Fennella Bruce Interviews Artist, Activist & Visionary Entrepreneur, Mark Stoddart on Inspire: Breaking Down Barriers to Success
Fennella Bruce, FKB Media is an extraordinary entrepreneur, writer, media producer and mediator of the Inspire Series. Throughout the series, she shares her stories as a journalist and media creator to the producer for CTV News Channel, Your Morning, and Canada AM. She is also the founder of FKB Media Solutions, a company that helps businesses, startups, professionals, and others develop powerful and successful media strategies.
Mark Stoddart combines his passion for music and sports, with a consistent spirit of social activism and a life-long commitment to educate, empower, and unite. Born in the United Kingdom to parents of Jamaican heritage, he moved to Scarborough as a young boy. Mark’s career as a visual communicator, graphic designer, and painter has spanned over three decades, and Mark continues to present a variety of works that illustrate the history of Black athletes, entertainers, and public figures. Mark studied formally through the Interpretive Illustration program at Sheridan College in Oakville.
He has done projects with corporate brands like Foot Locker Canada, Metrolinx, Raptos 905, and the Toronto Raptors and his designs appeared on clothes worn by NFL star Colin Kaepernick, Actor Laz Alonso AKA Mother’s Milk (M.M) from the BOYS, and Canadian hip-hop artists Maestro Fresh Wes and Kardinal Offishall.
His artwork has been exhibited at Nuit Blanche, Artworx TO, The Sport Gallery, The Gladstone Hotel, Easter Seals Kids, DeRo Foundation, CBC Radio to name a few. Mark's art collections have also belonged to Masai Ujiri President of the Toronto Raptors, NBA player Tracy McGrady, Director Spike Lee, WNBA player Tammy Sutton Brown and 1968 Olympian Dr. John Carlos who silently protested with his raised fist on the podium in Mexico City.
Mark’s community advocacy has also included volunteer, speaking engagements, and other visual contributions to local schools and organizations and also a part-time Art professor at Sheridan College.
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