Nyle Johnston
  • Nyle Johnston
  • "Johnston’s spirit name is Wiishkoonseh Miigizi'enh means Whistling White Headed Eagle. He grew up in Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation and apprenticed with Storytellers since his youth. Sources of his artistic inspiration include woodland painters, Storytellers and the traditions of his indigenous culture. Johnston notes: “In a time of reconciliation, it is important for all people to know that we exist and have such a strong, beautiful legacy of stories and teachings from the Anishinaabe Nation that are grounded in my experience and identity.” A painter, mural artist, traditional storyteller, and traditional helper, Johnston uses his gift of storytelling to connect his peoples’ stories of love and healing with the broader world, and offer support to a range of community organizations. His work has been exhibited across many of Canada’s most important institutions, from the AGO and ROM to the Evergreen Brickworks and the Chippewas of Nawash Cultural Centre. His artistic practice is focused on illustrating stories of the Anishinaabe Nation in a variety of media in order to raise awareness of their unique histories as they in turn inform his process. He was born and raised on his beautiful reserve, Neyaashiinigmiing, on the Saugeen Peninsula (Bruce Peninsula) and took a keen interest in painting and art at a very young age. Johnston has an established portfolio of work and is well recognized in Toronto. His original works are showcased at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) in the Jennings Young gallery (J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art). Johnston’s Diiyah Muh’gaanag (Our First Family) is a collection of images of spiritual beings, plants and animals based on Anishinaabe teachings. Drawn in a pictographic style, they tell stories of botany, astrology and the interconnectedness of all living things. Johnston currently lives in Toronto, Ontario, and is a contributing member to the Indigenous & Canadian collection at the AGO."
Ashley Beerdat
  • Ashley Beerdat
  • Ashley Beerdat is a visual artist and arts educator of Guyanese descent who grew up in Mississauga Ontario. She graduated in 2019 from Western University, completing a BA in Visual Arts and Art History. As a large-scale painter, she explores themes of mythology, folklore and storytelling to navigate the world around her. Storytelling is intrinsic to her Guyanese culture. She grew up listening to stories from elders sharing lessons and passed down knowledge. The tone of her work is playful and whimsical. She spontaneously lets stories unfold in her painting process and experiments with vibrant colours. As a shy and introverted child, Ashley's interest in these folktales stems from her childhood; she feels free to express herself through the creation of her own fantasy worlds. In 2020, she completed an artist residency at Visual Arts Mississauga Riverwood. Her work is held in Mississauga’s permanent corporate art collection and has been featured at Peel Gallery and Museum Archives (PAMA), Artscape and the Small Arms Inspection Building. She is passionate about public art and has completed public art projects for Arts Etobicoke and StreetARToronto. Ashley has an upcoming solo exhibition with North York Arts in the fall of 2021.
Abby V
  • Abby V
  • Abby V is an award-winning singer, songwriter, music composer and producer from Toronto, Ontario. In addition to his extensive training in Indian and Western Classical Music, he has significant studio and performing experience in R&B, Pop (English and Indian), Hindi (Bollywood), and Tamil. Showcasing his versatility as a musician, Abby has given various concerts across North America, southeast Asia and India. Abby is the winner of Astro International Superstar – a televised worldwide reality singing competition with contestants from all over the world. Having collaborated extensively, on stage and in the studio, with numerous world- renowned musicians, Abby has also composed, arranged and produced numerous film scores, soundtracks, albums and singles over his career. His debut solo album titled “First of All” - consisting of 8 original songs in English, Hindi and Tamil - released in 2019 to great commercial and critical acclaim.
Abhithi
  • Abhithi
  • Abhithi is a multifaceted artist - singer, actor, dancer, model, writer, emcee, radio host and TV presenter. She is trained in both Western and Hindustani music because the fusion genre is her niche. Follow her artistic work at www.abhithi.ca
Shankar Adiseshan
  • Shankar Adiseshan
  • My work is largely an abstracted experience, more dream like or interpretive, often focused on environmental or social narratives. Through use of abstraction as a focus on the norm, available and recognizable experiences, I see a way to tap in and distill the range of emotional experiences. By doing so, I urge viewers to consider a new perspective.
Adriana Rinaldi
  • Adriana Rinaldi
  • My personal challenge as an artist is to share my stories and view of the world in a beautiful way using my own photography, or my imagination through paint. My subject matter is varied and includes floral, seashell still life’s, waterscapes, boats. I use various methods depending on the subject matter but mostly the traditional masters technique styled my own way. My feeling is that artwork rendered well will always stand the test of time and be a good investment. I paint for the pleasure it brings me and for my client’s enjoyment. I have many artistic goals and am fascinated by the endless possibilities art brings my way.
Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • Art Gallery of Mississauga
  • The Art Gallery of Mississauga (AGM) is a public, not-for-profit art gallery in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. It is located at the Mississauga Civic Centre right on Celebration Square across from Square One Mall. The Gallery is open every day and offers free admission and guided exhibition tours in addition to regular art social events, workshops for adult learners, and youth programmes for schools, universities and community groups.
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Alex Anagnostou
  • Alex Anagnostou
  • Alex Anagnostou, a Toronto-based artist, has been sculpting blown and cast glass since 2000. Much of her work is inspired by how glass has expanded our ability to see on a microscopic and macroscopic level. Her sculptures explore issues of time, space, nature, energy and interconnectedness. Her work includes small and medium sized freestanding sculptures for galleries, residential spaces, corporate awards, and gifts as well as hanging installations with blown glass forms and monumental public art projects. Alex is an exhibiting professional artist based at her studio in the west end of Toronto near Lake Ontario. She holds two fine art-related degrees from the University of Toronto 1988 (B.A. Fine Arts Management) and the University of Western Ontario 1994 (B.Ed. Visual Arts) and graduated with a silver medal in 2004 from the School of Crafts and Design Glass Program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada. She is currently completing her qualifications in museum conservation for historical and contemporary objects specializing in metal and glass. Alex has received fourteen awards for her glass sculpture from distinguished organizations including the Glass Art Society, the Glass Art Association of Canada, the Ontario Arts Council Grants, the Toronto Artist Project and three glass awards at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition. An internationally acclaimed artist, Alex was selected by the British Crafts Council to exhibit at Collect 2008 held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and at SOFA Chicago, an international art exposition of fine sculptural objects. Alex's work is represented in galleries in across Canada, the U.S. and in the U.K. and has been featured in three movies. Four of her glass sculptures have been acquired by the Canadian Federal Government art collection and placed in Canadian Embassies in Athens, Morocco and Hong Kong. She has exhibited work at the Cheongjiu International Craft Biennale in Korea, the Vancouver Museum during the 2010 Olympic Winter Games and has work in Public collections such as the Museum of Fine Art in Quebec. Her work was also during the Toronto Pan American Games in 2015. Alex has completed two major public art projects; one at the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington, Ontario and the other in Mississauga.
Alex Pollard
  • Alex Pollard
  • Alex Pollard is a professional Toronto-based dancer and choreographer with years of experience in the commercial dance industry. He is a graduate of York University holding a Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Alex is trained in various styles, such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz-Funk, and Modern. Alex has trained at many studios in Toronto and New York, including, Broadway Dance Centre, Alvin Ailey, Peridance Capezio Center and many more, which have provided him with an exceptional background of dance training. Alex has choreographed for many shows and events in Toronto, such as InSitu Festival II, MAC Fundraiser Gala, Toronto’s Original Choreographer’s Ball, Fever After Dark, The Bazaar, Youth Day, and Habitat for Humanity. Alex is also the current choreographer for Toronto-based recording artist Porsha, who has released her new EP Don’t Worry and has choreographed her entire 2017/18 set list. Most notably, Alex is the Artistic Director and Owner of City Centre Dance, Mississauga’s Premiere Drop-In Dance Centre. Alex has performed in various showcases in Toronto and has worked for companies such as, Jim Steinman’s Bat out of Hell, The Juno Awards, YTV’s “The Next Star,” OMNI Television, Army of Sass, A2D2 Aerial Dance Cirque Company, Sanskriti Arts and much more. Alex has worked with and back-up danced for many various and diverse artists, including Juno Award Nominee, Marlowe and the Mix. He has also back-up danced for Shweta Subram; an Indo-Urban Canadian artist for the IIFA Awards Buzz Event and is featured in Brooklyn Roebuck’s (YTV’s “The Next Star” Winner) music video “Lemon and Lime.” Given his excellence in the commercial dance industry, Alex has been nominated for various awards such as the 2019 MARTYS Established Dance Artist, Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award, The Glenn Gould Prize, and was a top-three finalist for the 2017 MARTYS LifeTime Achievement Award through the Mississauga Arts Council. Alex is also a passionate teacher and enjoys sharing his love for dance with students of all levels and abilities. He is an ongoing guest teacher for the Peel District School Board, Toronto District School Board, Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board, Centennial College, as well as many more schools and institutions. Alex is quick to learn and can adapt under any circumstances given to him, seizing any opportunity to perform, choreograph and teach. He continues to grow and learn through his passion for dance and living life through gratitude. By treating each day as a new opportunity to grow as both a person and artist, he continues to shape a journey unique to him.
Ali Sheikh
  • Ali Sheikh
  • Ali Sheikh (b. 2001) is a multidisciplinary artist from Mississauga, Ontario studying at OCAD University in Toronto. Through illustration, painting, digital design and textiles, his current body of work explores self-perception and seeks to blur the line between comic and solemn.
Alton Mill Arts Centre
  • Alton Mill Arts Centre
  • The Alton Mill is home to some 25 studio artists, galleries, a heritage museum, café and unique shops, while the industrial-chic ambiance makes it the perfect venue to host your event . Built on the banks of Shaw's Creek, this national-award-winning heritage building is now "a jewel in the crown of the GTA's arts scene".
Amanda Foulds
  • Amanda Foulds
  • Amanda Foulds is a recent Drawing and Painting graduate from OCAD University. She is currently interested in lens-based processes as mechanisms for re-contextualizing and reviving the educational family album or art history textbook. In confronting these unfamiliar stories, her intention is not to change the source materials she is using; rather, to offer a nostalgic comfort in alternative narratives.
Andrea Arthur
  • Andrea Arthur
  • Andrea Arthur's music resides somewhere at the crossroads of connection and intimacy, while imbuing a modern pop sheen capable of touching both hearts and minds. Hailing from Ontario, Canada, her introduction into music was marked by openness and variety. From a young age, she learnt to appreciate a wide array of genres, a philosophy that is now evident within her own brand of music. Above all, what sets Andrea apart is her ability to switch effortlessly between joy and melancholy, while evoking introspective yet energizing vibes throughout her compositions. For Andrea, music serves as a tool for her to process, grow and learn as an individual whilst simultaneously connecting with her listeners on a similar path. Her forthcoming release, ‘Stay Back’ is a collaboration with Babylon Club and Rado Kay, and encapsulates Andrea's impeccable voice and passion, and is set for release on the 25th September, 2020.
Andre Anthony Reid
  • Andre Anthony Reid
  • Andre Anthony is a Canadian performer, and writer. Andre Anthony has been praised for his charming vocals and infectious energy. He commands the stage with his confidence and lures the audience with his voice. He began his journey singing in the church choir and performing in community theatre. He has served in church ministry since he was a child. He continues to serve as a Musical Theatre Director, Choreographer, soloist and Worship Leader for missions trips. Andre Anthony resides in the greater Toronto area. He studied Film Production at Ryerson University. Andre received his Music degree from the Thompson Rivers University and his Acting for Film and Television Diploma from Humber College. Andre was the first director and creator of the Humber Gospel Choir and is the lead singer of the Toronto based band Sophisticated Funk and has released a solo big band jazz album titled Andre Anthony: The Gentleman, available on iTunes and Spotify. This Dora nominated performer has worked with many prestigious artists such as Josh Groban, Ryland James, HONORS, Laila Biali, Divine Brown, Sharon Riley, Kurt Elling, Robin Givens, the Toronto Mass Choir, and many more. Select theatre credits include Rock of Ages (Stage West), Only In Vegas (Mayfield Theatre), Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (CPA Centre), Kinky Boots (Mirvish), Handel’s Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise (Living Arts Centre), Joy In The Morning (Queen Elizabeth Theatre). Andre has also directed Disney’s Highschool Musical (Meadowvale Theatre) he has written, directed and choreographed The Passion of Jesus Christ (PCWC Players) and Black Nativity: Home for Christmas (PCWC Player). Andre recently received a development deal with the CBC for his original sitcom The Gospel According to Garrett. With all of that, he acknowledges his highest honour is to be a follower of Christ. He is currently the host of The 60 Second Check-In, an interview game show designed to give viewers a fun quick look into the best of gospel art, entertainment, and culture. He is now preparing to release new original Contemporary Christian Music this year. John 3:16
Anna Wojcik
  • Anna Wojcik
  • “[Anna Wojcik] produced an accurate, mature sounding and nicely characterised version of Zerlina’s second aria “Vedrai carino”. I haven’t heard singing this good from someone so young since Emily d’Angelo burst onto the scene. One to watch.” (John Gilks, Opera Ramblings 2019) This young Polish-Canadian soprano, has already performed for audiences across Canada, the US, Poland and Germany. At the end of September, Anna played Susanna in a self-produced backyard production of Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro for a private audience. This collaboration was approached in a COVID-safe way. In the upcoming season (COVID permitting), Anna will be a soloist with the Oakville Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Charles Demuynck. She will also appear as a soloist with the Camerata Ensemble and Quo Vadis Choir under direction of Mariusz Michalak, on occasion of their 20th Anniversary Celebrations. Anna has won countless competitions including the 69th ACPC Marcella Kochańska-Sembrich Vocal Competition, the Doreen Chaddock Memorial Vocal Scholarship Competition, as well as the Oakville Chamber Orchestra Youth Concerto Competition. She has appeared with orchestras like the Royal Conservatory Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Camerata Ensemble, and the Celebrity Symphony Orchestra. In 2015, Anna sang in Carnegie Hall for the American Protégé Competition Winners Recital. The following year, she received the 2016 Emerging Music Artist MARTY Award from the Mississauga Arts Council for her accomplishments. In 2018, she participated in the Saarburg International Summer Music Festival in Germany. Within the past two years, Anna has performed multiple opera roles including: 2nd Spirit in Mozart’s Magic Flute (GGS), Annina in Verdi’s La Traviata (SOLT), Nora in Vaughan Williams’ Riders to the Sea (SOLT), and Sister Osmina in Puccini’s Suor Angelica (GGS). Anna is in the third year of her Bachelor of Music degree at the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, where she is studying with Jean Macphail and Peter Tiefenbach. For a year prior to her post-secondary studies, Anna was a scholarship student at the Phil & Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists. She is an active volunteer and Regional Director of the Toronto Region for the Back to BACH Project, a world-wide initiative to inspire and encourage young school children to learn musical instruments. Outside of music, one of her hobbies is Polish folk dancing. For the majority of her life she was part of the ‘Lechowia Polish-Canadian Folk Dance Company’ which would perform dances of the various Polish regions and travel to folk festivals around the world. As a first generation Canadian, Anna is happy to maintain her Polish culture through regularly singing within the Polish community and discovering the little-known repertoire of Polish composers.
