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Katie Ohe working in her studio

Esker Foundation

Full of mini-documentaries, exhibition montages, and behind the scenes experiences, the Esker Foundation’s website has tons of awesome content for you to explore whenever you want. We particularly love its current audio series featuring Katie Ohe talking about her intricate and ingenious sculptural works.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Mini Masters at Home

Each month the Esker Foundation facilitates hands-on art workshops for children. As they cannot currently host them in person, they are bringing them to you in your homes. Check out this series of amazing creative projects that use everyday and easy to find materials that you might already have on hand.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Samples from I’m So Angry I Made a Sign

EYE Youth Projects

The Esker Foundation continues its online programming with its EYE Youth Program. Bringing special youth projects to you each and every Saturday, the very first one is inspired by Jane Trash and Sondra Meszaros’s creative resistance project and workshop, I’m So Angry I Made a Sign. Check back each week to see more.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
A poster for the 2020 Exposure Photography Festival

Online Artist Talks

The Exposure Photography Festival is working to allow access to arts and culture during this difficult time. With new online programming providing a platform for learning, professional development, and enjoyment, it will be sharing talks from its exhibiting artists over the next few weeks so check back regularly.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
A photo of a woman and a girl looking at a painting with the hashtag #GlenbowFromHome and Ways of Looking superimposed

Glenbow From Home

Bringing you the best of Glenbow online, this local institution is connecting with the community throughout its closure with virtual tours, online collections, educational videos, activity ideas, webinars, and more. It’s even got a hashtag—#GlenbowFromHome—where you can share your own content.

Showtime: 10:00am
Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Art Where You Are

Contemporary Calgary’s collection of online initiatives endeavours to develop programming that is welcoming, inclusive, engaging, and relevant through digital platforms. Each week, explore a wide variety of programming including artist talks, interviews, workshops, fun art challenges, and more!

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
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Field Trip: Art Across Canada

This new online platform delivers arts experiences with some of Canada’s most celebrated artists in a national partnership with leading arts organizations including Contemporary Calgary. Experience all things art, from children’s programs to artists talks and workshops!

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Live events may be on hold for now, but the arts are limitless

AC@Home

While live concerts and performances are not possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, Arts Commons strives to bring the arts to life with education resources, mentoring opportunities, playlists, and live online performances. Join them to celebrate the transformative nature of the arts digitally.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Aron Hill in his studio

Inisolation

Herringer Kiss Gallery has invited their artists to create work that speaks to the strategies, opportunities, problems, and outcomes of isolation. This could, of course, refer directly to the COVID-19 crisis or isolation in general. This work has been submitted for you to enjoy free at cost and new content is added regularly.

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Location: See WebsiteFree
A graphic promoting the Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

Print(ed) Word Documentary Series

In 2017, Alberta Printmakers and Loft 112 initiated Print(ed) Word to explore book inspired relationships including art from text, artist with writer, and art book and reader. The result was a collaboration between a selection of 12 Alberta printmakers and 12 writers.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
A sculpture of a hand holding a paper straw

Permanent Collection

Each season, Esker commissions a response from compelling voices within or beyond the visual arts. Asking contributors to consider each of the current exhibitions together as a means of generating new ideas and connections, explore this new digital art publishing project online. A new essay will be released every two weeks.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
A graphic for the Virtual Grad Show Launch at the Alberta University of the Arts

Virtual Grad Show

Each year, Grad Show celebrates the talent, determination, and creativity of Alberta University of the Arts’ students. Moving online with a brand-new website, Alberta University of the Arts is proud of these students and their achievements, looking forward to the continued growth of each unique voice.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
A still from Kandis Friesen’s exhibition Tape 158: New Documents From The Archives

Extended Indefinitely

An extension of Kandis Friesen’s postponed exhibition in storage, two video works are hosted in continuous loops; one consists of rhythmic text, the other a tableau vivant of an ancient oak tree in Ukraine. This exhibition in absentia becomes the new exhibition space for an indefinite extension of time.

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Location: Stream OnlineFree
Anna Gustafsons' Object Lessons in the Esker Foundation Project Space

Object Lessons

Anna Gustafson enshrouds discarded appliances in old, white linen—a manner historically used by many cultures to prepare the dead for burial. Presented in partnership with The New Gallery, see it in the Esker Foundation’s Project Space and register for an artist talk.

Detail of Erik Olson's Untitled 8

Among the Multitude

Featuring 16 portraits, all black and white made with oil stick and charcoal, this new series was created during Erik Olson’s isolation in his Düsseldorf-based home and studio. The drawings depict the rich emotions of longing and need for connection, drained of colour by isolation.

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Location: VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW)Free
Rhys Douglas Farrell's The Awakening in Akihabara

Sensationships

Sensationships is an investigation into the relationships and sensations created by the combination of colours and patterns. This work by Rhys Douglas Farrell is an in depth search into the effects created by colours, their properties and how they cooperate or conflict.

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Location: Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW)Free
A painting of a woman lying in a bathtub

Frozen in Time

The works presented in this exhibition by the Alberta Society of Artists have conjuring powers in our own temporal narratives and imagination, with an emphasis is on stillness either literally or formally.

Showtimes Vary
Location: SEE WEBSITE FOR DETAILSFree
A painting of a nude woman on a sofa

Xposed: Naked and Not Afraid

The Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art has brought together an eclectic array of contemporary art from artists around the world that celebrates and explores the human figure, sexuality & identity in it’s first online exhibition.

Showtimes Vary
Location: See WebsiteFree

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