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.
Asian Heritage Month
Celebrate Asian Heritage Month with 19 outstanding curated events for you by the Asian Heritage Foundation. Enjoy and immerse yourself in the richness and diversity of pan-Asian Canadian heritage with events like the FascinAsian Film Festival, the Harmony Guzheng Concert, the Korean Cultural Heritage Festival and more!
See me. Hear me.
See me. Hear me. is a creative artistic collaboration relating to the theme of empathy. Through the gallery, workshops and events, local artists and facilitators will have the opportunity to show their work while bringing awareness to the healing power of the arts. There’s something for all ages!
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”.
Cottagers and Indians
In this funny and fierce play, an Indigenous man, Arthur Copper, has taken it upon himself to repopulate the nearby lakes with wild rice. The local non-Indigenous cottagers aren’t impressed. Based on real-life events in Ontario’s Kawartha Lakes region, the story infuses conflicts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous sensibilities.
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!
Lemay & Oomen
Celebrating mom with flowers! Robert Lemay and Hilda Oomen come together each with their own approach and perspective on flowers in this exhibition presented by Wallace Galleries. Make sure to swing by and check it out!
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.
PUSH 2023: Emerging Artists’ Exhibition
The Pentimento Collective proudly presents the 13th Annual PUSH: Emerging Artists’ Exhibition, featuring works by undergraduate students of the University of Calgary. This exhibition aims to PUSH our emerging artists into the public sphere and the art community.
don’t feed the bear
don’t feed the bear is dark comedy that explores themes such as mental health, loss, existence, humanity, and connection. With biting speech, surprising laughs, and quiet heartbreak, it will draw you into Will’s world, and by the end, you might just want to bring Will into yours.
Salverson & Reeve
Far from publishing centres in the east, two writers of 1920s Calgary competed for local, national and international attention. Join storyteller Karen Gummo and literary historian Shaun Hunter for a lively conversation about researching the lives of two compelling women intent on literary success.
Toronto-based and internationally renowned, guitarist, pianist, composer, educator, Brian Katz, is celebrated for his instrumental mastery and evocative compositions, where he forges jazz, Jewish, classical, and various world music influences into a very personal sound. Catch him live with special guests, Allan Merovitz, voice; Frank Rackow, woodwinds!
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