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 Frances Vettergreen’s Orion Skating with a Bird | Image: Courtesy of the Leighton Art Centre March 1, 2019 - March 31, 2019 March Exhibitions Put a spring in your step with these awesome visual arts events Amy Jo Espetveidt Another busy month for the visual arts community, March brings a huge variety of exhibitions, pop-ups, workshops, talks, and much more, so grab your calendar and plan to fill it with these great events. Bring the Baby Art Tour & Tummy Time March 1, 2019, 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. This program starts with a casual half-hour tour of the current exhibitions, followed by a half-hour of tummy time social fun for both baby and guardian! eventbrite.ca Between Two Cities March 1 – 31, 2019 Village Brewery (5000 12A St. SW) Free admission A month-long exhibition featuring the works of local artist Carson Long, swing by Village Brewery from 7:00 to 11:00pm on March 1 for an opening reception. It’s a fantastic chance to take in some of his breathtaking illustration work. facebook.com I Feel Real March 1 – April 6, 2019 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free admission A two-person exhibition featuring accomplished Canadian artists Janet Werner and Sandra Meigs, I Feel Real realizes the artists’ long-held desire to work together, admiring each other’s work for its honesty and rigor. vivianeart.gallery Make or Break March 1 – April 12, 2019 Main Space Gallery, Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE) Free admission Jonathan Green combines his own documentation of the so-called wilderness with appropriated images from survival books, and online images of wild landscapes. Merging them with pictures of cabins, construction sites, and modernist architecture, these camp-like spaces have the potential to work with or against the reality of nature. Explore the show at its opening reception, 7:00 to 9:00pm on March 1. albertaprintmakers.com Collage and Painting with Ashleigh Bartlett March 2, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required A workshop that draws inspiration from Neil Campbell’s exhibition wheatfield, Ashleigh Bartlett discusses Campbell’s interest in painting on the wall, art and magic, the senses, and the importance of the human scale. With an emphasis on geometric abstraction, rule-based painting, and collage, participants will investigate scale, materials, and process, cut, paste, and paint to create a series of abstract visual outcomes. 16+ only. eventbrite.ca Leighton Art Centre Spring Reception March 2, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Free admission March and April are going to be months to remember at the Leighton Art Centre with the opening of two fascinating exhibitions created by three Western Canadian artists. Working in a wide variety of media, this is your chance to explore just turn your head a little and Context is Everything. leightoncentre.org Spring Group Exhibition March 2 – 20, 2019 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free admission Focusing on getting lost in the moment or some faraway place, this exhibition features art by Simon Andrew, Shi Le, Linda Nardelli, Joice Hall, Toni Onley, Robert Lemay, Harold Town, Bruce Head, Robert Marcessault. wallacegalleries.com just turn your head a little March 2 – April 13, 2019 Main Gallery, Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Admission by donation Exploring the intelligence of the body, Verna Vogel has created a site-specific string installation alongside mixed media cold wax paintings by Frances Vettergreen. Both artists present works that reflect their process-driven artistic practice and both are inspired by the creative use of space and innovative use of materials. leightoncentre.org Context is Everything March 2 – April 13, 2019 Tower Gallery, Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Admission by donation An exhibition by Monique Martin that encourages us to take another look and consider the person or the moment more deeply than just on impulse, this project merges the flora of the prairie landscape with the human trait of judging people, events, and circumstances too quickly. leightoncentre.org Community Day March 3, 2019, 9:00 – 5:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Bringing people together through art, be sure to head to Glenbow for its sixth annual Community Day, an event where everyone is invited to visit the museum for free thanks to Chevron Canada. facebook.com Peep Show March 4 – April 30, 2019 Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free admission TRUCK Contemporary Art and the Calgary Public Library present Peep Show by Janet Wang, an ode to the online spectacle as well as an ode to the site in which it is situated. Swing by during library hours to explore the piece. truck.ca Long Tale March 4 – May 14, 2019 ATB Financial (102 8th Ave. SW) Free admission Stories have been the primary means of sharing experiences, histories, and