Art Alive

Event Number: 22
Tickets: $20.00

Youth under 30: $15.00
Student Groups: $9.50

Art Alive

Wednesday, Oct 23
1:00pm - 2:15pm

(formerly Studio 1398)
3rd Floor, Festival House
1398 Cartwright Street

Stories come to life in an eclectic celebration of art and words. Whether dynamic diagrams, hilarious comics or winsome felt puppets, these enchanting presentations demonstrate the many diverse ways artwork enriches storytelling. Multi-talented artists and authors Cale Atkinson (Unicorns 101), Aron Nels Steinke (Mr. Wolf’s Class) and Holman Wang (Great Job, Mom! & Great Job, Dad!) create artwork on stage and share their beloved, funny and utterly charming stories. Kids will be captivated by these demonstrations of boundless creativity and inspired to tap into their own artistic passions.

Event Participants:

Cale Atkinson

British Columbia

Cale Atkinson is an illustrator and animator living lakeside with his family in Kelowna, BC. Believing in tea more than sleep, Atkinson is constantly working on numerous projects. He is the illustrator of many children’s books, including If I Had a Gryphon, and he wrote and illustrated Where Oliver Fits and Sir Simon: Super Scarer and many more. His work can also be found in animated shorts, television and games.,@2dCale

Aron Nels Steinke


Aron Nels Steinke is the Eisner Award-winning co-author of The Zoo Box and creator of The Mr. Wolf’s Class graphic novel series. The New York Times has called this, “A vibrant, funny new series that charmingly captures the everyday antics of a fourth grade classroom.” Steinke also teaches fourth and fifth grade in Portland, Oregon and has said, “My job is to empower, inform, inspire, and foster creativity, compassion and resilience in my students.”,@mrwolfcomics


Holman Wang

British Columbia

Holman Wang is a lawyer who also makes children’s books. He is the co-creator of the board book series Cozy Classics and Star Wars Epic Yarns, featuring unique needle-felted artwork. His new picture books, Great Job, Mom! and Great Job, Dad! (Tundra Books), celebrate all the tiny unpaid labours that accumulate to make us who we are as parents. Wang’s work has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, New York Times and People, and exhibited around the world., @holman_wang