Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Theatre Dance Music Film & Media Visual Art Literary Festival Promotion Free Visual Art Elizabeth D’Agostino’s installation, Makeshift Tales | Photo: Courtesy of Alberta Printmakers April 1, 2018 - April 30, 2018 Exhibitions April 2018 A new batch of shows and events are headed your way Amy Jo Espetveidt Although it might not feel like it, spring is on its way and with it comes a fresh batch of visual arts events for you to hit up. April brings a bunch of new exhibitions alongside a ton of show and sales, pop-up events, and much more. Here’s what we’re checking out this month: MFA Thesis Exhibition April 2 – 21, 2018 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free Presenting the MFA in Craft Media’s Thesis Exhibition for artists Xavier Bernal Bladh and Robert Froese, don’t miss Mirrors of Wonder and Measured Composition. Explore both artists’ work at the opening reception, 5:00pm on April 12. ikg.acad.ca Irana Afroz Art Exhibition & Sale April 2 – 30, 2018 Central Library (5th Floor, 616 Macleod Tr. SE) Free An exhibition by contemporary abstract expressionist Irana Afroz, her work is known as insightful, subtle in colour exhibition, and intuitive with an aesthetic sensibility. Swing by this month and check out these paintings. iranaafroz.com Art Baby Tour: Frida Kahlo April 3, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Bring the baby to the museum for an infant friendly tour of Frida Kahlo: Her Photos. The tour is geared towards adults accompanied by children under two. facebook.com Mini Masters April 5, 2018, 11:00 – 11:45am Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration essential Calling Calgary’s newest contemporaries! Join the Esker Foundation on the first Thursday of every month for a hands-on art class. Parents and guardians are invited to bring their little ones, ages two to five, to explore art making in this fun and social program. All are welcome to participate, just dress for mess. eventbrite.ca Out for Lunch Tour: Frida Kahlo April 5, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 A guided lunchtime tour of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, go on a 45-minute exploration with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. facebook.com Free First Thursday Nights April 5, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free Marking the second Free First Thursday with the immensely popular exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, start your month off with a bang and head to Glenbow. facebook.com Bring the Baby Art Tour April 6, 2018, 12:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended A relaxed, social tour, bring your baby to the Esker Foundation and have tot-friendly fun while discussing the exhibitions. eventbrite.ca Make It Calgary April 6 – 8, 2018 Big Four, Stampede Park (1410 Olympic Way SE) $6 Returning to Calgary with 135 fabulous Canadian makers and artists, break the winter blues by shopping for handmade goodies at this fun market. facebook.com Calgary Artists Society Spring Show & Sale April 7, 2018, 10:00 – 4:00pm Parkdale United Church (2919 8th Ave. NW) Free admission Featuring a diverse selection of original paintings by 45 local artists, find high quality framed artwork in a variety of sizes, mediums, and subject matter at this show and sale. With over 300 paintings and artists in attendance, don’t miss the Calgary Artists Society’s show and sale. calgaryartistssociety.com Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Tour April 7, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Get additional insight from knowledgeable staff members and join Glenbow for a guided tour of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos. facebook.com Tour of the Canadian Architectural Archives April 7, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30pm University of Calgary (2500 University Dr. NW) Free, registration required Go on an outing with the Esker Foundation and join staff from Archives and Special Collections at the University of Calgary for a guided tour of the Canadian Architectural Archives. The CAA is the largest collection in the world of Canadian architectural materials and you can get a behind-the-scenes look at the archival storage vault as well as some special items. eventbrite.ca Contemporary Kids: Sculpting with Paper April 7, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm RGO Treehouse, cSPACE King Edward (4th Floor, 1721 29th Ave. SW) Free, registration required Contemporary Calgary’s Contemporary Kids program returns and invites families to learn about modern and contemporary art through a unique and engaging art activity. This program begins with an image-filled introduction to international artists who manipulate paper in unique and unexpected ways in their artistic practices. Children can then roll, crinkle, twist, layer, loop, and paste to