helping people understand the human condition and ourselves since the dawn of civilization. Presented by the Alberta University of the Arts and ATB Financial, Long Tale is an exhibition about love—of books, of storytelling, and their many contemporary forms. facebook.com Wild Horses Can’t Keep Me Away March 5 – 30, 2019 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free admission Feel the wildness of emotion and inspiration at the solo exhibition of finger-painter Prameesha Abeysekera. With the freedom of splattered ink and the lines of movement, explore the show at the opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm on March 8 and mark your calendar for a finger-painting demonstration from 12:00 to 3:00pm on March 16. framedonfifth.com Transforming Odds & Ends March 5 – April 29, 2019 HUB @ 302 (302, 1235 26th Ave. SE) Free admission Alberta Society of Artists’ Transforming Odds & Ends offers a reinterpretation of adornment and beautification against the definition of junk through a collection of wearable sculptures and collages. Hear Audra Schoblocher share insight into this unexpected show at the opening reception, 1:00 to 3:00pm on March 16. albertasocietyofartists.com Mini Masters March 7, 2019, 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 Free First Thursday Nights March 7, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Since its launch in 2016, Free First Thursday Nights has provided access to over 56,000 visitors and this popular program returns to Glenbow for 2019. It’s a great chance to check out popular exhibitions including the much-anticipated international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior. facebook.com Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta March 8, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 In celebration of International Women’s Day, Glenbow is honouring all of the risk-taking, forward-looking and creative women included in the Mavericks exhibition who propelled Alberta in a new direction. Don’t miss this Out For Lunch Tour. glenbow.org International Women’s Day Tea & Talk March 8, 2019, 4:00 – 6:15pm Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $45 – $50 Celebrate International Women’s Day at Lougheed House by honouring and celebrating the contributions of Canadian women in the military over the past century. Along with sharing a beautifully prepared afternoon tea service provided by The Restaurant at Lougheed House, participants are treated to inspiring tales of Canadian women in service from both a historical and contemporary perspective. eventbrite.ca International Women’s Day March 8, 2019, 7:00pm – 9:00pm The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Tr. SW) Admission with donation Join The Military Museums for an inspirational evening on International Women’s Day. Hear the stories and experiences of women who overcame barriers to succeed in their careers. Speakers include industry professionals as well as retired and serving veterans presenting on their experiences in oil and gas, engineering, academia, the Canadian Armed Forces, and nursing. Doors open at 6:00pm with a cash bar. Lectures begin at 7:00pm. Admission by donation (suggested $10). facebook.com Speaking to the Spine: Exhibition Tour with Shauna Thompson March 8, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended Join curator Shauna Thompson for a tour of Esker’s winter exhibitions and consider the conceptual linkages between Neil Campbell and Jeremy Shaw’s distinct yet sympathetic practices. eventbrite.ca Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women March 8, 2018 – January 5, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Presented in partnership with Library and Archives Canada, head to Glenbow to see a varied selection of portraiture produced over a 200-year period, with works dating from 1768 to 1960. Ladylikeness offers a fascinating look at how these artists chose to work within the genre in different ways, making it their own. glenbow.org It’s Never A Good Idea / Mohkinstsis Kikskanisto’p March 9, 2019, 2:00 – 5:00pm TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Stride Gallery and TRUCK Contemporary Art are pleased to launch a publication by Alyssa Duck Chief created in conjunction with the exhibition #callresponse. It’s Never A Good Idea / Mohkinstsis Kikskanisto’p encircles narratives connected to the Treaty 7 signing of 1877. facebook.com Emerging Artist’s Unleashed March 11 – 15, 2019 Little Gallery, University of Calgary (604, 2975 University Way NW) Free admission Every year the Alberta Society of Artists gives an undergraduate student an opportunity to exhibit their work and gain valuable exhibition experience. Explore the show at its reception on March 14. albertasocietyofartists.com SHOW OFF! 2019 March 11 – 23, 2019 Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free admission Once again, Alberta University of the Arts (AUArts) is offering high school students the opportunity to