Image of Leslie Poole’s Bird - Musee du Cluny
Leslie Poole’s Bird - Musee du Cluny | Image: Courtesy Wallace Galleries

Exhibitions June 2017

Fresh shows challenge the status quo

Amy Jo Espetveidt

From the Esker Foundation and Glenbow to Calgary’s amazing artist run centres, there’s an abundance to see this month. June brings an exciting lineup of fresh and challenging visual arts exhibitions that you won’t want to miss.

Mini Masters

June 1, 2017, 11:00 – 11:45am
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

Calling Calgary’s newest contemporaries! Join the Esker Foundation on the first Thursday of every month for a hands-on art class. Parents and guardians are invited to bring their little ones, ages two to five, to explore art making in this fun and social program. All are welcome to participate, just dress for mess!
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Free First Thursday Nights

June 1, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Have you been to Glenbow lately? A great time to check out this Calgary institution is at its upcoming Free First Thursday Night—the museum is open late and admission is free.
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Planet of Storms (Planeta Bur)

June 1, 2017, 7:00 – 8:20pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Head to the Esker Foundation for a screening of Planet of Storms (Planeta Bur), a Soviet science fiction film based on a novel by Alexander Kazantsev. Directed by Pavel Klushantsev, the film is presented in Russian with English subtitles.
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Birds & Bouquets

June 1 – 21, 2017
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

A solo exhibition by Leslie Poole, his paintings, drawing, and prints question life and art through subjects as diverse as male and female figures, still life, landscape, and self-portraits. Check out the show at its opening reception from 2:00 to 5:00pm on June 3.
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IIHTAOMOIPIYOTSIYO’PI

June 1 – 21, 2017
Studio C, cSPACE King Edward (235. 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

Students from Tatsikiisaapo’p Middle School worked collectively with students from Bob Edwards School to explore, experience, and understand Truth and Reconciliation when exposed between two communities. From shared circles, the students completed art works that reflected the journey and you can see the work on display at Studio C. Don’t miss the opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00pm on June 8.
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Pieces

June 1 – 27, 2017
Loft 112 (112 535 8th Ave. SE)
Free

Stacey Walyuchow debuts this solo exhibit of figurative and landscape collage and you can swing by its opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on June 1.
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Bring The Baby Art Tour

June 2, 2017, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

With new shows, it’s the perfect time to bring your baby to Esker Foundation for this tot-friendly discussion and relaxed, social tour.
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Willka – Sacred in Quechua

June 2 – 30, 2017
Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (1139 11st St. SE)
Free

An exhibition featuring both oil paintings and illustrations exploring life in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Tahira Karim explores what defines a culture. Check it out at the opening reception, June 2 from 5:00 to 9:00pm.
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The Stridents

Check out The Stridents at its opening reception June 2, at 8:00pm | Image: Courtesy of TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary

The Stridents

June 2 – July 15, 2017
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

A multidisciplinary installation featuring vocal incantation, drone, and repeating patterns in text and textile, The Stridents is informed by histories of hermetic medieval nuns and early recording techniques, prints, sculptures, and sound installation. Explore it at the show’s opening reception, 8:00pm on June 2.
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Still Life: An Animated Trilogy

June 2 – July 15, 2017
Parkade Space, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

Elisabeth Belliveau’s interdisciplinary practice combines art history and everyday life, employing intuition, curiosity, and material exploration. Still Life: An Animated Trilogy presents three animations addressing themes of still-life and vanitas, Limonade, Lily and Troisième.
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disPOSSESSION

June 2 – July 15, 2017
Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE)
Free

Born and raised in Paraguay, South America, Miriam Rudolph moved to Winnipeg to study fine arts at the University of Manitoba in 2003 and you can see her work at this solo show at Alberta Printmakers. An artist talk and opening reception takes place from 7:00 to 9:00pm on June 2.
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Always With

June 2 – July 21, 2017
Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Trail SE)
Free

