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 Maxwell Bates' Party | Image: Collection of the Canada Council Art Bank Feb. 1, 2020 - Feb. 29, 2020 February Exhibitions Photographic processes and new shows take centre stage this month Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary February might be a short month, but Calgary’s visual arts community is already buzzing with excitement. From the Exposure Photography Festival to fantastic new shows at Glenbow and the Leighton Art Centre, there’s tons to see and do this month! THEME: LANDSCAPE Publication Launch February 1, 2020, 2:00 – 7:00pm Loft 112 (112, 535 8th Ave. SE) Free admission Taking place during the opening weekend of the Exposure Photography Festival, this launch from SEITIES features select handmade darkroom prints and wet plates from the published artists, as well as onsite tintypes portraits by Rainika Photographik. Don’t miss it! seities.bigcartel.com Open Studios February 1, 2020, 3:00 – 6:00pm Centennial Planetarium, Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free admission, registration required Indefinite Arts Centre and Contemporary Calgary present Composition Collider, an evening of art, karaoke, and dancing! Watch as 85 artists from Canada’s oldest and largest disability arts program share their artistic responses to the Collider Residency. eventbrite.ca Bee Kingdom Studio Closure Final Sale February 1 & 2, 2020, 12:00 – 4:00pm Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW) Free admission The end of an era, Bee Kingdom Glass is closing down its glassblowing shop to give themselves the freedom to further their education and explore other artistic and professional pursuits. So be sure to swing by their final weekend sale to pick up some one-of-a-kind pieces. facebook.com Black & White & In Between February 1 – 20, 2020 Knox Gallery of Art (200 Barclay Parade SW) Free admission For this dynamic show, Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art showcases contemporary works of art created in black, white, and shades in between by artists Chlan Grant, Jane Lochrie, Laura Erdman, Nuit, Janie Lockwood, and more. knoxgalleryofart.com Rope & Knot Making Workshop February 1 & 22, 2020, 2:00 – 4:00pm Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free admission Participate in a free workshop with Jolie Bird in concert with her exhibition, The discipline of constructing. Bird facilitates these rope and knot making sessions, creating a space for participants to experience the tactile act of making both practical and decorative objects with their own hands. stride.ab.ca Rurban Landscapes February 1 – 29, 2020 Edge Gallery (1416 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Chris Malloy is a photographer who documents vignettes of the past found within the context of today’s landscape. His anachronistic scenes present human elements which are chronologically out of place in their environment. Explore the opening reception from 1:00 to 4:00pm on February 1. edgegallery.ca Chris Malloy’s Rocky Mountain Pawn Shop | Image: Courtesy of Edge Gallery Brad McMurray February 1 – 29, 2020 Edge Gallery (1416 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Brad McMurray is a Vancouver-based photographer whose work focuses on the idiosyncratic structures and designs of the urban and peri-urban environment. Exploring the complexities of the built environment and our navigation within it, check out the show during Exposure. edgegallery.ca Perception February 1 – 29, 2020 Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW) Free admission Perception is an exciting presentation of Newzones’ process-driven and photo-based artists, curated to showcase their creative process and explore artwork that is manipulated in many fashions. It’s up to the viewer to determine how the photos are created. newzones.com Conundrums February 1 – 29, 2020 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Set in an absurd, fictionized environment based upon life in Southern Alberta, this body of work poses questions about land and property ownership in the 21st century. Join artist Mitch Kern from 2:00 to 5:00pm on February 1 for an opening reception. In a world where man and beast are conflated with nature and culture, there are no easy answers, only conundrums. herringerkissgallery.com Toni Onley February 1 – March 4, 2020 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free admission This exhibition spans and exhibits works over the extensive and prolific career of Toni Onley. Almost a retrospective, this collection of works shown range from the early 1960s to the early 2000s. An opening reception takes place on February 1 from 2:00 to 5:00pm. wallacegalleries.com BLANC February 1 – March 14, 2020 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Ben Cope takes a sculptural, hands on approach, transforming the traditionally slick photographic surface into rough, raw, and distressed one-of-a-kind artworks that express universal aspects of the human condition. An opening reception takes place on February 8 from 1:00 to 4:00pm. christineklassengallery.com at the last judgement we will all be trees February 1 – March 14, 2020 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Julya Hajnoczky’s mesmerizing imagery of meticulously arranged