April, a 2011 DTES Small Arts Grant recipient, is Downtown Eastside resident, worker and advocate. She is usually a perky girl bouncing her way through the neighbourhood doing art, community outreach and story telling through the use of mobile technology.
Her favorite art style is situational photography and videography which highlights the variable aspects of our community from the light hearted and sweet to the more volatile and stormy situations.
Creating new community dialogue to help our DTES grow is what interests April. She also enjoys trying new techniques in painting, cartooning and experimental film making. April is a board member of W2 Community Media Arts Society and a founding member of Downtown Eastside social media group - AHA MEDIA. Her next project will be to give social media coverage of the Heart Of the City Festival 2011. Her exhibition of photos will be at W2 Media Cafe in February 2012 Date TBA.