21st Annual Juried Members Exhibition
This annual exhibition at Leighton Art Centre celebrates the talent and creativity of their artists. The 2023 jury panel has selected 56 works from 40 artists, exploring a wide range of themes and media including ceramics, paintings, wearables and textiles. Make sure to check it out!
Newzones’s 3rd edition of FreshFaces, a curated exhibition which brings together select artists from North America for a one-time group showing. FreshFaces analyzes the ways in which the artists challenges the traditional use of materials and formal aesthetics through painting, photography, mixed media and sculpture.
Carissa Baktay’s Form(ed) presents a series of O.O.U.U.’s (Objects Of Unidentified Uses) exploring memory, body, and femininity. Blown glass, hair and textile reference the artist’s bodily experience and serve as symbols for storytelling. These mixed material sculptures come to life through intuitive process and intimate performative acts.
Canadian Cinema in the New Milennium
Join Calgary Cinematheque for a series of films that celebrates dynamic and critically acclaimed Canadian filmmaking since the year 2000. The program is curated by UCalgary professors Charles Tepperman and Lee Carruthers, coinciding with the release of their new book, Canadian Cinema in the New Millennium.
It’s About Time, Space & Place
The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present the group exhibition It’s About Time, Space & Place featuring the work of Alberta artists Bonnie Scott, Debra Ward, Mary Ann Wilson and Wanda Rottenfusser. Presented is a contemporary sense of place developed through years of art making.
The project Little México Carlos Colín critically engages with the community of Mexican labourers, their socio-political-cultural diasporic contribution to British Columbia, where the project was created, and Canada. Check it out at The New Gallery main space!
Catalyst Theatre returns with their smash hit musical Nevermore: The Imaginary Life & Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Nevermore uses haunting song, poetic storytelling, and surreal imagery to explore the events that shaped Poe’s career and ignited his lifelong battle with “visions dark and sinister”.
Rock Stars: Time-Space Capsules as I Imagine…
The Alberta Society of Artists is proud to present the solo exhibition Rock Stars: Time-Space Capsules as I Imagine featuring the work of Alberta artist Sylvie Pinard. This exhibition addresses the theme of time, a fluid notion, inseparable from space and divided into past, present, and future.
Treelines – Here and There
Gwen MacGregor explores the multilayered and contradictory relationships that settlers on Turtle Island have to land. Her installation, Treelines – Here and There brings together photographs and videos with a forest of crocheted trees—altering perspectives, toying with memory, loss, and environmental degradation.
Diane Arbus: Photographs, 1956-1971
In 1956, photographer Diane Arbus (1923–1971) marked a roll of film with the number 1 and her career as an artist began. Over the next 15 years, she produced a body of work that would revolutionize not only the portrait genre, but the medium of photography. Don’t miss this exhibition!
Set in turn-of-the-century New York City, Newsies is the rousing tale of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenage newsies. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies across the city to fight against unfair conditions!
Join Heritage Park for the newest temporary exhibit Prairie Persuasion: Communication and Propaganda in Southern Alberta. Beginning in the 1860s, propaganda was everywhere. It brought settlers and tourists to the province, helped form community groups, enlisted troops for war efforts and opened doors for fake remedies and advertisements.
Farmers & Makers Market Beltline
Located in Calgary’s oldest public park, The Farmers & Makers Market takes place every Wednesday among the beautiful gardens and water features of Central Memorial Park. Each week, you’ll find 45+ local farms and producers, ready-to-eat food, live music and their free, drop-in kids arts & culture program.
SPOTLIGHT: Margaret Hall
This collection of summer hats and headpieces highlights traditional millinery techniques in vintage and modern hat styles with a contemporary aesthetic. Summer is a time to celebrate all that is floral and light with a colour palette of white and pinks and reds.
Good Job Arcade
Good Job Arcade is a Teresa Tam led project that utilizes work and play to explore themes of asynchronicity experienced by diaspora communities that form into nostalgia. Visitors have the chance to engage in all of their senses, with many little treasures and moments to find.
Devotion: Louis Riel Writes Home
In 2022 the University of Calgary’s Libraries and Cultural Resources acquired an important collection of archival materials from the descendants of Louis Riel. A selection of personal artifacts from this collection is featured in this Nickle Galleries’ exhibition. Be sure to check it out!
Mixed Media Collage
Unleash your creativity in our mixed media collage workshop! Learn basic layering techniques to create stunning collages using papers and ephemera. Join artist Claudia Lorenz and bring your imagination to life with layers, paint, and illustrations. No prior experience needed — this workshop is perfect for beginners!
After learning that job losses disproportionately affected women during the pandemic, artist Veronica FunkF created the project Woman’s Work which includes portrait paintings and stories of women from around the world. Check out the exhibition as well as a number of events during its run!
Diamond Hitch String Band
The Diamond Hitch String Band formed in fits and starts; meeting, rehearsing and planning as the law would allow. Now, they’re ready to unveil their brand of hot string music, with a mix of original and classic, bluegrass, country and folk songs, in an earnest and enthusiastic style.
PLACE/is a city written on this body?
Don’t miss this work of live performance and projected film interpreted by Rosanna Terracciano with her dad, Vincenzo Terracciano, on film and choreography by Myriam Allard, Juan Carlos Lérida and Rosanna Terracciano. Get your tickets now!
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