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FEBRUARY 2010

VOLUME 1 ISSUE 5


ART + DESIGN PROFILES

GABRIELLE PARE HUDSONS SPORTS PROFILES

ADAM KNOWLES KELLY ERICKSON MUSIC PROFILES

ERIK GRICE

URBAN FASHION PROFILES

DYLAN GRAYSON JILL STYLES CAMPUS PROFILES

COLIN MATTY COMMUNITY PROFILES

LUCAS COFFEY

ENTERPRISING PROFILES

BARBARA McINTOSH

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I will admit, I know very little about Printmaking… Can you tell me what it is? It is an art technique that takes an original artwork and creates multiples of it. Of all the ways to express yourself artistically, why did you choose printmaking? Printmaking was something that I had no conception of until I got to the U of A. Even when I was looking into Fine Arts in high school, I really didn’t fully understand it. It wasn’t until I started doing it, that I knew it was something I wanted to do. We are also lucky at the U of A, we have some of the best facilities available. I thought I had better take advantage of that. What is it about printmaking specifically that you enjoy? I think the part I enjoy most is there is so much to learn, and now I see so many possibilities in it. Many people do not recognize printmaking as an art technique, as much as something like drawing or painting. You can use so many of its techniques to create things you couldn’t in other methods.

Yeah, it can be heartbreaking because so much work has gone into that surface. At the same time though, you need to keep in mind that you are working to make this edition of prints, and it is not about the surface. Most of the time, they destroy the plate so that no one can reproduce the artist’s original work. SHOT ON LOCATION SNAP GALLERY

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Is it true that once you have created an edition for a specific print, you have to destroy the original?

In general, how does a printmaker continue after school? Unless you’re fortunate enough to set up your own home studio, which I’m not sure would be possible considering the cost of this equipment, you need to rely on places like SNAP (Society of Northern Alberta Print Artists) or the schools. Students can also apply for a residency in Canadian or international schools; Japan is really big into printmaking.


PROGRAM BFA PRINTMAKING YEAR 3 FAVOURITE FOOD SWEET POTATOES FAVOURITE BOOK THE STRANGER NICKNAME GABY

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ADAM KNOWLES NAIT

PROGRAM CARPENTRY AND MILLWORK SPONSORS EASYRIDER YEAR 1 CURRENT JOB SNOWBOARD TECH

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So you’ve been riding for about seven years, how’d you get into it? Actually, a girl in junior high got me into it. I’ll assume she was good looking. How long have you been sponsored? Dreams of going pro? Of course! I’ve been riding for Easyrider for the past two or three years. What’s your favourite part of riding? The freedom of it. You get to the top of the chair, plug in your headphones, and just ride. What do you listen to when you ride?

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If I’m hitting rails and park, I like gangsta rap, well, just rap I guess. It has a nice beat to it and gets me stoked. Are we talking Timbaland or Gangstarr? I’m talking Snoop Dogg and Dre. Ahh...A little west coast. What about when you are riding the mountain? Free-riding? Mostly reggae or good electronica.

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What was your best experience riding? Riding on my birthday, June 30th... or riding with my friend Raj in New Zealand. It was pretty sick. Counterpoint, what was your worst fall? Reconstructive surgery on my wrist. Fell off a ledge into some stairs...straight backwards at Remarkables in New Zealand. I couldn’t ride for five months. Let’s all be thankful for travel insurance.

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KELLY ERICKSON MacEwan

PROGRAM EDUCATION YEAR 2 NICKNAME KELL BOB PARTY TRICK MY DANCE MOVES FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING SWEAT PANTS

So you are the Skip for the MacEwan women’s curling team. Did you have to work yourself up to Skip or did you start there?

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I have played other positions but I’ve basically been skipping my whole life. I started curling at eight years old and grew up in a curling rink. I’ve made my best friends from curling. I even curled competitive women’s a few years ago. Our team was in the Super League, so we travelled lots. We were playing against really high calibre players like Jennifer Jones. Are you still playing at that level? You weren’t in the Roar of the Rings were you? I haven’t really been spending lots of time on it recently. I’m trying to stay focused on school and get my education degree, majoring in social and minoring in physical education secondary. Next year, I’ll be going to the University of Alberta, so hopefully I’ll curl for the University too. Actually, I went to NAIT already so I’ll probably be the only person in the world that has curled for NAIT, U of A, and MacEwan! I don’t know much about curling so what does it take to be the Skip over the other three positions?

Strategy. The Skip calls the game so they have to know what shots to call. Also, skill wise, the Skip is usually the best player. They throw the final stones, so their shots usually decide which team scores. How’s your team doing this year? Great. In our first regionals we went 7 and 1. We lost to NAIT in the finals and it came down to the last rock... We should have won. So what do you do besides curling? Golf. They seem to go hand and hand. Both sports require you to focus on so many things at once. You’re really playing against yourself in both, they are so mental. It seems that the one thing that everyone relates to curling is the yelling. I yell quite loud. If fact, I’ve been complained about for being too loud. In the women’s leagues, old women would get mad at me. I guess you’ll make a great teacher if you have the yelling voice down.