Currently living and working in Toronto, Jenine Marsh explores body as a site in the exhibition of new sculptural works. An opening reception takes place at 8:00pm on June 2 with a dialogue with Marsh and Peta Rake at 2:00pm on June 3.
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10th Annual Parkland Painting Collective Art Show & Sale

June 3, 2017, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Parkland Community Centre (14660 Parkland Blvd. SE)
Free

Join the Parkland Painting Collective for its 10th annual show and sale featuring two whole floors of fresh framed and unframed original works in acrylic, mixed media, and watercolour media.
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Love Art in Calgary Tour #14

June 3, 2017, 1:00 – 4:00pm
Multiple locations
$25

Go for a tour with LAC and experience a fresh lineup of art at the New Edward Gallery, a new mural at Buds of Buds, and a private studio.
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Clothesline Festival & Art Sale

June 3 & 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Leighton Art Centre (282027 144 St. W)
Free, family-friendly

Go for a drive and visit the 42nd annual summer Clothesline Festival & Art Sale at the Leighton Art Centre. Discover more than 1,200 original works of art and fine craft while basking in one of the best views of the Foothills and the Rockies! Also on tap are artist demonstrations, family-friendly activities, and live music.
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Building Centennial Structures

June 4, 2017, 2:00 – 4:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free, registration required

Contemporary Kids returns with Building Centennial Structures—an engaging art activity where children create structures inspired by the centennial buildings constructed across Canada, focusing on the gallery’s newest exhibition, Architecture and National Identity.
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Close to Home

June 6 – 10, 2017
U-Hall, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

The CAMera Collective (formerly UCFK) presents this photo installation exploring the theme of close to home. Known for its documentation of urban environments from the unique perspectives of three photographers—Angela Inglis, Melody Jacobson, and Cat Schick—celebrate at the closing reception from 1:00 to 4:00pm on June 10.
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Lifelong Learners

June 7, 2017, 2:30 – 3:15pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Seniors are invited to join the Esker Foundation for a tour and discussion of the current exhibitions in a relaxed, social environment. Explore new ideas and engage creatively with arts and culture.
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Posters of Parks

June 7 – 19, 2017
Level 1 Hallway Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, John Vickers has illustrated one poster for each of Canada’s national parks, proposed national parks, and national marine conservation areas—that’s 54 posters in total! Check out the show from 6:00 to 8:00pm on June 9 at its opening reception.
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Late Night Thursday

June 8, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Head to Contemporary Calgary’s patio party and celebrate the beginning of summer as its loading dock is transformed into an urban lounge, with disco balls and video projections. The evening kicks off with a talk by FRANK Architecture & Interiors.
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Food Dignity Art Show

June 8 – 17, 2017
The Alex Community Food Centre (4920 17th Ave. SE)
Free

Ever wonder what food dignity means to Calgarians? Artists with lived experience in food insecurity present works looking at just that. Check out the show at its opening reception from 6:00 to 8:00pm on June 8.
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Pressed: Four Decades of Prints by D. Helen Mackie, RCA

June 8 – July 28, 2017
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW)
Free

University of Calgary Alumna and printmaker Helen Mackie recently gifted Nickle Galleries an outstanding legacy—one of every print series she created over a studio career of more than four decades. Organized from the collection of Nickle Galleries, curated by Christine Sowiak with assistance from Kathryn McKelvey, check out this sampling of the collection at the opening reception, 3:30 to 6:00pm on June 9.
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Kurdish carpet circa 1900

Kurdish carpet circa 1900, part of Speaking Notes | Photo: Dave Brown

Speaking Notes: Nickle Galleries’ Recent Acquisitions

June 8 – August 18, 2017
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW)
Free

Organized from the collection of Nickle Galleries and curated by Michele Hardy, Speaking Notes introduces a selection of recent donations and purchases, and promises of stories to come.
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Artist Talk with Jason de Haan

