Emily Filler’s Dreamscape into the wild I
Emily Filler’s Dreamscape into the wild I can be seen this May at Newzones | Image: Courtesy of Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art

Exhibitions May 2018

Enjoy the warmer weather and soothe your soul with these visual arts treats

Amy Jo Espetveidt

Calgary’s visual arts community pulls out all the stops this May for a month of incredible programming. From ongoing exhibitions to show and sales to gallery hops, there’s a ton to see and do.

Here’s what we’re checking out this month:

Art Baby Tour: Frida Kahlo

May 1, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00am
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.
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Wild in the West

May 1 – 31, 2018
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)
With admission

Just in time for spring, join the Lougheed House for this botanical art exhibit featuring over 30 native plants beautifully illustrated by the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern Alberta. Check out the exhibit launch on May 17 when artists will be in attendance. And as an added bonus, this May you can put your curiosity and sleuthing skills to the test. Answer all the clues to crack its antique, heavy safe and be entered to win the hundreds of dollars of prizes within.
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Mini Masters

May 3, 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.
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Free First Thursday Night

May 3, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Marking the final Free First Thursday with the immensely popular exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos, start your month off with a bang and head to Glenbow. The museum is committed to expanding the reach and impact of art and culture in our community, and this monthly offering is a great way to do that! So, swing by and explore.
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What is Money?

May 3 – September 3, 2018
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW)
Free

Curated by Marina Fischer with assistance from Justine Buchler, don’t miss the newest exhibition of ethnographic objects from the Nickle’s numismatic collection. Showcasing diverse forms of money used across the globe through time, the exhibition explores a range in cultural understandings of money, its value in society, and asks, what is money?
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Bring the Baby Art Tour

May 4, 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.
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Community Evening at Esker

May 4, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Celebrate art and community and check out this event as part of Esker Fridays. Tour the exhibitions with Esker director/curator Naomi Potter at 7:000pm, and sample some delicious treats from Bite Grocer and Eatery.
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Art Show & Sale by Loretta

May 5, 2018, 10:00am – 3:00pm
Bow Cliff Seniors and Spruce Cliff Community Centre (3375 Spruce Dr. SW)
Free admission

Loretta Secord began her study of drawing and painting at a young age, later advancing to studies at the University of Lethbridge and the Alberta College of Art + Design. Now an instructor at Swintons Art Studio and the Bow Cliff Seniors Centre, swing by to see this one-day-only show and sale.
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ADAC Calgary Gallery Hop

May 5, 2018, 11:00am – 5:00pm
Multiple locations
Free

Hop through Calgary’s top galleries and hear prominent artists, critics, and curators speak, including a 1:15pm talk by hear local curator, writer, and educator, Katherine Ylitalo at Herringer Kiss Gallery.
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Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Tour

May 5, 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.
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Public Art at the University of Calgary

May 5, 2018, 1:30 – 3:30pm
Meet in the Lobby of the Taylor Family Digital Library (410 University Ct. NW)
Free

A Jane’s Walk lead by Marina Fischer, here’s your chance to explore public art at the University of Calgary. Each piece makes the campus unique and extends the intellectual life of the university beyond classrooms, labs, and libraries.
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Contemporary Kids: Kinetic Art with Caitlind Brown

May 5, 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 a fun art-filled introduction by local artist Caitlind Brown whose artwork Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow is the inspiration for this art activity.
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Traces

May 5 & 6, 2018
A home in Hillhurst-Sunnyside (407 13th St. NW)
By donation

A two-day show featuring the work of Sensitif Collective artists Hannah Smith, Cassandra Lamoureaux, Ann Mansolino, and Lia Golemba, get to know them at this pop-up exhibition.
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Bee Kingdom Glass Open Studio

May 5 & 6, 2018, 12:00 – 5:00pm
Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW)
Free admission

Just in time for Mother’s Day, stop by Bee Kingdom’s studio and find colourful drinking glasses, sculpted blue birds, hearts, and a lot more. You can even experience the studio and see the creation of glass work while you’re there.
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Poster for Bee Kingdom Glass Open Studio May 2018

Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Spring Pottery Market

May 6, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free admission

Featuring work from more than 30 local artists, this unique salon style event sees established and beginning potters showing work side-by-side. Their markets always feature a huge selection of unique, hand-made functional, and decorative pottery at excellent prices, and is arguably the largest pottery-only event in Western Canada.
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Etsy: Made in Canada Spring Market

May 6, 2018, 10:00am – 5:00pm
Ross Glenn Hall, Mount Royal University (4825 Mount Royal Gate SW)
$3

A national grassroots initiative celebrating the crafters, collectors, and artisans in local communities across Canada, this marks the first Made in Canada springtime offering for Calgary. Find handmade wares and vintage goods from Etsy artisans and enjoy a day of shopping.
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11th Annual Parkland Painting Collective Art Show & Sale

