Megan Stein is a visual artist and printmaker living in Edmonton, Alberta. Her artistic practice encompasses collage, relief, silkscreen and hand drawn typography. She uses language, repetition, comparisons and concealment as tools to communicate narrative, empathy, and small glimmers of celebration. Megan often uses colour, plants, water, light, reflections and ribbons as metaphorical language in her work.
Virginia Stephen has an MA in Visual and Performing Arts Education and undergraduate degrees in both Art History and Arts Education and is a graduate of the Getty Museum Leadership Institute. She has over 35 years of experience as an arts educator, museum educator and senior arts administrator. Stephen began her career as a visual art teacher in Ontario and British Columbia secondary schools.
My first love is black and white photography. That probably has to do with the fact that I started out many years ago sloshing around in a makeshift darkroom set up in my parent's basement bathroom. In the last few years I’ve transitioned from shooting large format film, almost exclusively black and white, to a digital slr which allows me to produce colour as well. Regardless, whether the final image will be black and white or colour, I'm always drawn to scenes with strong compositional elements and strong lighting.