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We Don’t Bite – Come, Meet an Artist! Lee Kvern and Paul Rasporich

June 22, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Author Lee Kvern leans against a mural on the side of a building.

Have you always wanted to meet an artist? Now’s your chance! Dale Lee Kwong hosts a daily meet and greet featuring different artists from the Calgary area. There will be a short interview at 12 noon to learn about the artist, their creative practice and any Q and A, followed by an open house. Ask anything you want, artists don’t bite!

Author Lee Kvern leans against a mural on the side of a building.

Author Lee Kvern

Lee Kvern

Lee Kvern is a Canadian author of short stories and novels. Her stories in 7 Ways to Sunday have garnered various literary awards including the CBC Literary Prize. Afterall was selected for regional Canada Reads and nominated for Alberta Book Awards and the Ottawa Relit Award. Lush Triumphant finalist and recent Best of the Net nominee. Her work has been produced for CBC Radio and been published in numerous literary magazines across Canada and the US. She’s currently finished her fourth novel Catch You on the Flipside, an international thriller.

Facebook: Lee Kvern
Instagram @leekvern




Painter Paul Rasporich

Paul Rasporich

Paul Rasporich has been Professional Artist for 35 years and a K-12 Art Educator for the past two decades. He has painted professionally for thirty-five years. Early works represented by Masters Gallery in Calgary. His portraits of prominent Canadians include: W.P. Kinsella (writer), Karen Kain (prima ballerina), Ian Tyson (musician), Douglas Cardinal (architect), John Snow (Nakoda Chief). Paul has painted formal portraits of Business leaders and lawyers: Frank Burnet, Tom Duckworth, Jim Palmer, and Mac Jones. He has been shortlisted to paint many former Canadian Prime Ministers, and was considered to paint Queen Elizabeth for her Diamond Jubilee. His work is represented in numerous private, public, and corporate collections: Alberta Foundation for the Arts, City of Calgary Civic collection, Burnet, Duckworth and Palmer, and Bennett Jones Law Firm.  Paul recently retired from classroom teaching, and has started the drawing and painting from nature YouTube Channel, Art with Raspo.

Website: paulrasporich.com
YouTube: Art with Raspo
Instagram: @art_with_raspo


June 22, 2023
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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