Anna Yin
  • Anna Yin
  • Anna Yin, an IT professional, immigrated to Canada in 1999, authored five poetry collections and won the 2005 Ted Plantos Memorial Award, two MARTYs, two scholarships from USA and three grants from Ontario Arts Council. Anna was appointed to be Mississauga’s Inaugural Poet Laureate in 2015. Her poems/translations have appeared at Queen’s Quarterly, ARC Poetry, New York Times, China Daily, CBC Radio, World Journal. She performed on Parliament Hill, at Austin International Poetry Festival, Edmonton Poetry Festival and universities in China, USA and Bangladesh. Her sixth book “Mirrors and Windows” (Guernica Editions) will be out in 2021. She also teaches Poetry Alive.
IAMREBELWILL
  • IAMREBELWILL
  • Born and raised in bilingual Montreal, Toronto-based Pop/R&B entertainer, IAMREBELWILL is influenced by the showmanship of Janet Jackson, the eclectic artistry of Prince and the sounds of Montreal-based producer, Kaytranada.
Artisan Place
  • Artisan Place
  • Artisan Place offers a bricks and mortar store for local artisan to showcase their work. It offers the customer an exceptional shopping experience with a diverse range of products to choose from all while supporting local business.
Artists in Momentum
  • Artists in Momentum
  • AIM uses art as the foundation to promote mental well-being in the workplace and in the community, through visual self-expression and creativity.
marie payne
  • marie payne
  • Arts on the Credit is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for artists to show and sell their work, adding colour and inspiration to our community.
Deep Ganguly
  • Deep Ganguly
  • Bansuri bambooflute musician. Writer, speaker, teacher. Indian Classical music genre.Collaborations with all.musical genres. Known for Customised BIRS FLUTES creations. WORLD OF FLUTES , POPULAR programs. SOHND THERAPY, meditative , spiritual healing music. www.mybansuri.com
Barbara Clarke
  • Barbara Clarke
  • Barbara A. Clarke Barbara paints in a realist style using watercolour and acrylic. The main focus of Barbara’s art is to capture the fleeting light in a landscape and notice interesting characteristics of buildings. By working in a series of paintings, Barbara can explore facets of a theme. As an example, there are ten artworks in each of the themes: Maple Grove; St. John’s, Newfoundland; and Venice. Barbara studied visual arts at Sheridan College. She regularly takes workshops and courses to improve and energize her work. She is a member of Visual arts Mississauga, Neilson Park Creative Centre, The Humber Valley Art Club, the Clarkson Society of artists and International Watercolour Society (Canada). She has shown her art locally and regionally for 20 years. Awards have been won and commissions completed. Her paintings can be found throughout Canada. Some art hangs in homes in Europe.
Beaux Arts Brampton
  • Beaux Arts Brampton
  • Beaux Arts Brampton is a NFP Artist-Run Visual Art Gallery, located in Downtown Brampton. Gallery Exhibitions are sale showcases of original art that tell contemporary visual stories for public engagement.
Beena Mistry
  • Beena Mistry
  • I’m a non-binary illustrator based in Toronto. I’m also the Web Art Director for Shameless Magazine. Sometimes I do zines and comics, and I really like the colour yellow. I’m most interested in working on projects that involve community building and promoting the well-being of under-served communities. Also, my #1 goal in life is to illustrate a Pokémon TCG Card.
Belynda Wilson Thomas
  • Belynda Wilson Thomas
  • Belynda Wilson Thomas was born in Saskatchewan and moved to Mississauga in 1976. She is married and the mother of two adult children and resides with her husband in Mississauga. She is a member of Meadowvale Toastmasters, Mississauga Writers Group, and a local book club. She published a novel Secrets and Silence in 2020 that is available on Amazon. She is currently working on her second novel and writing and illustrating a children's book. She also started a blog in 2018 belyndasbooks.com
Bill Hagan
  • Bill Hagan
  • Artist - Industrial Designer - Photographer - Arts Educator Since I was a child in elementary school, I have had a desire to express my feelings and emotions in a visual manner. The joy and sense of accomplishment in creating a visual record of a place or event is indescribable for me. I have been recording images through both sketches and photographs for more than 40 years. These images are what inspire me to create my paintings. My works can be categorized as Abstract or Abstract Landscape. Since the mid 70’s I have created 100’s of large format paintings as well as thousands of preliminary images. After graduating from the Ontario College of Art in Industrial Design, I began a very productive career working as a designer / director within Canadian Retail and Manufacturing sectors. Even though I held a job that allowed me to be creative, I continued with my painting which developed my approach to expressing my ideas to others. In 2009 I began the transition from Designer - Director to Artist - Arts Educator. Creating, communicating and sharing my experiences have become my obsession and my focus for continuing this next phase of my artistic journey.
Blueheel Dance Studio
  • Blueheel Dance Studio
  • Welcome to Blueheel Dance Studio. We teach latin, ballroom and club dances, dances like Salsa, Bachata, Tango, Swing, Rumba, Waltz and so much more in a fun, inclusive environment. Our dance persuasion is driven by the honest desire to share with you this passion and freedom that dance inspires. We believe that life is a dance – whether a dance of love or passion, anger or joy, greatness or great discovery. We hope you find the brilliant dance within yourself and the radiant self within your dance. When you are at Blueheel, you are the centre of our universe and we want to make sure that you're out there dancing with ease and confidence, looking good and feeling good. So whether you’re doing it for yourself, preparing for a special occasion, a competition, to keep fit or simply for the fun of it, Blueheel Dance Studios will help you put your best foot forward! . For adults, kids, wedding dance choreography. Book your free dance trial today at https://www.blueheeldance.com
Blue Heel Dance Studio
  • Blue Heel Dance Studio
  • We love to share our passion for dance. Learn how to at your own pace in a beautiful, fun, inclusive studio. Latin & Ballroom dance classes. For adults, kids, wedding dance choreography. Book your free dance trial today at https://www.blueheeldance.com
Brampton Music Theatre
  • Brampton Music Theatre
  • BRAMPTON MUSIC THEATRE is a not-for-profit organization which has been producing award winning quality musicals for over fifty years in Brampton. As such, BMT strives to create positive public awareness through the performing arts by providing an equal opportunity for all members in a non-discriminatory manner so they may exist as a contributing member of that community while being valued for one's abilities and uniqueness. Additionally, we encourage young adults to expand their abilities, to be creative and in turn to become responsible contributing members of society.
Bree Taylor
  • Bree Taylor
  • Bree Taylor channels her superwoman vocals on her latest, instant hit – “Kryptonite”. The singer/songwriter from Canada has been churning out classic country tracks for the better part of the past two years, and now she’s granted an all access to pass to fans on her contagiously upbeat, diary-reading track about how sometimes love that’s so wrong can feel so incredibly right. Since the age of six, Taylor has been harnessing her impressive vox onto stages and in recording studios. The up and comer has worked with the likes of vocal coach to the stars, Bob Garrett (Los Angeles), and Lorraine Lawson (Toronto), notable for her work on CTV’s “The Launch”. Taylor began penning her own tunes when she was a teen, and found early success with her pop debut EP Unbreakable. Shortly after, she switched gears and fashioned herself inside the country genre – and her fans came with her. Taylor’s 2020 drop “Cry” gained an impressive 70 000+ organic streams, and her most recent single, “Burning Bridges” soared to #1 on the Canadian Indie Charts in October of last year (#17 of 50 in Indie Songs ranked overall for 2020). On “Kryptonite”, Taylor unleashes a hell storm on a partner who might have been, could have been, had been, but ultimately shouldn’t have been. And we’ve each been there; from flirting with danger, to running directly into the fire, many of us know all too well the perilous doom that awaits us when we exchange love for lust. But doesn’t it just feel too damn good to leave well enough alone? Taylor unashamedly lets that careless whisper do all the talking on this rambunctious, roller coaster ride of intimate desire of knowing better, but disregarding the consequences anyway. Inside the melodic lines of love growing wild is the insatiable talent of Taylor’s delivery on lyric. Her full-bodied vox will toss a memory to a young Trisha Yearwood, an Ashley McBride on the rocks, and a Carrie Underwood candor that worms itself into your ear and taunts you to try to turn away. Taylor’s got a gift beyond singing and songwriting – she’s born with the talent that draws you in and holds you captive till every last grit and grime, every last husky note, every last perfectly pitched crescendo has been placed on your lap. You’ll find yourself at the end of the track, rapidly trying to start it all over again. With a career and brand built on authenticity, honesty and resilience, Bree’s creative ambitions have no limitations. No matter what life throws at her, Bree is and always will be a fighter and she will keep writing songs, keep singing and will remain truly unapologetically Bree!
Brian Arte
  • Brian Arte
  • Brian Arte (artistic name) creates digital works, which continually test one’s ability to see reality from many different angles. The artist takes the stand of a researcher testing criteria of observing, sensing, comprehending, and memorizing reality. The narrative elements of places, objects, spaces, details, colors, textures can be overwhelming with the variety of auto-poetic visual realizations and experiences. It is up to the artist to find meaning in each image.
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Cheryl Tenn
  • Cheryl Tenn
  • I have been an artist for my whole life. Self employed as a freelance graphic designer and multi media illustrator.
Calliope Sound Productions Junor
  • Calliope Sound Productions Junor
  • Calliope Sound Productions (CSP) was established in May of 2000 by Tony Junor. CSP has been faithfully presenting some of the best summer theatre in Mississauga for over 19 seasons. During this time they have been the resident theatre company at Erindale Studio Theatre (University of Toronto in Mississauga).
Canadian Dance Company
  • Canadian Dance Company
  • Canadian Dance Company is one of the premier dance studios in the GTA. Now with locations in Oakville and Burlington we offer classes in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, Contemporary, Acro, Musical Theatre and more, for ages 2 right up to adult. Visit our website for more information.
Carolyne Topdjian
  • Carolyne Topdjian
  • Carolyne Topdjian is the author of The Hitman’s Daughter, coming in January 2022 from Agora/Polis Books. She has published in PRISM International, Dreamers Magazine and Firewords Quarterly and is a professor in the Faculty of Media and Creative Arts at Humber College in Toronto. A two-time Pitch Wars mentor, she lives in a 113-year-old haunted house. You can connect with her on Twitter, @TopdjianC, or at www.carolynetopdjian.com.
Cathleen MacDonald
  • Cathleen MacDonald
  • Cathleen MacDonald is the creator and writer-producer-director of the 26-part series, 'Working Animals' (Discovery Canada, Animal Planet, Canal D and distributed worldwide) and the writer-producer-director of 'The Animal IQ Test' (Discovery Channel, Animal Planet). Of her nine episodes of CBC’s 'Moving On', the episode, 'The Courage of Sharon' won a Columbus Film Festival Award and was included in CBC’s entry for a Gemini nomination. Recently she was the producer-director of the web series and digital art experience 'The Lost Museum' (Creative Hub 1352). Prior to that she was the digital producer for the feature documentary 'The Divided Brain' (Matter of Fact Media, CBC Documentary Channel), produced the documentary, 'Deescalate' with support from the Ontario Arts Council. Prior to founding Motion Picture Enterprises, Cathleen was the National Sales Manager for VEC Criterion Pictures, where she led a sales team and represented major producers Disney/Buena Vista, Columbia, Tri-Star, Universal, 20th Century Fox, MGM, Paramount, Encyclopaedia Britannica, PBS, and Films Inc. In addition to her creative work, Cathleen teaches filmmaking and distribution at workshops and as a guest lecturer, serves as a panelist for industry events, and is a juror for festivals and funders. She is the founder of Filmhive, a community-based collective that helps filmmakers develop their skills and independent projects. Cathleen has an Honors BFA in Film Production from York University, Toronto.
C Ghirardo
  • C Ghirardo
  • I do experimental comics and contemporary figurative paintings because I want to push personal boundaries and ideas. It is the artist's job to experience life, live in it, and give it a voice.
Christine Long
  • Christine Long
  • I'm used art to rewire my brain after a life changing illness. It has opened up a whole new world of possibilities and experiences to me. I began as a printmaker with the help of a wonderful teacher/cousin printmaker who taught me the joy of letting loose and the flow and feeling of the world of colour. I now know that not everyone will ever be able to draw to same way and that does not matter. The heart, feelings and the the joy that are expressed in the art what matters. I use a variety of media from acrylic, pastels, non-toxic fabric dyes for printmaking, inks.... whatever looks like fun. I am the Co-chair of ArtTrendz: an Artists Collective. We are a group of 9 artists from different countries who have come together to share our love of art, coffee, food, and life. We have shows and can be seen a fb ArtTrendz: an Artists Collective. My website is www.christine-long-art.ca. @christinelong6620
Chris Mitchell
  • Chris Mitchell
  • I am a professional coach whose practice is focused on life, career and professional development coaching for artists and creatives. I provide support at pivotal points when creatives need help to clarify or focus on their true priorities, strategize and build confidence to move forward and take their career to the next level or a new direction. I have a passion for working with creative individuals, understand the creative mindset and appreciate that there are many ways to build a career and life as a creative professional. My approach is to work collaboratively with you as an individual to build your practice or career from the inside out. Every coaching relationship and session is uniquely created based on your needs and your desired outcome. Our coaching conversations are focused, thought-provoking and structured to support you to determine plans and take the actions that you decide are right for you. Whatever your challenge, barrier or aspiration I’ll work with you to gain clarity, overcome hurdles and achieve your goals. My Services Include: Individual Coaching Group Coaching Professional Development Workshops
City Centre Musical Productions
  • City Centre Musical Productions
  • City Centre Musical Productions Inc. (CCMP) is a community-based musical theatre group that has been performing in Mississauga for over 35 years. All members share a love of music, song and performance. The group is committed to providing the best entertainment for the community with high quality musical theatre productions. CCMP is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization. CCMP is part of Music Theatre Mississauga and the Encore Series, as one of five groups that showcases a musical production annually at Meadowvale Theatre. We want you to know that CCMP, The Encore Series and its member groups plan to continue bringing quality entertainment to Meadowvale Theatre. We are still here. Our show is not over yet, this is just a long intermission.
