A painting from Corri-Lynn Tetz’ Diviners
This March check out Corri-Lynn Tetz’ Diviners at Jarvis Hall Gallery | Image: Courtesy of Jarvis Hall Gallery

Exhibitions March 2017

With Spring around the corner it's the perfect time to check out these great shows

Amy Jo Espetveidt

As the calendar turns to a new page, a new season brings a whole fresh batch of exhibitions and special events. If you love visual arts in Calgary, trust us when we say your March is going to be one busy month!

Lifelong Learners

March 1, 2017, 2:30 – 3:15pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Seniors are invited to head to 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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Mini Masters

March 2, 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

March 2, 2017, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free

It’s time for the March edition of Free First Thursday Night at Glenbow. And with recently opened North of Ordinary: The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie, it’s a great chance to see this amazing exhibition.
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Caprices’ Artists’ Collective at Tomoka Coffee

March 2, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Tomoka Coffee (3513 17th Ave. SE)
Free

Join Caprices’ Artists’ Collective as it features work by local artists Nicole Musser, Coral Wales, Christina Ridley, and Rod Zillman. There will even be live music from Roberto Ugaddan and Steve Nelson with the Rockin Rebels. Swing by and check it out or visit Tomoka Coffee before April 28 to see the work.
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Perpetual Objects

March 3, 2017, 10:00 – 11:30am
Room AB672, Art Building, University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)
Free

In conjunction with their upcoming exhibition Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop, SAD LTD will be doing a performative lecture at the University of Calgary. Perpetual Objects is a further exploration of the impact of leaving the Motherland to live a prosperous life in a foreign country.
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Bring The Baby Art Tour

March 3, 2017, 12:00 – 12:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Bring your baby to Esker Foundation for a tot-friendly discussion on this relaxed, social tour.
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Spring Season Launch Party

March 3, 2017, 7:30pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Admission by donation

Glenbow celebrates a new season of exhibitions with a stellar art party. Enjoy a signature cocktail and make your own lantern slide in the Discovery Room while listening to the orchestral soundscapes of Hello Moth and the old-time folk melodies of Rosalind.
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Diviners

March 3 – April 13, 2017
Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE)
Free

Montreal-based artist Corri-Lynn Tetz brings together paintings made during a three-month residency on the island of Gotland, Sweden, at the Vermont Studio Center, and at home in Montreal. Focusing on fringe spiritual communities and ideas of mystical experience, these works explore the melancholy of romantic landscape painting. Check out the show at its opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on March 3.
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All Things Spring

March 4, 2017, 10:00am – 4:30pm
Edgemont Community Centre (33 Edgevalley Circle NW)
Free

Join the Federation of Canadian Artists for its next juried art show featuring 200 original works. Enter to win an original painting by a chapter artist as a door prize and bring along a donation for the food bank for a second entry.
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Digital Artifacts: Artist Talk

March 4, 2017, 3:00 – 4:30pm
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

Presented by EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society, join Greg Marshall, Peter Redecopp, Anna Semenoff, and Trevor Van den Eijnden on the last day of the exhibition for an artist talk.
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What Now: Thinking Through Canada 150

March 4, 2017, 5:00pm
UAS Main Space (343 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Join Untited Art Society for this talk by writer, editor, and teacher David Balzer exploring the problems and opportunities surrounding Canada 150—an event that could be as much about the future as the past.
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Fantastical – Local Art & Live Music

March 4, 2017, 7:30 – 11:00pm
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14th Ave. SW)
$10 – $12

Hosted by LimeLighter, spoil yourself and enjoy a display of fantastical creations by local artists in a beautiful space with awesome people and fantastic live music from Lisa Anderson and Laura Halvorsen.
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Poster for Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop

Explore SAD LTD’s Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop at The New Gallery | Image: Courtesy of The New Gallery

Perfect Memory: Authentic Gift Shop

March 4 – April 1, 2017
The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)
Free

Teresa Tam and Michelangela Samiadji, the duo behind Scripted Asian Dreams Limited (SAD LTD), explore the stigmas, stereotypes, experiences, and values of Asian-Canadian identities in a global culture. This show transforms The New Gallery’s Main Space in Chinatown from a contemporary artist-run centre to a gift shop typical of the neighbourhood in order to encourage conversations and cultural clarity on conflicting ideals. Visitors are welcome to exchange insecurities, failings, traumas, and sufferings for kindness, understanding, and acceptance. Check the show out at its opening reception at 8:00pm on March 3.
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David Altmejd: The Vessel