plants, feathers, animal bones, fungi, and lichen seem to float off their rich black backgrounds as if by magic. Explore it at the opening reception on February 8. christineklassengallery.com Red Earth: Africa February 3 – March 2, 2020 cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission This project began out of Anne Tapler White’s desire to document the everyday life of the African people and to show that we are all bound by common threads and how our lives intersect. The exhibition shows resilience, struggles, and pride in being African. An opening reception takes place on February 6 from 5:00 to 9:00pm. cspacekingedward.com Object Lessons February 3 – April 19, 2020 Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Anna Gustafson enshrouds discarded appliances in old, white linen—a manner historically used by many cultures to prepare the dead for burial. Presented in partnership with The New Gallery, see this fantastic piece this season in the Esker Foundation’s Project Space. eskerfoundation.com Fabricating Fictions & Cranky and Resistant February 4, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00pm Arts Learning Centre, Arts Commons (225 8th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Arts Commons and the Exposure Photography Festival present this conversation with Dr. Philip Harris and Gemma Marmalade. Space is limited and registration is required before February 2. facebook.com Finding Presence February 4 – 29, 2020 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free admission Kathleen Davies’ photographs captured from mountain heights speak to the incredible grandeur of the mountains, but each image also represents a journey of gratitude and the freedom to be fully present in the moment. Part of Exposure Photography Festival, don’t miss it. framedonfifth.com See Kathleen Davies’ Finding Presence during Exposure | Photo: Courtesy of Framed on Fifth Mini Masters February 6, 2020, 11:00 – 11:45am Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required This workshop series is for children aged three to five to explore themes in the Esker Foundation’s current exhibitions through art making, movement, and play. From yoga to dance, painting to print-making, each month you can discover new mediums and techniques in all art forms. All materials are provided and dress for mess! eventbrite.ca Free First Thursday Nights February 6, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Glenbow is a place for everyone. Thanks to a partnership with Servus Credit Union, this popular free evening at the museum returns for 2020. Committed to expanding the reach and impact of art and culture in our community, be sure to swing by. And although a bunch of new exhibitions aren’t quite open yet, there’s still plenty to explore. facebook.com Below the Peak February 6, 2020, 5:00 – 9:00pm cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Join Lee Nordbye at the opening of his exhibit as he walks you through visual stories exploring the smooth, soft water, the playful contrast of shadows and light, the tantalizing textures and the mind warping abstract shapes, and the forms of the Canadian Rockies. facebook.com Mandy Stobo Painted These February 6, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm Village Brewery Taproom (5000 12A St. SE) Free admission This two-month long exhibition featuring the works of local artist, Mandy Stobo, is presented by Village Brewery. Swing by this opening reception to help welcome her back to the space, and to enjoy some art, beer, and friends! facebook.com Bring the Baby Art Tour & Tummy Time February 7, 2020, 12:00 – 1:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended Tummy time centres around an interactive artwork created especially for babies by artist Yvonne Mullock. This extraordinary sensory blanket will be out in the gallery for the babies to explore and enjoy following a tot-friendly exhibition tour of Katie Ohe’s incredible work. eventbrite.ca Our Inner Potential February 7, 2020, 4:00pm Venue 308 (110, 308 11th Ave. SE) No cover Potential Place Society showcases a variety of member artists who struggle with mental illness at its upcoming clubhouse art show. Many pieces are available for purchase via silent auction so support this non-profit mental health agency dedicated to improving the lives of people with chronic mental illness. facebook.com Artist Talk with Anna Gustafson February 7, 2020, 6:30 – 7:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended Shining a light on habitat loss and environmental destruction, join Anna Gustafson for an artist talk as she shares insights into her ongoing project Object Lessons and her creative practice as a whole. eventbrite.ca Photo Inspiration Night February 7, 2020, 7:00pm Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) $10 – $35 Hear 10 brave and amazing speakers show-and-tell their photography stories in only 20 slides with 20 seconds per slide to talk. This quick-fire presentation from PhotoEd Magazine allows for a fun evening of impactful storytelling, guaranteed to leave you inspired. photoed.ca Transforming Objects with Anna Gustafson February 8, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Artist Anna Gustafson uses linen and thread to enshroud discarded manufactured objects. In this workshop, she