Photo by Johnny Lam.

Krista Dalby is a multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for community building. She is the artistic director of The Department of Illumination, which has been producing the Firelight Lantern Festival since 2013, and launched the epic public art project ICE BOX in 2019. Krista is one of the hosts of ArtScene, a weekly arts program on 99.3 County FM, and she can regularly be spotted at festivals around Ontario running art programming for kids. Krista is the recipient of the 2019 Community Arts Builder Award from the Prince Edward County Arts Council and the 2016 Arts Recognition Award from the Quinte Arts Council.


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 and on Instagram. Milé was born in 1971 and grew up in the lovely cliffside town of Scarborough in Ontario, Canada; his current whereabouts are known.