create their own art piece. facebook.com A/P Calgary Print Market April 9 – 14, 2018 Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE) Free Calgary’s first print market, see and purchase work from Kaitlynn Copithorne, Tracy Wormsbecker, Claire Coutts, Hayley Carruthers, Ekaterina Vopiyashina, Teddi Driediger, Sally Reesman, Emilija Angelovska, and more. And at 7:00pm on April 13, swing by for an evening of artist PechaKucha talks and the opportunity to purchase prints. The event is free and open to the public, but donations are deeply appreciated. albertaprintmakers.com The Pidgin Collective April 10 – May 12, 2018 Main Space, The New Galley (208 Centre St. SE) Free The New Gallery is pleased to support a new publication project and series of conversations and workshops on art writing. Organized by The Pidgin Collective, the gallery-turned-publication house is open to the public Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 12:00 to 6:00pm, for viewing, lounging, reading, and writing. A number of events take place throughout the run and a closing reception and publication launch for members and invited guests takes place on May 11 at 7:00pm. thenewgallery.org Out for Lunch Tour: Frida Kahlo April 11, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 A guided lunchtime tour of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, go on a 45-minute exploration with an opportunity for discussion afterwards. facebook.com Lunch Hour Artist Talks: Svea Ferguson April 11, 2018, 12:15 – 12:45pm Main Foyer, Central Library (616 Macleod Tr. SE) Free, registration recommended Held over the lunch hour this series invites Calgarians working downtown to enjoy their lunch while listening to talks and presentations by local artists. Join Contemporary Calgary for a talk with Calgary-based sculptor and installation artist Svea Ferguson. facebook.com Second Thursday – Spotlight Opening April 12, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free Calgary’s Spotlight for the month of April presents the work of Calgary artist, Susanah Windrum, and you can check it out at this opening reception. facebook.com Act Naturally April 12 – May 12, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW) Free Featuring new work by Vancouver-based painter, Fiona Ackerman, this series of abstract paintings freely mixes washes of colour with lose botanical drawing. See it at the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on April 12. herringerkissgallery.com Date Night at Esker April 13, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Drawing inspiration from the Esker Foundation’s current exhibitions, impress your date with your art know-how in this fun hands-on workshop, just roll up your sleeves and create your own artwork while honing your creative skills. eventbrite.ca Sad Bastards’ Bad Luck Ball April 13, 2018, 8:00pm Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE) $25 You are cordially invited to Elephant Artist Relief Society’s rockabilly fancy Sad Bastards’ Bad Luck Ball. Featuring great local bands—the Voodoo Trio, The Lovebullies, Peter and the Wolves, as well as MC Kris Demeanor—alongside a live auction of original works from Chris Cran, Mark Dicey, Drunken Paw, Carl White, Edward Nyikes, Ron Moppett, and Dan Hudson, you won’t want to miss this fundraiser. All proceeds go toward EAR’s relief funds for artists experiencing crises. eventbrite.ca Curated Spring Market April 13 & 14, 2018 Bowness Community Association (7904 43rd Ave. NW) $4 Featuring 70 vendors offering art, home decor, accessories, and much more, swing by this spring market that includes live music and food trucks. bycurated.com ECHO April 13 – May 5, 2018 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW) Free A solo exhibition by contemporary, figurative artist Cameron Lee Roberts, ECHO showcases his latest series of portraiture and figurative artworks in a variety of mediums. Explore the show at one of its two openings—5:00 to 9:00pm on April 13 or 2:00 to 5:00pm on April 14. ruberto-ostberg.com Foothills Art Club Annual Spring Art Show & Sale April 14, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm St. Andrews United Church (28 1st St. East, Cochrane) Free admission & refreshments With over 150 paintings on display for sale in the main gallery, along with dozens of small artworks in the boutique, join the Foothills Art Club for its annual spring show and sale. Interested in joining? The club meets from 6:00 to 9:00pm on Wednesdays at the church hall—new members are welcome. foothillsartclub.com Southern Alberta Art Alliance Spring Show & Sale April 14, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 19th St. NW) Free admission See new work from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance in varied mediums and styles. Swing by to meet the artists, ask them questions, and find out what inspired their work. saaa-artists.ca PLACEHOLDER: It’s your turn to talk! April 14, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Join d.talks for an unconventional book club where they present the theme—this month’s is protection—and you bring your own book, poem, or object that you feel best articulates it. eventbrite.ca Contemporary Kids & Elder Series: Floating Installations April 14, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm United Active Living (3028 Don Ethell Blvd. SW) Free, registration required This free program incorporates both the Contemporary Kids and Elder Series. Families and the residents of United Active Living Garrison Green to learn together about contemporary art through a unique and engaging art activity. facebook.com Time Warp April 14 – June 2, 2018 Okotoks Art Gallery (53 N Railway St., Okotoks) Free Dan Hudson’s work traverses scientific research, documentary practices, personal journal, and art. Inventing systems of observation based on the Earth’s planetary motions as a way to contemplate the world around him within a larger context, check out the show at its opening reception at 1:00pm on April 14. okotoks.ca Master Class for Families April 15, 2018, 1:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Join the Esker Foundation for an afternoon of family fun at the gallery and delve into new mediums with art projects that relate to the current exhibitions. Don’t miss this educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids ages five to 10 (an adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop). eventbrite.ca Pretty in Pink: The Emotive Power of Colour April 19, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended An exhibition tour with Naomi Potter, head to the Esker Foundation to explore A wall is just a wall (and nothing more at all) and let the colour speak for itself. eventbrite.ca home.mak.er April 19 – May 18, 2018 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free An art exhibition by BFA honours students Kajill Aujla and Chantal Snodgrass, this show uses storytelling and personal experience to tie each artist’s unique identity together. nickle.ucalgary.ca From Wheatfields to Future Libraries: This is also Public Art April 20, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended Asking how we can connect to artists’ ideas within the public realm that may not fit defined parameters and how our expectations of public art evolve to reflect our contemporary context, join the Esker Foundation for this special talk. Ciara McKeown questions definitions and perceptions of public art by examining practices outside of the expected approach to reconsider ideas of place and the role of the artist, while celebrating public art’s immense possibilities. eventbrite.ca Katie Paterson’s Future Library 2014-2114 | Photo: MJC Future Library, courtesy of the Esker Foundation Makeshift Tales April 20 – June 1, 2018 Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE) Free In Makeshift Tales, Elizabeth D’Agostino embraces improvisational experimentation and adaptive problem-solving. Drawing on debates surrounding species extinction, biotechnology, genetic engineering, climate change, urban expansion, and population pressures, she creates a fantastical floating world of miniature architectures and hybrid life forms. Don’t miss the artist talk and opening reception from 7:00 to 9:00pm on April 20. albertaprintmakers.com Palette Fine Art Show & Sale April 21, 2018, 10:00 – 4:00pm Triwood Community Association (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free admission A group of 80 local Calgary artists, join the Calgary Community Painters Society for its upcoming show and sale. Featuring paintings by many independent artists in a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolour, and mixed media, all artists showing will be in attendance. Be on the lookout for live art demonstrations throughout the day. calgarycommunitypainters.com Beacon Original Art Annual Spring Art Exhibition & Sale April 21, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE) Free admission With 25 artists in attendance showing painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles, don’t miss Beacon Original Art’s next show. beaconoriginalart.com Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Tour April 21, 2018, 11:00am – 12:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Get additional insight from knowledgeable staff members and join Glenbow for a guided tour of the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos. facebook.com 16th Annual Juried Members Show April 21 – June 3, 2018 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Pay-What-You-Can Marking the 16th anniversary of the Leighton Art Centre’s Juried Member’s Show, this annual exhibition features a strong selection of artwork representing the talent and diversity of the centre’s artist membership. Swing by from 2:00 to 4:00pm on April 21 and celebrate