March 4 – May 22, 2017
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
With admission

Organized by the National Gallery of Canada, see internationally renowned artist David Altmejd’s enormous crystalline sculpture—a piece that suggests an elaborate act of creation caught in suspended animation.
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Canadian Stories: The View From Here

March 4 – May 22, 2017
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
With admission

In response to Canada 150, Glenbow uses historical, modern, and contemporary art from its collection to explore iconic Canadian themes from a western perspective.
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Recent Acquisitions

March 4 – May 22, 2017
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
With admission

Learn the stories behind the fascinating artwork and objects that were added to Glenbow’s collection in 2016.
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Playtime in the Clayground

March 6 – March 17, 2017
Marion Nicoll Gallery, Main Space, ACAD (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

This exhibition from Mabel Anabelle Tan draws on the fascination of strange bodily interactions and evolves into a curious playscape. Check it out at the opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30pm on March 8.
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Two people hold a baby dressed in pink at Glenbow

Bring the wee one out to Glenbow with a special, relaxed tour | Photo: Courtesy of Glenbow

Art Baby: North of Ordinary

March 7, 2017, 10:00am
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free – $5

Bring the baby to the museum for a relaxed, infant-friendly one-hour tour of Glenbow’s newest feature exhibition, North of Ordinary: The Arctic Photographs of Geraldine and Douglas Moodie. Suitable for adults accompanied by children under two.
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Artist Talk: Anne J. Steves

March 8, 2017, 7:00pm
Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

Presented in partnership with Contextural Fibre Arts Cooperative, join visual artist Anne J. Steves as she shares insight into her work and how it exists at the intersection of art and craft through textiles and thread based media. The event is free and open to the public.
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Interiors: Studies of Woodland & Forest

March 8 – 29, 2017
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

Check out this solo exhibition by Saskatchewan landscape artist Gregory Hardy, with a special feature by steel sculptor Toni Prediger. A new series of paintings, it uses the nature of the landscape while still able to follow its own abstract path, aware of trees as powerful elements in compositional decisions. An opening reception is slated for 2:00 to 5:00pm on March 11 and both artists will be in attendance.
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Yellow Beam Purple Spill

March 9, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Rosedale Community Hall (901 11th Ave. NW)
Free

Join Calgary-born artist Julie Beugin for an artist talk, presented by the Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners. Beugin, who grew up in Calgary and now lives and works in Berlin, is returning to home for an exhibition at VivianeArt. Get an inside look at her process at this special talk that is open to guests as well as CALL members.
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Cooked Earth and Ghost Noise with Shauna Thompson

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

In this conversational walking tour, explore some of the individual the myths, narratives, and creative cosmologies in the ceramics and works on paper in Esker Foundation’s current show Earthlings.
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Work from Nate McLeod, Tia Halliday, and Fiona Ackerman

See the role of process in the work of Nate McLeod, Tia Halliday, and Fiona Ackerman in Modus Operandi | Image: Courtesy of Herringer Kiss Gallery

Modus Operandi

March 9 – April 1, 2017
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Explore the role of process in the work of Nate McLeod, Tia Halliday, and Fiona Ackerman. Looking at work from three artists for whom process is as important to the end result, an opening reception is slated for 5:00 to 8:00pm on March 9.
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Julie Beugin

March 10 – April 22, 2017
VivianeArt (1114 11th St. SW)
Free

Inspired by urban environments, catch Calgary-born Julie Beugin’s first solo showing in her hometown—a showcase her most recent series of layered paintings. An opening reception is slated for 6:00 to 9:00pm on March 10 with artist remarks taking place at 7:00pm.
vivianeart.gallery

Leighton Reliquary

Leighton Art Centre (282027 144 St. W)
March 11 – April 29, 2017
By donation

Leighton Art Centre and the Festival of Animated Objects present this exhibit that shares the tales of the LAC’s rich history in ways that are fresh, inspiring, and humorous. Featuring curious LAC artifacts and a graphic novel by artist Nick Johnson, Leighton Reliquary celebrates the true and imagined history of the centre. Learn more at its opening reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on March 11.
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Face Off