showcase their artwork in this impressive art contest. There’s over $30,000 in prizes to be won including the SHOW OFF! Entrance Scholarship which pays a student’s tuition for their first year of studies at AUArts and provides their high school’s art program with a matching grant. See who won at the awards reception, 4:00 to 7:00pm on March 16. acad.ca SHOW OFF! 2019 | Image: Kenzie Webber and Gabriella Gut Print(ed) Word Salon Series: Heather Urness & Elena Schacherl March 12, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00pm Simmons-Harvie Community Living Room, Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free admission, registration required Join artist Heather Urness and writer Elena Schacherl as they discuss their artist book, Swimming with Sharks, as part of this monthly salon series. facebook.com Art Baby Tour March 13, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00am Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Take a relaxed one-hour guided tour of Glenbow’s exhibition, Meryl McMaster: Confluence, your wee ones in tow. Recommended for parents and caregivers with children aged two and under, fussing is allowed. facebook.com Demobilized: The Return of Great-War Soldiers to Southern Alberta March 13, 2019, 6:30 – 9:00pm Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $16 – $18 Join Dr. Will Pratt, a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alberta who studies the impact of the world wars on Treaty 7 First Nations, as he shares some of the stories of Alberta’s 20,000 wounded soldiers from the First World War. eventbrite.ca SPOTLIGHT: Judy Sysak March 14 – April 6, 2019 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Translating the subtle shifts in light and colour of the Southern Alberta landscape caused by the changing seasons and weather into an exquisite array of handwoven textiles, Judy Sysak explores her daily relationship with her surroundings. Using her Japanese Saori loom and the Saori philosophy, she strives for the perfectly imperfect in her work. facebook.com Ecstatic Dance with Marie-Claire O’Donoghue March 15, 2019, 8:00 – 10:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended When was the last time you gave yourself permission to just dance without judgement, expectation, or wanting to look a certain way? Ecstatic Dance creates a setting for you to let go of your daily structured movement patterning, and let your body speak through dance. All ages and experience are levels welcome. Adult accompaniment required for children under 16. Be sure to dress appropriately to move. eventbrite.ca Contemporary Kids: Painted Photographs March 16, 2019, 2:00 – 4:00pm Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free admission, registration required This monthly program invites families to learn about contemporary art through unique and engaging art activities developed for children ages five to 12. Enjoy an engaging kid-friendly tour of Before Digital: Post-1970 Photography in Alberta that focuses on the work of Diane Colwell followed by chance to paint with photography. eventbrite.ca Cocktails & Couture March 16, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $50, 18+ only A romantic evening of haute couture and elevated cocktails, this is your chance to enjoy an intimate guided tour of Calgary’s first major international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior. facebook.com Master Class for Families March 17, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Head to 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. This is an educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids ages five to 10. An adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop and all materials are provided. eventbrite.ca Salon Series: A Stylish Session with Leah Van Loon March 20, 21 & 23, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $31.50 – $35 An evening of intimate and insightful discussion about all things Dior, fashion, and style, Calgary-based professional stylist Leah Van Loon hosts this upcoming salon. It’s your chance to gain insight into the world of haute couture fashion and learn about what goes on behind the scenes of the most famous fashion houses of Paris. glenbow.org Chris Cran: At Play March 21, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Join beloved Calgary artist, Chris Cran as he and One New Work curator Nancy Tousley take you through Cran’s new eye-dazzling exhibition At Play. Don’t miss this Out For Lunch Tour. glenbow.org Latin American Visual Artist Collective March 21, 2019, 6:00 – 10:00pm INTI Designs Studios & Gallery (101, 1289 Highfield Cres. SE) Free admission, registration required As a celebration of the Spring Solstice, INTI Designs Studios & Gallery hosts this new exhibition. Raíces (rrah-ee-ses) (Roots) features 10 talented Latin American visual artists. Meet the artists and engage with the Latin artistic community. eventbrite.com Crash Course: Discussions in Contemporary Art Featuring Craig