Art and Entertainment

Artistic voice is more than just a style or a particular colour palette; it is a way of making something that is so unique to us and our lives that it could not have been made by any other person. It’s a process that turns mechanical mark-making into a deeply personal result. 

Melanie will be exhibiting a collection of paintings inspired by her adventures in the outdoors. From skiing, mountain biking and hiking, most outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers can picture themselves in a MacVoy painting. Her recent work is inspired by painting outdoors en plein air, photography and realistic impressionism.

Her journey of becoming a filmmaker really began in Fernie. She moved to this mountain town after a season raft guiding on the Ottawa River. Her boyfriend at the time was a photographer and had set up a contract at the ski hill shooting video and taking photos in exchange for ski passes. He handed her a camera… and so began her career as a photographer.

The tool used to stop unwanted traffic into (or sometimes out of) a network is called a firewall. This is a term borrowed from its original meaning which was literally a wall built to stop a fire.

The Nobel Prize in Literature is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by Alfred Nobel in 1895. It has been awarded annually since 1901 and is given to an author from any country who has, in the words of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction." 

“Life is the knife edge between tragedy and ridiculousness.”
-Lindsay Vallance

You could be forgiven for thinking that with a theme like ‘play’ this was going to be a fairly light-hearted edition of the FIX, but I have to tell you that I’m not feeling very fun right now. Life is about balance, right? 

Performing on stage since she was two years old, it's become a very comforting joy for her.

We are still going through the spiritual tunnel astrologically and it will be very beautiful to see what comes of all this.

It’s a new year and optimism is in the air. Don’t let that optimistic air get knocked out of you by a bad boot. Remember the Boy Scout’s motto: “be prepared.”