Creativity is central to being human. Religion has often thought of God as the only creator, but creativity also happens outside the religious context. This speaker series explores the spirit of creativity from non-religious perspectives as significant leaders in the arts - dance, theatre, painting, poetry and music - share their own sense of the sprit of their art. In this 5-week series, five prominent Vancouver artists from a wide variety of media and disciplines share their thoughts on the importance of “spirit” in the artistic process. About Landon MacKenzie Landon Mackenzie is an artist whose works are held in The National Gallery of Canada, Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario and Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Currently her exhibition “Emily Carr and Landon Mackenzie; Wood Chopper and the Monkey” is on display at the Vancouver Art Gallery. A long time studio arts educator at Emily Carr University of Art + Design, she is the recipient of the Inaugural Ian Wallace Award for Excellence in Teaching.