Fahner March 21, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Esker Foundation continues this informal lecture series with Craig Fahner, an artist and musician currently based in Toronto, Ontario. His electronic, video, and sound-based works reimagine electronic systems, generating experiences that reflect on the role of technology in our culture. eventbrite.ca Let’s Stay in Touch March 22, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00pm TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free admission TRUCK’s annual postcard fundraiser, this silent-auction includes postcard-sized artwork donated by local and national artists. Let’s Stay in Touch develops crucial funds for the gallery’s programming budget with revenue going directly towards its capacity to support contemporary artists for exhibitions and public programs. truck.ca Calgary Retired Teacher’s Association Art Show & Sale March, 23, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm St. Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW) Free admission Come out for a day of art and crafts as the Calgary Retired Teacher’s Association presents original art work in a variety of styles and mediums. Enter to win a door prize and meet the artists. calgaryretiredteachers.org Speculative Science Fiction Poetry and Collage with Craig Fahner March 23, 2019, 1:00 – 5:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Create collaged vignettes that meld the imagery of the past with contemporary text, creating snapshots of potential futures. This workshop begins with a presentation on remix and collage techniques, with a focus on the practices of the Dadaist art movement. All materials will be provided, 16+ only. eventbrite.ca Dear Nevermore: March 23 – May 2, 2019 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Blake Senini is one of Alberta’s most highly regarded sculptors. Light and photography, with their peculiar characteristics and relationships to form, have always been of particular interest to Senini’s studio practice and research, and you can explore them at this unique show. herringerkissgallery.com Hide and Seek March 23 – May 4, 2019 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission At once playful and serious, Robert Pierce’s charcoal drawings are the result of a ritual spanning 25 years. Every night, he turns to his sketch book and connects to his subconscious using the surrealist technique of automatism or automatic drawing. Just like his drawings, this exhibition continually evolves, as works sold will be replaced. Explore it at the opening reception, 1:00 to 4:00pm on March 23 and check out his artist talk at 2:00pm. christineklassengallery.com Cinematic Sundays: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist March 24, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $8 – $10 A curated series of afternoon film screenings, blending archival footage and insightful interviews a portrait emerges of Dame Vivienne Westwood’s fascinating network of collaborators. This documentary takes viewers from a childhood in postwar Derbyshire to the runways of Paris and Milan. facebook.com Cocktails & Couture March 27, 2019, 7:00 – 9:30pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $50, 18+ only A romantic evening of haute couture and elevated cocktails, this is your chance to enjoy an intimate guided tour of Calgary’s first major international fashion exhibition, Christian Dior. facebook.com Nocturn March 27 – May 22, 2019 Jubilee Gallery, Southern Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) Free admission The artworks shown in this Alberta Society of Artists juried exhibition reveal the diversity of artistic response. It’s one of the most intriguing thematic exhibitions the society has held and will be staged in several Alberta locations over the next two years. See Nocturn during its Calgary reception, 1:00 to 3:00pm on March 30. albertasocietyofartists.com Ed Flanagan’s Landscape 8 | Image: Courtesy of the Alberta Society of Artists Art Baby Art Films: Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist March 28, 2019, 10:00am – 12:30pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $8 – $10 A curated series of morning film screenings for adults with small children (ages two and under), head to Glenbow to see fashion documentary, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist. facebook.com First Night Fundraiser March 28, 2019, 5:00 – 8:00pm Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) $25 Be one of the first to experience the latest creations from these designers, craftspeople, and artists as 200 students showcase more than 3,000 pieces of artwork. This fundraiser offers an exclusive, private viewing and sale with light refreshments from the National Beer Hall. showpass.com Catwalk: Fun, Fashion, Fem with Big Kitty Crew March 28, 2019, 5:30 – 9:00pm Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $8 – $12.50 Head to Lougheed House on the last Thursday of the month for