Calla Power graduated with a BFA from Emily Carr University in 2003 and went on to teach drawing and painting at various community centres in Vancouver. In 2012, Calla received her certificate in expressive arts therapy from Langara College, learning how the imagination inspires, heals and gives us agency in our lives. She currently works as an expressive arts therapist with refugee children and youth in Surrey schools, as well as with seniors at Louis Brier Home and Hospital. She strives to find creative ways—including painting, sculpture, movement, improvisation and poetry—to inspire hope, awareness and personal expression in others.
Calla is a practicing artist and her work has shown in group and solo exhibitions in various spaces across Vancouvers such as Dynamo and Re-Entry. She posts new works daily on Instagram at @callapower. In July 2018, Calla co-ordinated SFU’s Day of Creative Commotion, a day dedicated to creative expression and well-being.