Image of Morag Northey with cello
Morag Northey | Photo: Courtesy of ProArts Society

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Keep these free arts events on your radar

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  • Location Various Venues 
  • Price Free

Settle into April with new and creative events that will keep you inspired, including a couple of spring art sales, a book launch at Esker and an experimental music piece that will jazz up your lunch-hour!

WAY w/ Morag Northey & Darren Hagen

April 12, 2023, 12:10 – 1 pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)
Free to attend

WAY is a workshop presentation of a new experimental musical piece by composer Morag Northey, performed live to a back track that includes improvised cello lines transformed into original electronic compositions by the award-winning Darrin Hagen.

“Critical Fictions” Book Launch: Reading & Q&A with Author Hannah Godfrey

April 12, 2023, 6 – 7pm
Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free to attend, registration required

The Bookshop at Esker invites you discover and engage with the work of five extraordinary artists as responded to by Hannah Godfrey in her new publication Critical Fictions. Godfrey will read from her new book, with a Q&A to follow.

Palette Fine Art Show and Sale

April 14 & 15, 2023
Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW)
Free to explore

The Palette art show and sale features paintings by many independent artists in a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolour, pastel and mixed media that you can browse and buy.

FCA Spring Art Show

April 15, 2023, 10am – 4pm
Haysboro Community Association (1204 89th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

You are invited to celebrate the arrival of spring surrounded by a collection of paintings carefully juried by the Federation of Canadian Artists at this annual spring art show!

Easter Group Show — Opening Reception

April 15, 2023, 2 – 5pm
Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

This group exhibition focuses on all things that our beautiful countryside has to offer, featuring works by Robin Smith-Peck, David Alexander, Simon Andrew, Bob Kebic, Dorothy Knowles, Brent Laycock and others.

Retainers of Anarchy

Until April 16, 2023
Glenbow at The Edison (2nd Floor, 150 9th Ave. SW)
Free to explore

Experience the mesmerizing 25-metre hand-drawn animation Retainers of Anarchy from artist Howie Tsui, bringing together martial arts with the social and political realities of present-day Hong Kong.

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