Leighton Art Centre (282027 144 St. W)
March 11 – April 29, 2017
By donation

In Face Off, Xstine Cook and Calgary Animated Objects Society invite you to discover just how wild and varied Canadian identity can be with this collection of three-dimensional masks, hand-made by elementary school students. Check out the show at its opening reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on March 11.
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Latitude Art Gallery Presents Four Feet Fiesta

March 11, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00pm
Latitude Art Gallery (102A, 708 11th Ave. SW)
$20

Join Latitude Art Gallery for an evening of entertainment, food, and a live auction all in support of the Four Feet Companion Foundation.
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Collect

March 11 & 12, 2017
Warehouse 534 (534 9th Ave. SE)
Free

FosterMAK presents this collective group of artists as they showcase over 100 pieces of original work. This show promises a wide variety of sizes, mediums, and price points. Many of the artists are expected to be in attendance and the event offers you a chance to get to know Calgary’s online gallery for local art in person.
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Inside of the Outside

March 12, 2017, 5:00pm
Darkwood Studios, RSVP on Facebook for address
Free

Get to know artist Benjy Pringle at this tour of Darkwood Studios. Can’t make it? Join in online as Brian Backhaus of Bow Town Media interviews Pringle on Facebook Live.
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Utopia Factory

March 16 – 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. Check out Lisa Baldissera and Nate McLeod’s curation in Research Station, When Form Becomes Attitude curated by Noa Bronstein, and Architecture and National Identity: The Centennial Projects 50 Years On as curated by Marco Polo and Colin Ripley. A reception slated for March 16 at 7:00pm as well as a Curator’s Tour.
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+15 Window Galleries Closing Reception

March 16, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00pm
+15, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)
Free

Celebrate each of the exhibits hosted in the +15 at this closing reception. Artists will be on hand to speak about their work and everyone is invited to head to the Palomino (109 7th Ave. SW) for drinks afterwards (save 15% off your bill by showing a card from one of the exhibitions). All are welcome.
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Curator’s Tour

March 16, 2017, 7:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Join Contemporary Calgary guest curator Noa Bronstein for an in-depth look at When Form Becomes Attitude and stick around for the reception for Utopia Factory.
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Figurative Papier-mâché Sculpture with Jude Griebel

March 17, 2017, 6:00 – 9:00pm & March 18, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

In this two-part workshop, participants create imaginative figurative sculptures using a variety of accessible materials layered in papier-mâché. Once the sculptures have dried, Jude Griebel will demonstrate various ways in which the works can be painted and detailed. Participants must be over the age of 16 to participate. All materials will be provided.
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People’s Portrait Prize

March 18 – 25, 2017
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

Local Calgary artists of all abilities can enter a portrait realized in any medium at the first ever People’s Portrait Prize and you can see all the entries at its exhibition. People’s Choice Award voting takes place March 25 between 12:00 and 5:00pm with a closing reception and award distribution slated for 7:00pm.
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When Form Becomes Attitude

March 18, 2017, 1:00 – 3:00pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free, registration recommended

Join guest curator, Noa Bronstein, and artists Kotama Bouabane, Maria Litwin, and Babak Golkar for a discussion on the role of monuments and concepts around monumentality in constructing cities, nations and ideologies.
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Glenbow Community Day

March 19, 2017, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free

A perfect Sunday to explore, Glenbow’s fourth annual Community Day returns allowing all Calgarians to come experience its new spring exhibitions.
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Master Class for Families

March 19, 2017, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

Join the Esker Foundation for an afternoon of family fun at the gallery that delves into new mediums with art projects that relate to its current exhibitions. An educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids ages five to 10, an adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop. All materials will be provided.
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Riverview Artists March Show & Sale

March 20 – 24, 2017, 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sun Life Plaza (114 4th Ave. SW)
Free

Downtown? Make sure you swing by Sun Life Plaza to see original artwork by 12 local artists. Varied in style and technique, an artist will be in attendance each day.
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Out for Lunch Tour: Canadian Stories

March 22, 2017, 12:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free – $5

Join art curator Sarah Todd and discover the wide range of artworks gathered from Glenbow’s collection to represent a western-Canadian take on Canada 150.
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Art of Our Times

