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MEET OUR FACILITATORS

James Neish

James Neish is a freelance visual artist specializing in indie comic illustration. He is an advocate for creativity and enjoys all sorts of creative expression.

Jenny Yujia Shi

Jenny Yujia Shi is a painter and printmaker from Beijing, China. She graduated from NSCAD University in 2015 with her BA in Art History and her BFA in Painting, Printmaking..

Brandon Mooney

Originally from just outside Ottawa, Ontario, Brandon Mooney has been playing guitar and singing for 15 years. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music Therapy degree from Acadia University...

Kate Macdonald

Kate Macdonald has always been involved in the arts since a very young age. She has been acting in her community since the age of four and has always shown an interest in photography and being generally creative.

JJ Steeves

JJ Steeves was homegrown on a farm in Nova Scotia and has been working with her hands all her life. These days she's living the life of a wild and free visual artist, dog walker for the rich and famous, and general social-meddler.

Shila Leblanc

Shila is passionate about working with youth. She is a restorative justice caseworker by day and applies a restorative lens to all areas of her life.

Chris Iannetti

Chris fell in love with the guitar as a young child listening to his Dad play and knew it would be his career even before graduating elementary school.

Jessica Lynn Wiebe

Jessica Lynn is a talented facilitator and artist. A former NSCAD Artist in Residence at the MacPhee Centre (’16-’17) and top student when attending NSCAD University.

Ian Bennett

Ian is a Multi-instrumentalist, composer, songwriter and arranger based in Halifax, NS.

Jacob Caines

Born in Truro NS, Jacob Caines completed his undergraduate degree in Music Education and Conducting at Acadia University in Wolfville NS, before moving to Ottawa to complete a Masters in Musicology at the University of Ottawa.

Emily Lawrence

Emily is an interdisciplinary artist and facilitator based in Halifax NS who recently graduated from NSCAD University.

Dr. Henry Bishop

Dr. Henry V. Bishop was born in Weymouth Falls, Digby Co. NS. He is a direct descendant of both the Black Loyalists and migrant workers of Barbados.

Lux Habrich

Lux Habrich is an interdisciplinary visual artist, arts facilitator and support worker originally from Tiohtiá:ke / Montreal (QC). Having moved to Atlantic Canada in 2012 to complete a BFA Interdisciplinary at NSCAD University...

David Middleton

David Middleton is a teacher, photographer, writer and filmmaker. He has taught classes at The Nova Scotia Community College and at The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University.

Cassie Seaboyer

Puppet builder, local cos-player, sculptor, and part time velociraptor tamer, Cassie Seaboyer is no stranger to the art scene.

Courtney Connor

Originally from Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia, Courtney completed her Bachelor of Arts at Carleton University. After five years of living, working, and studying in Ottawa she returned home settling in beautiful Dartmouth, NS...

Lisa Buchanan

Lisa Buchanan is a podcaster, stand-up comedian, and sporadic blogger. She co-hosts LOL UR Gay: A Gay Comedy Podcast with Adam Myatt. Born and raised in Cape Breton, Lisa holds a BA (political science & English) and LLB from Dalhousie University, and a Master's in English from the University of Saskatchewan.

Quinn MacIsaac

Quinn recently completed his undergraduate degree in International Development and Theatre Studies and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Social Work at Dalhousie University. On top of his studies, he is also part of the coordinating team for the annual Nova Scotia High school Drama Festival and an active alumnus of the Nova Scotia Secondary School Students’ Association.

Rachel Bruch

Rachel Bruch, BMT, MTA, is a Certified Music Therapist, private music educator, independent musician and cofounder of Seeing Music Creativity Workshops. Through her alt-folk solo project, Blue Lobelia, she has released 2 albums (2016/2019), showcased at Maritime Festivals and Artist Residencies (Evolve/White Rabbit/Folly Fest/Paddlefest/ Flourish Fest/ NSMW) and toured throughout Canada. In early 2019, Rachel became a mother and is currently finding ways to balance and integrate this work into her practice as an artist and music therapist. Her approach to music therapy/education strives to increase music accessibility by encouraging clients to expand beyond more traditional conceptions of music to discover their own unique musical identity.

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