Beacon Original Art Fall Art Show & Sale
Some of the pieces you will find at the Beacon Original Art Fall Art Show & Sale | Image: Courtesy of Beacon Original Art

Free This Week

Post Thanksgiving brings tasty treats and lots of visual art

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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October just keeps on trucking and this week brings treats of the visual arts variety. From receptions to seasonal sales, there’s plenty to see and do. Here’s what we’re checking out:

Wordfest & ProArts Society Present Roz Nay & Andrew Pyper

October 11, 2017, 12:10 – 12:50pm
Cathedral Church of the Redeemer (604 1st St. SE)

The beautiful interior of one of Calgary’s oldest churches is the setting for this free lunchtime event featuring two suspense writers—veteran Andrew Pyper and debut novelist Roz Nay.

Wild Things

October 12, 2017, 4:00 – 8:00pm
Tasting Room Gallery, Village Brewery (5000 12A St. SE)

Head to Village Brewery this Thursday and check out Tracey Seagram and Mandy Stobo’s first joint show, Wild Things. Exploring landscapes and wildlife with their unique yet different perspectives, this show promises to be a beautiful juxtaposition of content, technique, and imagination.

Foothills Art Club Fall Show & Sale

October 14, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
St. Andrews United Church (28 1st St. E, Cochrane)
Free admission and refreshments

Check out over 150 paintings in the main gallery, along with dozens of small art works in the boutique, club members will be on hand to talk about their paintings and to answer any questions.

Making Treaty 7: Finding Common Ground Closing Reception

October 14, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration recommended

Join the artists of the Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society’s Common Ground Dinner Series and celebrate the closing of their Project Space exhibition at the Esker Foundation.

The Bereft Project

October 14, 2017, 7:00pm
Theatre Junction GRAND Studio (608 1st St. SW)
Free, donations accepted at the door

Intended to be an exploration of the residual effects of losing a parent, The Bereft Project was crated by Charles Netto and Louise Casemore. Having never worked before, the two explore loss and what is left behind while discerning the difference between what is universal and cathartic, and what is simply self-indulgent art therapy.

Beacon Original Art Fall Art Show & Sale

October 14 & 15, 2017, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE)
Free admission, parking, and draws

A two-day event featuring different artists in attendance each day, here’s your chance to meet 50 Albertan creators who will be selling their works. Look for painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles at this fall sale.

De docta ingnorantia (The Taught Lesson of Ignorance)

October 14, 2017, 2:00 – 5:00pm
Herringer Kiss Gallery (709A 11th Ave. SW)

Reinhard Skoracki shares his sculptures in this solo show that portrays dreams and conflicts of today’s life and culture in an investigation into the human condition.

Master Class for Families

October 15, 2017, 1:00 – 2:30pm
Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE)
Free, registration essential

Every month the Esker Foundation dives into new mediums with art projects that relate to its current exhibitions. An educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids aged five to 10, Project Space artist Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal guest facilitates this October.