Clarkson Society of Artists
  • Clarkson Society of Artists
  • We are one of Mississauga's oldest art groups with a membership of approximately 40 local artists. Our artists show their creativity in a number of mediums. Oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel and multi-media. We have workshops every 2-3 weeks with paint days in between. We meet weekly on Wednesdays
Cmagic 5
  • Cmagic 5
  • The emerging teen talent, professionally known as Cmagic5, is a high octane and soulful Canadian singer/songwriter and musician from Toronto, Canada. At age 4, she began performing in musical theatre, dance performances, and played lead roles in yearly summer theatrical performances. By 10, she had written and composed her own songs. She has completed her music theory and classical vocal training at 16, from world renowned Royal Conservatory of Music. She is also an ambassador for mental health awareness on various platforms. Cmagic5 has just released her much-awaited Debut pop album “Ready To Run”, which explores themes of self-empowerment and love. This quarantine creation entails a mix of pop, rock, R&B and classical. With every single self-written, self-composed and co-produced, Cmagic5’s delivery is accompanied by a unique story, enhanced visualizations and memorable graphics. With a growing social media presence and impressive number of streams of 9+mil plus and counting across all digital streaming platforms, undoubtedly Cmagic5 has kicked off 2021 on a promising note. Cmagic5’s musical inspirations include Christina Aguilera, Dua Lipa, The Weeknd, and Ava Max. With rich, mellifluous, soulful vocals coming from a petite frame, Cmagic5 has the power to evoke a profound response. Her music is contemporary pop with a refreshing blend of conventional sounds and futuristic vibes with the uniqueness of her sound created by fusing other sub-genres. Cmagic5 can perform in every genre of music from Classical to Pop and can sing in diverse languages. Her passion for making others smile and feel good is the motivation behind her music. Social Media • WEBSITE: https://www.cmagic5.com/ • INSTAGRAM: @cmagic5 • SOUNDCLOUD: cmagic5 • SPOTIFY: cmagic5 • YOUTUBE: cmagic5
C-Note Productions Inc.
  • C-Note Productions Inc.
  • As President/Founder of C-Note Productions Inc., Steven (Steve) Michael Falusi is the exclusive agent to Classical Pianist Elizabeth Spano iand is marketing and branding executive agent overseeing C-Note Productions Inc. and its four underlying Divisions; Top Hits DJ Company, Spano Music™ Management & Talent Agency, Piano Rebel™ Records, and Hitgrafix©. With the company motto "Where Music Is LIfe", Steven's music industry business currently covers the gamut of EDM (Electronic Dance Music), Modern Classical Music & Film Score, Bridal Industry and Tradeshow sound and lighting, Management Agency & Talent Branding, Artist Publicist Expertise, Marketing, and Multi-Media Advertising.
Crane Creations
  • Crane Creations
  • Crane Creations Theatre Company is a professional theatre company, based in Mississauga. Our mission is to advance the creation, evolution, promotion and support for professional theatre in Mississauga. We are Mississauga-based, globally curious. To learn more about our company, please visit our website: https://www.cranecreations.ca/
Takeisha Ball
  • Takeisha Ball
  • I am an artist based out of Ontario, Canada. My works consist of a wide range of fine art, including portraits, landscapes, still-life and abstract design. My passion for art has been prominent for as long as I can remember. So much, in fact, that it lead me to the start of my full-time career as a visual artist.
Creative Hub 1352
  • Creative Hub 1352
  • CreativeHub 1352 is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Mississauga community to develop unique creative programs, events, and projects at the Small Arms Inspection Building, Arsenal lands, and surrounding community. The Small Arms Inspection Building is owned and operated by the City of Mississauga.
Creators at Play
  • Creators at Play
  • Your friendly neighbourhood videographers specializing in event documentation, video editing, and original content. Generating Millions of views, raising thousands of dollars, and helping build dozens of brands internationally, Creators at Play is a full-service video production company with a decade of industry experience in digital marketing and storytelling. From non-profit to corporate, government to artist, our projects are featured on broadcast television, YouTube, Facebook, and in front of thousands of people live. See the difference that a passionate team can bring to your project. Contact us today for your videography and photography needs.
Cynthia Crofoot
  • Cynthia Crofoot
  • Cynthia Crofoot is a multi-award winning, produced screenplay writer and multi-award winning actor. As a writer, her screenplays and produced films have won awards in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. As an actor, she has been working steadily in film, television and theatre for more than 25 years, with lead and principle roles in over 60 productions. Her captivating and realistic performances have garnered her eight Best Actress and four Acting Excellence Awards. "Made in the USA, but born in Toronto” she has dual Canadian and American Citizenship with Scottish, Irish, English and Slovak ancestry. Cynthia is a member of ACTRA and is SAG-Eligible. Website: www.cynthiacrofoot.com
David Leask
  • David Leask
  • Originally from Scotland, David Leask has spent the last 29 years of his artistic career as an award winning songwriter (Songwriters Magazine called him, “the most consistent Canadian songwriting competition winner."), an award winning musical artist (winner of the the Mississauga Performing Artist of the Year Award), a relentless live performer and a sought after songwriting mentor and teacher. Leask has released 7 critically acclaimed albums. His September 2020 release, “Voyageur in Song”, is a unique concept record inspired by different pieces and their amazing stories from the Six String Nation Guitar (nick-named Voyageur and made of 64 pieces of Canadian culture and history). The Toronto Star called it, “Possibly the most Canadian album on Canada’s most historic instrument” and the UK’s RNR Magazine called it, “Something truly special…that rare thing, a genuinely inspiring album.”
Darren Brown
  • Darren Brown
  • De'Rn (Darren) is a Mississauga-based artist who has dabbled in various streams of artistry as a way to explore his pathway to artistic expression. Inspired by various artists within the music industry to the expressive visual artists in the visual arts industry. Darren now creates expressive art for exploring everyday pop cultural norms that can also be utilized as catalysts for expressing everyday community relations and youthful identities.
Deepa Mahanti
  • Deepa Mahanti
  • Deepa is a published author and her works include " PourQoui Myiesha - 2017 " North Mississauga SNAPD quoted "She is an award-winning entreprenuer, author, speaker and mentor. Her " PourQoui Myiesha - A prayer is being called a source of Inspiration. She manages two companies - Myiesha Inc (non for profit ) and Nikisar Inc ( Media co ). As an advocate Community Activist all her work spirals around Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Her documentary " Kadupul " is a Mozart experience based on the biopic of a Burn Survivor - a true picture of zeal, passion and compassion. Her other works include documentary like Fire Divas, shorts like IsaaC , Our People and their stories and recent project " Mya " funded by MAC. She feels that community engagement, building relationships is important for any Artist. She is currently working on two music videos " Justajoo"- ( Desire), ( Urdu), and " Prabhu" ( Odiya) on Mental Health and wellness under the flagship of her project " Sol ". The strength of Peel Region is its diverse culture and flavour and she feels that through her creative lens , she can project different cultures and have positive affirmations and conversations around them . Each of her creative project has a social message . She says "Being artists and film makers , we have taken the responsibility of change makers, the explorer , social driver and the activitist for positive changes . It requires a load of empathy, thoughtfulness, creativity , mindset and interaction whilst working with people and community..."
Denise Leslie
  • Denise Leslie
  • Energy, creative freedom and joy are words that describe the artistry of Jazz vocalist Denise Leslie. A gifted entertainer and storyteller, Denise transports audiences with her sumptuous vocals, and spirited live performances. Denise has a mission of bringing the ‘fun back to Jazz’ with her fresh arrangements and unique musical interpretations. With the release of her debut recording, One Fine Morning, Denise has become one of Canada’s emerging vocalists to watch. Denise sings at the intersection of Jazz, R&B and Rock. Her debut recording, One Fine Morning pays tribute to music she cherished during her formative years, primarily, the 1970s. Produced by award-winning producer/guitarist Bob McAlpine, the album features celebrated bassist Pat Collins, drummer Paul DeLong, pianist Don Baird, and horn players from Brass Transit and Lighthouse. The successful release of ONE FINE MORNING is a major step in Denise’s musical career - almost 3 years in the making. Denise enjoyed playing piano and singing in several choirs throughout her youth while her father - a devoted jazz fan, fostered a love of jazz music. She put her music aside for a number of years, but while enjoying success later in life as a sought-after Interior Designer, the mother of three felt a deep inner calling to rekindle her passion for singing - primarily, singing jazz music. This led to lessons, vocal workshops and more and more live performance opportunities. Citing Jazz legends including Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Linda Ronstadt, Al Jarreau, Billie Holiday and George Benson as her greatest influences, Denise has a playful approach to Jazz believing the genre can sometimes take itself a little too seriously. “My focus is on melody, strong hooks and the fun that can be had with swinging and improvising the tune.” Denise is now an in-demand featured vocalist in the Greater Toronto Area. She has graced stages across Ontario for the past 17 years while enjoying a six year residency as the lead vocalist with the Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble. Her unique vocal sound has drawn comparisons to iconic vocalists including Diana Krall, Annie Lennox, Linda Ronstadt and Julie London. Denise’s creative spirit inspires audiences with its message of creative expression, freedom, confidence and fun! PERFORMING HIGHLIGHTS: *2012 – Released You Don't Know What Love Is – musical recording with pianist/arranger Mark Kieswetter at Mississauga’s TRAX AHEAD STUDIOs. *2014-2019 – Featured vocalist with Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble *Past performances at venues including The Beatniq (Calgary, AB), The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar (Toronto, ON), Jazz Bistro, the Living Arts Centre, Mississauga Celebration Square, The Royal Canadian Yacht Club, The Carlu, On the Verandah Concert Series (Mississauga), Club 744, Lowville Bistro, Hard Rock Cafe, Gate 403, Joe Mama's, The Trane, Burlington Ribfest, The Annex Live, Jazz at Oscar's – Hart House (University of Toronto), Home Smith Bar, Oakville Jazz Festival, Port Credit Sunset Concert Series, 120 Diner, Mississauga Golf Club and Islington Golf Club, & HAZEL A Celebration: 100 Years In The Making (virtual broadcast). .
Devon Ross
  • Devon Ross
  • I am a visual artist who specializes in painting, photography and drawing, and am a 2015 graduate of the Visual & Digital Arts program at Humber College. I have participated in many art exhibitions throughout college and now outside of college, and also have some experience with painting competitions. I prefer to work with a range of analog mediums, from graphite on paper to acrylic on canvas, varying in subject matter.
Do Good Fundraising
  • Do Good Fundraising
  • DoGood Fundraising offers grant writing services, funder research, and professional development workshops for non-profits, charities, and artists in Ontario.
Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters
  • Eagle Spirits of the Great Waters
  • We are Indigenous & non-Indigenous people sharing, celebrating, & creating space for Indigenous art & culture along the north shores of Lake Ontario. Founded & managed by local Indigenous people from varying Nations, we are based in South Mississauga.
Chris Erskine
  • Chris Erskine
  • My name is Chris Erskine, and I am a visual artist living and working in the greater Toronto area (GTA). I specialize in what can be called playful realism, which stresses bold colours and strong lines. My approach to painting is well suited for murals and custom house portraits/custom figure portraits. My art practice also includes soundscapes, light sculptures with non-traditional materials sculptures, and experimental films.
Alison Syer
  • Alison Syer
  • Alison Syer successfully completed the Art Fundamentals (Illustration stream) one year Ontario College Certificate program at Sheridan College in 2007, and graduated, with Honours, from the three year Crafts and Design program at Sheridan in the spring of 2010, having earned an Advanced Diploma of Applied Arts, with a studio concentration in textiles. In May 2013, she received an honourable mention for her work in textiles, in the Creative Community category at the Mississauga Arts Council's MARTY Awards. Her recent projects include the farming-themed design for one of the Mississauga Arts Council “Banners and Boxes” vinyl-wrapped utility boxes and accompanying banners.
Fashion Circuit Series
  • Fashion Circuit Series
  • Fashion Circuit Series Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to provide a platform for new entrepreneurs, students and those with experience to collectively come together in their community to support one another and grow, educate and provide tools, resources and workshops for outreach and knowledge through showcase and conferences
JA Fligel
  • JA Fligel
  • J. A. Fligel is a sculptor based in Mississauga and specializing in bronze. His style is versatile, from abstract, stylized and figurative sculpture, including animals. His goal is to encourage people to see the power of the human spirit, the beauty in diversity and the delicate interconnectedness of life on this planet. J. A. Fligel represented Canada at the Societe Nationale des Beaux Arts and was awarded bronze in 2015, by The Louvre, Paris, France. His sculpture is in private and public collections such as The Hockey Hall of Fame Museum, Toronto and The University of Western Ontario, London with the sculpture “Professionalism”. Sculpture commissions are welcomed, there is no limit on size. People, animals, fantasy, realistic, stylized and abstract work are all possible. if you have questions or a design in mind, please contact.
Leslie Fountain
  • Leslie Fountain
  • Art teacher at Father Michael Goetz SS in Mississauga. Arts & Culture SHSM at Goetz.
Folklorni Ansambl Hrvatsko Kolo
  • Folklorni Ansambl Hrvatsko Kolo
  • Established on November 13th, 2018, Folklorni Ansambl Hrvatsko Kolo is an adult folklore group based out of Mississauga, Ontario.
Frog in Hand
  • Frog in Hand
  • Frog in Hand began with a cast of frogs performing circus tricks under the artistic direction of sisters, Noelle Hamlyn and Colleen Snell, who were one and five years old at the time. From this whimsical debut springs our firm belief that art begins in humble places – including the mud and grass of our own backyards. Although we are now a diverse collective of dancers, choreographers, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, designers and visual artists, we are still inspired by where we find ourselves. We are storytellers, adventurers of landscapes both imagined and real - we are proudly Port Credit based.
Rob Tardik
  • Rob Tardik
  • Canadian-born, Toronto-native Rob Tardik is multi-award winning guitarist and contemporary pop/jazz/world/fusion instrumental music artist, who has performed at venues all across North America. Rob's last 8 CD recordings have spawned 6 U.S Billboard charting singles, two of which went to the Top 10 on U.S contemporary jazz radio. His recent awards include being a finalist and honorary mention in the 2019 International Songwriting Competition, winning the 2018 and 2007 Established Solo Music Instrumental Mississauga (MARTY) Arts Awards, and also placing 1st overall in the prestigious 2017 IAMA (International Acoustic Music Awards), and being named the 2010 Canadian Smooth Jazz Guitarist of the Year. His latest multi-album release DIVERSITY is a 4-volume compilation in his various musical styles featuring all new material and re-mastered songs from all his past six recordings. He is an active music/guitar professor at the Metal Works Institute, Centennial College, Long-McQuade, and the Merriam School of Music and a Godin Guitars and D ‘Addario endorsed artist for over 20 years.
Hans Poppe
  • Hans Poppe
  • Hans Poppe is an award-winning artist and graphic designer whose practice includes painting, illustration and printmaking. He has over 15 years of experience in the private sector and 4 years in the Ontario Public Service. He is currently employed with The Ontario Heritage Trust as their sole graphic designer. He is recognized for his passion for creativity, dedication, hard-work ethic and results-driven technical abilities that produce high-quality work on a timely basis.
