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Winnie Troung, Hive, 2021

Curious Nature

Curious Nature expands on the intersectionality of the feminine form within landscapes, both real and imagined. The exhibition features Truong’s characteristic dioramas alongside new sculptural forms, stop-motion animations and a site-specific ephemeral wall installation.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11 St. SW)With Admission
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Lodestone exhibits our complex encounters with medicine in way that is inviting, wonderous, and enchanting. Lodestones are naturally occurring magnets, a near-magical phenomenon that was eventually harnessed within biomedical imaging technologies like MRI machines.

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Location: Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)Free
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Nonsuch by Morgan Melenka employs commercially printed materials — mesh banners and Formica — to discuss the logic of North American built environments, history and imagined histories. Check it out at Leighton Art Centre! Exhibition Reception on April 13, 2024, 1 – 4pm.

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Kewanee Street

This exhibition explores the affinities and connections between the hilltop artistic communities of Kewanee Street and Leighton Art Centre. It is a two person show featuring Malcolm Mooney and Doyle Lane who were neighbours in the ’80s and both lived on Kewanee Street in Los Angeles.

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22nd Annual Members Exhibition

Leighton Art Centre celebrates the incredible talent and creativity of their member artists. This year’s exhibition is a virtual ‘square foot show’, featuring over 100 works that are small in size and big on artistry! Most works featured in this exhibition are available for online purchase.

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Location: Leighton Centre OnlineFree
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HSCA Flea Market

The HSCA Flea Market has been a community program since 1985, running year-round. Bring the family and browse the flea market with over 100 vendors, featuring crafts, furniture, antiques, books, household items, and more! Plus an art sale taking place once a month.

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Violins of Hope

The National Music Centre proudly hosts Violins of Hope, a poignant collection of meticulously restored string instruments that once belonged to Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Today they stand as enduring symbols, serving to educate and memorialize those affected by one of history’s darkest chapters.

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Coming Up Next

Celebrating the creativity, innovation and skill of emerging, Canadian Craft artists, Coming Up Next is an exhibition of works, serving as an important launchpad for artists who have practiced and studied their craft through mentorships and apprenticeships and recent graduates from post-secondary programs.

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Location: Alberta Craft Gallery (2nd Flr., 1721 29th Ave. SW)Free
Ornament & Crime

Ornament & Crime

Ornament & Crime celebrates adorned, decorated, patterned and ornamented excess. 45 artists from across Canada are featured in this hyperbolic spectacle of exaggerated adornment with all the delightful trimmings they can muster. Check out their bedecked, festooned, and fabulous works!

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Building Black Civilizations

In this exhibition, artist Ekow Nimako explores what might have been when ruler Abu Bakr II chose to abdicate his throne and set out across the Atlantic. Using LEGO® to recreate epic possibilities, Nimako creates a narrative of Black civilizations and imagines liberated futures.

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Location: Glenbow at the Edison (Second Floor, 150 9th Ave. SW)Free
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Shadow of the Hollow

Shadow of the Hollow is a series of tactile meditations on the poiesis of caves and stalagmite formations. Playfully idolizing the hidden bodies of earth with bronze and graphite, artist Sean Jena Taal immortalizes its darkest and most shadowy forms. Check out his work!

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Location: Norberg Hall (Suite #333b, 36 Ave. SE)Free
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Up Front w/ Robin Arseneault

This exhibition features seven dynamic clusters of plates, intimate in nature, with gestural mark-making in black underglaze and gold lustre. These surfaces are adorned with suggestive and playful imagery and are rooted in Arseneault’s penchant for drawing and her intuitive consideration of materiality.

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Location: Norberg Hall (Suite #333b, 36 Ave. SE)Free

Celebrating a Canadian Landscape Legend

This exhibition focuses on the diversity and beauty that Dorothy Knowles was able to capture of the prairies of Saskatchewan and beyond. Her works transcend time and she remained true to her calling through a time where landscape painting wasn’t “cool.”

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Location: Wallace Galleries (500 5 Ave. SW)Free
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Out of Line

The Alberta Society of Artists present the solo exhibition Out of Line featuring the work of Alberta artist Carolyn Jerrard. Out of Line ask questions on how we can evade solitude while resisting conformity. Where can we find balance between contrasting and complimenting each other?

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Inspired Curiosity

Inspired Curiosity showcases sensational work created by participants in the ArtRecruits program. ArtRecruits is an art-based workplace skill building program that teaches employment skills in the art studio rather than a classroom. Reception on May 9, 5 – 7pm.

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Location: cSPACE Marda Loop (1721 29th Ave. SW)Free
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CalgaryReads Big Book Sale

At the 20th CalgaryReads Big Book Sale, discover more than 175,000 gently used books of every genre imaginable – and help more children experience the life-changing joy of reading. This is a reader’s paradise and there are few different ways to shop!

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Location: Calgary Curling Club (720 3 St. NW)$3 - $5

The Music Man

The Music Man follows traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize. His plans to skip town are foiled when he falls for Marian who transforms him into a respectable citizen.  

Ms. Holmes & Ms. Watson

Baker Street, London, Spring of…2021? Ms. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson join forces to catch a murderer that is on the loose, though there seems to be a bigger game afoot. A traditional adventure told in a post-pandemic world – with a nail-biting mystery that only Sherlock Holmes can solve.


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 118 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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