June 9, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Join Jason de Haan for this tour and talk through his exhibition Oh for eyes! At night we dream of eyes! The evening is bound to provide insight into a number of projects, concepts, lines of research, and processes in the exhibition.
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Kent Monkman: Video Art Retrospective

June 9, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
$8 – $10

A one-night-only screening of Kent Monkman’s video art, with selections from his 20-year output of compelling moving images, head to Glenbow for this special retrospective.
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Suspicious Minds

June 9 – July 6, 2017
Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE)
Free

Jarvis Hall Gallery presents this solo exhibition with legendary Calgary artist, John Will featuring a number of new (tongue-in-cheek) paintings. Never known to miss a good party, the artist will be in attendance at its opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on June 9.
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Gathering Show + Sale

June 10, 2017, 11:00am – 6:00pm
Warehouse 534 (534 9th Ave. SE)
Free

An online art gallery, FosterMAK Gallery proudly represents the art of some of the best local artists and photographers in Calgary and you can check them out in person at this upcoming group show.
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Jason de Haan in conversation with Miruna Dragan and Pranav Behari

June 10, 2017, 2:00 – 3:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Join Jason de Haan, Miruna Dragan, and Pranav Behari for this conversation as they share a number of experiences, overlapping interests, and collaborative works.
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Photo from Show Off! 2017

Head to the Alberta College of Art + Design to check out Show Off! 2017 | Photo: Andy Nichols

Show Off! 2017

June 10 – 24, 2017
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

A juried art and design competition for high school students living in Alberta, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut, check out the best at the annual Show Off! Exhibition. The contest challenges young creatives to experience what it is like to be an exhibiting artist, and offers them the chance to win some spectacular prizes including tuition at ACAD.
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Canadianisms: A Half Decade Inspired by Canada

June 10 – September 2, 2017
Okotoks Art Gallery (53 North Railway St., Okotoks)
Free

An exhibit by Brandy Saturley, Canadianisms brings the two worlds of Canadian popular culture and Canadian iconography together. From a goalie mask on a Canadian flag, Saturley began a journey to marry the influences of Canadian pop culture with compositions of well-known, historical paintings. Go for a drive and check out this nearby exhibition.
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2017 Spotlight Exhibition

June 12 – 24, 2017
Main Mall, Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

Featuring work created by students through the Alberta College of Art + Design’s School of Continuing Education, this juried exhibition shines a spotlight on their accomplishments. The first of its kind in Alberta, this exhibition highlights a broad range of art, craft and design pieces. Check out the show at its opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on June 15 and meet juror Katherine Ylitalo.
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True Colours

June 12 – October 25, 2017
ATB Steven Avenue (102 8th Ave. SW)
Free

As the lead supporter of the Calgary Pride Festival, ATB believes in love and inclusivity for all Albertans. So to celebrate, its summer visual arts exhibition embraces the ideas of acceptance, belonging, and community. Featuring art from selected Alberta College of Art + Design students and alumni, make sure you swing by and check it out.
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Canadian Art – Summer 2017 Issue Launch

June 14, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Join Canadian Art Indigenous editor-at-large Lindsay Nixon and a panel of speakers to celebrate the launch of its Summer 2017 issue. The panel includes Jason Baerg, Billy-Ray Belcourt, Michelle McGeough, Lindsay Nixon, and Adrian Stimson, and the theme of the issue is Kinship.
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The Science Behind A house that tells you where you came from

June 16, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Dr. Don Brinkman, Director of Preservation & Research at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, speaks about the cultural significance of turtles and what makes them so unique among living vertebrates, connecting Jason de Haan’s A house that tells you where you came from to Shelly, the Royal Tyrrell’s soft-shelled turtle.
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Launch Party

June 16, 2017, 7:30 – 11:30pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Pay-what-you-can

Glenbow celebrates the opening of a new season of exhibitions with an art party featuring Calgary-based garage-pop band Ghostkeeper, Metis spoken word artist Cobra Collins, DJ Myke Atkinson, arts and crafts in the Discovery Room, and beer from Village Brewery.
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WatercolourYYC

