direction of Luis Javier, the group has presented original works in Spanish and in English.

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Natalie Melara | Multidisciplinary Artist
Natalie Melara | Multidisciplinary Artist

Natalie Melara is a multidisciplinary artist based in Mohkinstsis/Calgary, Canada. She is currently working towards her BFA at the Alberta University of the Arts and works as a photo retouch artist for an established photography studio. Melara has also obtained technical training in fashion design (Olds College, Olds, Canada) and architectural design ( Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada) which informs the curiosity, development and exploration of her practice.

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Hebert Poll | Writer
Hebert Poll | Writer

Hebert Poll Gutierrez is a true son of culture and ideas he never forgets his roots: Cuba. Writer, storyteller and playwright. He has published eight books in different genres and his mission is and will be: Entertain and educate

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Javier Vilalta | Performing Artist
Javier Vilalta | Performing Artist

Javier is a Mexican-Canadian visual performance creator, stage director, movement coach, and translator. As a stage director, he has collaborated with companies such as Theatre Calgary (Gross Indecency), Sage Theatre (Scorched), Downstage (Lighting the Way), and Arts Commons (Mei-Mei’s Dream). With the interdisciplinary ensemble 8ROJO, he has devised five interdisciplinary creations; with which he has travelled around Canada and as far afield as Mexico, Czech Republic, Sweden, France, Taiwan

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Cecilia Barboza | Visual Artist
Cecilia Barboza | Visual Artist

Digital Storyteller, Architect, Mosaic and Glass Emerging Artist

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Antares Ramirez O | Performing Artist
Antares Ramirez O | Performing Artist

Mexican Artist, singer, actress, pantomime and dancer

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Bryan Faubert | Multidisciplinary Artist
Bryan Faubert | Multidisciplinary Artist

A NSCAD BFA graduate and just obtained his MFA from the University of Calgary. His works and creation thereof, oscillate between the studio, gallery, sanctioned public sites and the subversive landscape of the urban environment; cross-pollinating and referencing Graffiti and Street Art. A member of the Wolf-Sheep Arthouse Collective Faubert has an exhibition history which stretches across this nation and features Graffiti Expositions, Pop-Ups, Artist Run Centres, and commercial.

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Yuli Carvajal | Visual Artis
Yuli Carvajal | Visual Artis

Yuli Carvajal is a Colombian artist who’s being exploring different artistic techniques since she was very young. Currently, she chooses to paint with oil on wood and she is still experimenting with other materials such as fire, rocks, and recycling materials. Her paintings are realistic and she chooses to capture women as the center of her works.

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Ameli Pereira | Performing Artist
Ameli Pereira | Performing Artist

Venezuelan actress, folk-dancer, choreographer and instructor. Ameli is exploring other arts like comedy, video editing, and digital narrative.

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Paloma Negra | Singer
Paloma Negra | Singer

Paloma Negra i s a singer from Mexico. She is a professional singer of Mariachi, Banda, Rock, Pop and other Latin American music genres.

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Josefina Rodriguez | Visual Artist
Josefina Rodriguez | Visual Artist

Josefina Rodriguez Varela is a visual artist from Argentina. Her work consists primarily of ceramic objects, drawings and paintings.Her current research and practice is a personal exploration of female sexuality and pleasure.

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Maya Corona | Visual Artist
Maya Corona | Visual Artist

Maya is a Mexican artist based in Calgary.Maya Corona is a Calgary based Visual Artist. Watercolours and acrylic are her main medium. Her work is colourful and vibrant. She loves painting pets, florals, nature and everything in between.

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Claudia Chagoya | Multidisciplinary Artist
Claudia Chagoya | Multidisciplinary Artist

Claudia Chagoya is a visual and performing artist from Mexico. Claudia works in a variety of mediums, including drawing, paper cast sculpture, embroidery and textile art.

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Fredy Rivas | Multidisciplinary Artist
Fredy Rivas | Multidisciplinary Artist

Fredy Rivas is multidisciplinary artist from Colombia. Fredy’s practice includes sculpture and installation art, as well as public and community engagement.

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Lily Sigie | Performing Artist
Lily Sigie | Performing Artist

Lily Sigie is a performing actress and arts administrator from Mexico. Theatre is her passion and she’s found a profession in Community Development through arts and culture.

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Milena Vasquez | Visual Artist
Milena Vasquez | Visual Artist

Milena Vasquez is a photographer and visual artist based in Calgary. Milena finds her inspiration explore nature and objects that are familiar to her to create a connection with her family, back home in Bolivia. Her art work reflects on melancholy and longing, and the need to manifest her identity in a new culture and environment.

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Carolina Duran | Visual Artist
Carolina Duran | Visual Artist

Carolina Durán is a visual artist from Bolivia. Her colourful paintings pay homage to her homeland with a distinctive style. She works primarily with acrylic paint.

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Ariadna Sly | Visual Artist
Ariadna Sly | Visual Artist

Born in Argentina, Ariadna Sly is an architect and artist with passion for finding abstraction in mundane situations. Ariadna participated in several art exhibitions with her abstract oil paintings. In the last several years Ariadna devoted herself entirely to oil painting, where her passion for animals, especially horses, nature and abstraction is clearly shown. She’s inspired by the shapes and colours of the environment that surrounds us.

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Dr. Geraldine Fuenmayor | Multidisciplinary Artist
Dr. Geraldine Fuenmayor | Multidisciplinary Artist

A Venezuelan Digital Storyteller, Urban Planner and Modeler, Writer, actress and Artistic director.

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