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Ross Bodenmann

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Ross is an artist and writer based in the Comox Valley working in a variety of mediums including fine art, design and video production. He has travelled, shown and sold works around the world as well as being an internationally published author. Drawing inspiration and instruction from a variety of mentors and institutions over the years as well as from the Vancouver Island landscape has given Ross a compelling creative aesthetic both visual and written.

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12

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Creating Fun & Games: Jason Kapalka

Interview by Tom Keenoy
Photos by Ross Bodenmann
There’s a new sign up at the Harbour Centre building in Comox that maybe doesn’t quite fit with the other businesses near the water. I caught up with Jason...

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10

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Naturally Aware: April Bencze

Interview & article photo by Ross Bodenmann
Gallery photos by April Bencze
With stunning visuals and captivating words, April Bencze is reconnecting humans with the natural world. Her portfolio, Instagram following, and contributions...

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9

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A life's work, in progress: Kevin Flesher

Interview and photo by Ross Bodenmann
An interview with Comox Valley’s 2016/17 Poet Laureate     Whether it’s hanging out with High Lamas in the Himalayas, studying...

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8

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Elegant Strength: Dianne Hawkins

Interview & Photo By Ross Bodenmann
The stalwart CEO of the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce has been going to bat for local business people since long before it was cool. Raised with deep Comox...

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7

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Happy To Grow

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos By Daryl Granger
With an abundance of arable land, an increasingly motivated farm to table food scene, and an array of seasoned culinary creatives, the Comox Valley has long...

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6

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Market Innovators: Ceylon Cuisine & Spices

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photo By Hans Peter Meyer
From the coasts of the Indian Ocean to our north Pacific paradise, Ceylon Cuisine brings the warmth of their dynamic flavour blends, delicious curries and a...

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6

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Building On Nature

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos By
And Ron Pogue
Furniture builders share their love of the craft.     The process and eventual outcome of furniture craft provides a necessary staple...

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6

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Building A Legacy: Gord Schreiner

Interview By Ross Bodenmann
A decorated fire chief combines the wisdom gained from experience with a view to the future.     Memories line a wall of Gord Schreiner’s...

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6

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Making Connections

Opening Introduction By Julie Sabey
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
And Nik Dunn
To make things happen, we connect. It’s the spark from these connections that makes us feel alive. I came to be the guest editor of this edition of the CVC...

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Materializing The Soul

Categories Volume 5
Three Comox Valley jewelers carry on the tradition of hand made, wearable art while applying distinct creative visions.     The wearable...

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4

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Market Innovators: Clever Crow

Words & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Lia Cormick launched Clever Crow about three years ago at the Comox Valley Farmers’ Market selling herbs, spices and sea salts. The market has served her...

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4

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Beer Tasting 101

Words By Brad Harris
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
Infographic By Ian Adams
Four ingredients: water, malt (usually barley), yeast and hops. Beer. A simple recipe but such a complex substance. The craft beer revolution has ignited...

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4

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ghost Cats

Words by Roanne English
Illustration By Ross Bodenmann
The cats were intensely focused, only glancing at me before returning their focus to my dog Taz, a large German Shepherd cross who, until that very moment I...

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4

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Necessary Balance: Lindsay Sterk

Interview By Ross Bodenmann
Photo By Karen McKinnon
The intrepid leader of the Pantuso Dance Studio is a professional dancer, singer and performer in his own right. As he balances growth and success with...

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4

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Pedal Power

Words By Kerry Hale
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
The Comox Valley enjoys a reputation for clean living, and rightly so. With inviting beaches meandering along vast stretches of coastline, epic mountains...

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4

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Movement

Words by Ross Bodenmann
Photos by David Prothero
And Jenn Dykstra
Arguably one of the only constants that exist in our world is the reality that nothing is constant. Change itself is one of the few things we can be sure of....

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3

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Suspended Over Elk Falls

Words By Mary Ruth Harris
Photos By Ross Bodenmann
It is almost unfair to attempt to capture the extraordinary beauty of Elk Falls in photos or film. Neither come close to the actual experience. And it is an...

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3

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Unveiling Stories: Daniel Kooman

Interview & Photo By Ross Bodenmann
Daniel Kooman is a local filmmaker and a partner of Unveil Studios, an independent studio finding its roots in Red Deer Alberta. A transplant from over the...

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3

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Power

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos By Zach Turple
And Lorenz Jimenez
It can be defined as ability, force or potential. Some call it influence or pressure, others relate it to mechanics, something calculable; for still more...

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2

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The Competitors Perspective: Darcy Lange

Interview & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
With a spirit of excellence and determination Darcy Lange has overcome serious illness and found legendary status in the North American motocross scene. At 32...

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2

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Discovery

Words by Ross Bodenmann
Photos By Dan Owen
And Zach Turple
An enlightening interview from our last issue led me down a rewarding rabbit trail. The conversation was an enthusiastically shared perspective, the topic...

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1

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Drac's Castle

Words & Photos By Ross Bodenmann
If you’re rattling down the back roads of Merville on your way to Mount Washington or searching the Tsolum River for a good swimming spot, you might stumble...

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1

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Out Of The Blue: Marla Limousin

Interview & Words By Ross Bodenmann
Marla Limousin and her husband George are the fermentation alchemists conjuring up the innovative wines coming out of the Blue Moon Winery just north of...

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1

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Coming Home

Words By Ross Bodenmann
Photos by David Prothero
Some say it’s simply where they grew up, the place they remember most or where they count most familiar. Others say it’s ‘where the heart is’ whatever...

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