Toronto resident Callen Schaub graduated with a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the Ontario College of Art and Design University in 2013. Callen specializes in painting, illustration and mural work, he is also a metal sculptor and art teacher for the City of Toronto Community and Story Planet. In early 2013 Callen opened Project Gallery, a contemporary art gallery in Toronto’s Leslieville area. He has organized and curated group and solo art exhibits, community and cultural events, and has done several commissioned murals, book and magazine illustrations.
Thoughts About Art and Community
At Story Planet (non-profit organization) my paintings and illustrations acts as a creative catalyst for the imaginative story writing of children of all ages. I have preformed live paintings at a variety of venues including significant local charities, fund raising, arts and cultural events. Typically a portion of the sale from the artworks created is contributed to a relevant cause, and the painting performance provides an friendly environment that makes art accessible and engaging to diverse communities.