HCAP Music Group
  • HCAP Music Group
  • HCAP Music Group is a record label that focuses on investing in the music and talented artists that create it. We believe in creating a collaborative / innovative environment where artists can thrive to reach their maximum potential in a fun BUT stress free atmosphere. We work together as one collective unit, creating all different styles of great passionate music! The HCAP movement evolved from Founder / CEO & Hip Hop artist, MEZZIAH being fed up with greedy records labels and management companies into creating an organization that encourages creativity, community, and a place where artists can work on their music freely without distraction or concern. The vision began way back in June 2006 in Mississauga, Ontario CANADA. Piece by piece putting together a team who understands the industry and roles as a successful Independent Record Label that has a vested interest in helping upcoming / aspiring artists.
Heather Christine
  • Heather Christine
  • Heather Christine is a soulful and captivating entertainer who performs across Canada to audiences as large as 25,000. As an Award-Winning vocalist, Heather Christine connects with audiences with her vivacious stage presence, expressive voice and engaging personality. Also a seasoned theatrical performer, Heather Christine has toured extensively through Canada’s soft-seater theatre circuit performing as leading ladies Karen Carpenter, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn in Bill Culp's Mainstage Musical Productions. She is also the dynamic host of the “MAC Arts Café” presented by the Mississauga Arts Council. As a Recording Artist, Heather Christine’s 2019 debut recording, Love in Colour garnered international recognition for its soulful blend of R&B, Jazz, and Pop. Within the first month of its release, Love in Colour rose to #1 on the Spanish Radio show Smooth Jazz Sitges (Radio 99.2FM Barcelona) also granting her a nomination for Album of the Year at the 2019 Mississauga Music Awards. Featuring her original compositions, songs from Love in Colour received radio rotation in Canada on Toronto’s JazzFM91, CIUT 89.5FM and on Wave 94.7. Heather Christine takes inspiration from her Great-Grandfather, Saxophonist and composer Jimmy Kerr, who performed with Jazz legends including Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Dizzy Gillespie. Heather was trained through the Royal Conservatory of Music under the expert tutelage of Soprano Eleanor Calbes. Heather Christine has appeared in many professional theatrical productions including Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat (Livent), Footloose (Stage West Calgary) & Tropicale (Canada’s Wonderland). She is the proud recipient of the 2018 Mississauga Music Award (Best New Artist). Heather Christine also performs regularly with her partner in life and music, Matt Zaddy as their duo, River North. For upcoming show information visit heatherchristine.ca. Highlights: • 2021 MARTY Award nominee for “Establish Vocalist” • 2019 Mississauga Music award nominee for Best Album “Love in Colour” • 2019 National radio play of the single We Could Be Lovers on JazzFM 91, CIUT 89.5FM & internationally on 99.2FM in Barcelona, Spain • 2019 featured performer at Canada Day Celebrations at Mississauga Celebration Square (audience of 25,000) • 2019 featured performer at Bobcaygeon Summer Concert Series, Mississauga Port Credit Summer Concert Series, Bloor Yorkville BIA Summer Concert Series and Mississauga Small Arm Society’s 75th Anniversary Celebration. • 2018 Winner of the Mississauga Music Award for Best New Artist • 2016-2018 Provincial Touring as leading lady Karen Carpenter, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn in Bill Culp’s Mainstage Musical Theatre Productions Only Yesterday & Patsy Cline & the Queens of Country. Over 30 mainstage performances at venues including Midland Cultural Centre, London’s Aeolian Hall, Huntsville Algonquin Theatre, Newmarket Theatre, John Elliott Theatre Halton Hills etc. • Co-writer of the song We Are The North, Mississauga’s 2017 official summer song for its #Canada150 Celebrations • National Touring in 2017 with Canadian Recording Artist Matt Zaddy (Eastern Canada) • 2017 Canada Day Celebrations at Mississauga Celebration Square with K’Naan • 2016 Featured Performer at Collingwood Elvis Festival (audience of 8,000)
Heritage Mississauga
  • Heritage Mississauga
  • Founded in 1960 and based out of the historic Robinson-Adamson House, also known as The Grange, Heritage Mississauga offers a Heritage Resource Centre, Public Exhibit Gallery, Outreach Presentations, publications,and many Heritage-themed Events.
Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association
  • Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association
  • The Hispanic Canadian Arts and Cultural Association is a non-profit association geared towards supporting the development of local artists, including musicians, visual artists, performers and others interested in Hispanic music and culture. The HCACA is based in the Greater Toronto Area but is open to participation and connections to groups and individuals outside the Greater Toronto area with similar interests. The HCACA provides an opportunity for musicians and other artists to perform and bring Hispanic music and culture to a mass audience in Canada, with a focus on local talent but not precluding participation from artists outside the Greater Toronto area. The HCACA strives to promote understanding and participation among the different ethnic and cultural groups that make up the Hispanic community, and to collaborate with the diversity of peoples in Canada through the production and presentation of cultural and artistic events. The Hispanic Cultural Association (OHCA) was founded in the fall of 2010 in order to promote Hispanic culture in Canada, and is specifically dedicated to: Provide platforms for the presentation of musicians, visual artists, performers, actors, dancers and others through large and small scale events. Support, stimulate and provide working opportunities for artists to perform and bring Hispanic culture (music, visual arts, dance, theatre) to a mass audience in the Greater Toronto area (focusing on local talent but not precluding participation by artists from outside the Toronto area); Increase visibility of Hispanic culture in the Greater Toronto area through year-round programming; including festivals, concerts, exhibitions, workshops, etc. Promote and manage an annual Latin Arts and cultural festival in the Greater Toronto Area; Develop arts educational programs for children and youth in our communities. Promote and maintain an ongoing dialogue and collaboration with local and International cultural organizations and artists. Collaborate with other similar organizations, communities, and clubs throughout Canada.
Huan Chen
  • Huan Chen
  • I am a Chinese-Canadian artist based in Mississauga. I am a painter and an art educator. I specialize in oil painting of figure and landscape.
Hunyah Irfan
  • Hunyah Irfan
  • My name is Hunyah Irfan .I am from Brampton, Ontario .I am blogger and Youtuber of Hunyah Travels as well an artist . My artistic practice is in media arts .As well I am all rounder in arts I edit ,direct and film my own videos as well host of my own show called The Hunyah Show .I do review videos and willing to collaborate with other brands and artists all the time .I am also an author of Hunyah Travels books and I also have my own podcast called Hunyah Travels Podcast . Feel free to collaborate with me at anytime .
Nisreen Askar
  • Nisreen Askar
  • I'm visual artist a multidisciplinary artist, I works in many different styles. Abstract, Landscape, floral, I graduated with honors in Fine Arts from Sheridan College, Oakville with a diploma in Visual Arts from the International Employment School. I work at my studio in Port Credit
Matt Zaddy
  • Matt Zaddy
  • Singer Songwriter - Folk Rock | Rhythm & Blues | Canadiana. Music Educator. Content Creator. Session Musician. Matt Zaddy (Zadkovich) is a staple of the Mississauga music community. A singer songwriter, performer, open mic host, content creator, and educator, Matt works tirelessly within his community to bring musicians together. He has performed across Canada as a singer songwriter, opening for such acts as: The Jim Cuddy Trio, Francesco Yates, Tom Cochrane, The Cowboy Junkies & The Trews. He has also performed at such prestigious venues in Ontario as: The Living Arts Centre (Mississauga), The River Run Centre (Guelph), Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), the Rose Theatre (Brampton), Casa Loma (Toronto) & the Opera House (Toronto). Matt has also been the creator and host of a popular open mic series in Mississauga since 2011, working with local musicians and venues to help build a strong music community. He has hosted over 700 events of this nature. He is also frequently asked to guests speak at music educational events about creative entrepreneurship, songwriting, and tour booking. During the Pandemic, Matt has focused on music education, online performances with his partner Heather Christine, hosting the #TogetherAtHome #OpenMic, and teaching others how to improve their online performance set up. Awards 1. 2021 - Mississauga Arts Award (MARTY) – Established Solo Vocalist 2. 2020 - Mississauga Music Award - Album of the Year 3. 2019 - Mississauga Music Award - Promoter of the Year 4. 2017 - Mississauga Music Award - Best Acoustic Artist 5. 2016 - Mosaic Music Fesival Award (CCAI) - Excellence in Art for my community music series/outreach Tour Highlights: TD Songs of Summer Festival w/ 5440 & Whitehorse (2018), The Trews (2017) Soundbites Music Festival w/ Tom Cochrane Canada Day Celebrations w/ K'Naan - Celebration Square Indie Week & Canadian Music Week - Toronto (2017-2019) Casa Loma w/ Jim Cuddy trio National touring across Canada w/ CBC coverage & interviews
Ivetta Melkumyan
  • Ivetta Melkumyan
  • I am classically trained pianist, Master Degree in Piano Performance obtained from Armenian State Conservatory. My interests include instrumental and vocal music, contemporary and folk, pop and jazz. While piano is my expertise, singing and arranging are my passion. As a cocktail singer/pianist I develop an extensive repertoire of American Jazz , Brazilian Bossa and European pop songs, arranging them in the easy listening yet expressive and intricate style.
Jacqueline Neves
  • Jacqueline Neves
  • To see my jewellery is to catch a glimpse of my soul. My wearable, three-dimensional art transforms as it moves and becomes one with the body. Movement helps the light reveal textures, colors, luster and sometimes reflects to create magical sparkles like stars twinkling in the nights sky or sunshine on the water. Transformation is a major theme in my work, not only the journey from raw materials to finished piece, but also transforming old into new, negative into positive, pain into beauty. I love to use something broken and discarded to create something beautiful and desirable. I am inspired by nature, water, art, people, my faith and all things beautiful. I am always conscious of the world around me as I create, so I try to use eco and animal friendlier materials and methods of construction, to upcycle vintage gemstones, silver and other jewellery materials when possible, combined with new. This brings harmony to my work and contributes to my eclectic designs. A lifelong passion for collecting and restoring antique & vintage jewellery has given me a unique perspective for creating enduring wearable art that will continue to express my joy many years into a bright future.
Jane Nwakoby
  • Jane Nwakoby
  • Jane Nwakoby lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario. She received her BA (1994) and MFA (1999) in Fine and Applied Arts from the University of Nigeria Nsukka. She holds a B.Ed. (2005) in Education from York University, Canada. Nwakoby is a member of the Ontario college of teachers and an elected member of the Colour and Form Society. She is an educator with the Dufferin Peel Catholic District School board and brings to the school community her immense cultural diversity. Nwakoby’s works can be found in a myriad of public and private art collections in Canada and abroad.
Jay Boehmer
  • Jay Boehmer
  • Drummer, composer and bandleader Jay Boehmer has been performing in the GTA since 1990 with his jazz trio as well as many other projects. Jay graduated from Toronto’s Humber College Jazz Program as a performance major where he developed an interest in composition. Boehmer was part of Toronto's "Queen Street" indie scene, recording and performing with numerous bands. Jay has also played drums and percussion in over 40 theatre productions across southern Ontario. In 1995, Jay founded his quartet Jay Boehmer Jazz as an outlet for his original compositions. He released his debut CD Don’t Look Back in 1999; Autumn Afternoon was released in 2007. From 2005 to 2010, the Jay Boehmer Band, with singer Michelle Berting, performed regularly at Toronto’s Old Mill Inn covering classic songs, dance hits and popular standards. Jay currently performs with country sweethearts Dirty Dishes, the Mississauga Big Band Jazz Ensemble and the New Vibes Jazz Quintet, from Kitchener, Ontario. The Jay Boehmer Trio continues to perform in clubs and for corporate and private parties. Jay Boehmer Jazz albums are available on iTunes and have been featured on CBC radio and television, Jazz FM91 and City TV.
Jennifer Cortez (The Prof)
  • Jennifer Cortez (The Prof)
  • Jennifer Cortez also known as “The Prof” is a Canadian/Ecuadorian vocalist, songwriter, Sound Healing Therapy Practitioner and Professor. Jennifer’s music is heavily influenced by eclectic sounds of Latin, Caribbean and R&B. Jennifer’s tropical Latin single “About That” was selected as a semi-finalist for the 2020 International Songwriting Competition in the Latin Music category. Find “About that” by The Prof on all digital platforms as well as her album “Out of Office”. Follow Jennifer on instagram: @jennifercortezmusic Find Jennifer: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7z49FDXiXmTeUFuU85zpNN?si=O-Feo0rnTsSnd5XElCnv4w&nd=1 FB: /jennifercortezvibes YouTube: /jennifercortezvibes LinkTree: https://linktr.ee/jennifercortezvibes Sound Healing Therapy Booking: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=21316492¬embedded=1
Jeannette Chau
  • Jeannette Chau
  • Not all superheroes wear capes. Superheroes help people and solve problems. That’s what engineers do, too. So do moms! Hi, my name is Jeannette Chau and I am a children’s author and electrical engineer. I was inspired to write some books on engineering for children ages 3 to 5, and in particular, I wanted to interest young girls in engineering, because when I was growing up, I didn’t know what an engineer did and that there were many different types of engineering. Girls need to see that it is a profession that they can be in, and that ordinary people they know, like their mothers, can be engineers, so they can be one, too. That’s why my “My Mom is an Engineer” books, are based on real mothers with their real daughters talking about what they do. As an author, I want the books I write to be educational and inspirational, in a fun and colourful way. Who knows what child I may inspire?!
Julijana Hajdinjak
  • Julijana Hajdinjak
  • JULIJANA HAJDINJAK IS AN AWARD-WINNING CANADIAN-CROATIAN ARTIST WHO ACTIVELY WORKS IN ALL AREAS OF THE MUSIC INDUSTRY. RAISED IN MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO, HER EXTENSIVE PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE (MOST NOTABLY WITH THE ROLLING STONES AND CIRQUE DU SOLEIL) AND TRAINING DISTINGUISH HER FROM THE REST AND ALLOW FOR A UNIQUE EXPRESSION THROUGH HER MUSIC. THROUGHOUT HER CAREER, JULIJANA HAS WORKED ON PROJECTS THAT AIRED ON TELEVISION NETWORKS SUCH AS TVO, AS WELL AS HAVING HER WORK PERFORMED BY CANADIAN ENSEMBLES FROM COAST TO COAST. WITH AN HONOURS BACHELOR OF MUSIC WITH DISTINCTION MAJORING IN CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: COMPOSITION DEGREE FROM WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY, AND PRIVATE TRAINING IN BOTH PIANO AND VOICE, JULIJANA’S THOROUGH KNOWLEDGE OF BOTH MUSIC THEORY AND PERFORMANCE GIVE HER A UNIQUE APPRECIATION FOR THE NUANCES IN MUSIC, ALLOWING HER TO PERFORM AND CREATE WORKS IN A VARIETY OF GENRES. AS AN EMERGING ARTIST IN VARIOUS FACETS OF THE INDUSTRY, JULIJANA HAJDINJAK IS A NAME TO WATCH. JUST LIKE TAYLOR SWIFT, LENNON STELLA, HALSEY AND COUNTLESS OTHER INSPIRATIONS, DANI KNOWS HOW TO WRITE BANGERS. THROUGH THE PROCESS OF WRITING OVER 500 SONGS AS A TEENAGER AND TRAINING AS A CLASSICAL PIANIST AND VOCALIST, SHE HAS FOUND HER NICHE. DANI IS A CONFIDENT, MATURE, CREATIVE AND OPEN-MINDED ARTIST LOOKING TO BUILD A TEAM AND GROW HER BRAND.
