Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Greg Steffensen: VO's Renaissance Man

Gregg Steffensen is a multi-talented, multi-faceted kinda guy. Not only is he VO's Assistant Technical Director but he's also a musician, an audio technician, a carpenter and mixed media artist.

When not building props in our prop shop, he's participating in exhibitions such as The Drift: Art on Main Street.

Gregg's most recent project features acrylic and photo transfers onto small blocks

When he doesn't have a paintbrush in hand, he's wielding a pair of drumsticks.

Greg has played drums and percussion for shoe-gazing/dreampop band Hinterland. The band were featured on MuchMusic and CBC TV and also won recognition from Georgia Straight Music Awards for best local album, best vocalist and most underrated band.

Drawn Ship, his current band with with vocalist Lynn Heinemann, is described as "two person rock music from the back of the classroom." The band's next gig will be November 26 at the Art Bank Gallery.

Where does he find the time? Not only does Gregg work, paints and drums, he's also completing the Fine Arts Certificate program at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. With endless amounts of energy and creativity, Gregg is truly a renaissance man.

~ Ling Chan

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