June 16 – July 26, 2017
The Peanut Gallery, John Fluevog Shoes (Lower Level, 207 8th Ave. SW)
Free

A watercolour group show put together to enrich the Calgary art scene with a stronger watercolour presence, WatercolourYYC represents the range of what watercolour can be. Multigenerational and showing quality work from professional artists both young and young at heart, check it out at its opening reception from 4:00 to 7:00pm on June 16.
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Bus Trip to the Royal Tyrrell Museum

June 17, 2017, 9:30am – 5:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
$20, registration required

As Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the science of palaeontology, the Royal Tyrrell Museum celebrates the spectacular diversity of life on Earth, from the tiniest grain of pollen to the mightiest dinosaur. Join the Esker Foundation for a a journey through time in the Royal Tyrrell’s nine ever-evolving galleries and a guided hike through the Badlands.
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Kent Monkman: In Conversation

June 17, 2017, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
$10 – $12

Visual historian, artist, and curator Jolene Rickard speaks with Kent Monkman about the themes that inform his thought-provoking exhibition, Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience.
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Light the Gallery Opening Celebration & Fundraiser

June 17, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29 Ave. SW)
Free, open to all ACC invited guests

Check out the new  Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary and help light the gallery with this neat fundraiser. The gallery requires high-efficiency, colour balanced LED light heads, each worth $75. Buy one or as many as you like and receive a tax receipt for your donation. You can even add your signature to each unit, leaving an indelible record of your contribution.
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Bee Kingdom Glass Father’s Day Sale

June 17 & 18, 2017, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Bee Kingdom (427 22nd Ave. NW)
Free, family-friendly

Enjoy Father’s Day with Bee Kingdom in its hot glass studio featuring glass for the hard to buy for guy—scotch glasses, beer glasses, decanters, rocket ships, dinosaurs, and more.
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Kent Monkman’s The Scream

Kent Monkman’s The Scream | Image: Courtesy of Glenbow

Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience

June 17 – September 10, 2017
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
With admission

Kent Monkman’s Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience was created as a response to Canada 150 sesquicentennial celebrations. Featuring Monkman’s gender bending, time travelling alter-ego, Miss Chief Eagle Testickle is the guide on a journey through Canada’s history. As both artist and curator of the exhibition, Monkman places his own paintings, drawings and sculptural works in dialogue with historical artifacts and artworks borrowed from museum and private collections from across the country.
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Phantom Form

June 19 – August 18, 2017
Marion Nicoll Gallery Main Space (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

Anna Semenoff’s video-based sculptural installation exposes two spaces, and identifies them to be seen as one by physically responding to its tangible surroundings, while functioning in isolation, separate from its immediate environment. Presented in partnership with the Marion Nicoll Gallery and Sled Island Music & Art Festival, check the piece out at its reception, 6:00pm on June 21.
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Her Potential For Corruption

June 19 – September 1, 2017
Marion Nicoll Gallery LRT (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

Multidisciplinary artist Haley Craw’s Her Potential For Corruption presents the relics of the fallen woman—lingerie holds the memory of the body, an insistent absence marked with desire. Check out the work at a reception from 6:00 to 7:00pm on June 21. Presented in partnership with the Marion Nicoll Gallery and Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter’s Uyarak // Stone

Catch Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter’s Uyarak // Stone at Sled Island | Photo: Courtesy of Sled Island

Uyarak // Stone

June 21 – 24, 2017
Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Jade Nasogaluak Carpenter’s Uyaruk//Stone is a series of contemporary soap stone carvings and aims to question conventions of Inuit art, and challenges the notion of what it means to be an Inuit artist. Presented by Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Been running as long as I can remember

June 21 – 24, 2017
Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW)
Free

chloe frost uses dark humour and art as a coping mechanism. Attempting to explore and understand herself and her world, frost creates as a means to explain, experiment, and reconcile. Presented by Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Secretive Density