Jackie Gallagher
  • Jackie Gallagher
  • Jackie is inspired by the beauty of nature and her love of the outdoors. She chooses her subjects to paint by what speaks to her … their simplicity, contours, flow as well as their imagery and architectural shapes. Jackie's drawings and paintings can be quite detailed involving many layers. Although watercolour was her medium of choice initially, she now works more in coloured pencil and has explored other media such as pen & ink and silverpoint and will mix media to obtain a desired effect. Most of her works tend to be floral or botanical but she will also draw landscapes that reflect her architectural interests. Painting for Jackie is a creative journey which may take her outside her comfort zone at times yet always provides an enriching experience that leads inevitably to its intended destination. Jackie is a member of the Botanical Artists of Canada, Mississauga Arts Council, Visual Arts Mississauga, Lakeshore Art Trail (Mississauga) and The Thursday Artists. Jackie has exhibited within the GTA and south-central Ontario both as an individual artist and a member of The Thursday Artists. Her works can be found in private collections within Canada and the United States. Jackie is past president of the Botanical Artists of Canada (2015-2018).
Joanne DeGraaf
  • Joanne DeGraaf
  • Joanne Feely DeGraaf currently teaches visual art to high school students and continues to explore media, ideas and context in her own artistic practice. Connecting her students to authentic art creation opportunities has allowed her to lead and co-lead art projects that beautify public spaces. She primarily uses acrylic paint and latex to create her own mural art. Her efforts have been recognized by various institutions. This is reflected in awards she has received such as the Peel District School Board’s Award of Excellence (2014) and Distinction (2012, 2016, 2019). Her artwork has been exhibited by various galleries and cultural centres including the Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Art Gallery of Mississauga, Etobicoke Civic Centre and Halton Regional Centre.
Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
  • Joshua Creek Heritage Arts Centre
  • The life long goal of Sybil Rampen has been to create a cultural legacy on her family farm to educate and inspire future generations. Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre, with its early Canadian buildings is an oasis to those seeking tranquility and a sense of well-being. The art gallery was originally an 1827 barn. It was restored as a tribute to the pioneers who settled on this land in 1810. So much heritage is disappearing. Sybil’s focus is to preserve and pay tribute to the settlers and farmers who came here with a few tools and their bare hands. They cleared the land, built houses, raised families and have many stories to tell. The 20,000-year-old glacier creek drains all the surrounding land into Lake Ontario. This is an important factor and the Conservation Authority of Canada has many laws to protect creek land from development. Over the years Sybil built additions on the back of the house; an art studio, a loft, a workshop, and in 2006 the Winter Garden connecting it all together. Much of the furniture is pine and of the period. Sybil’s intent is to leave future generations the gift of a Living Museum. In 2007 the barn, with its hand-hewn beams, was moved on to new foundations and rebuilt to become an art gallery. The foyer was added as well as a large catering kitchen. A giant porch was constructed using beams from the barn next door. Upstairs is the research library and office. Various functions and activities bring life to Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre. The large Labyrinth, modeled after Chartres Cathedral, is a mown path in a world class meadow. The gardens and lawns are extensive and the recently built gazebo is a place for weddings. Trees are continually planted on the property, often in memory of loved ones, to preserve the natural beauty of the property and provide habitat for wildlife. With the ongoing urbanization of the town, traffic, and loss of countryside, the vision for Joshua Creek Heritage Art is to be an oasis, a reminder of the history of this wonderful country.
John Taylor
  • John Taylor
  • Being into photography as and videography far back as 1983 shooting in high school arts classes, it’s been ongoing practice. I continued my passion through media arts in not one but TWO colleges (Humber and Seneca). I’ve seen every change in technology and techniques from old school analog to modern digital. Every chance I have I keep up with the latest equipment and styles of shooting both mediums. I worked in multimedia trade shows with Tel-AV, was the head photographer and trainer for Bay Portrait Studios and Glamour Shots Canada, but ever got tired of this artistic field. Mostly I create professional events and wedding memories (since 1990) on video being a one-man show to fully create productions for people and organizations to cherish. Why are you passionate about photography? The creative process, the people you meet, the teamwork with MUAH’s and other artists make every project engrossing. How do you use your photography ? I use my photography to keep my creativity going now that I have just turned 55 and have 2000+ shoots under my belt, it keeps my mind going What inspires you? Professionals who are just as creative and passionate about any project. It’s like working with celebrities feeling startruck at times with the right people.
Julia Juhas
  • Julia Juhas
  • Julia is a professional Film/TV + Theatre Actor, Singer, Dancer and an Embodied Mindful Movement Coach + Certified Yoga Teacher. For over 25 years Julia has been performing alongside some of North America’s finest, both onstage and on the big screen which include Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Louise Pitre, Sean Cullen, Michael Therriault to name a few. She has also performed the song Memory in front of Lord Andrew Lloyd Weber himself on the Palladium Stage in London, England as a Maria finalist in the TV show How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria. Julia is a graduate of Sheridan College’s Music Theatre Performance Program and upon graduating went on to perform in Mirvish Productions, The Stratford Festival and in many theatres across Canada and the U.S. She has appeared in several of Ross Petty’s pantomimes at the Elgin/Winter Garden Theatre and in films and TV shows such as Frankie Drake, Beauty and the Beast, Remedy, Cracked, In Contempt, Hairspray, Amelia and many more. Before the world shut down in March 2020, Julia had the privilege of playing the role of Halina in the Segal Centre’s Production of Indecent for which she won a Broadway World Award for Best Performance by a Female in Featured Role. Although directing wasn't Julia's chosen path in the film industry, she recently fell in love with film directing and in spring of 2021 was approached to direct her first short film. Unfortunately due to the productions low budget the film was unable to visit post-production however, she is extremely grateful for the experience, proud of the work she did do on the production and looks forward to collaborating and directing her next film. Julia’s first passion has always been dancing. According to her there is nothing more expressive than moving the body through space, listening and exploring the unique language of our individual body. This is why Julia not only touches lives through her storytelling as a performing artist but through her approach to yoga and movement as well. As a long time practitioner and teacher of yoga and dance, Julia helps people unravel and manage their chronic pain through embodied mindful movement modalities. She is a choreographer as well and has choreographed and taught dance, art and yoga in many schools as well as shelters across the GTA. She offers in-person and online private + group mindful movement sessions and complimentary yoga practices via her YouTube Channel – Live With Ease which is a wonderful creative outlet for her. It’s her way of giving back and being of service to others especially during these unprecedented times.
Just Journey
  • Just Journey
  • Just Journey represents five dedicated musicians coming together to replicate the iconic music and sonic brilliance of the ultimate musical mega group, Journey.
Karim Machado-Aman
  • Karim Machado-Aman
  • As an Artist and Painter, Karim’s work is about displaying the stories of his subjects that he paints in a way that the audience may at the end understand but also come up with their own story about that specific person that was painted. Using Family and Friends from his life, he uses them to show the audience what their qualities and traits are.
Karlene Bland
  • Karlene Bland
  • I am a visual artist who loves to help people encapsulate their loved ones, memories of special moments, dreams and emotions in vivid colors. I also do commission paintings, illustration work , public art and mural arts. I am currently teaching in various segments of the community from seniors retirement homes, differently abled individuals to art societies and private students. Feel free to contact me to see if I can help you with your artistic need.
Keith Race
  • Keith Race
  • Out going adventurer who captures the world in art.
Khaula Mazhar
  • Khaula Mazhar
  • Self-taught, award-winning artist Khaula Mazhar’s intrigue with emotions evoked by situations and surroundings seeps its way into her multifaceted subject matter. Inspired by Rumi's quotes, her fascination with the world and our connections within it is the main theme of her smaller artwork while her passion for social justice issues and nature conservation can be seen in her outdoor murals throughout the GTA. A true believer that art is good for you she is actively involved in art activities that engage the community. Follow her art adventures on Instagram @khaulamazhar and her website khaulamazhar.com you can email her at khaulamazhar@yahoo.com
Kim Cayer
  • Kim Cayer
  • Kim Cayer is a novelist and professional entertainer, portraying everything from clowns to Marilyn Monroe. She is part of an anthology called The Courtneypark Connection . In addition to having an e-book on Amazon called Dirty Numbers, she has also published two books called Lights! Camera! Dissatisfaction and No Fire Escape in Hell. Be sure to check out her book, Kitty Casino released in 2021!
Lan Luo
  • Lan Luo
  • Painter, I have been studying oil painting creation research. In the 2020 creation plan, I will explore the nationalization of oil paintings. As an animator and experimental artist, my works include illustrations, new media art, interactive design works, installations and other art. And the series of art involves the traditional Chinese culture of many ethnic groups. Relationship with nature, feminism, relationship between family and parent-child. My works often show the thoughts of children's psychology and female adolescence, and also pay attention to the fields of postpartum psychological and artistic healing of women.
Laura Beaton
  • Laura Beaton
  • Born in Toronto, Laura is an award winning Visual Fine Art Artist. She began as a faux finishing (special effects) wall painter, but a health issue at the time led her to a life-long study of Chinese Brush Painting and mixed media. Her works have transcended cultures and are in private and permanent collections in Africa (King Edward, Busoga Region, Uganda), China (the government of China Peoples Republic), the United States, and Canada. In 2018, by invitation, Laura exhibited in China. With her University of Toronto OTC (Ontario Teacher’s Certificate) Laura taught business at the college and high school levels. She co-founded a Mississauga-based consulting business in 1996 where she honed her business skills. Laura has regularly volunteered her time to coach artists relative to the business of art.
Lisa Jayne Irvine
  • Lisa Jayne Irvine
  • Lisa Jayne Irvine is a multimedia artist whose inspiration is rooted in her exploratory creative process. She often works on multiple series simultaneously using a variety of materials such as oils, acrylics and drawing media. During the Pandemic, Lisa’s focus has been on painting large scale flowers. As an avid gardener she finds inspiration in the flowers that she grows in her garden at home. Lisa has an Honours Specialist in the Art & Art History program from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Education from Queenʼs University. Lisa has exhibited her work extensively, as well as participated in mentorships and residencies throughout Ontario. This past summer she started to exhibit online and has work featured in several virtual exhibitions during summer 2021. Lisa’s work can be found in both public and private collections nationally and internationally.In addition to her own art, Lisa has started a podcast called Art Conversations with Lisa Jayne Irvine. It can been found on any major podcast platform including Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Google and Amazon. Lisa continues to work from her studio in Mississauga.
Laurie Usypchuk
  • Laurie Usypchuk
  • Professional Home Services Company: Staging-Colour Consultations-Decorating- Renovation Project Mgmt- Universal Design-Downsizing - Senior Move Mgmt
Maria Lagarde
  • Maria Lagarde
  • I am a beginner art maker currently exploring the world of water-based and digital media along with poetry.
Marie Hurley
  • Marie Hurley
  • My name is Marie-Line Hurley aka Marilou. I am a visual Artist, Community Leader, Art Director and Social Worker. I came from a family of mixed heritage French, Indian and African which make me a Creole (Haitian descendent). live in Montreal grew up in Ontario. I completed a certificate in Arts and Arts management at Sheridan College in 2004-2005, obtained a Diploma in 2008 in Community Services and Addictions program. Further my study in 2014 from Ryerson University. Completing an Honour Bachelor degree in Social Work. Major English-French Proficiency, Additional languages Creole and Basic Spanish. As a visual Artist I explores colourful themes of mythology, black Art, story telling to the Haitian creole Culture and Folklore, paying "Homage" to my Ancestors. In 1998 I created Genius are made later on became Diversity Folks Art Group. with unique vision to provide Community Entertainment, Social integration, supporting the diversity and the enjoyment for the community. I had believe that genius can be made, it was important to dive in while the community was changing with an extreme diversity of culture and the continuing influx, it was a momentum of the chapter worth to remember specially . The support of the Community , The Mississauga Art council and the Art Gallery of Mississauga.
Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc.
  • Marie Ann Longlade School of Dance Inc.
  • Celebrating 55 years of Dance, family owned and operated. We teach all ages and abilities! We TEACH the LOVE of DANCE Info@longladedance.com We offer classses in: Ballet Tap Jazz Pre School (3-5yrs) Kinderdance (2-3yrs) Pre Ballet (6-7yrs) Acro Hip Hop Special Needs
Marta Shpak
  • Marta Shpak
  • Marta Shpak is a Singer, Songwriter and Actress, An Honored Artist of Ukraine with more than 10 years experience of travelling internationally to share her music and culture with the world. She holds a Master's Degree in ART (Theatre and Performance Studies program) from York University and in Choreography from the National Academy of Leading Staff of Culture and Art of Ukraine. Marta recorded 5 CD albums of ancient, folk, electro and original pop songs; released a few official music videos, including "Christmas Day" with Canadian multi-instrumentalist and song-writer Denny DeMarchi. Residing in Mississauga, Marta Shpak is working on her first English Album and upcoming music videos with Canadian musicians and movie directors; continuing her researches based on Culture of Politics and Environmental Activism; preparing to represent the scientistic research-creation project at the 2021 World Children, Youth, and Performance Conference at Young People’s Theatre in Toronto.
Mary Miskic
  • Mary Miskic
  • Enthusiastic volunteer, enjoy connecting with like-minded people giving back to their community and supporting like intiatives. I don't just live in Mississauga, I LOVE Mississauga! Mary is a dedicated community volunteer who lends her experience to a multitude of festivals and events. In addition to serving on the Board of Directors of the Art Gallery of Mississauga, I am also a Board member of the Southside Shuffle Blues & Jazz Festival in Port Credit, Board Member of Fashion Circuit Series and Committee member of ItalFest. I work in the film industry, as an HR professional since 2005 and previously as a Financial Analyst with Imperial Oil for 21 years. My administrative, business skills and attention to detail are an asset to any organization I am involved with.
Matt Hunter
  • Matt Hunter
  • I am a photographer and mixed media visual artist, and also write nonfiction, short stories, and poetry.
