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A photo of a snow covered buffalo

Art of Resilience

The result of four art workshops held at Glenbow for children and families served by Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation Prevention and Support, explore their work in this unique showcase curated by Joanne Schmidt. Don’t miss it.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
A photo of two drag queens at Mardi Gras in 1983

Mardi Gras 1983 – 1987

In 1983, artist and filmmaker Ric Kokotovich’s obsession with New Orleans’ iconic celebration compelled him to drive to the Louisiana city and document the festivities. Over the next five years, Kokotovich returned to Mardi Gras to continue his photographic series.

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Location: Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
Making Treaty 7's Indigenous Art Exhibition at cSPACE King Edward

Indigenous Art Exhibition

This annual Indigenous art exhibition from Making Treaty 7 is back for it’s second year and this time it will be travelling to a few incredible venues in Calgary. Make sure you take time to explore it this fall and maybe find a piece or two to purchase.

Showtime: 8:00am – 11:00pm
Location: Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)Free
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Marjie Crop Eared Wolf continues her ongoing project to learn Blackfoot in the drawing, sound, and video installation, Iitsi’poyi. Found in the Project Space, this work addresses cultural legacy and resilience by actively engaging in language preservation.

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Location: Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
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Mamma Mia

ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise, and you can catch it at Stage West Calgary this fall. Don’t miss this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship.

Detail of Laura Findlay's Wink

Soft Bodied Oddities

Featuring powerful new work by Laura Findlay and Corri-Lynn Tetz, each begin their process for the painted image from a different point of departure. The exhibition explores the theme of empowerment and you can explore it at the opening reception, 6:00 to 8:00pm on November 22.

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Location: Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE)Free
A photo of people in the woods under a drop cloth


Philip Kanwischer and Chloe Kinsella present a selection of their collaborative projects. Combining their individual material explorations and shared experiences of time spent in the wild, this show is made up of camouflaged forms against natural backdrops.

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Location: The Edge Gallery (1416 9th Ave. SE)Free
A still from Kyle Whitehead’s Interstices


Come visit Arts Commons and experience the new Broadcast Lab featuring Kyle Whitehead’s piece, Interstices. Composed of two contrasting films shot over top of one another on Super 8 film with no prior knowledge, the piece results in latent collisions of discreet perspectives.

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Location: Broadcast Lab, Arts Commons (225 8th Ave. SE)Free
Lori Lukasewich's Dark Tea 2

All of the Above

Christine Klassen Gallery’s holiday show is an eclectic and playful mix of new work by CKG artists. Join them for a seasonal celebration with their artists and be the first to see new inventory for 2020. An opening reception takes place on December 14.

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Location: Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)Free
A sample of work seen in the Arts Commons Window Galleries this season

Window Galleries

Arts Commons’ Window Galleries features four varied artists this season, each working in the mediums of photography, paint, illustration, and wire sculpture. The work explores the themes of divergent viewpoints, fantasy, female empowerment, and community.

A piece in Cecile Albi's show, Refractionsim


Taking a stroll through a forest is like looking through a prism with a million different sized facets. In this show, Cecile Albi brings attention to nature’s rhythm of patterning using an impressionist style with elements of cubism and abstract expressionism.

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Location: Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)Free
A poster for Olivier Du Tre: New Works

Olivier Du Tre: New Works

This exhibit brings together a collection of 11 new photographs chosen from three folios completed in the past two years during Olivier Du Tre’s travels to Saskatchewan, Tofino, and Yukon. Check out the reception on February 8.

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Location: HUB @ 302 (302, 1235 26th Ave. SE)Free


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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