Richard Tetrault is a Canadian artist based in Vancouver, Canada. His studio work includes painting, mixed media work and relief prints, exploring shifting dynamics within the contemporary urban landscape. Tetrault works in a distinctive style that fuses together his strong sense of graphic design elements with a broad inquisitiveness into the physical properties of various media. He has published several books, including Painted Lives and Shifting Landscapes (Anvil Press, 2004) and Signs of the Times, a collaboration with poet Bud Osborn (Anvil Press, 2005). His works of art in a variety of media are in museums, galleries, and private collections around the world.
Tetrault has directed mural projects with artists, community members and students locally and internationally. He is committed to the process of engaging community in a dialogue that explores identity, origins and the multicultural texture of Canada. He has lectured and/or taught on mural painting, public art and printmaking at Simon Fraser University, University of British Columbia, Emily Carr University, Malaspina Printmakers and elsewhere.
In 2008, Tetrault received the City of Vancouver Mayor’s Award for the Arts, and in 2013, he received the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Barbara Bourget is the Co-Producer of the Vancouver International Dance Festival and the Artistic Director of Kokoro Dance. Barbara has choreographed over one hundred and fifty dance works including forty-five full evening works. Barbara’s art is characterized by its continual exploration of the feminine, the dark, and the theatrical. Her work has left indelible emotional impressions on Vancouver audiences. Barbara has a Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from The School for The Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University and in September of 2011, she was awarded the Mayor’s Arts Award in Dance from the City of Vancouver.
Mira Malatestinic is President of Tycourt Enertprises. Ltd., Argent, and Joe Development Ltd.. Mira, born in Vancouver and a small business owner, understands the importance of art and culture in our ever changing city; particularly for the maintenance and healthy development of consistency in the fabric of community.
Early days of tap dancing evolved to theatrical performances and eventually visual arts opened Mira's eyes to cultural appreciation not only in Vancouver but New York and Europe. As a graduate from UBC in Therapuetic Recreation and an additional post-grad diploma in Art History has served her well in her role as an Art Committee member with VGH Foundation Art Committee. It was Mira's pleasure to worked closely with the Hospital and Langara staff in developing the evolving art program with residencents at George Pearson Hospital and students from Langara..
Mira also served on the Board of the Eastside Culture Crawl Society (2007-10) and continued her involvement for 2 more years with as founder and coordinator of the Studio 101 children's program. Presently, she has returned to the Board and is Vice-chair of the organization (2013 to present).
Mira has also organized local monthly pop-up exhibitions called "Mira's" in Strathcona for 3 years; their focus was on public art projections in the street. Internationally, Mira has coordinated an art exhibition between Canadian Artists and Croatian public art museums as well as supporting art programs in Cambodia.