March 22, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Held over the lunch hour, this new weekly series invites Calgarians working in the downtown core to enjoy lunch while listening to thought-provoking talks and tours.
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Maliglutit (Searchers)

March 23, 2017, 7:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
$8 – $10

Join Glenbow as it spotlights films from the far North. The first in the series is Maliglutit (Searchers) by Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk. This Arctic epic is inspired by the classic John Ford western about a vengeful husband who sets off in pursuit of the men who kidnapped his wife and destroyed his home. Shown in Inuktitut with English subtitles.
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RAW Calgary Presents CUSP

March 23, 2017, 7:00pm
Marquee Beer Market & Stage (4630 Macleod Trail S)
$20

RAW showcases indie talent in visual art, film, fashion design, music, performance art, hair and makeup artistry, and photography including Resonance Art Studio’s new pieces.
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Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

March 23, 2017, 7:00 – 8:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch held a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch. In preparation for the exhibition, a team of Dutch art historians crisscrosses the globe to unravel the secrets of his art in the hope of discovering more about the artist’s process. Follow their journey in this documentary film. Shown in Dutch, English, Italian, and Spanish with English subtitles.
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ACADSA Presents 2017 Spring Show + Sale

March 23 – 25, 2017
ACAD (1407 14th Ave. NW)
First Night $25, weekend admission by donation

A semi-annual public art market that showcases the work of ACAD students, it includes painting, drawing, glass, fibre, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramic, and jewellery. Nearly 3,000 pieces will be for sale and the proceeds will go directly towards supporting the student body. And be sure to check out the First Night Fundraiser—an exclusive, VIP private viewing.
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Experiments in Public Art

March 23 – April 22, 2017
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

This group exhibition features socially engaged ideas for public art developed over a five-month period in workshops led by internationally renowned artists Tania Bruguera, Jeanne van Heeswijk, and Alfredo Jaar. As a result, each participant developed an original proposal for public art in Calgary which will be presented for the first time to the public in this group exhibition. The public can even vote and express their opinion on the projects. An opening reception is slated for 5:00pm on March 22.
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Bénédicte Dussère & ckuzmanovich

March 23 – May 6, 2017
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

With two new shows at the end of March, make sure you swing by Christine Klassen Gallery to see pieces from French artist Bénédicte Dussère as well as Calgary-based artist Chris Kuzmanovich. An opening reception is slated for 5:00 to 8:00pm on March 23.
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The Future Behind Us

March 24 – May 13, 2017
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

Romeo Gongora’s The Future Behind Us documents the outcomes of an experiment in collective forms of creation that took place in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, in 2013. The project intended to develop local structures of self-production through the collaborative building of a science fiction film with a group of young Congolese artists. Celebrate the opening at 8:00pm on March 24 in the Main Space.
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TimeTraveller™

March 24 – May 13, 2017
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

TimeTraveller™ is a nine-part machinima by Skawennati that tells the story of Hunter, an angry young Mohawk man living in the 22nd century. Check out the opening reception on March 24 at 8:00pm in the Parkade Space.
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Jason Kamin Premiere Solo Exhibit

March 28 – April 8, 2017
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

Looking for a show with broad appeal? Then you need to check out this solo exhibition from Jason Kamin Fine Art. His inaugural solo show, it’s been years in the making. Specializing in highly detailed oil painting, see works that include nature subjects all the way to figurative pieces. Head to the opening reception March 30 from 5:00 to 9:00pm to meet the artist and purchase a piece or two.
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Art of Our Times

March 29, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Contemporary Calgary (117 8th Ave. SW)
Free

Held over the lunch hour, this weekly series invites Calgarians working in the downtown core to enjoy their lunch while they listen to thought-provoking talks and tours.
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An abstract painting, Nancy Boyd’s Wabi Sabi #7

Nancy Boyd’s Wabi Sabi #7 | Image: Courtesy of Wallace Galleries

Winter Group Show 2017

March 30 – April 18, 2017
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

Head to Wallace Galleries and enjoy a fabulous selection from great contemporary Canadian artists including Nancy Boyd, David Newkirk, Kenneth Lochhead, Ted Godwin, Erin McSavaney, and Harold Town, and more.
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Inventions and Interventions in Inuit Art with Dr. Heather Igloliorte