History Happenings, a new series of eight pop-up parties fuelled by entertainment and exploration. March’s edition offers you the chance to strut your stuff and become an honourary Big Kitty—Canada’s largest all-female urban artist collective—for an evening. eventbrite.ca Meshes of the Afternoon and La Jetée March 29, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended A screening of two beautiful art films, head to the Esker Foundation to see Maya Deren’s Meshes of the Afternoon and Chris Marker’s award-winning short, La Jetée. eventbrite.ca Alberta University of the Arts Students’ Association Spring Show + Sale March 29 & 30, 2019 Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) By donation Shop the latest creations as 200 students showcase more than 3,000 pieces of artwork. All of the funds raised go directly to students and their participation in the event helps develop entrepreneurial skills. acadsa.ca the softest hard March 29 – April 27, 2019 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free admission A three-person exhibition by Amanda McCavour, Yvonne Mullock, and Marigold Santos, the softest hard surveys the relationships of materiality, the hand, and the exploration of textiles through drawings, sculptures, and ceramics. Check out the opening reception on March 29 between 7:00 and 9:00pm. jarvishallgallery.com Spring Glass Sale March 30 & 31, 2019, 12:00 – 4:00pm Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW) Free admission Spring is right around the corner so stop by Bee Kingdom’s studio to enjoy glassblowing demonstrations and buy some bright, colourful, and locally made handblown glass. facebook.com Ongoing Exhibitions Svanire 2010 – 2018 Until March 2, 2019 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free admission David Burdeny’s Svanire Series was made in some of Egypt, France, and Italy’s most iconic locations. Taken between 2010 and 2018, many of the images are being made available for the first time at this solo show. herringerkissgallery.com a quiet flamenco Until March 2, 2019 EMMEDIA Gallery (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Rosanna Terracciano’s a quiet flamenco exposes the introverted and vulnerable aspects of flamenco dance through interlapping, contrasting, complementing, and experimenting works in sound and film. emmedia.ca Pillar to Post Until March 2, 2019 EMMEDIA Gallery (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission An installation exploring the insidious corruptibility of our material and personal relationships through the internet, Nick Heer and Alex Moon explore how the desire of connecting to each other is driving us apart. emmedia.ca Returning Home Until March 2, 2019 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free admission February celebrates Alberta’s Exposure Photography Festival and at Framed on Fifth you can see Returning Home, a new solo exhibition from Kris Schofield featuring photos of the homesteads of Alberta’s past. framedonfifth.com SEASONS Until March 2, 2019 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free admission A solo exhibition by contemporary photographer Joshua Jensen-Nagle, explore scenes of leisure from a distance, often from high above, transforming people into toy-like figures against natural backdrops. SEASONS highlights select work from an ongoing series and showcases people as colorful specks clustered on long stretches of sand, rock, and snow. newzones.com The Artist’s Lens Until March 2, 2019 Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free admission A juried photography exhibition from the Alberta Society of Artists in conjunction with the Exposure Photography Festival, this show explores the concept of the artist’s lens and how it relates to the idea of a personal and singular vision. albertasocietyofartists.com Forty Years of Forward Thinking Until March 4, 2019 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission Experience the legacy of the Calgary Folk Music Festival—no tarp run required. Presented in partnership with the Exposure Photography Festival, this lovingly curated exhibition celebrates 40 years and relives beautiful memories through 40 photographs taken by festival volunteers. studiobell.ca Elliptical Until March 6, 2019 HUB @ 302, Alberta Society of Artists, Crossroads Art Centre (302, 1235 26th Ave. SE) Free admission Errol Lee Fullen has maintained a professional art practice for over 40 years. In addition to creating solo collections, he has worked extensively with architects, designers, consultants, and collectors. albertasocietyofartists.com The Female Lens Until March 9, 2019 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Co-curated by Heather Saitz and the Christine Klassen Gallery, The Female Lens is a group exhibition featuring nine female photo-based artists—Diana Thorneycroft, Dona Schwartz, Elyse Bouvier, Haley Eyre, Heather Saitz, Julya Hajnoczky, Lori Andrews, Rocio Graham, and Vivek Shraya. christineklassengallery.com