Photo by Johnny Lam.

Krista Dalby is a playwright, director, and producer of theatre and community festivals. Krista is Co-Founder of the Firelight Lantern Festival and chief brain behind the Creative Rural Minds networking events. She can regularly be spotted at festivals around Ontario building Boxtopia (large scale cardboard installations) or running art programming for kids. Krista is extremely tolerant of lactose and believes hot water bottles are highly underrated.


Milé Murtanovski has been painting since 1988. His artwork has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in Canada and the United States, and many of his paintings are in public and private collections around the world. His illustrations and graphic designs have appeared in textbooks and magazines, on CDs, posters, product packaging, and websites...and you can see hundreds of examples of his artwork and other creative projects on his blog. Milé was born in 1971 and grew up in the lovely cliffside town of Scarborough in Ontario, Canada; his current whereabouts are known.