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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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.
Calgary Artists Studio Tour
On this self-guided tour, meet Calgary’s emerging and established artists while you tour around the city at your own pace. All ages are welcome to learn about each artist’s process, view their work and ask as many questions as you’d like!
Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Nickelback
This exhibition features numerous instruments used by the band, a selection of personal items, concert footage, and behind-the-scenes photos. The gallery includes a 20 ft. video wall and has been outfitted with a full stage display with many of the band’s outfits and customized instruments
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.
With this installation, Michelle Atkinson explores humanity’s tendency to live in excess with personal consumption impacting biodiversity. Born from industrial waste, animal sculptures were created from thick kiln-cast slabs of once broken office window glass destined for the landfill. Check it out!
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!
Needle Felting Workshop
Have you ever wanted to learn to needle felting? In this beginner-friendly workshop all materials are provided and you’ll learn basic techniques, tips, and tricks to create an adorable owl. You get to take everything with you, including enough materials to make a second owl at home.
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