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Multisensory Experience on the Program at National Music Centre

Part museum, with performance spaces, a broadcast facility, studios and classrooms, Studio Bell is home to approximately 2,000 rare instruments and artifacts, including a fantastical Kimball Theatre Organ and one of Elton John's pianos. One corner of the ground floor houses the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Exhibits on five floors showcase Canada's musical talent, the history of music in Canada and the role of music in the everyday lives of Canadians. The most regular opportunity to hear how sound travels through the space is during the regularly scheduled Kimball Theatre Organ demonstration. The building itself is music for the eyes. And bring your sense of fun and adventure to take full advantage of the many opportunities to get hands on with exhibits.

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Beyond the Standard Selfie

In the spirit of Austin Kleon's 2014 book "Show Your Work!", I'm happy to share the set-up, process and results of my first efforts to light paint a series of self portraits. If fussing around with a tripod and camera in a dark room isn't your thing, I've also suggested a few websites you might consider using if you want to go beyond the standard selfie. And last but not least, if you haven't yet encountered the amazing self portrait work of Canadian photographer Paul Zizka, be sure to click the link at the end of the post.

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My On-Going Exploration of Public Art

My ongoing exploration of Calgary public art is a relatively new thing, prompted primarily by my stint as a Beakerhead volunteer photographer. I'm finding it's enjoyable, fuels my creative spirit and is helping me discover some of downtown Calgary's hidden gems. When it comes to planning my Wednesday art walks, weather is irrelevant. On bad …

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Creativity, Connection, Collaboration

I've noticed that the words creativity, connection and collaboration seem to be grouped together in a lot of different contexts these days: the workplace, schools, politics and even everyday life. My 2014 Beakerhead experience prompted me to consider the threads of creativity, connection and collaboration in my day-to-day activities. For the past few months, I've …

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