The People

Creative Leadership

Sharon Stevens

Sharon Stevens

Founder/Curator/Producer

Equinox Vigil was conceived and is directed by Sharon Stevens, an award-winning media artist and long-time community activist and organizer. Sharon’s dynamic personality, devotion to community and passion for public art has made Calgary a better place to live for more than 30 years. Equinox Vigil represents Sharon’s profound respect for the power of art and public ritual in building strong, loving communities. She created the event after serving in 2010 as an intern and guest artist at the Night of All Souls, held annually at Vancouver’s Mountainview Cemetery.

Jodie Stevens

Jodie Stevens

Production Manager

As a founding member of the Equinox Vigil, Jodie Stevens is the Production Manager and contributes her expertise as a fibre/textile artist to the overall creative design of the event. As the artist liaison, she is part of the art selection, logistics and contract administration. She provides administrative support, overall technology requirements and bookkeeping.  She brings a background in event management which includes emergency response and troubleshooting for public events.

Lizzie McGovern

Lizzie McGovern

Visual Designer

Lizzie McGovern brings 20 years of work in film and theatre, specializing in garment construction and costume design, to her sensitive staging of Equinox Vigil. She has been part of Vigil since its inception in 2010, contributing her creative skills to produce an overall visual concept as a background for the art installations and performances. Using flowers, silk flags and lighting elements, she works with her volunteer design team to enhance the overall experience of visitors, setting a reverent mood in harmony with the natural beauty of the Union Cemetery that welcomes all participants.

Johanna Schwartz

Johanna Schwartz

Web Designer / Publicist

Johanna has been working in the nonprofit sector since 2000, contributing to the nonprofit landscape in Calgary in a myriad of ways. She is a  360°  consultant, providing management support, grant writing services, publicity, creative and technical writing, graphic design, website development and social media savvy – all with a keen understanding of the needs of the nonprofit sector.

 

 

 

 

Kenna Burima

Kenna Burima

Music Director

Kenna is excited to return to Equinox Vigil as music and the Union Choir director. She has earned a reputation as someone who can turn ideas into big projects and inspire people to come together, but at her core, Kenna wears one label most proudly: musician. A classically trained pianist with a flair for jazz, pop, rock, and every genre in between. Her second solo album Hymn is out now and features cabaret-style pop songs that mine musical, political, and emotional ground.

Talia Potter

Talia Potter

Volunteer Manager

Talia Potter is a lifelong volunteer and has been working as an arts administrator in Calgary for over a decade. Her focus has been on the people, volunteers specifically, including the small army of over 1800 volunteers with the Calgary Folk Music Festival. In addition to being passionate about the folks who make events happen, Talia has also worked in operations, coordinating food vendors and artisans, forging partnerships between organizations.

Stewart Stevens

Stewart Stevens

Site Manager

 

Stewart Stevens has been the Site Manager since the first Equinox Vigil in 2012. He oversees the details from electrics to deliveries to setup and take down. Always a cheery smile and a wacky colourful shirt, Stew adds his charm to the village we create every year.

Production
Jodie Stevens
Lizzie McGovern
Stewart Stevens
Talia Potter
Amber Storey
Krista Marsden
Sylvia Prochownik
Chantal Snodgrass
Amy Ferris
Yvonne Kustec
Katie Kimber
Meagan Boisvert

 

Photography & Documentation
Philip Bowen
Ramin Eshraghi-Yazdi
Aran Wilkinson-Blanc
Brian Jensen
Monique de St-Croix
Bogdan Cheta

Marketing and Development
Johanna Schwartz
Andrew Guilbert
Maria Wozniak
Stacey Walyuchow

Lighting and Tech
Joe Kelly
Alexandria Inkster
Julia Jungwirth
Alyssa Ellis
Julian Zwack
Jessica Anger

 

Artists & Performers
Doug Haslam
Nikki Reimer
Michelena Bamford
Louise Page
Carla Pelkey
Lisa Hodgkinson
Cheryl Foggo
Miranda Martini
Leslie Greentree
Shannon MacKinnon
Harry Sanders
Kris Demeanor
Tina Guthrie
Sheahan Kimmins Keinick
Eveline Kolijn with Sheldon Stevens
Caitlind r.c. Brown & Wayne Garrett
The Whole in One Collective
Candace Makowichuk
Kyrsten Blair & The Sentinels:
Tania Alvarado
Kelly Brownlee
Ingrid Díaz Céspedes
Julie Funk
Tina Guthrie
Sheahan Kimmins Keinick
Laura Kleiner
Shaylea Pangle

Choirs & Musicians
Kenna Burima – Music Director
Laura Reid – Violin
Jiajia Li – Flute
The Calgary Renaissance Players and Singers
Bridge to Peace Threshold Choir

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