March Mercanti

As a young child, March Mercanti would play with his action figures for countless hours because he was obsessed with telling himself. Currently, March is a filmmaker living in Toronto, ON. He works at CBC Arts creating documentaries for artists across Canada.

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These 2 artists have never met, but they've been working on sketchbooks through the mail for 3 years

One sketchbook has travelled between Toronto and Brooklyn 16 times.

Whether she's sketching with paper or an iPad, Chelsea Charles celebrates Black women and Black hair

After she began to feel "too scared to ruin the first page," sketching digitally opened up new possibilities for the Brampton artist.

The sketchbook of Métis artist Toe Fish chronicles a road trip across the country — in watercolours

Toe Fish and his partner left Toronto last year to return to his hometown in B.C. and reconnect with nature.

Bears make frequent appearances in Luke Ramsey's artwork ... and on his front lawn

"We're really fortunate to be able to witness these creatures from a safe distance," says the B.C. artist.

Gracey Zhang's sketchbook is full of people-watching scenes, but these days she has to dream them up

Her illustrations of people's interactions and body language are a romantic reminiscence of pre-pandemic life.
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Humans are complicated! Alex Sheriff's artwork examines our species and evolution in a cheeky way

"We should listen to scientists and when science feels dry we should listen to artists."
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Street art legend Elicser's cereal box paintings capture '100 days of the world just off kilter'

Elicser Elliott was worried about art supplies when the pandemic started, so he used what he already had around: his many cereal boxes.
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Shanell Papp crocheted a 28-foot skeleton for a gallery — but first it took over her home

"I wanted to work with something so delicate in a monumental way." See the skeleton now at Lethbridge, Alberta's The Gallery at Casa.
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'Love, strength, the resilience we have': Simone Saunders's textile work celebrates Black excellence

"I like to keep my work positive and playful and colourful even if there are dark undertones within the work itself because to me that is the joy of life."
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Jean Huang's dual-layer paintings are time capsules for our feelings about the pandemic

The Vancouver artist hopes to create an archive that we can look back on after the pandemic is over.