2016 Top 40 Under 40

If it were up to Jessie Li and Kara Chomistek, the term “starving artist” wouldn’t exist. And, if the success of their organization, PARK (Promoting Artists | Redefining Kulture), is any indication, it doesn’t have to.

In 2008, Chomistek was studying biomechanical engineering at the University of Calgary while Li was studying accounting at the U of C’s Haskayne School of Business. Despite their more academic pursuits, both had an interest in fashion and the arts, but they noticed that those local communities were losing ground. 


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