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From strokes to heart attacks, Trinley Dorje uses art to make what happens to our bodies beautiful

Dorje shows us what our bodies look like on the inside — and her art may help us better understand them.
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In our Extremely Online times, Kaley Flowers's screen-addict ceramic figures are bizarrely relatable

You probably look like one of these slouchy guys right now as you look at this on your laptop or phone.
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This monster-sized anvil is like a giant violin conch shell bringing you the sounds of the ocean

Artist Maskull Lasserre references place, industry, history and sound in his 25-foot-long steel installation for the Vancouver Biennale.
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Laura Thipphawong triumphs over darkness by channeling it into these mysterious paintings

Artist Laura Thipphawong talks about darkness in her childhood and how monsters play into her cryptic paintings.
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1 artist. 15 years. Over 6,000 zombies

Sudbury-based artist Rob Sacchetto spends his days endlessly turning lovely human beings into their terrifying zombie counterparts...in portrait form.
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A grandmother's devotion: Pacita Labayen Aliermo turns her junk mail into beautiful divine art

Artist April Aliermo has mounted over 800 of her grandmother Pacita's devotional artworks using more than 10,000 paper clips.
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Mas protest: How traditional Carnival was born out of resistance

Storyteller and champion of Caribbean theatre Rhoma Spencer pays homage to the activist origins of Trinidadian Carnival.
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Need some hypnotic video to lessen the pain of being a human being?

Vancouver-based artist Nicolas Sassoon makes animations and video projections that have us seriously blissing out.
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Go up the side of Toronto's giant new 23-storey mural with its creator Okuda

The Spanish artist's vibrant work perfectly represents his belief that art and cities must be for everyone.
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Imagine your apartment being filled with these walls and furniture made of folded paper

molo design's Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen take you on a deep dive into their almost infinitely expanding paper creations.
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These surreal crocheted works were born from a heartfelt collaboration between mother and daughter

Kasie Campbell's mother died earlier this year — but before she did, she and Kasie completed this mammoth series of sculptures together.
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Teaching music to kids in a refugee camp in Greece, Nadia Monczak reflects on her own family history

The child of refugee parents, Montreal violinist Nadia Monczak is sharing the joy of music with children in a camp in Lesbos.
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This introvert artist likes being alone — but her epic murals put her in the middle of the crowd

While Montreal artist Sandra Chevrier might like the solitude of the studio, her powerful works are in demand in the streets.
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Almost 100 guitarists, three conductors and some serious riffage

Composer Tim Brady and conductor Gregory Oh show us around the workings of this performance with nearly 100 musicians and a strong sense of community.
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Fruit and veggie artist Lauren Ho brings new meaning to the phrase 'playing with your food'

The Vancouver artist takes us through the steps — and the ingredient list — for her new mountainscape.
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Sandeep Johal memorializes victims of femicide as powerful goddess figures

Her works often feature women who meet your gaze head-on, with inscrutable expressions, both powerful and beautiful — and that's the idea.
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This dancing 92-year-old has access to the fountain of youth...we suspect

Dorothy Gordon has become the inspirational compass for many of the other participants in the massive dance piece Le Grand Continental.
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Meet Advait Kolarkar, your new favourite four-year-old painter

A day in the life of the precocious four-year-old artist based in New Brunswick and in love with the world.
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Spend a summer day making a beautiful mess with the internet's favourite spin artist

Callen Schaub brings his skills out of the studio and into our art-making space at the CBC Music Festival.
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From sci-fi to the runway, UNTTLD take their cue from the dystopian future

José Manuel St-Jacques and Simon Bélanger's collections garner both surprise and praise from critics who see their work as progressive and unconventional.
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Meet the 12th grader who we're pretty sure is going to be in art textbooks one day

18-year-old Rachel Burns break down the intricate process that goes into her work — and incorporates years of her memories and family history.
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This play about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict wasn't supposed to be about politics. It failed.

The friendship between Rimah Jabr and Natasha Greenblatt built "Two Birds One Stone," a play at the intersections of the personal and political.
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Her father overdosed. These photos are her powerful tribute

For Vancouver-based photographer Jackie Dives, the opioid crisis is much more than a statistic: it is the epidemic that claimed her father's life.
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Xavier Browne lived through homophobia in St. Kitts and Nevis. Now he's channelling that into laughs

The first-time comic opens up about life as a gay man in his home country and how those experiences led to his debut one-man show in Toronto.
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In 2000, Liza Balkan saw Otto Vass die after a brutal beating by police. This play is her reckoning

It's been nearly 18 years since the night Vass lost his life, but Balkan is still sharing his story through her play Out the Window.