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Edward Ian Cibula

Edward Ian Cibula

E. Ian Cibula is a transplanted Montrealer. A graduate of Concordia University, he makes his living as a freelance writer so that he can pick which hours he’d like to work, and which to spend by the water. Ian’s deep interest in arts, music, culture and sport push him to see the world through many lenses. He wishes to see as much of the spectrum of local culture as possible and hopefully share what he gleans by bringing the authentic experience of different subcultures to life in his writing.

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“You just have to LOVE what you are doing and believe in its results, and all of these challenges become joys”. The art of the documentary is one that requires patience and interest ... Continue reading >>
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POUR LIRE CET ARTICLE EN FRANÇAIS CLIQUEZ ICI Music is often considered one of the highest forms of creations. It is at once elegant and tangible but also ephemeral. It’s associated heavily with healing and inspiration. ... Continue reading >>
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The question of how one values art properly has always followed the creative process. From valuing art as cultural currency, as a marker of personal prestige, as an investment even – the question ... Continue reading >>
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Multifaceted just won’t cut it and highly-stylized barely begins to do Ben Kwok’s work justice. Piling detail onto detail Kwok’s illustrations and designs are a mesmerizing exercise in excess. With figures composed out ... Continue reading >>
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Street art is a strange space. In an increasingly commodified market, public art is constantly wrestling with the corporate forces which enable it today and its rougher roots – those impulses that first ... Continue reading >>
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Some aspiring musicians dream of the fame and celebrity lifestyle, some established musicians only care about producing things they can ‘place’ on TV; and then there are others – those who play music ... Continue reading >>
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From young up-and-coming singer songwriters like Emilee Sorrey – the urge to grow one’s name recognition can be enticing, but as it turns out she had slightly different ideas. “I didn’t want to ... Continue reading >>
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If Jason Wasserman had to pitch his own work to a random passerby he says he would describe it as “hand-drawn, black and white, bold comic book style.”  It’s hard to pinpoint his ... Continue reading >>
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Pierre-Philippe Côté aka: Peter Henry Phillips is known among those in the know as one of Quebec’s premiere emerging artists. His status as an artist to watch is solidified further with the release ... Continue reading >>
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Meteoric might be the best word to describe RYAN Playground’s rising profile. The signee of Ryan Hemsworth’s Secret Songs label is making Montreal and her fans proud and validating her position on the ... Continue reading >>