demonstrates how common everyday objects are transformed by this process. eventbrite.ca Launch Party February 8, 2020, 7:30pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) By donation Be among the first to see Glenbow’s new art exhibitions including the incredible street photographs of Vivian Maier, the wild party paintings of Maxwell Bates, and an epic wrap-around, room-filling art installation by Calgary artist Ron Moppett. The party includes live music and a DJ set by Myke Atkinson. Don’t miss it! facebook.com Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands February 8 – May 24, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Vivian Maier, a Chicago-based nanny who pursued photography in her spare time, eventually amassed more than 2,000 rolls of film, 3,000 prints, and 20,000 negatives, which she shared with virtually no one. This exhibition features over 100 revealing photographs of American city life. glenbow.org Vivian Maier, Self-Portrait | Photo: Courtesy of Glenbow Maxwell Bates: The In Crowd February 8 – May 24, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Maxwell Bates suffered a stroke that left him partially paralyzed on the left side of his body. Known for his striking portraits and poignant character studies, his paintings depict art events, restaurant outings, domestic parties and the spectacle of exaggerated social situations. glenbow.org In Light of Things February 10 – 15, 2020 Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (1038 17th Ave. SE) Free admission This exhibition presents a vibrant collection of cyanotype prints created by participants in the Aging Well with Art project. Each work explores the individual and communal nature of memory, mapping various moments in time. An opening reception takes place from 4:00 to 6:00pm on February 13. ouriac.ca Crash Course: Discussions in Contemporary Art February 13, 2020, 7:00 – 8:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Join Sans façon on a journey from a silent fairground in Germany to the icefields of Greenland, from our own sewers in Calgary to the scents of people’s memories. The evening looks at contemporary art practice in the public realm through all the senses. eventbrite.ca Valentine’s Day at Glenbow February 14, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Bring a loved one and demonstrate your creative skills by making one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, Pinterest-worthy Valentine’s Day cards in Glenbow’s Discovery Room. It’s your chance to try your hand at romantic, creative, and potentially goofy art-making. facebook.com Bright Nights YYC February 18, 2020, 7:00 – 10:00pm Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Pay-what-you-can Join the Alberta Craft Council and enjoy a conversation with artists and educators Bill Morton and Trudie Allen. This evening includes an artist talk from 7:00 to 9:00pm followed by a gallery tour with the artists from 9:00 to 10:00pm. facebook.com A Closer Look Tour February 20, 2020, 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Get in-depth insight on a guided tour of Vivian Maier’s stunning street photography and learn more about the enigmatic woman behind the lens. Pre-registration not required. facebook.com Unabashed Magazine Launch February 21, 2020, 5:00 – 8:00pm Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Unabashed is a Calgary-based art and style magazine with a focus on local artists, challenging societal standards of beauty, and promoting being true to one’s self. This launch celebrates the release of Volume 2 and the first public release of the magazine! facebook.com Be Who You Are February 22, 2020, 1:00 – 2:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended Katherine Ylitalo shares her experience of knowing Katie Ohe for over 30 years as participants enjoy the magic of setting Ohe’s kinetic sculptures in motion and investigate her exploration of abstract form and movement. Don’t miss this insightful exhibition tour! eventbrite.ca They Will All Be Ghosts Soon February 22 – April 18, 2020 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) By donation This timely solo exhibition by Julya Hajnoczky examines human relationships with the natural world and how ecosystems are changing as we journey through the ‘Anthropocene’ era. Be sure to check out the opening reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on February 22. leightoncentre.org Within Winter’s Eye February 22 – April 18, 2020 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) By donation This group installation by Stacey McRae, Marney Delver, and Jan Daley transforms the main gallery at the Leighton Art Centre into a winter dreamscape of monochromatic artwork. See porcelain sculpture, mixed media painting, and silver jewelry at the opening reception, 2:00 to 4:00pm on February 22. leightoncentre.org Within Winter’s Eye | Photo: Courtesy of the Leighton Art Centre Cinematic Sundays: Finding Vivian Maier February 23, 2020, 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $8 – $25 See the Oscar-nominated film that kick-started Maier-mania and then take in her photography in person at Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands. facebook.com Riverview Artists February Show & Sale February 24 – 28, 2020 +15, Trans Canada Tower (450 1st St. SW) Free admission Check out this exhibit of the 12 artists of the Riverview Artists Group as they feature their latest original paintings. Finding inspiration in a wide range of subjects, they express their ideas in a variety of styles and techniques. riverview-artists.com Art Baby Tours February 26, 2020, 10:00am Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Designed to allow parents and caregivers of small children, aged two and under, an opportunity to engage with Glenbow’s content in a baby friendly environment, take a guided exhibition tour of Vivian Maier’s stunning street photography and learn more about the enigmatic woman behind the lens. facebook.com Sculpting with Light February 28, 2020, 4:00 – 6:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett invite participants aged 13 to 17 to construct miniature light sculptures from everyday objects then bring the light sculptures out into the night streets for a guerilla exhibition in the public realm. eskerfoundation.com Printmaking with Carole Bondaroff February 29, 2020, 1:00 – 3:30pm Alberta Society of Artists (302, 1235 26th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Artist Carole Bondaroff presents an explanation and demonstration of various printmaking techniques. Working on a plexi-glass surface with watercolours, explore the realm of self-expression through the process of mono-printing. Email email@example.com to register. albertasocietyofartists.com Our Bodies as Sculpture in Motion February 29, 2020, 1:00 – 4:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Take a breath and explore of Katie Ohe’s work in motion. This workshop, led by choreographer and movement educator Pam Tzeng, leads the group through a series of small dances and games, offering experiential insight into ways touch can provoke movement and movement can alter space. eventbrite.ca Let’s Stay in Touch February 29, 2020, 7:30pm TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free admission TRUCK Contemporary Art’s third annual postcard fundraiser features a silent-auction fundraiser including postcard-sized artwork donated by local, national, and international artists. This project develops crucial funds for TRUCK’s programming budget for exhibitions and public programs. truck.ca Ongoing Exhibitions Refractionsim Until February 1, 2020 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free admission Taking a stroll through a forest is like looking through a prism with a million facets. Cecile Albi brings attention to nature’s rhythm of patterning using an impressionist style with elements of cubism and abstract expressionism. framedonfifth.com Honouring the Passage Until February 1, 2020 Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (1038 17th Ave. SE) Free admission An exhibition of collaborative etchings and paintings by Calgary artist, Carole Bondaroff, and her late mother, Francis Gurevitch Bondaroff, swing by on Saturdays for printmaking demonstrations and talks on this multi-generational exhibit. artpoint.ca Chantal Snodgrass: Recent Work Until February 1, 2020 Artpoint Gallery & Studios Society (1038 17th Ave. SE) Free admission As the temperature drops, Calgarians long for warmer days. A dream-like depiction of Reader Rock Garden in full bloom is the focal point of Snodgrass’s new untitled experimental super 8 film. artpoint.ca Recognition… Validation… Reassurance… Until February 3, 2020 cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission This unique show is a social practice art project led by artist Dick Averns features collage, drawings, and text-based art that depict personalized visions of mental wellness. Each piece has been created by community participants for community benefit. obad.ca Youth Works 2020 Until February 15, 2020 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Pay-What-You-Can Youth Works features artwork by local high school students who make use of photography. This might mean photography as the finished product, incorporated into the finished product, or as inspiration. leightoncentre.org Between the Salt of the Sun and the Light of the Sea Until February 22, 2020 TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free admission This solo exhibition from Samuel de Lange asks what could be revealed by taking the histories of salt and photography into mutual consideration. truck.ca Hopping for Hope Until February 22, 2020 The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE) Free admission Addressing her research on Google’s mapping methodology, Ahreum Lee explores both the freedoms and limitations presented by globalization and digital technologies. Explore how she’d done so through playful game elements and Korean pseudoscience. thenewgallery.org Telling Stories Otherwise Until February 28, 2020 Alberta Printmakers Gallery and Studio (4025 4th St. SE) Free admission Brad Necyk is a multimedia artist and writer in Canada whose practice engages with issues of medicine, mental health, and precarious populations and subjects. His works include drawings and paintings, still and motion film, sculpture, 3D imaging and printing, virtual reality, and performance. facebook.com Window Galleries Until February 28, 2020 Window Galleries, Arts Commons (225 8th Ave. SE) Free admission Arts Commons’ Window Galleries