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How did Lions For Sheep get started playing together? Almost all of us went to school together during junior high and we added one member, Matt, just after we finished high school. We really only started playing as a band in 2007 and we tried to get as many shows as we could. We did shows for our high school or have a gig set up in a church basement. We’ve even played some super grungy metal clubs even though we’re totally not a metal band. Sounds like your living the glamorous life of a rock star. How would you describe the music you guys play? We started out playing a lot of Ska music because Devan was the main songwriter, but as we started playing together more our sound has become more influenced by rock. We listen to a lot of Sam Roberts but also have some older influences like The Beatles, as cliché as that may be. Many of the influences you list aren’t typically what you’d think a young band would listen to. Yeah, We listen to a lot of older Canadian bands like The Guess Who and The Band. Constantine’s we also like a lot because we pull a lot of influenced from newer Canadian bands. Guys like Joel Plaskett and groups like Ladyhawk and Mohawk Lodge. We try to stay in that same sort of genre - Older rock with a newer Canadian rock sound. Has Lions for Sheep gone on tour yet? Yeah, we did a tour through Alberta and BC last year. We also did one a few summers ago that, really wasn’t so much a tour as much as an extended camping trip. We got to Red Deer and realized we didn’t have a show to do to. We worked out that we had spent more on beer than on gas. A successful trip none the less.

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I like to think that it’s on trips like that where the Canadian Rock sound is developed.

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BAND LIONS FOR SHEEP ERIK GRICE GUITAR / VOCALS DEVAN FORTIER GUITAR / VOCALS MATT KRAUS KEYBOARD TODD ANDREWS BASS PETER KEITH DRUMS

ERIK GRICE MacEwan


SHOT ON LOCATION ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA | HAIR RICARDO PERDIGAO - BLUNT SALON

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DYLAN GRAYSON UofA SHOT ON LOCATION ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA | HAIR RICARDO PERDIGAO - BLUNT SALON

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YEAR 3

HOMETOWN FAIRVIEW, ALBERTA

FAVOURITE SPORT BASKETBALL

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How did you get started as a model? When I moved to Edmonton, I was working retail at Club Monaco. I ended up helping a scout from Mode Models and she told me to come in for an interview. Things went well and I signed an international contract. Have you been jet setting all over the world for shows yet? I have been doing mostly local stuff. Being in school, makes it tough to make time for shows elsewhere. I do the Fashion for Compassion show every year, some stuff for Harry Rosen, and I have done a few billboards here and there. Do you get razzed with the stereotypes of being a male model? Of course! My friends give me crap for it. There are always lots of Zoolander jokes flying around. Honestly, it has been good to me in terms of bringing in extra cash while I am in school. We get paid well for what we have to do.

Is this going to be a long-term thing for you? Is your goal to make it big? Unless something comes up in the next eight months that I just cannot pass up, I will most likely stop. Once I am done school, it will be time to get into the real world. Many guys think they are going to make it big, but around here, you have to keep a level head. I mean, I grew up in a small town and this modeling thing was not even on my radar. I hear you do mostly underwear modeling. How does someone get into that specifically? When I got signed, my manager basically decided that I was going to be a “Body Guy”. That accounts for about 90% of the work that I do. It does mean I have to spend a lot of time in the gym. Thankfully, it is free at the U of A. Are you cool with being pigeon holed as a “Body Guy”? Whatever brings in the money.


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PROGRAM ARTS YEAR 1 FAVORITE MOVIE THE ROYAL TENENBAUMS IDEAL VACATION ITALY

JILL STYLES MacEwan

SHOT ON LOCATION ART GALLERY OF ALBERTA | HAIR RICARDO PERDIGAO - BLUNT SALON

URBAN FASHION PROFILE

FAVOURITE ITEM OF CLOTHING FRYE BOOTS


What do you find so appealing about fashion? I think it really expresses how people feel about themselves. It doesn’t only show personality, but it says a lot about confidence as well. Certain people can’t pull things off so they never attempt anything different. Other people know they can pull off a different look so they do. A lot of the time, I look at someone and I think to myself what they should be wearing.

How do you find Edmonton as far as fashion? Do you find it to be fashionable? I think there is fashion, but the trends are a bit late. Also, people seem to group together here. There isn’t as much individualism as people seem to think. Lots of people dress the same but think they are dressing different. When do you start dressing more exotically?

Any favourite designers? It is hard to say... I like Stella McCartney. I like lots of designers that aren’t necessarily within my price range. I like most of the designers that really capture your imagination...the couture that’s taking it to the next level, not streetwear. As far as myself, I usually wear tunics and oversized t-shirts, not just boot cut jeans and white t-shirts. Ahh, the basics. So does your study of sociology have anything to do with fashion or is it only a hobby?

My mother always had a lot of shoes so I would sneak them and wear them. A friend’s mom was also a model so we used to do runway shows for Gap Kids and Roots. So you were a child model? Yep. My mom got concerned that I’d get too involved in the model lifestyle so it never worked out. Another child star’s dreams dashed.