Nick Lyon
  • Nick Lyon
  • Born in Toronto, Ontario and raised in Mississauga and Brampton, Lyones' interest in music first started at the age of 2 years old when he received a Fisher Price Xylophone for Christmas. During grade school, he continued his new found passion by playing the recorder, bass guitar, and trumpet while also taking drum lessons for a year. Furthermore, he became a self-taught guitarist at the age of 13. By the time he was in high school, he was able to play a range of instruments: percussion, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, marimba, timpani, trumpet, flute, tenor saxophone, bass guitar, piano and baritone in both the junior and senior bands. He has done various other extracurricular music activities during this time such as jazz band, guitar club and choir. Taking a leadership role, he created bands with colleagues that partook in various competitions at school. All this made him interested in pursuing music at the University of Waterloo for a year. He has now translated his music into an experimental nature where he has released four singles and his EP ("50 50") in 2019. His full length alternative album ("Identity Crisis") & his newest singles ("Mind Over Matter") and ("Formigas Decor Lullabies") are out now on all streaming services.
MAUVE
  • MAUVE
  • Following her 2021 MARTY Award nomination for Best Emerging Solo Vocalist, Mauve's songs have gained over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify and 1.9 million plays on YouTube. Mauve was also nominated for the "Fan Choice" and "Best New Solo Artist" awards at the 2021 Mississauga Music Awards. Some of her live appearances include a performance at YOUTH DAY Global at Yonge-Dundas Square, a headlined performance at the Toronto Music Expo, and as a featured panelist at the Canadian Music Expo. Mauve also won the InterContinental Music Award for Best of North America-Pop for her song, “Come Around”. In addition, Mauve was nominated for “Best New Artist” at the Niagara Music Awards. She has also been featured on popular outlets, such as CHCH TV, CBC Music, and Stingray Music TV channels. Her songs are written to empower others to express themselves to the fullest. 
Demetrius Nath
  • Demetrius Nath
  • MAYBE MAY might have a name that suggests neither here nor there, but rest assured, this Mississauga trio are very much affirmed in their sound and style no matter the season. Fronted by Demetrius (vocals/guitar), Rian (bass) and Vitaly (drums), their sound draws listeners in by seamlessly blending heavy instrumentation with graceful melodies which provide a rich tapestry for delivering messages of love, loss and betrayal. MAYBE MAY’s debut ‘Eden Project’ EP (Oct '14) saw the band play for the first time ever at Canadian Music Week and Indie Week while picking up a nod from Toronto Independent Music Awards (TIMA) for Best Alternative/Indie in 2015. Following the release of two digital singles in 2017, the triad headed towards a definitive direction with their sophomore ‘C R I M E S’ EP (Jan ’18). Nominated for Best Rock at Mississauga Music Awards in 2018, their live set matured as they shared stages with the likes of Deadset Society, POLARITY, Red Handed Denial and The Creepshow across Ontario and Quebec. Furthering their foothold in the region, they placed in the Top 8 at 97.7 HTZ FM’s Rocksearch contest. Teaming up for the third time with Jason ‘Metal’ Donkersgoed in the producer’s seat at Toronto’s famed Orange Lounge studios, MAYBE MAY showcased a certain vulnerability with the release of ‘The Orange Sessions’ EP (May ’19). Featuring 5 stripped down acoustic tracks, each song highlights a collaboration with a friend of the group, pushing them into a sonic space most rock bands are too afraid to enter. Lead single “Still Mine” was heard on Toronto’s 94.9 The Rock as they secured a slot at ‘Best of Open Mic LIVE’ at the Living Arts Centre. With most bands’ resolve tested during the 2020 pandemic, MAYBE MAY released “Through Your Eyes” – a fundraiser for their home town food bank, featuring 8 local artists. JUNO winning Kevin Dietz helped produce/engineer the song at world renowned Metalworks Studios, which went on to raise thousands in donations. No stranger to humanitarian efforts, the band previously raised money for Compassion Canada back in 2015. Since their inception, MAYBE MAY has independently garnered thousands of views and streams online while playing countless shows connecting with fans. Whether you have discovered the band at a gig and fell in love with their dry humor and penchant for having a laugh or encountered their music online and allowed it to envelope you into a journey of dark tailspin, one thing remains certain - they have only begun…no ifs, buts or maybes.
MCS Chorus
  • MCS Chorus
  • Led by Artistic Director, Mervin William Fick, Mississauga Chamber Singers perform classical choral repertoire, from a wide range of A Capella works to timeless works for choir and orchestra. MCS Chorus offers a diversified season of extensive community engagement events and ticketed concerts performed with chamber orchestras, instrumental ensembles and soloists. MCS Chorus gratefully acknowledges financial support received from the City of Mississauga, the Ontario Arts Council, and through its membership in the Mississauga Charitable Gaming Association.
Mississauga Chamber Singers
  • Mississauga Chamber Singers
  • A New Sound in the City Mississauga Chamber Singers celebrate the transition from the larger MCS Chorus/Mississauga to an ensemble of approximately 30 singers. The strategic transition to chamber choir engages skilled singers performing at high levels of musicianship within the choral ensemble, creating artistically dynamic performances with a widening scope of the classical choral music. In addition, this enables the choir to better reach the communities in Mississauga by becoming more flexible and able to perform in a wider variety of performance spaces. Led by Artistic Director, Mervin William Fick, Mississauga Chamber Singers perform classical choral repertoire, from a wide range of A Capella works to timeless works for choir and orchestra. The Mississauga Chamber Singers performs a diverse season of extensive community engagement events, multi-generational musical education programming and ticketed concerts. Come and hear the difference!
Meena Chopra
  • Meena Chopra
  • Meena Chopra is a Mississauga based visual artist, digital artist & a published poet with an unbridled passion for words, space, colours and forms. She has been practising her poetry and visual art for over three decades. She has exhibited her art in many countries and has had over 75 solo and group shows. Her paintings are with many Corporations, Government Bodies, Embassies, Hotels and Private Collections in India, Canada, Australia, England, Switzerland, Dubai and Kuwait (Princesses Aisha al Sabah of the royal family of Kuwait). A painter, sculptor, a designer, producer, curator and a poet, Meena has been a recent recipient of many awards. To name a few, she has been recipient of first prize by Visual Arts Mississauga celebrating 150 years of Canada in 2017. She has also been awarded by the National Ethnic Press Council of Canada (NEPCC) for her distinguished work in poetry and art and for her contribution in these fields to the ever growing Canadian fabric in 2018. She has also been awarded for ‘Outstanding Service and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusiveness’ from Peel Community Connections, Canada in recognition of her contribution to the 'Unity in Diversity'. She has been the finalist for MARTYs Awards for her artin2021, 2019 and 2010. While practicing visual arts & writing poetry, she simultaneously entrepreneured in advertising, media and broadcasting. Website: www.meenachopra-artist.com
Melanie Cabral
  • Melanie Cabral
  • Melanie Cabral is an 18-year-old pop/country, singer/songwriter from Mississauga, Ontario. She has been singing since the age of 10 and began singing within the Portuguese community at the age of 15 where she was started performing Portuguese folklore along with her pop/country tunes. At 16, she released her first-ever single, "Broken Lights" and released her two latest singles “Unspoken” and “Far Away From Home” earlier this year. Melanie is currently attending Wilfrid Laurier University, where she is studying Community Music with the hopes to teach the gift of music later in her life and to overall improve her musicianship and talent!
Merrily Married Photography and Filmmaking Company
  • Merrily Married Photography and Filmmaking Company
  • At Merrily Married, your story is everything. Based in Toronto, Canada and Orlando, Florida our team is specialized in cinematic wedding films and photography that can be intimate or epic, bright or dramatic; always striving to fit our client's needs, styles and budget. We've been featured in numerous publications like Today's Bride, Wedluxe, Elegant Wedding, MunaLuchi and we're currently looking to expand our Disney Weddings portfolio; offering special rates for couples booking weddings in 2021 and 2022 Weddings are always changing and evolving, and looking back over the past 10 years, we can definitely say that the wedding landscape has come a long way. We're in this business because we believe in showcasing love that reflects the rich diversity of all kinds of couples. And we know that today's brides and grooms put a lot of value not just into putting together that beautiful day - but in ensuring that the memories will be one of the few things that they'll be able to preserve long after the wedding - making your media investment something we see becoming more and more important to couples every year.
Mike Parker
  • Mike Parker
  • My full name is Robert Michael Parker, but people know me as Mike Parker. I am a singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist from Mississauga, Ontario. I have worked in bands and solo projects including my latest album, titled; Road Maps & Recipes which is available online at Spotify, YouTube and Bandcamp. The album was produced by Anthony Panacci at his recording studio in Mississauga, with special guests, Heidi Richards on vocals and Andrew McVeigh on drums. The album was released online on February 3th, 2021. I have performed solo at many open stages in Mississauga, including Roc and Doc's, The Port Credit Legion and the Failte Irish. Here's the link; MIKEPARKER2.BANDCAMP.COM
Mississauga Ballet Association
  • Mississauga Ballet Association
  • Classes held at the Living Arts Centre. A not-for-profit organization. Founded in 1980. Run by a volunteer Board of Directors – members are welcome to attend meetings. An Annual General Meeting (AGM) is held in October Parents/Guardians are strongly urged to attend. Classes are held in the Dance Movement Studio at the Living Arts Centre, 4141 Living Arts Drive, Mississauga (beside Square One). Studio features sprung wood floors, ballet barres, mirrors and an acoustic piano. Experienced and consistent teachers. All classes accompanied by a Pianist. Dance classes available for girls ages 3 and up (K-Dance, Pre-Ballet & Classical Ballet). Pointe and Contemporary classes available for older students. Unique opportunities available to be involved in leadership training by assisting with younger classes. Yearly Winter Open House. Dancers level Pre-Ballet I and up participate in the Spring Production at Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga. Parent volunteers allow for a “professional” production and safety for all. A costume wardrobe maintained by MBA is used for the Spring Production and Winter Open House. Philosophy of the School . . . Dance is Fun! No competitions or exams. The K-Dance, Pre-Ballet and Classical Ballet programs exist to provide students with a healthy, beneficial and enjoyable extra-curricular activity rather than to necessarily produce professional dancers. Each child will be encouraged to develop thier talent to its fullest potential while benefiting from being a member of a group sharing a common love – dance.
Mississauga Potters' Guild
  • Mississauga Potters' Guild
  • The Mississauga Potters’ Guild, founded in 1978, is a non-profit, community-based volunteer organization. Our passion is the art and craft of pottery. We run a well-equipped studio with 20 wheels, three distinct working spaces for members and students, four kilns, a glaze kitchen and dedicated studio spaces for our resident artists. Potters of all skill levels--hobby, amateur, emerging and professional--work together to develop our craft. We encourage skill development for all those interested.
Mississauga Writers Group
  • Mississauga Writers Group
  • The Mississauga Writers Group has been in existence since January 2013 and we have grown to over 100 members. This is our seventh yearly Word Fest anthology along with our other anthologies We are a group of writers who have established this forum to share our experiences and pursue our dreams through creativity, knowledge and mutual respect. We want to learn from our strengths and talents and have enjoyable and stimulating conversations that only writers can relate to! We offer quarterly ezines and anthologies to our members to have their works published. We are part of Mississauga Arts and Culture community and are part of several local events. We would love to have writers from our local community join us. All aspiring and established writers are most welcome. We believe we all have something special inside us. Come explore your talent with the Mississauga Writers Group!
Nigel Peart
  • Nigel Peart
  • I am the studio manager and producer at Lotus Recording Studios located in Mississauga, ON. I started music production with my team in 2016 and slowly started to work with more artists in the GTA while also helping grow artists through our available resources. Currently our studio is used to grow artists brands by providing them with recording, photo and video resources to complete their projects and aspirations.
Nada Khatib
  • Nada Khatib
  • I am palette knife painter born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. I began painting in 2006 shortly before I went to university as an outlet for creativity and self-expression. At the time, I hadn't had any meaningful opportunities to explore painting, as there was very little focus on the value and importance of visual art as I was growing up. My paintings reflect an imaginary fantasy world where the reality of creations merges with dramatic and surrealist colour. I paint to explore colour, spark hope and reflect on the ways in which various forms of life are interconnected. I often experiment with contrast and thick textures to make my paintings pop and specialize in magical combinational, drawing the viewer’s eye to the subject and makes the painting feel alive.
Neilson Park Creative Centre
  • Neilson Park Creative Centre
  • Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC) is a charitable organization that serves the diverse landscape of Toronto through partnerships, outreach initiatives and community engagement. As an arts hub in Western Toronto, NPCC serves the community by offering arts based classes, workshop, drop-ins, open studios, events and exhibitions within and outside its facilities.
Netta Ussyshkin
  • Netta Ussyshkin
  • Thrilled to join this beautiful community as I explore the fascinating intersections between art, the mind, and our spirit. I find the arts to be incredibly therapeutic and I want to share this magic with others. My dream is to facilitate arts-based community programs that inspire social connection and self-expression. I recently completed certification as a Therapeutic Arts Practitioner, and I am looking forward to connecting with other artists- locally and globally, to bring this vision to life.
Norma Nicholson
  • Norma Nicholson
  • Norma is a four-time self -published author, public speaker, educator, youth, and adult mental health advocate. She is a retired RN with a BA in Sociology and Psychology and an MA in Adult Education. As a recognized public speaker, she uses the contents of her books as a vehicle to address the needs of vulnerable and at-risk teens and families. With over thirty years of public service, she has spent most of her time motivating and mentoring youth and families to transform their mindsets to see the world in positive ways. Due to her vibrant voice and catalyst for community growth, she has been recognized on many occasions for her mentorship and advocacy. She is highly engaged in community volunteer work such as mentorship and editing books for aspiring authors who are first-time self-publisher. She channels her passion into various ways to help individuals overcome barriers. Her published books are: Young Lives on the Line: You can make a difference Walking Miles in Sensible Shoes: A nurse looks back at her vocation Codi’s Adventures: Canada My ‘Furever’ Home (Series One and Two Norma sees herself as a mental tailor, who helps families to mend tattered minds.
Norm Tendall
  • Norm Tendall
  • Norm emigrated from England at the age of 17. He took several different jobs before going back to school to earn his RPA. He had a successful career in property management. While travelling in New Brunswick shortly after retirement in 1992 he met a man who turned wood on a lathe. After spending some time watching him and chatting with him Norm was hooked. He purchased a lathe and the rest is history. He has made over 4700 wooden pens as well as various bowls, vases, walking sticks and Christmas novelty items. He uses all “found” wood, quite often from renovations such as the Sault Ste. Marie locks, University of Toronto Osgood Hall law library, the heritage log cabin in Mississauga and the Seguin ship in Bracebridge. He can be found following tree surgeon trucks in the hope of finding an interesting tree limb. The Mississauga Arts Council has purchased many of his pens as gifts for guest speakers and Mississauga Economic Development has bought several pens to give to potential overseas clients. He has had several other commercial clients and also continues to enjoy displaying his work at craft shows. Norm has two children and four grandchildren. He has lived in Toronto and Mississauga with his wife Jan for over fifty years.