the power of the arts and the impact of volunteerism. leightoncentre.org I believe in living April 21 – June 30, 2018 Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW) Free Featuring diverse works by local, national, and international artists, in and outside the Untitled Art Society main gallery space, online, in its +15 window, and on billboards across the city, this encompassing show uses plant life as a starting point. Curated by Ellyn Walker, this exhibition features work from Basil AlZeri, Rana Bishara, Christina Battle, Richelle Bear Hat & Brittney Bear Hat, Rehab Nazzal, Abdi Osman, Tiffany Shaw-Collinge, and Rinaldo Walcott. Check it out at the opening reception from 3:00 to 6:00pm on April 21. uascalgary.org Riverview Artists April Show & Sale April 23 – 27, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm Watermark Tower (530 8th Ave. SW) Free See original artwork by 12 local artists, each varied in style and technique, reflecting the unique creativity and inspiration of each artist. riverview-artists.com Mixed Bag Art Opening April 26, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm Loft 112 (112, 535 8th Ave. SE) Free Featuring paintings (acrylic on canvas), linoleum prints, and candles by Tammy Winterfield, swing by and check out this new show. Pieces are available to purchase. facebook.com Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild Show April 27 & 28, 2018 St. Stephen’s Anglican Church (1121 14th Ave. SW) Free The Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild features work in calligraphy and hand lettering. A wine and cheese reception takes place from 7:00 to 9:00pm on April 27 followed by a show and sale from 10:00 to 4:00pm on April 28. bvcg.ca Market Collective April 27 – 29, 2018 Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St. SW) $5 for the weekend An independent market, created to showcase the works of local artists, artisans, and musicians, and to strengthen the local community in Calgary, don’t miss the first Market Collective of 2018. marketcollective.ca The Weight & The Weeping April 27 – May 26, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free Marking its second solo exhibition of Marigold Santos’work, head to Jarvis Hall Gallery to see this continuation of an exploration into notions of selfhood and identity that embraces multiplicity, fragmentation and empowerment, as informed by experiences of movement and migration. Check out the opening reception from 5:00 to 9:00pm on April 27. jarvishallgallery.com Perennials April 27 – June 9, 2018 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free Winnie Truong explores the naturalness of female form. Expanding upon a dedicated drawing practice, her latest body of work integrates coloured pencil crayon and cut paper collage in the rendering of surreal imagery and fictional narrative. vivianeart.gallery Colour Theory Workshop with Silas Kaufman April 28, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required How does colour effect our emotions? Why do some colours excite us while others seem to calm us down? Join illustrator and instructor Silas Kaufman and explore how colour communicates emotion and energy. eventbrite.ca Walking With Our Sisters Calgary: Commemorative Art Installation April 29 – May 13, 2018 Riddell Library and Learning Centre, Mount Royal University (4th Floor, 74 Mount Royal Circle SW) Free More than an art installation, this ceremony is all about creating space for the community to come together in the act of honouring and remembering missing and murdered Indigenous women, girls and two-spirited people, as well as children that never returned home from residential schools. Featuring more than 1,800 moccasin vamps donated by hundreds of caring and concerned individuals, this installation gives a visual representation of the lives that vanished without a trace and the travesty of justice. wwoscalgary.ca Ongoing Exhibitions TUPONIA Until April 7, 2018 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW) Free Did you know TUPONIA, an acronym for The United Provinces of North America, was short-listed as a potential name for Canada? Bee Kingdom’s Ryan Fairweather and Phil Bandura have imagined what it would be like walking around as Tuponians and turned it into art. Extended until April 7, don’t miss this blown glass exhibition themed around northern culture infused with the fantastical. ruberto-ostberg.com Don’t miss Bee Kingdom’s fantastical exhibition, TUPONIA | Photo: Courtesy of Ruberto Ostberg Gallery Renée Duval – Devotions Until April 7, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW) Free Renée Duval presents a recent series of large paintings that occupy a space between two opposing perceptions. herringerkissgallery.com “Esti Mese” Sculptures from a Bedtime Story Until April 7, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW) Free A series of felt characters from folk