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A photo of Everywhere We Are on display at Contemporary Calgary

Everywhere We Are

An ambitious exhibition and public program series addressing challenges, merits, impacts, and advantages associated with art collecting, it is intended to express that boundaries are often mutable, flexible and even artificial, and that art is owned by the person who sees it.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
A graphic for the Sunday Jazz Jam at Asylum for Art

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
Promo Image for A Rose for Remembrance / Una Rosa Para Recordar by Claudia Chagoya

A Rose for Remembrance

A Rose for Remembrance is an artistic project by Claudia Chagoya that consists of incised rose petals encased in resin. The objective is to name and commemorate women, girls, transgender women, and people who identified as female, whose lives have been cut short due to gender violence.

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Location: Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)Free
A dramatic photograph of a person with long hair

Legends of the Trans

This photographic work continues Vivek Shraya’s queering of performance, photography, and storytelling to reflect an ever-evolving notion of herself and the immense value of non-conforming role models. Making is a way to disrupt these hierarchies and break the rules.

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Location: Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
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
An image of Simone Elizabeth Saunders


Simone Elizabeth Saunders explores personal history, Afro-diaspora, and Black sisterhood through bold and colourful textiles, creating tufted portraits of singular figures, each a montage of powerful, inspirational Black bodies that collectively surface as a strong and resilient community.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
An image of Corri-Lynn Tetz in a studio

Art Lover

Corri-Lynn Tetz works as a painter, focusing on the female figure as a way to explore identity, sensation and desire. Borrowing from personal archives, fashion photography, film and pornography, she is interested in the ways images and meaning are transformed through painting.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
Ah image of artworks by Maya Beaudry

The Pergola

Maya Beaudry’s installation considers the idea of interiority and containment as it relates to the natural and the built environment. Wrapped in a fabric printed with photographs of dwelling spaces, the pergola offers a structural fluidity of being between inside and outside.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
Image of Marilyn Olson, Richard Boulet, A Molecule of Perfect.

Perspectives From Within

This major group exhibition features video, painting, textiles, film, sculpture and photography that critically engage with mental health. All artworks are based on the lived experiences of mental illness, with six artists bringing compelling insight into the highs and lows of their circumstances.

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Location: Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW)With Admission
A graphic for The Soul of Motown at Stage West Calgary

The Soul of Motown

Brothers Eddie and Brian Holland, and Lamont Dozier wrote and produced many hits that helped develop and ultimately define the Motown sound through the 1960s and 70s. Stage West invites you to relive the music and experience the fascinating story of this trio.

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Location: Stage West Calgary (727 42nd Ave. SE)Prices Vary
An image of someone's hands with gloves on

An Act of Irrepressible Reclamation

Stride Gallery is excited to present an exhibition of artist Farihah Aliyah Shah’s photography and film work, curated by Eva Birhanu. Shah’s new body of work, Without a Leg to Stand On (2021) challenges the technological changes to film and photo production and racial bias throughout the decades.

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Location: Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)Free
Image of Foothills pastel on paper for Wallace Galleries

New Years Group Exhibition

Bring in the New Year with a fabulous piece of art for your home or office! Wallace Galleries is exhibiting new and original works by; Steve Mennie, Linda Nardelli, Bruce Head, David Alexander, David Newkirk, Diana Zasadny, Kenneth Lochhead, and more to bring in the new year. Be sure to head down and check it out.

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Location: Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)Free
An image of "U-Tea-Rus" by Josefina Rodríguez Varela


VivianeArt presents the 8th edition of their annual invitational exhibition, HAND PIC’D, featuring works by Jasmine MacGregor, Sadia Fakih and Josefina Rodríguez Varela. Each artist explores their cultural heritage through a female lens as a means to instill empowerment, strength and belonging. Drop on by!

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Location: VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE)Free
A promo image for Rough Around The Edges

Rough Around the Edges

Experience the beautiful textile art by Barb Drake! This show consists of two of her bodies of work Nostalgia, a small collection of assemblages created using vintage paint and her second more recent, Explorations with Botanical Dyes. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: Loft 112 (535 8th Ave. SE)Free
Image of DJD Dance Centre lit up at night


Decidedly Jazz Danceworks presents AMPLIFIED, a 30-minute drive-in dance performance as part of the 2022 High-Performance Rodeo. Tune into the music on your car radio, and look up to see the dancers perform from the breezeway in the JD Dance Centre. Reserve your free spot now!

Showtimes: 7:30pm, 9:00pm
Location: Indigo Parking Lot 244 (123 11th Ave. SE)By Donation
image of work by Alex Linfield


Alberta Printmakers presents WYSIWYG by Alex Linfield. Materials such as dust are known for their strong connection to the passage of time. However, through the works in this exhibition, many fundamental concepts of being are defamiliarized through subtle digital manipulations of familiar materials and surfaces. Check it out!

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Location: Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE)Free
You Listen Better to Echoes

You Listen Better to Echoes

This exhibition by Florence Yee contends with anxieties surrounding diaspora, racialization and queerness. Yee seeks to de-romanticize emotions of nostalgia and healing through centring ugly feelings, denying any cathartic and healing release through the hand-embroidered pieces that comprise their work. Make sure to check it out!

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)Free
Image of promotional poster for Cipher


A secret code is found sewn into a dead man’s clothing, and for decades the cipher remains unsolved. Forensic toxicologist Grace Godard thinks her scientific approach is leading her close to an answer, but efforts to crack the case have consequences no one could have imagined.

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Location: Vertigo Theatre (131 9th Ave. SW)Prices Vary


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