Paige Blossom
  • Paige Blossom
  • Paige is a Mississauga born singer songwriter and performer of English/Scottish and Polish background. She has cross trained over the years in theatre, show choir, contemporary pop and is also an actor. She loves belting out the nation anthems and can be seen on occasion at a Raptors 905 game doing just that. She enjoys performing in and around the city and you’ll also catch her out performing during SaugaBusks along with her keyboard. She released her debut EP Vincent in 2020 and mentors with Canadian Idol winner Brian Melo. She writes vulnerable true to life stories and is on a mission to share her music near and far with a focus on encouraging positive mental health for everyone.
Pratap Reddy
  • Pratap Reddy
  • Winner of 2021 Marty for Literature, Pratap Reddy immigrated to Canada from India in 2002, bringing, like contraband, a dream of becoming a writer. It happened years later, with tips and help from fellow writers and organizations like Diaspora Dialogues and Mississauga Arts Council. An underwriter by day and a writer by night, he writes about the agony and angst (on occasion the ecstasies) of newly arrived immigrants. He is an alumnus of the Humber School of Writers, and has two published book "Weather Permitting & Other Stories" (Guernica, 2016) and a novel "Ramya's Treasure" (Guernica, 2028). He has a collection "Remaindered People & Other Stories" awaiting publication. One of the stories "The Lime Tree" in the upcoming collection was first published, he is proud to add, in the anthology "Changing the Face of Canadian Literature." He lives in Mississauga with his wife and son, and is 'working' (yes, wiping the sweat off his brow) on a second novel tentatively titled "Praful's Errands".
Purawai Vyas
  • Purawai Vyas
  • Purawai Vyas, is an emerging dance artist who began her training in Bharatanatyam at the age of eight and completed her arangetram in 2015, under Guru Lata Pada, at Sampradaya Dance Academy. Based in the GTA, Purawai has been a part of multiple dance works and festivals in the community including the works of Suma Nair, Atri Nundy, Parshwanath Upadhye and Lata Pada. She performed for multiple festivals ,including Citadel + Compagnie's "Night Shift" and DanceOntario DanceWeekend. Purawai has received the Manorama Thakkar Award for Indian Dance and has also received the IMASCO Performing Arts Award at York University. She was a finalist for the 2021 MARTY’s in the Emerging Artist Dance category. Purawai has received training in Limon-based contemporary, ballet, kalarippayattu and hip hop. Currently, She is exploring her practice and training in Bharatanatyam as a basis for creating contemporary works. She premiered her first dance film, “chitra”, as a part of CanAsian Dance’s Grit: Short Dances festival in May 2021 and is working on her first solo choreography as a part of Sampradaya’s Springboard initiative. She is currently a teacher and company dancer at Sampradaya Dance Creations and has also joined Nova Dance as a company dancer this past year. Purawai holds a BFA in Dance along with a BSc in Biomedical Sciences from York University.
Qurat Dar
  • Qurat Dar
  • Qurat Dar (she/they) is an engineering student at the University of Guelph, the City of Mississauga’s newest Youth Poet Laureate, and the 2020 Canadian Individual Poetry Slam National Champion. She was also a 2019 recipient of the Ron Lenyk Inspiring Youth Arts Award and a 2018 Best of the Net finalist. Their work has appeared in Canthius, Augur Magazine, the Art Gallery of Mississauga, and elsewhere. She is deeply interested in the intersections between the sciences and the arts, especially in the context of the climate crisis.
Radhika Baskar
  • Radhika Baskar
  • I am an accomplished Veena artist. Veena is a chordophone instrument from the Indian subcontinent. I am fortunate to gain a rich knowledge of Carnatic music, a system of Indian classical music,frequently associated with southern India. I am recognized for the Thanam rendition, a specific kind of improvisation in Carnatic music. I also compose and perform contemporary classical music. I am also proficient in fusion music. I have also worked as a session artist for film background music recordings in India. Regularly performed on radio and television channels as well. I feel honored to receive the RBC new comer arts award 2020. I am currently giving private tuitions. Music is a universal language consisting of seven notes and I incorporate variety with a flavor of Carnatic music in my renditions to engage the audience's attention. I have also collaborated with couple of musicians in India and Canada and my veena music has been featured in their song. Looking forward to collaborate with more musicians and explore the beauty of music and spread joy.
Rashmi Pluscec
  • Rashmi Pluscec
  • Rashmi is the author of poetry books Chaos, Desolate World, in 15 words, Echo, Paper Moon, and Maddening Gyres. She is also a contributing poet on Threads, Passages, and Ballads - anthologies by Dagda Publishing. Her poetry is typically dark, and surreal with a hint of the abstract. She was nominated for the 2014 Mississauga Arts Council Award for Literary Arts. Rashmi has an M.A. in English.
Ray Vidal
  • Ray Vidal
  • Ray Vidal is a multi-disciplinary fine artist, illustrator, muralist, musician and educator based in the Greater Toronto Area. He is passionate about bringing people together through public art engagement, mentorships, workshops and community programming. Currently, he focuses on murals, commissioned base work and teaching community programs and workshops for children and youth in the GTA. Ray Vidal has also recorded 2 full-length albums and a small EP with his Marty Award winning band the Five and Tens. He currently continues to work on his music and perform all over the GTA, engage in public art initiatives and teach art programs with the Visual Arts of Mississauga and Queen Elizabeth Parkway Community and Culture Centre.
Rihaan Patel
  • Rihaan Patel
  • I am independent filmmaker based in Mississauga
Rohan Dhupar
  • Rohan Dhupar
  • Rohan is a queer Indo-Canadian artist working primarily at the intersection of dance and theatre. He maintains practices as a performer, choreographer, director, producer and teacher. Rohan holds a Bachelor of Music Theatre Performance from Sheridan College, a Graduate Diploma in Arts Management from Queen's University, and is currently working towards his Master's at the Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London, UK. Rohan has worked with dance and theatre companies across the country, is an associate artist with Mississauga-based company Frog in Hand, and is a frequent guest artist at Cawthra Park Secondary School. He is the co-founder of his own collective Theatre Oculus, which premiered their inaugural production "Venus & Adonis" at the 2021 Toronto Digital Fringe Festival with support from MAC's Matchmaker MicroGrant program. Rohan's work promotes action-inciting discussions surrounding civic engagement and justice, equitable representation in theatre, eliminating access barriers, decolonizing art-making practices, and decentralizing power in creative, administrative and institutional processes.
Rosemary Broos
  • Rosemary Broos
  • I have always had a passion for the creative side of life. I try to capture on canvas the beauty of flowers and landscapes and try to incorporate realism with impressionism. I have studied at VAM and Spillane Studio of fine arts and belong to the Thursday Artists group. I have been fortunate enough to be in a solo exhibition and have participated in juried shows in Oakville and Mississauga. My influences have been the impressionist painters of a time past.
REKHA PEVEKAR
  • REKHA PEVEKAR
  • A mind of an Artist By Rekha Pevekar I am a self trained painter, but this talent I have inherited from my family, which has a rich heritage in art. I travel far and distant places with my camera and my shots reveals my true inner self. Spectacular views of real life and beauty of the nature scenes through my camera makes me become more into painting and these translate my heart and soul to my art work. I work on all subjects from Floral to Landscapes, Cityscapes, and Seascape to the Portrait. Each subject is a challenge for me but I enjoy it and try to remain closer to the likeness of it. My paintings are more towards to the realism; however, I use other methods and varied ideas according to the subject matter. Luminous colour excites me, and I am fascinated by light and its interpretations in a transparent medium to create settings and atmosphere. My medium is Oil paint using traditional layers of glazes. Many Galleries and shows display my art exhibits and my participation won many coveted awards. Painting has become my passion and it not only gives me great pleasure but also it makes become more satisfied and complete when my work evokes enjoyment to the viewers. My Art Studio: Mississauga, Ontario Phone (905) 277 - 5111 email: rekhapevekar@gmail.com Web: http://rekha-arts.webs.com/
Robert J. Sawyer
  • Robert J. Sawyer
  • Robert J. Sawyer, dubbed "the dean of Canadian science fiction" by both the CBC and THE TORONTO STAR, is a member of both the Order of Canada and the Order of Ontario and he holds honorary doctorates from Laurentian University and the University of Winnipeg. An inductee into Legend's Row: Mississauga's Walk of Fame, winner of the Established Literary Artist Marty Award in 2002 and a Lifetime Achievement Marty Award in 2017, Rob serves as a citizenship officiant for the Mississauga Office of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, frequently swearing in new Canadian citizens. He was one of the initial nine inductees into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame. Rob has won the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial Awards for Best Novel of the Year as well as the Robert A. Heinlein Award, the Hal Clement Award, and the Crime Writers of Canada's Arthur Ellis Award. His twenty-four bestselling novels include THE OPPENHEIMER ALTERNATIVE, QUANTUM NIGHT, CALCULATING GOD, and FLASHFORWARD, basis for the ABC TV series of the same name.
Matt Salisbury
  • Matt Salisbury
  • I am an illustrator and arts educator, my style of work is expressive and incorporates a wide array of media including; digital, mixed media, and animation. My main work is narrative and sequential illustration, primarily I work as a comic book artist and graphic novelist and focus on telling stories about individual struggles, familial dilemmas and surreal exploration with elements of folklore and science fiction.
Sandra Clarke
  • Sandra Clarke
  • Craftivism + Visible Mending have been the primary themes in textile artist Sandra Clarke's artwork. Sandra combines craft + activism in a gentle yet powerful way. She is a maker -- using repurposed materials, a teacher -- teaching art + art business courses, and beekeeper. Join the Craftivism Movement on sandraclarke.ca
Sandra Robson
  • Sandra Robson
  • ARTIST STATEMENT “Creating is an extension of my core. Society taught me to colour between the lines, – yet I am drawn to play outside of those lines. Nature captures my attention and loads my palette with the desire to paint. Painting is an expressive indulgence providing the opportunity to explore an intimate conversation with my inner voice. Each brushstroke is celebrated in expressive movement. Through my eyes, I bring a touch of nature indoors.”
Sarah Catharine
  • Sarah Catharine
  • My name is Sarah Catharine and I am an independent singer-songwriter and producer from Canada, who records all my music in my car! Earlier this year I released by very first single, That’s a Lie, which was later followed by my second single, I’d Be Dead Too. While ‘That’s a Lie’ mirrors a dark-pop, Billie Eilish style, ‘I’d Be Dead Too’ is an emotional pop ballad, often compared to Taylor Swift and Olivia Rodrigo, that features a powerful bridge that was teased on Tik Tok reaching over 40,000 views. I am so excited to announce that my debut EP ‘Thank You for the Content’ will be out on September 24th, and was fully written and produced by myself. It features five breakup pop songs, with the goal of each song sounding different from the other. The premise of my EP is all about celebrating the heartbreak and taking bad situations and turning them into good songs!
Sarah Mizzi
  • Sarah Mizzi
  • A Mississauga based makeup artist specializing in theatre and film.
Shadow Entertainment
  • Shadow Entertainment
  • Shadow Entertainment is the largest South Asian dance company in Canada. Combining the strengths of top dancers around the GTA, Shadow seeks to dedicate its time and effort towards showcasing upbeat, entertaining and power-packed performances. Our goal is to incorporate several dance styles including: Bollywood, Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Hip Hop, Dappan Koothu (Ghana), Dancehall, Folk Dance (Garba, Dandia) and Contemporary in a well-mixed fusion between Western and South Asian culture. Members of this company are dedicated, passionate and goal-driven to entertain you with music and dance that is bound to leave a positive and lasting impression. Shadow Entertainment holds confidence in delivering the best and most well-executed choreography that is yet to be seen.
Susan Hamann
  • Susan Hamann
  • Susan Hamann | ACTRA member Susan is most recognized for her role as Mary-Kate Sinclair on Degrassi: The Next Generation Seasons 8-11. For more credits visit: imdb.me/susanhamann Susan’s career in the film and television industry also includes several years of working behind the camera as an assistant director while a member of The Directors’s Guild of Canada 
(DGC). Her theatre credits are primarily as a stage director and drama instructor. Susan holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction (Drama Specialist) degree from the University of Toronto. She also trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City and various acting institutions in Toronto including Equity Showcase, Second City, and C.A.S.T. Susan has dual citizenship Swiss & Canadian Susan Hamann is also the owner / operator of the Page to Camera Acting & Self-Tape Studio located in Port Credit.
Shazlin Rahman
  • Shazlin Rahman
  • I create are and tell visual stories inspired by my grandmother and her batik sarongs.
Shelley Foster
  • Shelley Foster
  • After picking up the brush again in my 40s, I found such joy and peace. My style is loose and juicy, a rich exploration of colour and shape. I work a variety of water soluble mediums into my pieces.
Sima Naseem
  • Sima Naseem
  • Sima is a Pakistani Canadian artist who works with multiple mediums with a focus on animation, painting and illustration. I enjoy making playful creations that come alive and make the viewer feel engaged and foster emotions of pure childhood happiness. I try to bring urgency to my work and have won multiple time-sensitive art competitions. I want to combine my love for all art mediums into mixed media, installations, and films. I am always looking for new and creative ways to share my artistic knowledge and love for creative expression.
Richard Szabo
  • Richard Szabo
  • My greatest inspiration in life, has been life itself. So vast and varied. So here I sit on the fringe, giving my opinion. I began early on in life with a natural ability to draw and paint, the basics. I soon realized that this gift would become my whole life. Everything is art. As a child I loved two things above all else, drawing and Elvis (my Dad was a master carpenter and huge Elvis fan) so naturally I learned to play the guitar by teaching myself when I was 11 years old. This all laid a course that lead to woodworking, carving, guitar building which led to learning to play other instruments and building these instruments, forging, Wing Chun (interesting story) and my current main focus, chainsaw carving. Carving large scale, with a chainsaw draws me in like a moth to a flame. The concept itself is artistic, such a barbaric tool being used to make such beautiful sculptures. I like to combine as many of my skills as I can into one project to make it a true one of a kind that was seemingly pulled from the clients mind itself. When it comes to creating something from my own mind, there are no limits and anything is possible. If it's art, it's interesting, it's inspiring and it's everything I am.
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Stella Jurgen
  • Stella Jurgen
  • Limitless creator of art in various disciplines. Passionate about creating unique art that attracts attention. Paintings, illustration, digital art, multi-media, mural design, videography, photography, sculpture, graphic design, textile, fashion accessories. Graphic designer for 30 years, business entrepreneur for 20 years. Musician, vocalist for the jazz quartet "Stella Jurgen and Jazz Plazma". TV show producer and host for my own TV show "Stella's Studio" promoting local and international artists since 2019. Music video producer illustrator and animator. Radio host. Cartoonist for a local cultural newspaper. Marketer, visionary, goal oriented. Eccentric.
