Discovering his love for playing, and music in general, set Andrew on the path of creating his own; with and without others. From early secondary school to the present time, he has collaborated and performed with numerous musicians and artists across North America.
From backyard parties to famous venues such as The MOD club, The Painted Lady, The Reverb and Revival, Andrew has performed with and without other artists. Using extended technique, looping, effects on extended range bass, and his voice, he attempts to dig into every corner of his musical imagination.
Andrew most recently worked for Silence: Guelph’s portal for adventurous new sound events; a local arts and performance hub in Guelph that is dedicated to fostering and incubating new and old creative talents. During his time there, he started as a volunteer- putting up posters and setting up chairs for events- to eventually becoming Silence’s Manager of Operations. He regularly worked as booker and sound technician for performing bands and artists, and gained a firm grip on what it takes to plan and execute a successful live music show.
Finding himself back in Toronto, he plans on bringing his knowledge in that field to NPCC- and help create even more magical, music filled nights of inspiring, energetic and ethereal bewilderment; simultaneously fostering local and non-local talents across the GTA, Ontario, and Canada.
Andrew is currently performing under his solo moniker “Thumper”, as well as spear-heading an experimental art ska project called “What now? We Wait.”
Kal Honey was creative and obsessively detail-oriented from an early age: drawing, building models, embroidery, photography. After attending Northern Secondary School’s specialized art program in Toronto, Kal went on to become an award-winning graduate of the Ontario College of Art. After a 2009 travel sabbatical from his 20-year graphic design career, Kal re-focussed his career on art and art instruction.
Often bold (but sometimes subtle), Kal's work in painting, graphics and collage is informed by his design sensitivity and training, his love of contrasts, and his penchant for text, wit and wordplay.
Recent exhibitions include: Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, Queen West Art Crawl and Otto Art, Toronto and In Situ Multi Arts Festival and ArtWorkX, Mississauga.
As an instructor, Kal teaches artist-to-artist: inspiration, challenge, structure, support, artistic freedom, lively discussion — and laughter. In addition to being a regular instructor here at Neilson Park, he also teaches at Visual Arts Mississauga and Haliburton School of the Arts, as well as leading workshops, giving lectures and jurying exhibitions throughout Southern Ontario.
When not in the studio or classroom, Kal can often be found in the gym or out riding one of his beloved bicycles…
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Cory Therrien is an administrative and marketing professional with a diverse range of professional experience in areas such as office management, purchasing, event coordination, and product and brand analysis and departmental budgeting. She has a B.A.A. in Office and Administrative Studies and a certificate in marketing from Ryerson University.
Cory is a believer in life-long learning and strives to acquire new skills and knowledge in her work, continuing education studies and art and calligraphy classes.
Cory is a member Calligraphic Art Guild of Toronto at NPCC and is an ever hopeful gardener.