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Meet Sean Chappell – Altekrea Artist Spotlight

Sean Chappell | Company: Sean Chappell Fine Art & Illustration + Kit Daven Fantastical and surrealistic sights are the centre of Sean Chappell’s vibrant creations. Each of Sean’s pieces comes alive with elements of the human and animal world giving

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Special Guest: Kent Burles, Fostering the Next Generation of Artists

It doesn’t get much more deliciously nerdy than Kent. His expansive list of credits doesn’t just include comics, but RPGs as well. He’s worked on crazy-cool titles like Planet of the Apes by Malibu Comics, and staple RPG names like White

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Special Guest; Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, & Design

There are some post-secondary schools that produce highly sought-after graduates, becoming standard-setters in their industries. In the Waterloo region, we’re used to this kind of thing, our universities and colleges enjoy a great deal of prestige. Not far away in

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Special Guest: Hugh Rookwood, Freelance Artist Extrordinaire

All artists are self-made successes, but there are a wide variety of career paths. Some choose to settle down with a company that they work well with. Others choose to remain freelance and strike out on their own or with

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Introducing Erica Furness — Fire Dancer, Bed of Nails Artist and Human Pin Cushion

“A fire fan, fire-staff, fire fingers combined with belly dance, bed of nails specialist and freak show Performer. She has been featured in numerous festivals, conventions, and international events as a fire performer and model.” Erica Furness is an alternative

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Special Guest: Adrian Alphona, Artist Behind Ms. Marvel, Our Favourite Super Heroine

There are so, so many reasons that we love Kamala Khan, the latest hero to take up the mantle of Ms. Marvel. For starters, she’s a Muslim American Woman, the first Muslim American character to have her own series. As

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Special Guest: Scott Chantler, Using Graphic Novels to Teach and Inspire

  Anyone who still scoffs at cartoons, comics, and graphic novels needs to be introduced to Scott’s work. He’s a cartoonist that has won awards for his work in genres such as non-fiction and YA fiction. His graphic novel Two Generals “was

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Play With New Forms of Expression! Host Sean Chappell

Sunday’s programming at Altekrea is going to be jam-packed. Today we’re focusing on an hour long art workshop lead by a brilliant artist and supporter of the festival. He’s bringing a wide variety of artistic tools for you to play

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Meet Catherine Dallaire – Altekrea Artist Spotlight

Catherine Dallaire | Company: Catherine Dallaire Metis Art “… if two different art styles can work together in harmony, so too can we find a way for different cultures and nature and technology to meet peacefully with each other.”  

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Live Tattoo @ Altekrea With Nivek

We’re thrilled to be bringing in Nivek from Kitchener Tattoo to do live tattooing this year at Altekrea. Nivek will be a part of our new Binders and Bricks section that will feature urban, tattoo and graffiti art, streetwear and

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