Landscapes: Beyond Sight Until March 11, 2019 Ambrose University (150 Ambrose Cir. SW) Free admission This series of emotive paintings from Cindy Bouwers serves as a visual metaphor for life’s journey and the many experiences we share as we walk through it. cindybouwers.com The Contemporary Five Until March 15, 2019 Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art, Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) Free admission With a new pop up exhibition of contemporary visual art, head to Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art to see artwork by talented visual artists Dusti Gomery, Chlan Grant, Jane Lochrie, Matt Trinh, and Terry Gregoraschukhow. terrygregoraschuk.com #callresponse Until March 15, 2019 TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) & Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free admission Organized by Tarah Hogue, Maria Hupfield, and Tania Willard, TRUCK Contemporary Art, Stride Gallery, and grunt gallery team up for this artistic and curatorial collaboration. Featuring work by Christi Belcourt, IV Castellanos, Marcia Crosby, Maria Hupfield, Ursula Johnson, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Isaac Murdoch, Esther Neff, Tanya Tagaq, Tania Willard, and Laakkuluk Williamson-Bathory, #callresponse promotes discussion and action around Indigenous cultural revitalization, land-based knowledge, and cross-cultural solidarity. stride.ab.ca Shanghai Exhibition: A Refuge During the Holocaust Until March 15, 2019 Calgary Jewish Community Centre (1607 90th Ave. SW) Free admission Moving to its second location, head to the Calgary Jewish Federation to see this exhibition exploring how Shanghai opened its doors to fleeing refugees allowing thousands of Jews to escape horrors of the Holocaust. Co-presented with the Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, the exhibit is on loan from the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre. calgaryjcc.com Before Digital: Post-1970 Photography in Alberta Until March 16, 2019 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free admission Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette in partnership with Contemporary Calgary, this exhibition takes a selective look at the late analogic period through the eyes, camera shutters, and darkrooms of 27 Alberta photographers. ikg.acad.ca After the War Until March 17, 2019 Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) With admission Revealing the experiences of returning Great War veterans, their struggles, and their contributions to Canadian society as we know it today, Lougheed House debuts this new national traveling exhibit created by the Canadian Centre for the Great War in Montreal. lougheedhouse.com The Table Until March 22, 2019 Open Spaces Gallery, Centre Street LRT Platform (1st St. & Centre St. SE) Free admission Showing in The City of Calgary Public Art Program’s Open Spaces Gallery, Irena M. Kongsuwan’s The Table is a positive message about companionship and acceptance amid diversity, represented by different ways of eating across selected cultures. Check it out at its reception and public program at 6:00pm on March 21. thenewgallery.org Home Until March 23, 2019 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Artists come from all over the world to work in Medalta’s studios, bringing their unique experiences, techniques, and ideas to the Historic Clay District. Curated by Jenna Stanton, this exhibition celebrates 12 artists who have decided to make Medicine Hat their home. albertacraft.ab.ca Mekinawewin, to give a gift Until March 23, 2019 Untitled Art Society Main Space (343 11th Ave. SW) Free admission Mekinawewin, to give a gift is a three month-long project by Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal that focuses on the role gifting plays in contemporary forms of exchange. Throughout the project Cardinal will be building new work in the gallery space alongside hosting several workshops with community organizations. A closing reception and gifting ceremony is set to take place from 2:00 to 5:00pm on March 23. uascalgary.org Landing Sites Until March 23, 2019 The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE) Free admission Thomas Kneubühler examines the communication cables between Europe and North America and charts their speed of over time. Centred in this exhibition, Kneubühler highlights the first submarine cable—the FLAG Atlantic-1—to transmit high quality video for consumers. Using photography, video, and installation, the show examines complex socio-political issues and the limits of representation. thenewgallery.org Thomas Kneubühler’s Landing Site East | Image: Courtesy of The New Gallery Mireille Perron: The Anatomy of a Glass Menagerie Until April 6, 2019 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission Organized by Nickle Galleries and curated by Christine Sowiak with catalogue essay by Julia Kruger, Mireille Perron explores AltaGlass by presenting 113 selected