New murals part of the THRIVE Mural Residency Program!

As you may have heard in our latest episode of THRIVE Talks Podcast, we are thrilled and honoured to have four of our THRIVE Mastermind members create murals for our new space at The Profile Coworking Business Club! What makes it even more exciting is that we now have murals at both Thurlow street and Lower Lonsdale locations! We are very grateful to be working in collaboration with The Profile doing our Mural Residency program. This process and this program are so important to THRIVE as it really illustrates and shapes the meaning of “coworking” spaces. These opportunities are not only amazing for our Mastermind members, but for our coworkers in these spaces. Art has the power to transform spaces to be engaging, enjoyable and inspiring, and we know that these four new murals do just that! Check out the finished murals below!


First, we have Ola Volo! We are so thrilled to have her work in our space, as ola was part of the first ever mastermind group and has been a supporter of THRIVE all along the way. Her intricate work is inspired by history, multiculturalism, and folklore and pays homage to the subtleties of human nature as well as celebrating the little surprises of day to day life. Her bold work is elaborate and filled with rich symbolism that brings animals, architecture, nature, and people together to tell a diverse story. Thank you, Ola, for sharing your work with us at the Thurlow street location!  

Photos by  Laara Cerman


Up Next we have Kari Kristensen! Kari is a contemporary Canadian printmaker that has graced the atmosphere at the downtown location of The Profile! Born and raised in Dutton Ontario, Kari is a graduate of the University of Guelph where she studied Art History and Classical Studies. Kari’s latest body of work- “The Imagined Landscapes series”, is an expression of Canadian landscapes as she has experienced them. This ornate work is Kari's first mural since High School! She has been working with intricately cut linoleum prints as well as monoserigraphs in her latest series so we were thrilled to have her do this mural for us! We are so excited to have this piece of work in our space! Thank you, Kari!  

Photos by  Maria Angerilli.


Laura Uy is our next THRIVE Mastermind member who we had the privilege of working with through our Mural Residency program! She has a imaginative and uplifting style that is inspired by nature, wildlife and travel. She is a Vancouver based artist and illustrator and we are loving her work at the Lower Lonsdale location! If that wasn't enough for you, she even has her own stationary brand called  Art + Soul Creative Co. that she launched in 2016! We love the duality of life and death that she has conveyed in this mural! Thank you Laura!

Photo by Abhishek Dhoj Joshi.  


Last, but certainly not least!  We have the Mural cube that Tierney Milne has created for us! Wow! Tierney is a Montreal-born designer and artist that is currently living in Vancouver. She has a BA in Psychology and illustration/Design which has influenced her inspiration to break down the complexities of a person's inner and outer landscapes and then reassembles them in a unique and colorful way! We can’t get enough! Thank you, Tierney, for this wonderful, interconnected, yet structured piece of work! View this mural cube at the Lower Lonsdale location!


Love these murals as much as we do? Wanna be part of the fun? Our Mural Residency program is an opportunity for our THRIVE Mastermind members to apply to and work in collaboration with The Profile Coworking Club! Think THRIVE Mastermind is for you? CLICK HERE to learn more about THRIVE Mastermind or click the button below to apply now!

Episode 9: Letting Go of Old Goals and Feeling Like a Pro with Ola Volo | THRIVE Talks

Content warning: Please note in this episode we speak about childhood sexual abuse, being triggered and Donald Trump.

THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with. 

In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest Ola Volo talk about:

  • Ola's design process behind murals and how she prepares for them.
  • How to deal with being overwhelmed and constructively protecting yourself in a sustainable manner.
  • Balancing financial resources, time, and your own art practice in terms of projects, and shedding old goals to make way for growth. 

 

Bonus: Artisan Markets with April Lacheur | THRIVE Talks Podcast

This is a must listen episode for artists who are trying to decide if Artisan Markets are for you! In this special bonus episode with artist April Lacheur, she shares her experiences and advice for artists who are considering Markets as an outlet to share and sell their work.  Listen for her tips, tricks and the things April learned the hard way so you don't have to! 

Episode 8: Being Grateful and Being Human with April Lacheur | THRIVE Talks Podcast

THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with. 

In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest April Lacheur talk about:

  • Their words of the year and the importance of self-reflection, getting excited, having goals and being okay with failure.
  • Planning and organizing ahead to avoid being overwhelmed.
  • Newsletter tips and tricks. 

Episode 7: THRIVE at Hogwarts with Charlotte Spafford | THRIVE Talks Podcast

THRIVE Talks is a monthly podcast hosted by artists Jamie Smith and Tara Galuska from THRIVE Art Studio. Every episode follows the format of a THRIVE Mastermind meeting where they share what they are excited about, learning and struggling with a special guest.

In this episode, Jamie, Tara, and their guest Charlotte Spafford talk about:

  • Holding the tension between wanting more and also being happy and content with exactly where we are.
  • Knowing what you want and avoiding a half assed ask. 
  • The joy of drawing, creating a visual vocabulary and transitioning to new bodies of work. 
  • Harry Potter!