May 6, 2018, 12:00 – 4:00pm
Parkland Community Centre (14660 Parkland Blvd. SE)
Free admission

Here’s your chance to meet the Parkland Painting Collective artists—15 local women who are filling two floors with fresh framed and unframed original works in acrylic, mixed media, and watercolour media covering a wide range of styles and genres. This unique group of Calgary women painters spans generations, neighbourhoods, painting styles, and preferred media, and meets weekly for painting instruction with Melanie Morstad.
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1597; Harmonious Frequencies

May 7 – July 29, 2018
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

A great street facing space, the Esker Foundation’s Project Space comes alive with a performance-based installation implemented over the course of 12 weeks. Working within a clean and minimal space, see Jolie Bird create an eight-foot diameter representation of the Fibonacci Sequence.
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Art Baby Tour: Frida Kahlo

May 8, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00am
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.
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Out for Lunch Tour: Frida Kahlo

May 9, 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.
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Jennea Frischke

May 10 – June 9, 2018
Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

Featuring the jewellery of Jennea Frischke, head to the Alberta Craft Gallery this month to see the work of Calgary’s Spotlight artist. Swing by the artist reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on May 10.
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Chestermere Fine Art Guild Annual Art Sale

May 12, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Chestermere Recreational Centre (201 West Chestermere Dr., Chestermere)
Free admission

Go for a drive and explore this annual show and sale featuring original art in all mediums and styles as well as prints, cards, and pottery.
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The Group Art Society of Calgary’s Spring Show & Sale

May 12, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
St Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW)
Free admission

Enjoy a day of art and meet the artists, this show features original paintings in a variety of mediums, sizes, and prices. You can even enter to win an original painting by Jan Chalupnicek and watch a painting demo by Rosemary Bennett. Donations for the Calgary Food Bank are gratefully accepted.
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Frida Kahlo: Her Photos Tour

May 12, 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.
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Riverview Artists May Show & Sale

May 12 & 13, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Killarney Glengarry Community Association (2828 28th St. SW)
Free

The Riverview Artists Group find inspiration in a wide range of subjects and express their ideas in a variety of styles and techniques. See their latest exhibit of original paintings and chat with the artists about their creations.
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Spectrum

May 12 – June 23, 2018
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free

A solo exhibition by Marie Lannoo, Spectrum showcases the language of colour to accumulate, connect, combine, transform, and interact. By breaking down each hue into incremental parts of increasing intensity and then layering each part over others, different iterations of one color interact with other colors in a slow, steady chromatic progression.
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Garden Party

May 12 – June 23, 2018
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Toronto-based artist Emily Filler weaves together painting, printmaking, and photography in her painterly collages. Filler’s first solo exhibition in Calgary, Garden Party brings together panels of colour, meticulous patterning, and floral elements to create a hybrid between representation and abstraction, as well as the natural and supernatural.
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Koan

May 12 – June 23, 2018
Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE)
Free

Carl White grew up in England, frequenting institutions like the National Gallery and British Museum, which formed the foundation for his art practice. But as a teenager, he embraced a rebellious attitude and started questioning the elitist traditions of the British Empire. Combining these two worlds, Koan challenges the value of art history and its relevance to contemporary culture by taking on dual roles of creator and destroyer. Explore the show at its opening reception from 1:00 to 4:00pm on May 12 and hear an artist talk at 2:00pm.
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Carl White’s Halo

Carl White’s Halo | Image: Courtesy of Christine Klassen Gallery

Happenings 12: Colour and Whimsy

May 14, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00pm
Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE)
Free

Celebrate all the great creations at the next Happenings—an art party that is free and open to all ages. Head to Arts Commons for a Monday night of hands-on activities, live performances, and so much more. This time around the theme is colour and whimsy.
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Your Brain on Art

May 16 & 17, 2018
Studio Theatre, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
$150

The Branch Out Neurological Foundation is blurring the lines between art, technology, and neuroscience in support of innovative solutions for neurological disorders. An inspiring night with Best Brain emcees Jay Ingram and Lisa Belanger, don’t miss this fundraiser and art auction.
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Wild in the West Opening Reception

May 17, 2018, 5:30pm
Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW)
Free

A botanical art exhibit featuring over 30 native plants beautifully illustrated by the Botanical Artists Guild of Southern Alberta, check out the exhibit launch on May 17. Artists will be in attendance and it’s free! Remarks start at 6:00pm.
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Frida Kahlo Salon: Amy Dryer

May 17, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm
Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE)
$35

Join Glenbow for an evening of intimate and insightful discussion inspired by the exhibition Frida Kahlo: Her Photos. Featuring Calgary-based artist Amy Dryer, hear about the enduring influence of Frida Kahlo, and see a number of new paintings directly inspired by her life and work.
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Grad Show 2018