June 21 – 24, 2017
Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW)
Free

An exploration of the clouding effects of transformative identities expressed via digital print media, May G N accesses soft aesthetics as a trans artist. The explosion and distortion of floral imagery reveals that behind the inferred illegibility of queer existences is a contemporary re-acquaintance with the beyond. Presented by Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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cootiecatcher and The Double Jinx Mystery

June 21 – 24, 2017
Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) & containR at EVJ (439 8th Ave. SE)
Free

Scouting a slippery terrain between slumber party and research faculty, cootiecatcher is a negotiation between the artistic practices of Brett Bonk and Megan Fen. Presented by Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Strange Light

June 21 – 24, 2017
Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)
Free

Jordan Schinkel’s  continuous video installation that explores the contemplative yet uncertain act of searching in the dark, a single small light passes over objects and surfaces across multiple settings, glimpsing only a few ambiguous details of a larger unseen space Presented in partnership with EMMEDIA Gallery and Production Society, and Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Sled Island Poster Show

June 21 – 25, 2017
Phil & Sebastian Mission (2207 4th St. SW)
Free

A vital part of Sled Island, this annual show pairs local artists with musicians playing the festival to create limited edition, hand-silkscreened posters by Burnt Toast Studios. Posters will be on display and for purchase. Posters include Silver Apples by Rebecca Dalke, Waxahatchee by Jonathan Dyck, Tyvek by Sofia Elidrissi, Low by Heidi Forsyth, Land of Talk by Erik Grice, Guitar Wolf by Cam Hoff, Wolves in the Throne Room by Jennifer Konanz, MONO by Chris Morix, Cloud Nothings by Chelsea O’Byrne, Shonen Knife by Crystal Oicle, Wavves by Kyle Schneider, and DJ Quik by James Thompson. Presented by Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Cosmic Kinships Exhibition Tour

June 22, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

What are the conversations that happen in silence? Is death a luxury? What exuberant, transformative forces surround and influence us every day? Join Curator Shauna Thompson on a tour of Jason de Haan and Anton Vidokle’s current exhibitions on display at the Esker Foundation.
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Accumulated Relics of Arduous Performances of Repeated Gestures

June 22 – July 15, 2017
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Mario Trejo ’s works are accumulations of thousands of quickly drawn idiosyncratic marks and you can explore his process in this new show at the Herringer Kiss Gallery.
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Brigitta Kocsis’ Contingent Bodies

Don’t miss Brigitta Kocsis’ Contingent Bodies in the HK INCUBATOR Project Space | Image: Courtesy of Herringer Kiss Gallery

Contingent Bodies

June 22 – July 15, 2017
HK INCUBATOR Project Space, Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

An exhibition space within the Herringer Kiss Gallery dedicated to supporting emerging, experimental, and special arts projects, next up is this show from Brigitta Kocsis and you can check it out at the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on June 22.
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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

June 22, 2017, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
$8 – $10

Glenbow presents this Aboriginal Awareness Month film screening, a raucous rock-doc that examines the legacy of musicians of Indigenous descent, including such seminal figures as Jimi Hendrix, Robbie Robertson, and Link Wray.
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Ejideh: Push it!

June 22 – 24, 2017
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 (116 7th Ave. SE)
Free

Tsēma Igharas is an interdisciplinary artist and member of the Tahltan First Nation, and her installation consists of a moose hide that interrupts space through Indigenous construction and reverberations. A performance is scheduled at 7:30pm on June 22. Presented in partnership with Mountain Standard Time Performative Art Festival and Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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The Price, in 100 Notes

June 22 – 24, 2017
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 (116 7th Ave. SE)
Free

A performance-based work directed by Sahar Te, the piece explores and compares oil prices between Canada and Iran within a span of 97 months, from January 2009 to May 2017. West Canadian Select and OPEC Basket oil prices are converted into Midi numbers and then to Viola and Santur musical notes, performed by Jonathan D. Lews and Bijan Meysami with photo direction by Alex Moon. Presented in partnership with The New Gallery and Sled Island Music & Art Festival, a performance is slated for 7:00pm on June 22.
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We Are Not An Island Queer Zine Fair