objects from the collection alongside cyanotypes. nickle.ucalgary.ca Breaking Tradition: Landscape (Im)possibilities Until April 13, 2019 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission Curated by Jasmine Hynes in collaboration with Museum and Heritage Studies, the photographic works in this exhibition challenge traditional understandings, perceptions, and interpretations of landscape. nickle.ucalgary.ca mourning home Until April 28, 2019 Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Glenna Cardinal continues to explore her bone-deep connection to the reserve land that she grew up on—the land that was her grandmothers’ and is now the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Presented in partnership with TRUCK Contemporary Art, her work is a response to her displacement and forced colonial identity while seeking comfort in a new place. Cardinal is a Saddle Lake Cree Nation member who continues to reside on her maternal reserve, Tsuut’ina Nation. eskerfoundation.com Revolutionaries and Ghosts: Memory, Witness and Justice in a Global Canadian Context Until May 3, 2019 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission With works from the collections of Nickle Galleries and the MacKenzie Art Gallery, curated by Timothy Long and Christine Sowiak, each piece in this exhibition summons stories of political responses and personal memories of many world events from the 20th and 21st centuries. nickle.ucalgary.ca Quantification Trilogy Until May 12, 2019 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Jeremy Shaw’s first solo show in Calgary revolves around three para-fictional short films—Quickeners, Liminals, and I Can See Forever. Shaw’s central film trilogy is complemented by his photographic series Towards Universal Pattern Recognition. eskerfoundation.com wheatfield Until May 12, 2019 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission The works in Neil Campbell’s Esker exhibition range from wall paintings to vinyl print installations to forms milled from plate steel that gesture toward sculpture. His carefully articulated shapes and patterning morph gallery spaces from being familiar and static to something unexpected and active. eskerfoundation.com Walled Off – The Politics of Containment Until May 20, 2019 Founders’ Gallery, The Military Museums (4520 Crowchild Trail SW) With admission A group exhibition of photography by Edmund Clark, Paula Luttringer, Peter van Agtmael, and NOOR Za’atari along with project artists Nina Berman with Andrea Bruce, Alixandra Fazzina, and Stanley Greene, Walled Off is guest curated by Dona Schwartz, PhD, Professor, Department of Art, University of Calgary. eventbrite.ca One New Work: Chris Cran Until May 26, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission The eighth installment of curator Nancy Tousley’s ongoing new work series shines a light on acclaimed—and occasionally notorious—local artist, Chris Cran. glenbow.org Christian Dior Until June 2, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Experience a selection of breathtaking fashions ranging from daytime to evening wear for grand occasions in this much-anticipated international fashion exhibition. Organized by the Royal Ontario Museum, Christian Dior explores the ground-breaking work of one of fashion’s greatest couture houses and a glimpse into the rise of a fashion icon. glenbow.org Christian Dior’s Caracas Late Afternoon Dress can be seen at Glenbow | Photo: Laziz Hamani, courtesy of the Royal Ontario Museum Meryl McMaster: Confluence Until June 2, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Ottawa-based artist Meryl McMaster transforms her appearance, whether by layering photographic images onto her body or through elaborate costumes and props she creates and inhabits as alter egos. An individual of Plains Cree and Euro-Canadian heritage, McMaster uses her work to explore the dimensions of her own sense of identity and the complex history of the photographic representation of Indigenous peoples. glenbow.org Antoni Tàpies: Prints, 1948-1976 Until July 14, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission One of the most significant Spanish artists of the 20th century, Antoni Tàpies’ printmaking is intense, politicized, and defiant. This collection was acquired by Glenbow in 2010 and has never before been publicly exhibited at the museum. glenbow.org Artist In Residence: Albertine Crow Shoe Until January 5, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Glenbow’s artist-in-residence program invites multidisciplinary artists to interact with Glenbow’s vast collection of art and cultural material to inspire new works. Albertine Crow Shoe is known primarily for her exquisite jewellery and this exhibition features highlights of her past work as well as entirely new creations based on her discoveries from working with Glenbow’s collection. glenbow.org Have a visual arts event that’s not listed above? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.