tales, legends, childhood, and motherhood, Eszter Burghardt’s show looks both impressive and whimsical. herringerkissgallery.com Taygan Crapo Until April 7, 2018 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free Calgary’s Spotlight for the month presents the work of Alberta College of Art + Design Glass Student, Taygan Crapo. facebook.com Each Painted Document Until April 7, 2018 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free A visual manifest of Mark Dicey’s travels into and out of his workplace, this show features recent large works on canvas, mid-sized works on paper, a Swarm, a wall collage of notations, a site-specific installation, and a suite of vitrines housing his dedicated sketch-book-works. nickle.ucalgary.ca Absurd Walls Until April 7, 2018 Alberta Printmakers Gallery (4025 4th St. SE) Free Within the exploration of failure and lowbrow artwork, Jacqueline Leigh Huskisson’s Absurd Walls studies repetition. albertaprintmakers.com In The Trees Until April 14, 2018 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free A solo exhibition of new paintings and sculptures by Calgary-born artist, Erik Olson, don’t miss this show. vivianeart.gallery Bodies of Work: A Portrait & Figurative Exhibition Until April 14, 2018 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144 Street West, Millarville) Admission by donation Capturing the essence and complexity of the human form has been a pursuit of countless artists throughout history. Calgary-based artist Aaron Sidorenko has collaborated with the Leighton Art Centre to present an exciting and diverse collection of portrait and figurative works by talented local artists. leightoncentre.org Difficult Terrain Unitl April 21, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free A solo exhibition by Patrick Dunford, Difficult Terrain focuses on the clearcuts of British Columbia where the artist treeplants during the summer, as well as the deserts of Southern California where he resides the rest of the calendar year. The physicality of each place is ever present in his rich surfaces built up and broken down, through constant mark making, scraping, and layering of thick paint. jarvishallgallery.com Journey of a Lifetime Until April 22, 2018 Gasoline Alley Museum, Heritage Park (1900 Heritage Dr. SW) With admission A piece of history returned to Heritage Park in January. Presented by BMO Financial Group, Journey of a Lifetime shares the stories of the people, places, and journey involved in the largest wave of immigration in Canadian history. heritagepark.ca Paradise for an in-between time Until April 29, 2018 Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free Known for creating multi-layered resin paintings, DaveandJenn’s sculptures play with light, shadows, and reflections. Their latest piece brings viewers back to the forest, a landscape often depicted in their earlier work, and can be found in the Esker Foundation’s Project Space. eskerfoundation.com The Future Looked Bright: Art Deco in Everyday Life Until April 29, 2018 Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $6.50 – $8.50 Transporting Calgarians back to the 20s and 30s when the exciting Art Deco style swept the world, see over 40 domestic items from an era when industrialization created a sense of optimism and history’s first affordably mass-produced consumer goods. All of the exhibit’s items are generously on loan from local collectors. lougheedhouse.com Landscapes in the Library Until April 30, 2018 Crowfoot Public Library (8665 Nose Hill Dr. NW) Free Head to the library and see Western Canadian landscapes paintings by Calgary artist, John Abbott. abbottfineart.com See John Abbott’s landscape work on display at the Crowfoot Public Library | Image: Courtesy of John Abbott Studio NOW Until May 3, 2018 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free Whether it’s the kitchen table, a converted room, or a custom-built space, the studio is a private place for artists to explore their craft, passions, and whims. Featuring work by Lisa Matthias, Lori Lukasewich, Verna Vogel, and Karen Klassen, Studio NOW subverts that cycle and offers a peek at what’s happening within those spaces, right now. christineklassengallery.com Line & Colour Until May 5, 2018 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free Bringing together work from Michael Batty and Kristofir Dean, line and colour are two key components in the visual language of abstract art. Batty’s paintings illuminate the importance of negative space against his precise and exact strokes of colour while Dean’s geometric paintings are completely saturated in colour and create optical effects with his use of the line. newzones.com La Guaria Morada Until May 5, 2018 TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free Centred around the national flower of Costa Rica, Juan Ortiz-Apuy pays homage to his country of origin in an installation