June 24 & 25, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #1 (116 7th Ave. SE)
Free

Through the creation and exhibition of zines, comics, books, posters, and other printed matter, this event seeks to provide a safe, accessible, and inclusive space. The fair is organized and curated by Bronson Smillie and Samuel Dyer, two local queer artists aiming to showcase the work of self identified queer-folk and other traditionally marginalized members of the Calgary creative community. Presented by Sled Island Music & Art Festival.
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Art of Our Times

June 28, 2017, 12:00 – 1:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Held over the lunch hour, this monthly series invites Calgarians to enjoy their lunch while they listen to an intriguing talk tied to Contemporary Calgary’s ongoing exhibitions.
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Hand Pic’d

June 29 – August 26, 2017
VivianeArt (1114 11th St. SW)
Free

Hand Pic’d 2017 presents a two-person exhibition with artists Jocelyn Reid and Dylan Cameron who challenge traditional notions of craft through their critical art practices. Check out the show at its opening reception June 29.
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Kris Weinmann’s Falling Barn 2

Kris Weinmann’s Falling Barn 2 | Photo: Courtesy of Off Limits Arts

I Am Western

June 30 – October 1, 2017
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

In celebration of cSPACE’s newly opened creative hub, installations from 14 contemporary artists fill the expansive hallways of the King Edward School. A postmodern interpretation of the cowboy and western genre, see pieces from Chris Cran, Adrian Stimson, Lyndal Osborne, Terrance Houle, John Freeman, Heather Benning, Kris Weinmann, Tim Moore, Mitch Kern, Sherri Chaba, Pascale Ouellet, Billie Rae Busby, Rosanna Marmont, and Kelly Johner, curated by Melissa E. Cole and organized by Off Limits Arts. An opening reception is scheduled for 6:00 to 8:00pm on June 30.
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Ongoing Exhibitions

Traffic

Until June 3, 2017
Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE)
Free

Featuring a variety of new paintings created over the past year, join Jarvis Hall Gallery and check out this solo exhibition with Calgary artist, Mark Dicey.
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Monochrome

Until June 10, 2017
In-Definite Arts Society (8038 Fairmount Dr. SE)
Free

In-Definite Arts is a non-profit community organization that supports adults with developmental disabilities to express themselves through art, and although its shows are usually bright and colourful, Monochrome offers a unique opportunity to explore the composition, value, contrast, and form. Featuring work from 18 In-Definite Arts & Artistic Expressions artists exploring the theme of black and white, don’t miss this great show.
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Models of Resistance

Until June 10, 2017
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Angela Grossmann’s new works address the role performance plays in the assumption and persistence of gender identity. This Vancouver-based visual artist is known for her paintings and collages, and has been the subject of more than 20 solo shows in Canada, the U.S. Europe, and Japan.
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Waiting to Inhale

Until June 17, 2017
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

Brad Woodfin’s oil paintings of carefully rendered creatures are a contemplative exploration of the animal world and this show is well worth checking out before it closes.
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Ziggurats

Until June 17, 2017
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

Zane Wilcox’s new work uses the ziggurat as the starting point for formal investigation and borrows from the terraced step pyramids of ancient Mesopotamia. A Regina-based artist who holds an MFA from the University of Regina and a BMus from the University of British Columbia, his rich clay sculptures are inspired by architecture, machinery, ancient stone structures, and the prairie landscape.
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Paper Works

Until June 17, 2017
VivianeArt (1114 11th St. SW)
Free

Works on paper hold a central place in the practices of contemporary artists. In this two-person exhibition, Erik Olson and Winnie Truong demonstrate the expressive potential of printmaking and drawing techniques.
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Tammy McGrath’s Adagio in G Minor: A Lullaby