features four varied artists this season, each working in the mediums of photography, paint, illustration, and wire sculpture. The work explores the themes of divergent viewpoints, fantasy, female empowerment, and community. See Abi Buchberge’s Land of Plenty, Kaitlyn Copithorne’s La Vie en Rose, Nada Khatib’s Veil Or Frail: Modest Women, and Ryan Puchalski’s Faction. artscommons.ca Dialogue with a Bone Teacup Until February 29, 2020 Ledge Gallery, Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) Free admission The result of Elijah Wells’ research into Blackfoot story archives such as winter counts and story robes, this investigation is also an exploration discovery of Blackfoot visual language. An artist reception takes place from 5:30 to 8:30pm on February 28 so mark your calendars. artscommons.ca The Sowers Until February 29, 2020 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free admission Laura St. Pierre’s new series of photographs depicts interventions in the urban landscape that comprise of small gardens that thrive in unlikely places, such as parkades or pool decks, devoid of life other than what the sowers have introduced. These ignored derelict spaces become richly transformed through enlivened interaction. vivianeart.gallery Made-Up Orchard Until February 29, 2020 Lightbox Studio, Arts Commons (225 8th Ave. SE) Free admission Lightbox Studio in Arts Commons features Avril Lopez whose work is inspired by whimsical creations designed to evoke a child-like state of imaginative worldview. Be sure to swing by as she works on creating an experimental environment that explores the use of creativity as a healing process. artscommons.ca akunnirun kuupak Until February 29, 2020 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free admission This exhibition of photographs quintessentially shows Kablusiak’s use of humour as a coping mechanism to address cultural displacement. Kablusiak reconnects to an important part of their being while simultaneously creating a presence for Inuit wherever they may be. jarvishallgallery.com shed from the kunnirun kuupak series | Photo: Courtesy of the Jarvis Hall Gallery Exposure Photography Festival Unitl February 29, 2020 Various venues Ticket prices vary Celebrate the art of photography this February with Exposure. Alberta’s one and only photography festival, it hosts over 25,000 attendees annually with most events being free and open to the public. You can even check out publication launches, special tours, artist talks, and receptions. exposurephotofestival.com PARTICLE + WAVE: Group Exhibition Until February 29, 2020 EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society (2005 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Showcasing Albertan artists that utilize television screens and monitors to question relationships with social media, this show looks at the feelings of solastalgia as we enter an unpredictable future. Part of EMMEDIA’s PARTICLE + WAVE Media Arts Festival, the show features works by Laura Anzola, Brad Necyk, and Aran Wilkinson-Blanc. emmedia.ca Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Until March 1, 2020 TELUS Spark (220 St. Georges Dr. NE) With admission See the world’s most spectacular animals like never before! This rarely seen perspective guides visitors through skeletons, muscles, organs, and circulatory systems of a variety of animals. sparkscience.ca Images of Rapture Until March 6, 2020 Centre Street CTrain Station (7th Ave. & 1st St. SE) Free admission Molly Caldwell explores the ecstatic in vapid and ostentatious yet somehow joyful for it. It channels the sticky sweetness of hair stuck in lip gloss as you flip through a glossy magazine and rub the perfume ads on your wrist. uascalgary.org The discipline of constructing Until March 6, 2020 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free admission A stunning fibre artist, Jolie Bird’s exhibition collates weavings, textile installation, in-gallery performances, and idea and skill sharing with the community. Throughout the duration of the show, Bird will be working in a representational artist’s studio, complete with a four-harness floor loom, assorted weaving tools, materials and snippets from her recent trip to Japan that informs the new body of work. stride.ab.ca I’m Only Going to Show You Once, Now You Try Until March 6, 2020 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free admission Alyssa Duck Chief explores deep traumas of a ruptured family circle in the hopes of healing themselves through the medium of photography, text, and storytelling. facebook.com Ready Player 2 Until March 7, 2020 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free admission Brendan Lee Satish Tang and Sonny Assu combine elements from science fiction, comic book, and gaming cultures to consider how these forms both reinforce and transcend racial boundaries in youth culture. ikg.acad.ca Reliant Objects Until March 7, 2020 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free admission This group exhibition of interdisciplinary craft work challenges notions of form, function, and the future of domestic objects. The works rely upon a viewer’s recognition of their sameness and difference. ikg.acad.ca SPOTLIGHT: Gillian Mitchell & Sally Dobbin Until March 8, 2020 Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Gillian Mitchell and Sally Dobbin, both ceramic instructors at the Wildflower Arts Centre, use varying techniques to balance design and function in their unique approaches to ceramics. Check out the reception on February 13. facebook.com Museum of the Moon Until March 15, 2020 Centennial Planetarium, Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission The moon continues to captivate humanity and inspires us to reach for the stars. UK artist Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon is a scale model of the moon measuring six metres in diameter and featuring detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. See it this season at Contemporary Calgary. contemporarycalgary.com Cultivate | Instigate Until March 21, 2020 Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Cultivate | Instigate is about the influential creatives at the forefront of post-secondary craft education in Alberta. Acting as torchbearers, instructors hailing from Alberta University of the Arts, Red Deer College, and Portage College, bridge Alberta’s rich craft legacy with contemporary craft culture through the exceptional work they create. Check out the reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on February 15 to meet the artists. albertacraft.ab.ca Frozen in Time Until April 3, 2020 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) Free admission With an emphasis on stillness, these works may be time-lapse or still frame inspired and include photography and pieces separated from time as in the fragment of a dream or a fleeting memory of the past. Join the Alberta Society of Artists from 1:00 to 3:00pm on February 16 for the show’s reception. albertasocietyofartists.com Black Forest (dark waters) Until April 11, 2020 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission An exhibition that brings together three interconnected bodies of work by Diana Thorneycroft, thematically, the work addresses issues of difference, alteration, and abjection all tied together as in a fairy tale. nickle.ucalgary.ca Herd-Girl (Gardener and memory Keeper) | Photo: Courtesy of Diana Thorneycroft Storied City: Early Calgary Through the Eyes of Writers Until April 26, 2020 Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) With admission This exhibit imagines a fictitious 1923 dinner party in which 12 real writers gather at Lougheed House, a home where Calgary culture was often celebrated and fostered via parties, performances and salons. lougheedhouse.com Planetary Until April 26, 2020 Centennial Planetarium, Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission Grounded in contextual investigations around shaping vision through site and placemaking, 36 artists living in Calgary respond to the Centennial Planetarium, creating works that draw upon the building’s architecture, its cosmological connections, and its relationships to personal memory and nostalgia. facebook.com Exposure Photography Festival HQ Until April 26, 2020 Centennial Planetarium, Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission An annual festival that celebrates photography, Exposure Photography Festival settles into the Contemporary Calgary space this January. Hosting three festival feature exhibitions—International Open Call, Emerging Photographers Showcase, and, 2019 Emerging Photographer of the Year, Boon Ong’s Our Closets. The festival wraps on February 29, but don’t worry if you can’t make it this winter—all the exhibitions continue until April 26, 2020. contemporarycalgary.com Katie Ohe Until May 3, 2020 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Presenting an in-depth look at Katie Ohe’s sculptural practice, this exhibition brings together work spanning six decades of Ohe’s remarkable career. It’s the largest and most comprehensive solo show of her work to date. eskerfoundation.com Everywhere We Are Until May 29, 2020 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission Everywhere We Are explores boundaries in art. If a boundary can be thought of as a line that separates, who then sets the boundary? Are there rules? How are they negotiated? And what are the implications for art? Don’t miss part one of this ambitious exhibition and public program series addressing many of the challenges, merits, impacts and advantages associated with art collecting. nickle.ucalgary.ca This House is On Fire Until June 24, 2020 Vertigo Theatre (161, 115 9th Ave. SE) Free admission The feeling of something not quite right, the sensation of missing a step or noticing something in a new light. These are some of the perceptions and interpretations being explored by Indefinite Arts Centre artists in This House is On Fire. See it this season at Vertigo Theatre. ouriac.ca Collider: Land Until December 31, 2020 Centennial Planetarium, Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission The second year of the Collider open studio artist residency at Contemporary Calgary adopts a new thematic lens to better understand and engage. Exploring the theme of land, incoming artists are asked to reflect on the complex relationships our communities have with the environment and the diverse ecosystems that shape our lives. contemporarycalgary.com Have a visual arts event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.