That’s basically why I went into arts, once I’m done I can go in different directions. I was just in Chicago and I visited the School of the Art Institute. They have a lot of fashion programs that I’m interested in but until then I just wanted to take a foundation until I figure out if it’s a career I want to pursue.

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In the illustrious history of clubs at the University of Alberta, where does Starcraft University rank? I wouldn’t say we’re up their with something like the Student Distress Centre, but we’re somewhat of a presence I like to think. The best way to put it is, we’ve only done one Clubs Fair in our two and a half years as a registered club and during that Clubs Fair we had the second highest number of new members. We were beat out only by the dance club. So how many members do you currently have? We have 52 members on our current list and we actively get about ten to twelve people out to our events every Friday at Dewey’s . I’ve heard that this Starcraft game is incredibly popular in Korea. How many of those members are Korean? Technically the club is mostly Koreans, but many of them don’t show up to our events. Sometimes one of our Korean members will stroll in and mop the floor with us and disappear into the balmy afternoon. Don’t they have massive Starcraft competitions in Korea? Its almost a sport there isn’t it? They fill stadiums full of people to watch two guys play Starcraft. It’s a part of the culture. The guys that play look like they’re wearing a Nascar jacket because the are so heavily sponsored. Is that your goal, to be sponsored to play Starcraft? Or did you have other reasons to start this club? We really just wanted an excuse to drink beer, eat paninis and play Starcraft. It’s pretty much that simple. I’m not even doing anything computer related in school. I’m a philosophy and drama double major. Contrary to the pictures you took for this interview, I am not the king of the basement nerds. I might join your club, if only for the beer and paninis. That’s something I can support.

STUDENT CLUB STARCRAFT UNIVERSITY PROGRAM ARTS YEAR 3

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HOBBY IMPROV PARTY TRICK WORLD’S FASTEST CLAPPER

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COLIN MATTY UofA


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10 Lucky People

• $100 shopping spree at Stylistics Hair Group

• deluxe poker set

• $25 gift card for Cookies by George

• matching men’s and ladies’ watches provided

• $50 Hudsons gift certificate

• $20 gift certificate for Hudsons

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• $10 gift card for Edo Japan

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COMMUNITY GROUP MUSIC IS A WEAPON HOBBY DJEMBE GREATEST ACCOMPLISHMENT STAYING ALIVE FAVOURITE MUSIC THE KIND YOU FEEL

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BEST SPOT IN EDMONTON KASBAR

LUCAS COFFEY UofA


How old is Music is a Weapon and how did it get started? Last summer I met a girl named Stacy McAllister who was raising money to build a school in the city of Mampong in Ghana. I had thrown a concert before so I decided I could help. We were lucky enough to get the help of the Students Association in the form of grants and things took off from there. What type of things did you bring to the table for this fundraiser?

Yeah. Our second collaboration was with the Walk for Darfur. We set up a massive busking event and lined Whyte Ave with thirteen groups of musicians all raising money for Darfur and relief efforts for that country. We’re all about using music to bring about change. Where does Music is a Weapon go from here? Do you see it being implemented across the country?

I ended up bringing in a break-dance workshop, a drum circle, a song circle and we did a full weekend of concerts at venues across the city. Overall, we did seven performances all to raise money for the school in Ghana.

Right now, we’re in the process of taking a step back and writing everything we’ve learnt thus far down. Things have happened so quickly that we don’t want all the lessons we’ve learnt to go to waste. I really would be happy if it took off in other cities but I need to be able to let go and allow it to grow naturally and just guide it with the principles we’ve developed so far.

That was obviously the focus early on. How has Music is a Weapon changed since then?

I really appreciate your “Axe of Kindness”… Get it!? Weapon… Music… Never mind.

The focus is really on building community here in Edmonton and building community abroad. We’ve also been focusing a lot on collaborations and the idea of inclusive art and music. So you use the community you’ve built here to help communities all over the world?

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BUSINESS THIN SLICE PROGRAM ENTREPRENUERIAL CURRENT BOOK TWILIGHT SIGN CANCER FAVOURITE FOOD DESSERT

Tell me about this custom cake company, Thin Slice, that you are starting? I have been making custom cakes for a number of years. It started just for friends and family, if someone were having a birthday, I would always make the cake. People always told me that I should do it professionally. Therefore, when I decided to go back to school, it made sense for me to take Entrepreneurial Management and pursue baking. Are you going to stop at custom cakes or will you be tempting people with other baked goods as well? The goal is to open my own bakery and have cupcakes, brownies and cookies. I think it would be great to sell coffee too, and have a place for people to hang out and eat. It would be great if it expanded into a place for lunch as well, then I could offer sandwiches and stuff. People do seem obsessed with cupcakes lately, but really, it is all about the icing. What is the secret to making great icing? To be honest, the more fatty and sugary the icing is the better it tastes. Anything that is horrible for you has to taste great, otherwise what’s the point? There is that show on TV called Ace Of Cakes. Can you make cakes as crazy as that?

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They made a movable robot cake one time. That would take forever! Plus, who would really want to eat it? The more intricate a cake becomes the less edible it is. I mean there is obviously some type of motor mechanisms in there making it move. I will stick with cake and icing for now.

BARBARA McINTOSH NAIT

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