A Dodo bird consumes censored books in Tammy McGrath’s new exhibition Adagio in G Minor: A Lullaby | Image: Courtesy of The New Gallery

Adagio in G Minor: A Lullaby

Until June 24, 2017
The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)
Free

Holding a BFA in Painting from the Alberta College of Art + Design and an MFA in Intermedia from the University of Regina, here’s a great chance to check out the work of Tammy McGrath. The show explores the relationship between truth, knowledge, and history, and includes a 30-foot scroll listing every censored book that the artist has come across to date.
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Lobby Art Gallery Exhibit: Emerging Artists

Until June 24, 2017
Pumphouse Theatres (2140 Pumphouse Ave. SW)
Free

Head to the Pumphouse and check out this showcase of 22 pieces by nine talented emerging Albertan visual artists. The exhibit features the work of Leslie Gallacher, Jodi Fuhrer, Cindy Collins, Tara Johnson, Laura McManus, Patricia Meszaros, Larissa Hauck, Elise Mullen, and Sophia Lengle. All pieces are for sale with 100% of the price going to the artists.
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Solutions for Better Living

Until July 22, 2017
Marion Nicoll Gallery +15 Window, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)
Free

A shop window from some future, Kerry Maguire has repurposed household objects and materials of utility into futile forms. Presented in partnership with the Marion Nicoll Gallery and Sled Island Music & Art Festival, check out the piece at its reception at 6:00pm on July 20.
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Utopia Factory

Until July 30, 2017
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

This sesquicentennial exhibition in three parts explores architectural monuments and the urban fabric in the formation of national and civic identity.
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Research Station

Until July 30, 2017
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Part of Utopia Factory and curated by Lisa Baldissera and Nate McLeod, Research Station is a two-part project that features existing and research-based work by Mark Clintberg and Nils Norman as they each develop new projects for the future home of Contemporary Calgary—the Centennial Planetarium.
contemporarycalgary.com

Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On

Until July 30, 2017
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Contemporary Calgary’s Utopia Project continues with this touring exhibition curated by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley. Providing an historical archival component, Architecture and National Identity offers an exhaustive documentation on Canada’s Centennial projects coast to coast.
contemporarycalgary.com

Coins of Jesus: Money and Religion in the Ancient World

Until August 18, 2017
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW)
Free

Coins of Jesus highlights the Judeo-Christian coinage in the Numismatics Collection of Nickle Galleries. Covering a unique geographic area and a historic period of cultural and ideological diversity, the exhibition presents Jewish, Judeo-Roman, Roman Christian and Byzantine coinage, concluding with Islamic and Medieval money.
nickle.ucalgary.ca

Oh for eyes! At night we dream of eyes!

Until August 27, 2017
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Calgary-based artist Jason de Haan has an interest in proposing and undertaking projects where environments, natural conditions, and massive time scales complete, animate, and determine his multidisciplinary practice.
eskerfoundation.com

The Communist Revolution Was Caused By The Sun

Until August 27, 2017
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

The second film of Anton Vidokle’s trilogy on Russian cosmism looks at the solar cosmology of Soviet biophysicist, Alexander Chizhevsky. Shot in Kazakhstan, where Chizhevsky was imprisoned and later exiled, the film introduces research into the impact of solar emissions on human sociology, psychology, politics, and economics.
eskerfoundation.com

North of Ordinary: The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie

Until September 10, 2017
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
With admission

Presented in conjunction with the Exposure Photography Festival, this exhibition celebrates the remarkable creative partnership of Geraldine Moodie, western Canada’s first professional female photographer, and her husband Douglas, a senior officer of the North-West Mounted Police.
glenbow.org

Treasure Sales at Northland Village

Until October 7, 2017
Northland Village Mall (5111 Northland Dr. NW)
Free entry

A new form of weekly market, this parking lot adventure combines a farmers market, artisans market, and community sale. Find a wide range of unique offerings and promotions happening every Saturday throughout the summer. And the best part? It’s unique each week.
mytreasuresale.com

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