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Namwayut

Calgary Opera offers audiences unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the seldom-seen process of new opera development via a new documentary film series. This first of the Opera Labs projects series chronicles the creative journey of Namwayut, led by mezzo-soprano Marion Newman. Check it out!

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Vastation

Calgary Opera offers audiences unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the seldom-seen process of new opera development via a new documentary film series. The second in the series chronicles the creative journey of Vastation, an examination of power and the forces that seek to corrupt. Check it out!

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Arriving at the Fire

Calgary Opera offers audiences unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the seldom-seen process of new opera development via a new documentary film series. The third in the Opera Labs projects series pairs Canadian composer Kelly-Marie Murphy and librettist Paula Wing. Check out this impressive look at creating an opera.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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The Cipher Clerk

Calgary Opera offers audiences unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the seldom-seen process of new opera development via a new documentary film series. The fourth in the Opera Labs projects series tells the true story of events in Ottawa at the end of World War II in The Cipher Clerk. Check it out!

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Farmers & Makers Market

Check out this outdoor farmers market in the heart of the inner-city, with local vendors offering treats and artisan wares. Shop the market and enjoy what cSPACE has to offer. Come and get to know your local farmers and meet your local makers!

Showtime: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Location: cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)Free
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Eat & Seek

Eat & Seek is an inventive, interactive outdoor dining space featuring artwork from local Alberta artists. Explore vibrant interactive designs and wordplay that will inspire you to hunt for hidden messages in a larger-than-life word search, attempt an unconventional hopscotch, and more!

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Location: Southcentre Mall (100 Anderson Rd. SE)Free
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RBC Emerging Visual Artists Program

The RBC Emerging Visual Artists Program provides key mentoring, exhibition, and networking opportunities for artists looking to establish their careers in the Calgary arts community, and its spring exhibitions are officially open—virtually! Artists include Samuel Obadero and Tamara Eaker.

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Location: Online Viewing RoomFree
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Special Thymes

The Bows presents works by artist Les Ramsay, reflecting images of organic states of fractured evolution, text and figure that mingle in lucid landscapes. Ramsay creates his works by recycling the excess of everyday ideas and domestic objects using constructive and deconstructive strategies.

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Down in the Weeds

Winnie Truong’s newest series of works continues her exploration of the female form within natural yet often surreal and imagined worlds. Truong uses intricate pencil crayon drawings to create cut paper collages, resulting in intense and beautiful created environments.

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Location: VIVIANEART (1018 9th Ave. SE)Free
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The Dark Arts

The Dark Arts is a group art exhibition showcasing sculpture, painting, fashion design, photography, and performance from Calgary’s best local, established, and emerging artists including Sinéad Ludwig-Burgess, Debbie Oh, Johnny Lee, Maggie Hall, and more.

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Location: The GRAND (608 1st St. SW)Free
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India Film Festival of Alberta

The seventh annual India Film Festival of Alberta features award-winning films from all four corners of India, showcasing more than seven regional languages. Audiences can a virtual trip to India and savour all the goodness the country has to offer! Check it out in Calgary from September 10 to 12.

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Location: Various VenuesFree
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Wild: Eastern Slopes of the Canadian Rockies

#ourbrandiswild is the grassroots communications initiative behind this feature exhibition with local Alberta artists Deanna Lavoie and Mark Cromwell. The project began with an art contest and social media campaign focused on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rockies and can now be viewed online.

Location: Online Viewing RoomFree
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Calgary Culture Days

Celebrate Calgary Culture Days with 30 days of opportunities to discover, experience, and celebrate arts and culture around our city. Festivities include performances in Olympic Plaza, Orange Shirt Day events, Reading with Royalty, film and cultural festivals, and so much more! Check out the schedule and start planning your month.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
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12 Zodiac Animals

Calgary calligraphy master and contemporary artist Simon Wong shares his works depicting the 12 Chinese Zodiac symbols which are an integral part of Asian culture. The collection of 32 pieces includes calligraphy art of Chinese characters, paintings, and bronze sculptures.

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Location: Central Library (800 3rd St. SE)Free
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Prairie Impressions

The Society of Northern Alberta Print-Artists (SNAP) and Alberta Printmakers are celebrating Alberta Culture Days by offering a variety of free, interactive, and engaging online printmaking programming for all ages, including live artist demos, interactive print party, and online showcase! Check out the schedule.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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Handknotted Rug Event

Come and see over 200 handknotted rugs from Pakistan! Each rug is beautifully made by fairly paid adults in over 100 villages throughout the country. Bunyaad, a fair trade rug making organization, has been able to build a foundation of work and community amongst 850 families in Pakistan.

Questions?

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

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