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Operetta Gems

This series of eight videos features Calgary Opera’s 2020-21 Emerging Artist Ensemble members singing light opera standards. Enjoy witty and winsome airs by Gilbert & Sullivan, anthems to love by Lehár and Novello, and saucy chansons by Offenbach and Chabrier in this collection.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
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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
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William Kentridge

VIVIANEART is proud to present a print exhibition of works by Internationally acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge. The cornerstone piece in the exhibition is Lampedusa, the third print in the his Triumphs and Laments Woodcuts series. Don’t miss this prolific exhibition!

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Location: VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE)Free
A piece in Tourbe Chunky at TRUCK Contempory Art in Calgary

Tourbe Chunky

In the form of assemblages, the recent works of Guillaume Adjutor Provost are reunited at TRUCK Gallery in the exhibition Tourbe Chunky, examining the proximity between the occidental history of economics and its multiple references to the human body. Be sure not to miss it!

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Location: TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW)Free
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Legacy Lights 2021

The 7th annual Legacy Christmas Lights is back, and with more than a million Christmas lights, it’s better and brighter than ever! Check out one of Calgary’s largest free light displays and experience the magic of the holidays with your family in Legacy’s winter wonderland.

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Location: Community of Legacy (412 Legacy View SE)Free
I am because you are by Syrus Marcus Ware

I am because you are

Syrus Marcus Ware’s work explores the presence of Black and East Asian communities in Alberta, and features images of them moving together, supporting each other, and dancing across the wall. The wall work offers a chance to consider how these communities can be in solidarity with and support each other.

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Location: The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE)Free
A promotional image for Anna Ostberg's exhibit Rendezvous


This body of artwork by Anna Ostberg features signs of what she calls her rendezvous stemming from the pandemic, when Anna, like many others, escaped to outdoor spaces. Still, even simple actions like going for a walk, or sitting in a backyard were met with suspicion.

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Location: Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW)Free
Image of Franco DeFrancesca's exhibition "Re-Evolver" at the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art


Newzones presents Re-Evolver, a solo exhibition by contemporary Canadian abstract artist Franco DeFrancesca. DeFrancesca’s work uses digital imaging as a way to navigate the territory between photography and painting, his mixed-media artworks reflect on contemporary visual culture.

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Location: Newzones Gallery Of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW)Free
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Cannes Brûlèes

Cannes Brûlèes can be described as a multimedia symbolic ceremony in which its psychological messages take various forms and manifest in various artistic behaviours. This exhibition by Braxton Garneau debuts in the Stride Gallery Prairie Crocus window space, focusing on ritual through burlesque, handicraft, and iconoclasm.

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Location: Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE)Free
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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
Artwork titled Mayday by Dan Hudson


In ancient Greek mythology, the Horai are twelve goddesses who preside over the heavenly bodies that create days, seasons, and other natural divisions of time. In Japanese mythology, Horai is a legendary land beyond time. Dan Hudson’s introspective artworks are offerings to these ideas of the Horai.

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Location: Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW)Free
Image of artwork titled A Tale Told with Stick + Stone by Jason Frizzell

We Will Dream of El Dorado

This exhibition features new small-scale works that continue Jason Frizzell’s exploration of transition, denial and discovery. At first, the miniature tableau seems to be rooted in post-apocalyptic imagery but a closer look reveals that it’s not fixed in a specific time.

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Location: Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW)Free
A promo image for Mackenzie Roth's exhibition Preservation


Are you intrigued with what the creatures from 540 million years ago looked like? Opabinia, a five-eyed, soft-bodied predator, is one the artist Mackenzie Roth brings to life. A final-year glass student at AU Arts, Mackenzie has created a unique exhibition featuring paintings and glassworks.

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Location: Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW)Free
A promotional image for Contextural Fibre Arts Cooperative's UN-RAVELLED


The Contextural Fibre Arts Cooperative is proud to present its newest member group show, UN-RAVELLED. The Contextural artists have worked hard to put together this unique fibre art exhibition at cSPACE King Edward. Visit the 2nd-Floor Hallway and Cubby Hole Galleries to check out the exhibit!


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