Stephanie Braganza
  • Stephanie Braganza
  • Stephanie Braganza is a powerhouse vocalist who weaves a sonic tapestry blending elements of pop and rock. Stephanie’s performances helped her win a Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Live Artist, and a 2016 Mississauga Marty Award Nomination. Stephanie and her band have performed at festivals including the Mosaic Festival (2014), MacArts Festival (2016), Gala for the Arts: The Renaissance Masquerade Ball (2017), Bollywood Monster Mashup (2018 and 2020); and at most well-known venues in the GTA. The vocalist has performed in a wide array of settings throughout her career, including a private event at the Art Gallery of Ontario which was attended by former president George W. Bush, and at the MuchMusic Video Awards. In celebration of Canada’s South Asian Heritage Month in May 2017, Stephanie was listed in CBC Music's top "10 South Asian–Canadian Artists You Need to Hear Right Now". Another highlight in 2017 for Stephanie, was her participation in successfully breaking a Guinness World Record for the “World’s Longest Concert.” An outspoken animal rights activist, her music video; “Chains of Silence” won two Global Music awards for “Best Female Vocalist” and “Best Music Video,” and received support from Tony Kanal (No Doubt) and PETA. In 2020-2021, Stephanie was instrumental in being a part of Mississauga’s Rise Up Concert (2020), and Hazel: A Celebration 100 Years in the Making (2021).
Erdmute Gottschling
  • Erdmute Gottschling
  • Erdmute Gottschling is a freelance visual artist and illustrator at Studio Erdmute, and has been painting since forever and loving it! She works with acrylics, oil paints and watercolour paints. She is a long member of the Mississauga Arts Council, Clarkson Society of Artists, Visual Arts Mississauga, Arts Etobicoke, and the Central Ontario Art Association. She exhibits her paintings in shows across southern Ontario, and her works are included in private collections across the U.S., Canada, Germany, and England.
Sujata Chander
  • Sujata Chander
  • Hi there, I am an artist of 2 very different mediums and I am equally passionate about both of them. They are watercolours and a unique art form called Lipan work from India. I have taken several courses in India, at VAM and a workshop on staging at Sheridan College. I am a Registered Early Childhood Educator which has helped me and my family settle down in Canada over the last 20 years. My passion for Art was rekindled a few years back and since then I have not looked back. In my watercolours, you will find I have a variety of interests, from painting florals both real and loose, to landscapes and architecture. I love colour and you will see an array of colours in my paintings. Lipan, my other art form is from India. I do this work on Wooden panels using an epoxy resin for giving shape, and use a variety of mirrors to decorate and finally acrylic paints. All my designs are original, but I have also designed according to client specifications for some commission work. Do visit my Instagram @sujataart and @mantradecorart
Thamara Perera
  • Thamara Perera
  • Thamara Perera is an emerging mixed media illustrator, artist, and creative based in Toronto, Canada. She is a recent graduate from OCAD University and holds a Bachelor of Design in Illustration. Her work explores themes of human identity, duality, transformation, and femininity, especially relating to her South Asian heritage. Skilled in traditional and digital mediums, her current practice focuses on experimental hybrid approaches to art-making, fusing analogue painting and collage techniques with digital painting and manipulation.
The Southdowns
  • The Southdowns
  • The Southdowns are a rock band from Port Credit (Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) with a rootsy southern flavor and catchy, radio friendly melodies. They are inspired by a number of musical backgrounds - Hard Rock, Southern Rock, Blues and Country Music. The band is Jeff Vetere (Lead Vocals), Joe Bosi (Rhythm Guitar), Greg Florov (Drums), Nick Pickett (Bass), and Joey Bujold (Lead Guitar). Formed on Southdown Road in Mississauga Ontario (hence the name!). ​ ​Their music immediately stands out with heartfelt lyrics, melodies and strong riffs and a sound that is distinctly unique due to the diverse band members influences – Their ultimate aim is to inspire their listeners to recapture the love and passion of rootsy Rock and Roll music that stirs passion and soothes the soul...
Tobin Thomas
  • Tobin Thomas
  • Tobin Thomas is a dedicated member of the South Asian dance/entertainment industry who strives to create an accessible and resilient future for South Asian artists in Canada. Starting his career at the young age of five, he has been influenced primarily by the Bollywood industry; to later establish his own dance company, Shadow Entertainment. Dedicated to providing young talented artists with a platform regardless of age, level and background. Tobin motivates his team members by constantly challenging them and exposing them to new genres of dance and choreography. Tobin believes in always delivering the finest through the best power-packed performances! His artistic approach to choreographies are inspired by the intricacies of music and his sheer commitment towards creativity and originality. He incorporates bold and elegant movements drawn from the fusion of Bollywood and Hip-Hop. Through continuously striving to perfect these genres, Tobin has gained the skills to adapt to various styles to his repertoire such as Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Classical Fusion, Bhangra and Dancehall. He consistently challenges himself to incorporate these styles in the dance pieces he produces. As much as he loves simplicity in his work, he does not shy away from complex or more extroverted emotions in his creative exploration. He is particular about tailoring his artistry towards his specific audience and is not very fond of monotonous repetition. This very approach of sincerity and attention-to-detail sets him apart from others in the industry. Tobin’s proficient work ethics and strong stage presence, offers him opportunities around the world and the ability to perform on an international level. He has had the honor of performing alongside high profile Bollywood stars such as, Shah Rukh Khan, Pretty Zinta, RBD, Ranveer Singh, Lilly Singh and Anushka Sharma to name a few. More of his memorable performances include performing for Ted X, NBA Halftime Shows, Coca Cola, PepsiCo, Telus, The Royal Ontario Museum, CSI America, We Day and Mystic India the World Tour. Tobin is also the winner of the 2021 MARTYS for Outstanding Dance (Established Category). As a choreographer trying to make it during a pandemic, it encouraged him to keep thriving. Tobin humbly acknowledges his friends, family and his community for their support in accomplishing his achievements and dreams. To take the South Asian dance community in Canada to a global stage is a difficult path, yet not impossible for him!
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David King
  • David King
  • Solo singer/guitarist covering classic songs to entertain you. I cover musicians like Neil Diamond, Simon & Garfunkel, Leonard Cohen, John Denver, Eagles and many more. I can entertain you and your friends at a backyard or basement party, in cafés/pubs/restaurants, at public or private events ... reach out to me for a customized playlist. Then sit back and relax - let the music take you back in time. Or sing along, if you like. You do not need to provide any equipment - I use my own professional systems.
Susan Ksiezopolski
  • Susan Ksiezopolski
  • Susan Ksiezopolski, is an award-winning writer of two poetry books “My Words”, “Writing for Change”, and two writing aides “The Writer’s Workbook” and “Fuel Your Creativity”. Her poetry has also been featured in various anthologies, the Canadian Immigrant Magazine, Alt-Minds Magazine and FreeLit Magazine as well as on various other on line platforms. A graduate of Humber School for Writers, Susan has developed and delivers expressive writing workshops across the GTA. Visit www.mywordsnow.com for more information or follow her on Instagram @WriteWell_2020
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Valerie Barton
  • Valerie Barton
  • I live in Port Credit and feel gratitude each day for the serenity and beauty of my surrounding or being inspired by the vibrance of downtown. I have been painting for over 25 years in watercolours and acrylics and continue to explore and learn with many talented Ontario artists. I describe myself as an "eclectic" artist I love variety, and my work reflects my travels both near and far, land and sea scapes flora, nature sometimes abstract and commissions. Several years ago I joined with other artists known as "Painting Ladies" and we have exhibited successfully as a group or solo in local exhibits, community functions, stores and galleries throughout the GTA. I love to create, to sit with a blank canvas to see what unfolds and reveals itself, to be lost in time and to have captured a piece of art that can be shared and enjoyed by others. My home studio may be visited by appointment or visit Valerie Barton "Painting Ladies" www.valerie barton.wordpress.com
Veronika Benjamin
  • Veronika Benjamin
  • After working as a graphic artist a graphic artist/art director I switched to painting and teaching. I have exhibited at the Art Gallery of Mississauga, Nielsen Park and Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood. Currently I am the president of White Oaks art group
Vibha Malhotra
  • Vibha Malhotra
  • Artist statement: Vibha Malhotra Magical colours, their interaction, created beauty brings immense joy. Passionate about all expressions of art, poetry, writing, acting, photography,sculpture, sewing, crocheting, knitting. Self taught, with workshops Sheridan and VAM. Expressionism, pen-air, portraiture and flowers. Exhibited in several galleries, Various Juried and other shows at VAM, Baux Brampton, Neilson Park, Joshua Creek, Assembly Hall, TD Mosaic, Art in Park, Artusiasm, TWAC Art world, Mississauga Central Library, CFS. Member of CFS, AOTC, ArtTrendz, Bindaas Artists, Run an Artist Hub. Realtor by profession, with the heart and spirit of an Artist. Vibha Malhotra 416-520-5212 malhotravibha@hotmail.com www.artbyvibha.com
Vidal Recordings
  • Vidal Recordings
  • Vidal Recordings is a local studio offering recording and production services at affordable rates. Mastering is provided.
Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood
  • Visual Arts Mississauga at Riverwood
  • Founded in 1977, VAM is one of Mississauga’s key creative centres which concentrates its efforts on three pillars of influence: Art Education, Art Exhibition and Community Outreach. VAM strives to enrich community life by fostering an appreciation of the arts through active involvement in a variety of creative experiences. VAM offers a variety of studio arts courses for adults, teens and children as well as Kids’ Summer and March Break Art Camps, Art Exhibitions, Artsy Parties and ArtReach for schools and corporate team-building. Please visit www.visualartsmississauga.com for more details.
Vivek Mehmi
  • Vivek Mehmi
  • Vivek~ A given name of Sanskrit origin meaning wisdom or knowledge Vivek utilizes musical expression as a way of healing. When faced with a life changing ailment, he was forced to examine the darkest and most challenging parts of life and transmute them with his art. It became a much-needed cathartic outlet to cope with the hardship and transition he faced and still continues to battle. Through this process he began composing some of the most inspired tracks he has ever created. These songs now serve as guidance for others seeking wellness and purpose. Vivek has performed his work at Northern Touch Music Festival and Conference in Winnipeg, the legendary Toronto $5 Dollar Rap Show, Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre, Mississauga Celebration Square Amphitheatre, as well as various places in the local community from cafés to busking. His art has been recognized and supported by The SOCAN Foundation, Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre and Mississauga Arts Council. In 2021 Vivek won The People's Choice Award at the MAC Music Spotlight for his video Rubik's Cube. His latest collaboration as a featured artist, was placed on the popular Japanese TV show soundtrack, Promise Cinderella. 
Find out more at vivekmehmi.com
KCPA Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts Society
  • KCPA Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts Society
  • Kaleidoscope Chinese Performing Arts Society (KCPA) is a registered, non-profit Chinese performing arts organization based in the city of Mississauga. We are dedicated to the production and presentation of a full spectrum of Chinese performing arts events in the city of Toronto and surrounding areas. We are also committed to providing opportunities for community members to practice and develop their artistic skills through various training and performing programs. Our mission is to preserve and promote the rich tradition of Chinese performing arts and culture in Canada and to cultivate artistic talent and encourage healthy and active living of the residents in our communities. Our website: http://www.kcpas.org/
Wendy Reid
  • Wendy Reid
  • I am a contemporary painter who expresses in watercolor, acrylic and mixed medial. I am a semi retired Nurse and went back to get my formal Art Education at Georgian College in 2015, in 2018 I graduated with honors and also had an exhibit at the MacLaren Art Gallery in Barrie. My art is an intersection of moments and sentimentality. I enjoy using bright bold colours and enjoy creating works as I am able to stay in the moment of the painting as it is frozen in time for me. In 2020 two of my works were chosen by the Orangeville Public Art Program, one is a 16 foot by 10 foot mural, the other a utility box wrap. In 2021 they chose three of my works, on is also a 16 foot by 10 foot mural, and two utility box wraps. I would like to create more images like this, my image was scanned in high resolution and manipulated and applied to wraps! I love creating like this!
William Leathers
  • William Leathers
  • William Franklyn Leathers - Biography Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada and currently residing in New York City, twenty-year-old William Leathers is an award winning trumpet and piano player. Noted for “the sparkling clarity” of his trumpet solos, Leathers has performed with several orchestras including the combined orchestra of The Royal Academy and Juilliard, in which he played principal trumpet at BBC Proms in 2019, and with The Juilliard Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in 2020, where he played principal trumpet in Mahler’s 5th Symphony. He is a member of a brass quintet, known as Brass22 and he has also performed with the American Brass Quintet. William is currently a student of Christopher Martin at The Juilliard School. Previously, his instructors were Howard Leathers, Dr. Chris Cigolea, James Thompson and Guy Few. Excelling at music from a very young age, Leathers won his first piano competition before his fifth birthday. At twelve years old, he became the youngest trumpeter to be accepted into the Toronto Symphony Youth Orchestra. William has performed across Canada, the U.S., the U.K., and the Caribbean earning awards and accolades as he gained increased notoriety. He has won concerto competitions as a trumpeter and a pianist. He is a Bach Brass artist. In 2018, William was one of only three to be accepted into the Juilliard undergraduate classical trumpet program. He is the fourth Canadian classical trumpeter to attend the school. Leathers is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Music degree. He is the 2020 Mississauga Music Awards Musician of the Year, a recipient of a 2021 Sylva Gelber Music Award, and a recipient of a 2021 Fendi Vanguard Award. William Leathers is a student ambassador and a proud recipient of a Kovner Fellowship at the Juilliard School.
Andrew Wilson
  • Andrew Wilson
  • Mississauga born and raised singer/Songwriter crafting folky story songs. Bandleader with Wilson & The Cast Aways. Interested in telling honest stories (even if they’re completely made up) and connecting people through creative community.
Yen Linh Thai
  • Yen Linh Thai
  • Yen Linh Thai is an interdisciplinary artist, illustrator and muralist based in Mississauga. Her work is inspired by stories and storytelling, explores the whimsical and exists on the cusp of two and three dimensions. Since expanding her practice to public art in 2019, she has created artwork for High Park Zoo, Mississauga Celebration Square, City of Hamilton and the Toronto Chinatown BIA. Her murals are vibrant and illustrative. Inspired by communities they live in, they often depict diversity of community representation and biodiversity of flora and fauna.
Zohra Zoberi
  • Zohra Zoberi
  • Bilingual author of prose, poetry and plays. Artistic Director Bridging the Gap Productions Best Performing Arts Award from Mississauga Arts Council Previous Banker

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