that functions as a metaphor for situations caught in similarly uncertain and precarious conditions. Featuring tropical orchids and an ultrasonic industrial humidifier, dehumidifiers are assembled to form an artificial environment in a perpetual state of negotiation and precarity. truck.ca Juan Ortiz-Apuy’s La Guaria Morada | Image: Courtesy of TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary A wall is just a wall (and nothing more at all) Unitl May 6, 2018 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free In this new body of work, Kapwani Kiwanga delves into disciplinary architecture and deconstructs the physical and psychological qualities of different built environments including schools, prisons, hospitals, and mental health facilities. Organized and circulated by The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto, don’t miss this very cool show. eskerfoundation.com Portable Closets Until May 11, 2018 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free Kyle Alden Martens’ Portable Closets is a combination of friendly and fetishized sculpture, installation, and performance where the visual meaning is hidden just below the surface—coded but accessible. facebook.com Eye of the Needle Until May 13, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Looking at how needle and thread, the shiny bead and sequin, the porcupine quill and tuft of moose hair have all been used to create objects of incredible beauty, explore works found in Glenbow’s historical textile and fashion collection. glenbow.org Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Until May 20, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission An exhibition by Frida Kahlo Museum – Casa Azul/Diego Rivera Museum; Banco de Mexico Fiduciario en el Fideicomiso Museos Diego Rivera y Frida Kahlo, Glenbow brings the first Canadian showing of Frida Kahlo: Her Photos to Calgary. The show has travelled to 12 cities in seven countries, received more than half a million visitors, and is a treasure trove of images previously locked away in the Kahlo estate archives for more than 50 years. glenbow.org The Black Gold Tapestry Until May 21, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Organized by Glenbow, make sure you explore Sandra Sawatzky’s hand-embroidered illustrative tapestry that tells the story of how oil has impacted human civilizations around the world. The Black Gold Tapestry took nine years to complete with Sawatzky spending an average of eight to ten hours a day—every day—on the project either researching, drawing, planning, or embroidering. glenbow.org Perch Until June 2, 2018 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free When Dena Seiferling and Stefanie (Wong) Staples first met, they discovered a mutual enjoyment for working within the space that drifts between a child’s fantasy and an adult’s reality. While discussing a potential collaboration, the value of bird biodiversity and the preservation of at-risk bird species rose the forefront. Get to know more about their current exhibition at its opening reception and artist talk, 2:00 to 4:00pm on April 7. albertacraft.ab.ca Acceptable Bodies Until June 2, 2018 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free The need to feel beautiful and desired is universal, but how to achieve it can be so restrictive that it leaves little chance for many to accomplish this feat. Allison Tunis’ embroidery pieces develop a discourse around cultural conditioning and societal implications of restrictive standards of beauty. Get to know more about Acceptable Bodies at its opening reception and artist talk, 2:00 to 4:00pm on April 7. albertacraft.ab.ca Chronicles of a Contemporary Dirtbag Until June 2, 2018 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free A career with Parks Canada as a resource technician, avalanche technician, and 20 years of travelling in the backcountry lends to the conceptual content that embodies Jamie Kroeger’s jewellery work. Don’t miss this show’s opening reception and artist talk, 2:00 to 4:00pm on April 7. albertacraft.ab.ca Intertwined Until June 15, 2018 ATB Stephen Avenue (102 8th Ave. SW) Free Featuring the work of fibre students from the Alberta College of Art + Design’s School of Craft + Emerging Media, the artists combined their interest in surface design and silkscreen printing on fabric to craft 13 pieces inspired by Alberta. acad.ca The Artist’s Mirror: Self Portraits Until January 16, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission The first in series of exhibitions developed in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, head to Glenbow to see self-portraits from the two institutions’ impressive collections. Curated by Sarah Todd, see pieces that allow their creators a chance to look deeply at themselves. glenbow.org Have a visual arts event that’s not listed above? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.