May 17 – June 2, 2018
Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW)
Free

An annual exhibition, don’t miss this exciting chance to view the work of graduating students from the Alberta College of Art + Design ceramics, drawing, fibre, glass, jewellery, metals, media arts, digital technologies, painting, photography, print media, sculpture, and visual communication design programs. This year, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery presents work by nearly 200 graduating students both in the gallery and throughout the college.
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Semblances

May 17 – June 16, 2018
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

Featuring new paintings by Vancouver-based artist Eric Louie, this show explores ideas of memory, romanticism, and escapism through depictions of abstracted environments. Louie will be in attendance at the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on May 17.
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Changing Planes

May 17 – June 16, 2018
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)
Free

A mini exhibition of new works by Calgary-based hard-edge painter Rhys Douglas Farrell, Changing Planes ties elements of graffiti and street painting with the minimal op-art tradition. Explore the show at its opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on May 17.
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City Connections

May 22 – June 4, 2018
cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW)
Free

A new show from Vania Dimitrova, check out the exhibit at its opening reception on May 24, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
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Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception

May 25, 2018, 6:00 – 10:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Celebrate the launch of Esker Foundation’s new exhibitions including Vanessa Brown’s The Witching Hour and Anna Torma’s Book of Abandoned Details.
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From the Easel Annual Art Show & Sale

May 26, 2018, 9:30 – 4:00pm
Willowridge Community Centre (680 Acadia Dr. SW)
Free admission

A collective of artists who come together under the artistic direction of Loretta Secord, join From the Easel for its annual show and sale. Running for over a decade, the sale brings together artists with different styles and mediums to create an exhibition that has something for everyone.
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Show goers explore From the Easel's annual show and sale

Don’t miss From the Easel’s annual show and sale this May | Photo: Courtesy of From the Easel

Art & Design Show

May 26, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Varsity Community Centre (4303 Varsity Drive NW)
Free admission

Browse through a wonderful selection of art and home decor items all handcrafted locally. Artists will be in attendance.
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Life Stories through Stitched Cloths

May 26, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

In this artist talk and tour, Anna Torma discusses three of her major bodies of work including Red Fragments, an installation that focuses on the story of an immigrant artist cutting her heritage embroidery collection into pieces and reassembling them as a quilt alongside an elderly woman.
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Book of Abandoned Details

May 26 – September 2, 2018
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Featuring new and major works produced over the past five years, Anna Torma uses drawing, collaging, painting, dyeing, free-hand quilting, patchwork, applique, felting, and embroidery to create a fantastic world.
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The Witching Hour

May 26 – September 2, 2018
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free

Vanessa Brown works in the space between strength and fragility through an alchemical fusing of steel, pigment, and glass. Bringing together new installations and recent works, ranging in scale from grand to intimate, this exhibition is a proposal in material, colour, light, and sound.
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Stitch your Stories

May 27, 2018, 1:00 – 5:00pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration required

Learn reverse appliqué and other stitching techniques in this half-day workshop with Anna Torma. Silks and linens will be provided but participants are encouraged to bring their own treasures to incorporate into their project. Participants must be over the age of 12.
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Ongoing Exhibitions

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.
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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.
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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.
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ECHO

Until 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.
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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.
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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.
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The Pidgin Collective

Until 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

Act Naturally

Until 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.
herringerkissgallery.com

Walking With Our Sisters Calgary: Commemorative Art Installation

Until 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.
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Walking With Our Sisters Calgary's Walking Path

Walking With Our Sisters Calgary’s Walking Path | Photo: Courtesy of WWOS

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.
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Brazilian Nature

Until May 13, 2018
BCAAB (10208 Elbow Dr. SW)

Free

Jonara Oliveira’s Brazilian Nature is a series of artworks created with soft pastels and black gesso on wood board. Each animal is a single figure in their frame, mysterious, and aware of our presence while the colours are a vibrant mix of primary hues, painted in strong and sharp strokes, produced by energetic gestures. Marking the Brazilian Association’s first visual arts exhibition at Casa do Brasil, swing by and enjoy its tropical energy.
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home.mak.er

Until 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.
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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.
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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.
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The Weight & The Weeping

Until 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.
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Makeshift Tales

Until 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.
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Time Warp

Until 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, go for a drive and check out this show.
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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.
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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.
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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.
albertacraft.ab.ca

16th Annual Juried Members Show

Until 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 and celebrate the power of the arts and the impact of volunteerism.
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Perennials

Until 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.
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Winnie Truong’s Perennials

Don’t miss Winnie Truong’s Perennials | Image: Courtesy of VIVIANEART

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.
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I believe in living

Until 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.
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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.
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