March 31, 2017, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Join Dr. Heather Igloliorte for this lecture that examines the history of modern and contemporary Inuit art. She investigates how artistic innovation and interventions have changed and expanded the field of production.
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Ongoing Exhibitions

Semblance & Shadows Like Anxiety

Until March 3, 2017
Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)
Free

A joint exhibition, check out these concurrent shows from Liza Eurich and Colin Miner at Stride Gallery. Both works look at visibility in a broad context, switching between prominent and impressive displays to the desire for withdrawal and deferral.
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Hypnos

Until March 4, 2017
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Laurel Johannesson’s recent work depicts the expansive sea in relationship to land or horizon, and human or bird. A state of precarious limbo, it is this in-between space she is interested in revealing.
herringerkissgallery.com

Obsolescence

Until March 4, 2017
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

Bringing together five interdisciplinary artists from different generations, practices, and parts of the country, this show explores varying notions of communication. A curatorial project by Mohammad Rezaei, Obsolescence features the work of Brynn Higgins-Stirrup, Colwyn Paddon, Justin Somjen, Jim Verburg, and Joy Walker.
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Strange Loop

Until March 4, 2017
Parkade Space, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

Kyle Whitehead’s Strange Loop is composed of a single length of un-split 8mm film spliced end-to-end with a half-twist to form a Möbius loop—a non-orientable geometric object with one single and continuous surface and boundary—and projected as a 16mm strip.
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Digital Artifacts

Until March 4, 2017
U-Hall, TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW)
Free

A group exhibition featuring Greg Marshall, Peter Redecopp, Anna Semenoff, and Trevor Van den Eijnden, the show explores artifact in the digital realm through the repetition of patterns with themes of memory, relics, religion, and warfare.
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Winter’s Day Group Show

Until March 7, 2017
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free

Cozy up to the fire on a crisp, cold winter day with fabulous art by Andrew Lui, Shi Le, William Duma, Andre Petterson, Laurie Steen, and W.H. Webb.
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Interplay: An Arts Exchange with Studio Y Creations

Until March 16, 2017
Optimist Gallery, In-Definite Arts Society (8038 Fairmount Dr. SE)
Free

Bringing together developmentally disabled and non-disabled artists, In-Definite Art Society and Studio Y Creations have teamed up to explore shared ideas.
indefinitearts.com

Camouflage (Hulinhjálmsteinn)

Until March 18, 2017
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

Sarah Fuller’s current work explores layers of history and narrative through the use of the photographic object—a conceptual exploration of what it means to be from one place but have ties to another.
christineklassengallery.com

7 Cameras

Until March 18, 2017
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

Join Christine Klassen Gallery for its fourth group exhibition featuring new and recent photography by Kevin Boyle, Gary Campbell, Ben Cope, Michael Levin, Colin Smith, Leesa Streifler, and Diana Thorneycroft. This mix of traditional and contemporary approaches highlights methods that range from camera obscura to digital photography.
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Estranged Setting

Until April 23, 2017
Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Two sculptures from Jude Griebel, Bird Factory and Trawl can be found in this immersive painted environment. Each one depicts the complexities of contemporary consumption, industrial fishing, and agriculture and is a modern update of Arcimboldo’s Mannerist painting, The Ocean.
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Earthlings: Roger Aksadjuak, Shuvinai Ashoona, Pierre Aupilardjuk, Shary Boyle, Jessie Kenalogak, John Kurok, Leo Napayok

Until May 7, 2017
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

From distinct cultural and geographical positions—Kangiqliniq/Rankin Inlet, Kinngait/Cape Dorset, Qamani’tuaq/Baker Lake, and Toronto—the artists in Earthlings share an intuitive and labour-intensive approach to materials and narrative imagery. Organized by Shary Boyle at the invitation of the Esker Foundation, explore their detailed figures, transformations and transmogrifications bridging reality and myth.
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Getting on the Map: The Emergence of Calgary, Post-Confederation

Until May 28, 2017
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)
With admission

Using a combination of reproductions and originals of early maps, photographs, and artwork about Southern Alberta, Lougheed House shares the fascinating story of the Calgary frontier as it was in the 1870s and 1880s, more than 30 years before Alberta joined Canada.
lougheedhouse.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

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