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Sunday Jazz Jam

Join Asylum for Art for a Sunday jazz jam with Esteban Herrera, followed by an open jam. The jam is the one of the traditions that shaped the origin and evolution of jazz music everywhere anytime. Come and enjoy playing or listening with friends. Tickets are by donation.

Showtime: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location: Asylum for Art (2505 14th St. SW)By Donation
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Sculpture Park

At Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre, nature is their gallery. Their sculpture park celebrates the relationship between sculpture and nature. Visitors experience large, medium and small-scale outdoor sculptures and site-specific commissions under the open sky. Book a guided tour or drop by to explore at your own pace!

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Location: Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (244034 Horizon View Rd.)Free - $25
A promo image for Daphne Boyer's otipemisiwak exhibit


Otipemisiwak, which translates from Cree to people who live by their own rules, showcases recent works by Daphne Boyer, visual artist and plant scientist. Boyer’s practice combines plant material, high-resolution digital tools and women’s traditional handwork to create art that celebrates her family’s Métis heritage.

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Location: Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE)With Admission
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The Boxed Stories Gallery

This is a truly unique experience for artists and viewers alike! Housed within a vintage card catalogue, the library’s one-time answer to organizing a collection of books for readers to locate on a shelf, visitors will be encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer.

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Location: Loft 112 (535 8th Ave. SE)$5
image of artistic photgraph by Michelle Bui

Naked Excess

Michelle Bui’s series of photographic images meet at the intersection between still life and commercial photography. Bui intuitively arranges objects, photographing them against acidly colourful backdrops: sprigs of baby’s breath are arranged sculpturally with inflated latex gloves atop a blue shag carpet and so on. Don’t miss it!

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
Image of Artwork by Veronika Pausova

Fast Moving Sun

Painter Veronika Pausova draws on figurative imagery to tell diagrammatic short stories that mine the territory between animation and stasis. The implied movement of these recurrent motifs serve as a cast of recurrent characters and as a proxy for the viewer to feel the anxious energy.

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
Image of artwork titled "Anood in the Guest Bedroom" by Farah Al Qasimi

Letters for Occasions

Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition at Esker brings together new and recent photographs that consider the story of her family’s migration between the United Arab Emirates and the US, the global circulation of popular culture, and the reflection of both within the idiosyncrasies of personal style and aesthetic.

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Location: Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
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YYC Bread Stories

YYC Bread Stories shows our city’s connection to bread, historically and today, and contains artifacts of bread making from early Calgary and mementos from Calgary families who have a strong connection to their culture’s bread. Make sure to check out this exciting exhibit!

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Location: Lougheed House (707 13 Ave. SW)$4 - $8.50
Image of abstract artwork by Lotte Van den Audenaeren

hypertext / chances are bigger in the sun

Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes works that illuminate the material dimensions of time as it takes shape in patches of natural sunlight, transient sounds, swathes of fluorescent fabric, or decaying natural objects. Check out her work on the The Bows Billboard!

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Location: The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)Free
Image of artwork from Exhibition View Loser by Amanda Boulos & Shannon Garden-Smith

View Loser

In View Loser, artists Amanda Boulos and Shannon Garden-Smith focus on built structure, initiating an intersectional conversation between the displacements that surround Palestinian land politics and housing justice. This conversation came together over several years of collaborative practice built on the artists’ shared themes of lack and loss.

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Location: The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW)Free
An image of artwork titled Engraving by Nura Ali

Black Wholes

Stride Gallery presents Nura Ali’s Black Wholes. Her new body of work thinks about the invisible systems that heighten our attention and focus. She considers how she can use language to pull those systems out of the shadows and expose them to the full light of day.

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Location: Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)Free
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Clothesline Online Art Sale

For the third year in a row, Leighton Art Centre brings an online version of this annual beloved event right to your couch or kitchen table! Shop unframed artworks created by some of their talented artists in a wide variety of mediums and styles.

Location: Explore OnlineFree
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At the Edge of Two Worlds

Featuring virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D-printed sculptures, video, and more, Chun Hua Catherine Dong’s exhibition explores new digital possibilities for bridging gaps between memories and experiences whilst mediating culture and identity through the lens of gender and diaspora.

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)Free
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Spooky Action at a Distance

Stephanie Deumer’s Spooky Action at a Distance is a video exploring the objectification of women. The work links AI assistants that personify female identities to a history of entertainment, mythology, labour, and technology that has consistently and progressively oppressed women through the dissolution of their bodies.

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)Free
A promo image for Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors at Glenbow

Here to Tell

Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors is a commemorative and educational photography exhibition that shares authentic accounts of the Holocaust and post-war life as told by living and deceased Holocaust survivors with a connection to Calgary. An 18-panel Yad Vashem display and 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary accompany the exhibition.

Image of Still from Telsa Toucher (video) by Chester Vincent Toye

What’s the Value of a Dollar?

This exhibition invites six artists and collectives to examine how profit-driven entities have historically exploited and dominated societies, communities, and bodies. Using video, installation, photography, and painting, the exhibition enfolds complex matrices to argue that North American economies flourish through marginalizing their own consumers and workforce.

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)Free


Contact Calgary Arts Development’s communications team at 403.264.5330 ext. 211 or by email at events@calgaryartsdevelopment.com.

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