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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
Screenshot from Untunnelling Vision interactive tour

Untunnelling Vision

Join TRUCK and Mountain Standard Time online to experience a series of installations by artist Jin-me Yoon. Untunnelling Vision is the culmination of site-specific research in combination with an artistic practice focused on the entanglements of militarism, tourism, and colonialism. Be sure to explore this interactive tour.

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Location: Online Viewing RoomFree
A graphic for Home/Work: Creating Connections

Home/Work: Creating Connections

Starting as a thematic art challenge, the intent of this first ever virtual Contextural member exhibition was to keep members connected, engaged, and creative during the summer months. Members were asked to create an 8″ x 8″ work using any materials they had at hand.

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Location: Online Viewing RoomFree
A graphic for a Wonder Wednesdays #AtHomeWithKardia

Wonder Wednesdays

#AtHomeWithKardia is a series of Instagram Live shows and sessions, and Wonder Wednesday showcases one audible artist with one visual artist simultaneously each week. The artists are carefully curated to complement each other, and every week offers exceptional talent and makes for a great, free online show!

Showtime: 9:00pm – 9:30pm
Location: Instagram LiveFree
Kasia Sosnowski's SNEEK-E-PEEP’N in the Esker Foundation Project Space


Playful, melancholic, and surreal, Kasia Sosnowski’s ceramic sculptures visually articulate the bodily experience of emotion—unease, anticipation, euphoria. Sosnowski evokes the simultaneous anxiety and frisson of an accidental or uninvited glimpse into a neighbouring window.

A graphic for Idols and Merchandise

Idols and Merchandise

Idols and Merchandise (Ídolos y Mercancías), an exhibition and curatorial essay presented by Chundas Locas Mexas, is a semi-historical reflection on the Day of the Dead and immigration. Check out this new virtual experience made in collaboration with Calgary based non-profit SpanicArts.

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Location: Online ArchiveFree
Detail of Lisa Matthias' print, Undergrowth

Of Unknown Origin

Highly abstract and otherworldly, Lisa Matthias’ newest prints are a continuation of her creative practice combining large scale woodblock prints with a previous career as a biologist. See the show by appointment and an online viewing room and virtual events are forthcoming.

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Location: Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)Free
Pieces by Darija Radakovic in Not For Profit nor Fame at the Herringer Kiss Gallery

Not For Profit nor Fame

Almost a retrospective exhibition, this physical and online show by Bosnian-born, Calgary-based Darija Radakovic is a sublimation of what she has been doing since immigrating to Canada, and what she had previously learned overseas from her Yugoslav avant-garde teachers.

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Location: Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW)Free
Samples of paintings by renda Banda Johnson, Holly Burghardt and Terri Heinrichs

ART at the Landing

ART at the Landing is a brand new interim fine art gallery. Featuring original paintings by local artists Brenda Banda Johnson, Holly Burghardt, and Terri Heinrichs. The gallery even features two additional Calgary based guest artists each month so be sure to check it out.

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Location: Art at the Landing (147C, 1600 90th Ave. SW)Free
A graphic for BIG WIG


Part of the New Forum Festival at Loft 112, this art exhibit explores the story of wigs from a cultural, medical, historical, fashion, and other need or want based perspectives. See how local artists have answered these questions through pieces of beautiful art and words.

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Location: Loft 112 (112, 535 8th Ave. SE)$5
A graphic for The Bright Soul Sessions

The Bright Soul Sessions

New Forum Festival at Loft 112 offers an amazing opportunity for BIPOC artists, who are invited to sit for a neopictorialist portrait with photographer Francis A. Willey. Booking sessions will take place every 30 minutes and limited spots are available.

Showtime: 12:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Loft 112 (112, 535 8th Ave. SE)$25
Fin Simonetti's Gusset 3

An Appeal to Heaven

Fin Simonetti works with sculpture, installation, and drawing to investigate the uneasy terrain among our desire for security, states of fragility and vulnerability, and the sensorial, emotional, and psychological relationships we have to objects, bodies, and spaces.

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Location: Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
Detail of Chris Curreri's Kiss Portfolio

Thick Skull, Thin Skin

Chris Curreri’s works complicate and dissolve seemingly dichotomous states of tenderness and violence; abjection and beauty; seduction and revulsion. They suggest an unravelling of the hermetic borders that have been constructed between us, others, and things in the world.

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Location: Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)Free
A graphic promoting the 2021 edition of the Exposure Photography Festival

Exposure Photography Festival

The festival returns for its 17th year with over 190 visual artists and will take place with artists exhibitions taking place both online and at various galleries and venues throughout the city. You can even catch a return of The Photoville FENCE exhibition, this year coming to Olympic Plaza.

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Location: Various VenuesPrices Vary
Swirly Skies by Janifer Calvez

Welcome to Alberta Skies

Join the Town of Okotoks Culture & Heritage and artist Janifer Calvez online for a lesson in painting the majesty of Alberta skies. Calvez is known for her beautiful “swirly sky” paintings and this class will give you an in depth look into how she achieves such extraordinary works of art. Register today to take part.

Showtime: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
A photo showing the magic of mandala making

Mandala Making for Children

Kids of all ages are invited to a relaxed afternoon online art session to learn the magic of mandala making. From the Esker Foundation’s studio to your living rooms and kitchen tables, let’s get creative and make some fun and meditative drawings together!

Showtime: 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Location: Stream OnlineFree
The Garden,courtesy of Yvonne Kustec

The Garden

Yvonne Kustec’s work sees a human figure transform into a dense landscape, overrun by flora and fauna. The body becomes the substrate from which the elements of nature grow, drawing out nutrients and impurities that have accumulated and concentrated over the course of life.


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