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Gabrielle LeGuerrier  Head Chef, GourmetGab Events preparing a meal

Gabrielle LeGuerrier, Head Chef, GourmetGab Events

Michelin-trained Gabrielle LeGuerrier, Head Chef of GourmetGab Events and Pertu gives some insight into the private dining events that she hosts with her husband, European Sommelier, Gabor Bodo.
A Black woman and a Black man sit across from each other smiling while in conversation.

I’thandi Munro, Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award Recipient

On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award recipient, I’thandi Munro.

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Clara Dugas, Prix Grand Pré Award

On this episode I chat with Prix Grand Pré Award winner, Clara Dugas about being a professional storyteller. 
Duane and Sarah Proper smiling

Sarah Prosper, Indigenous Artist Recognition Award

On this episode I chat with Dancer, Sarah Prosper about receiving the Indigenous Artist Recognition Award, and how she’s living a life of dance.
Duane and Tyshan Wright sitting on a bench in Point Pleasant Park in Halifax.

Tyshan Wright, Emerging Artist Recognition Award

On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award recipient, Tyshan Wright. 
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Cyndi Cain, Portia White Prize

On this episode I chat with Nova Scotian music legend, Cyndi Cain about her music, spirituality and winning the Portia White Prize.
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Inverness County Centre for the Arts, Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award

On this episode I chat with Ash Young, the Executive Director of the Inverness County Centre for the Arts. 
Domanique Grant

Domanique Grant

We talk about early days as an artist and letting go of fear to make the work we were meant to create. 
Andre Fenton

Andre Fenton, Emerging Artist Recognition Award

On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Recognition Award recipient, Andre Fenton.
Martins Madumere

Martins Madumere

Martins Madumere is an artist who’s difficult to put in a box.
Tonya “Sam’Gwan” Paris, Black Artist Recognition Award

Tonya “Sam’Gwan” Paris, Black Artist Recognition Award

On this episode I chat with 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Black Artist Recognition Award recipient Tonya "Sam'Gwan" Paris.
Frances Dorsey and Duane Jones on episode 131 of Art Pays Me

Frances Dorsey, Established Artist Recognition Award

On this episode, I speak with Creative Nova Scotia Established Artist Recognition Award Winner Frances Dorsey. You might remember Frances from our Craft Pays Me series.
STORRY - Press Photo - 2022 - by Karimah Zakia Issa

STORRY, Singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter, STORRY talks about the importance of diversifying your skills when you’re an independent artist, moving to London to further her music career and how she brings operatic sauce to songs she’s featured on. 
Duane and Séamus Gallagher

Creative Nova Scotia Emerging Artist Award Winner, Séamus Gallagher

Welcome to a special series of Art Pays Me interviews with the winners of the 2022 Creative Nova Scotia Awards
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Amai Kuda et Les Bois, Singer songwriter & Healer

On this episode, I chat with Singer songwriter & Healer, Amai Kuda et Les Bois about their new album, the challenge of following multiple passions and the impact of truly living the message in your art.
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Jackie Torrens, Writer & Filmmaker

On this episode, I chat with writer, actor and director Jackie Torrens of Peep Media about how she became a filmmaker.
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Nikki Yanofsky, Singer

On this episode of Art Pays Me, I chatted with singer Nikki Yanofsky about the journey back to her roots in Jazz music. 
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Glitterati Returns

On this solo episode I share some exciting news and discuss why our parent company, Glitterati Communications will be more visible going forward.

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Omar Gandhi, Architect

On this episode I chat with my friend – Architect, Omar Gandhi about how we met, what it’s like receiving global accolades for your work and why he values keeping his practice small.
Waants

Waants, Artist and Producer

Artist and producer Waants and I talk about his new music and what it means to be in your “flop era”.
Bruno Capinan

Bruno Capinan, Singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter Bruno Capinan hopped on the podcast to talk about their new album Tara Rara and producing art that challenges racial, gender and sexual conventions.

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hill of iamhill

On this episode I chat with JUNO-nominated artist, hill of iamhill about her creative interests, collaborating with Mike Schlosser, Web3 and her feelings about the relationship between art and technology.
Teagan Johnston

Teagan Johnston, Singer-songwriter

In this episode I chat with singer-songwriter Teagon Johnston – except she/they are so much more than that. Teagan, like many of us is exploring creativity in multiple areas including, modelling, acting and writing. 
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Artist, Miya Bailey

Miya Bailey breaks down his art origin story, how he pursues his many creative outlets from tattooing to sculpture, and how his latest enterprise Peter Street Station Is helping him fulfill his personal mission of elevating Black artists in Atlanta. 
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Ria Mae: Singer-songwriter

Singer-songwriter Ria Mae shares what happened after her first hit song, why age doesn’t matter for musicians anymore and why it’s a good thing when people don’t know who you are.
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Omar Hopkinson (Oms)

Multidisciplinary creative, Omar “Oms” Hopkinson discusses how his roots in Toronto’s hip hop scene led him to work on diverse projects across the visual spectrum.
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Jonathan Smith: Artist, Designer and Co-Founder of Choice

Artist, Designer and Co-Founder of Choice, Jonathan Smith shares how this new app helps artists connect with one another, form little sub-communities, and share weird and unique work that they create and discover. 
Stephanie Joline on the Art Pays Me podcast

Stephanie Joline

Filmmaker Stephanie Joline and I discuss tapping into our shame to create art, leaning into controversy and her latest film, Night Blooms.
Kristina Elise Søbstad

Kristina Elise Søbstad

Visual Artist, Kristina Elise Søbstad and I talk about leaning into what feels natural for you as an artist and balancing that with what sells. 
Ally Thatcher on Art Pays Me

Ally Thatcher

I love how Ally Thatcher skillfully makes hilarious subversive statements about culture that appeal to design nerds and regular folk alike.
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Boma Nnaji

On this special episode I chat with artist Boma Nnaji.
Emily Chase on Art Pays Me

Emily Chase

I spoke with fashion stylist and digital artist Emily Chase about shifting the direction of an art career, influencer marketing and why it’s important to set professional boundaries. 
Nadia Katherine on Art Pays Me

Nadia Katherine

Nadia Katherine and I talk about how to get into the tattoo industry, her influences and the diverse skillset needed to be successful as a tattoo artist.
Letitia Fraser

Letitia Fraser

Interdisciplinary Artist, Letitia Fraser discusses her roots as an artist, her experience in art school and why Black portrait artists are important right now. 
Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon

Musician and writer Cadence Weapon discusses his approach to making songs and how his obsession with rap guided him early on.
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KTheChosen

KTheChosen is a Zimbabwe born hip-hop artist and activist based in Calgary Alberta.