Video and Audio Excerpts from The Artis Launch coming soon.

Special Guest of Honour, all the way from Scotland, President of the Robert Burns World Federation,  Bobby Kane  (right), with  Featurette Artist  and satirical poet,  Ronnie O'Byrne  (left), Director of the Canadian faction of The Robert Burns World Federation.

Special Guest of Honour, all the way from Scotland, President of the Robert Burns World Federation, Bobby Kane (right), with Featurette Artist and satirical poet, Ronnie O'Byrne (left), Director of the Canadian faction of The Robert Burns World Federation.

Feature Artist Eva Kolacz  performs her poetry and exhibits just some of her world renowned art work on the cover of   The Artis   magazine.

Feature Artist Eva Kolacz performs her poetry and exhibits just some of her world renowned art work on the cover of The Artis magazine.

Infamous rhyming poet and Welshman  Trevor Trower  reads to a full house at the launch of   The Artis   magazine.

Infamous rhyming poet and Welshman Trevor Trower reads to a full house at the launch of The Artis magazine.

Poet and non-fiction historical writer  Josie DiSciascio-Andrews  reads from her latest poetry collection,  Jar of Fireflies  (Mosaic Press).

Poet and non-fiction historical writer Josie DiSciascio-Andrews reads from her latest poetry collection, Jar of Fireflies (Mosaic Press).

Poet  Dave Taylor  enthralls the audience with his classic style.

Poet Dave Taylor enthralls the audience with his classic style.

Professional entertainer and comic writer  Kim Cayer  keeps the audience in stitches (as usual).

Professional entertainer and comic writer Kim Cayer keeps the audience in stitches (as usual).

Scholar, writer and prolific poet  Laurence Hutchman  reads from his latest non-fiction poetry collection  Two Maps of Emery (Black Moss Press).  This August Laurence was given the honour of being named Poet Laureate of Emery (formally the Weston Rd area of Toronto).

Scholar, writer and prolific poet Laurence Hutchman reads from his latest non-fiction poetry collection Two Maps of Emery (Black Moss Press). This August Laurence was given the honour of being named Poet Laureate of Emery (formally the Weston Rd area of Toronto).

Award-winning playwright, poet, and writer  Zohra Zoberi  reads us a special sneak-peak from her upcoming memoir, exclusively published in the inaugural issue of   The Artis   magazine.

Award-winning playwright, poet, and writer Zohra Zoberi reads us a special sneak-peak from her upcoming memoir, exclusively published in the inaugural issue of The Artis magazine.

`World traveled photographer, poet, and professional actor, Featurette artist  Eryk Burns  brings his eclectic poetry to the stage.

`World traveled photographer, poet, and professional actor, Featurette artist Eryk Burns brings his eclectic poetry to the stage.

Artist  Lindsay W. Albert , takes the stage and primes the audience for her  Featurette in the second issue of  The Artis.

Artist Lindsay W. Albert, takes the stage and primes the audience for her Featurette in the second issue of The Artis.

Motivational writer and event videographer  Frank Veri  reads from his very well received opinion-editorial piece "Failure to Success."

Motivational writer and event videographer Frank Veri reads from his very well received opinion-editorial piece "Failure to Success."

Featurette Artist  Ronnie O'Byrne , who has performed throughout the UK, Australia, and Canada, delivers a side-splitting performance with his signature satirical Scottish wit.

Featurette Artist Ronnie O'Byrne, who has performed throughout the UK, Australia, and Canada, delivers a side-splitting performance with his signature satirical Scottish wit.

Blinged-out!  Special Guest of Honour, President of the Robert Burns World Federation,  Bobby Kane  captivates the audience with Robert Burns' legendary poetry.

Blinged-out! Special Guest of Honour, President of the Robert Burns World Federation, Bobby Kane captivates the audience with Robert Burns' legendary poetry.

Surprise guest, poet, and scholar  Karen Kane  gives an impromptu performance or Robert Burns' progressive 1792 poem "Rights of Women" for the event finale! Find out more in the Editors Letter in the second issue of   The Artis.

Surprise guest, poet, and scholar Karen Kane gives an impromptu performance or Robert Burns' progressive 1792 poem "Rights of Women" for the event finale! Find out more in the Editors Letter in the second issue of The Artis.

Editor-in-Chief and event MC,  Ivy Reiss , with Technical Assistant and event doorman (needed to control the fans!)  Chris O'Byrne  take the stage together to dole out the coveted raffle prizes, think 3 pairs of tickets to  The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts , 3 sets of gift certificates to award-winning  Adonis  Mediterranean Cuisine, and 3 stunning gift baskets from the  Wine Makers Shoppe  and more!

Editor-in-Chief and event MC, Ivy Reiss, with Technical Assistant and event doorman (needed to control the fans!) Chris O'Byrne take the stage together to dole out the coveted raffle prizes, think 3 pairs of tickets to The Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts, 3 sets of gift certificates to award-winning Adonis Mediterranean Cuisine, and 3 stunning gift baskets from the Wine Makers Shoppe and more!