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Wild And Free: A Conversation with a Conservationist

Wild And Free: A Conversation with a Conservationist

Geraldine Morelli started her own charity in support of wild animals in 2014, and after connecting with her through Instagram, I asked her if she would do an interview with me. Art intersects with so many aspects of life, and finding ways to not only […]

Croissant + Muffin = Cruffin: The Interview

Croissant + Muffin = Cruffin: The Interview

My wife and I had the chance to travel to the island of Mallorca in February and spent some really enjoyable days in the Spanish sun. On our last day there we decided to do a city tour of Palma. Whether by luck or providence, we […]

The Man Who Talks to Lions: Benny Rebel

The Man Who Talks to Lions: Benny Rebel

Benny stands at the entrance of his home and warmly welcomes me in. His demeanor is calming and gracious. I automatically feel transported to another part of the world as everything in the apartment is Africa-themed. We sit down and after he offers me something […]

Sade Andria “Phoenix” Zabala: The Interview

Sade Andria “Phoenix” Zabala: The Interview

Who is Sade Andria Zabala? There is no simple answer and that is what fascinated me about this poet and writer. She writes with a ferocity that cuts at times but always impacts meaningfully. She imaginatively places words next to each other and somehow digs […]

Immortality: An Interview with David Tollmann

Immortality: An Interview with David Tollmann

Walking into the Tollmann studio you feel like you are walking into the laboratory of a mad scientist. Paintings cover every wall. Sculptures and eccentric looking lights are scattered around the room. David stands in a corner talking with one of his collaborators. We are introduced […]

The Long Walk Home by Brandon Wint

The Long Walk Home by Brandon Wint

  Brandon Wint, a two-time national champion of poetry slam and one of Canada’s most beloved and well-respected spoken word artists, released his first full length album, The Long Walk Home, on April 22nd, 2016. The album, a unique one within the landscape of Canadian […]

How an Aboriginal Artist Turned His Life into an Inspiration for Others

How an Aboriginal Artist Turned His Life into an Inspiration for Others

We saw Illustrated for the first time at a Poetry Slam in Edmonton. There was something very unique about his style and content. His words elicited a realism and intensity that we had not seen before. We hoped to get the chance to speak to […]

7 Q’s with Shakeyra Pinnock

7 Q’s with Shakeyra Pinnock

Shakeyra Pinnock is a visual artist from the island of Jamaica and is passionately pursuing a career as a visual artist. She now lives in the city of Edmonton, Canada and has been commissioned to perform artistically in a number of different events. What got […]

Jessica Reigns: The Interview

Jessica Reigns: The Interview

The Heart and Mind had the privilege of doing an interview with the artist Jessica Reigns.  First question is: What got you into art and how long have you been doing it for? Jessica Reigns: I feel like as a young child I have always […]


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