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 Don't miss Justine's Bui's pop-up shop installation Rosy and Fair | Photo: Courtesy of Contemporary Calgary Jan. 1, 2024 - Jan. 31, 2024 January Exhibitions Visual art on view this month Haider Ali Stave off the cold and take in some art this January by exploring an exhibition at a new or favourite local gallery. Any one of these visual arts finds will kick your new year into creative gear! Artifact or Fiction December 26, 2023 – January 14, 2024 cSPACE Eau Claire Neighbourhood Hub (381 2nd Ave. SW) Free to attend/participate A series of public events based on the archives, memorabilia, artwork, art projects of a 40-year public art practice in Calgary. Artist Sharon Stevens animates her collection through storytelling, comedy, shrines, performances, talks, info sessions, culminating in a final disposition and fire. eau-claire.cspaceprojects.com Momentum January 2 – 27, 2024 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free to explore The abstract works in this show by FMD FREE are intriguing and mysterious, offering a wealth of free thinking and association with expressive colours, textures and lines from the artist’s memory of places and spaces in dreams or imagination. framedonfifth.com Justine Bui: Rosy and Fair January 4 – February 4, 2024 Contemporary Calgary (1207 5th Ave. NW) With admission Using bright colours and eye-catching displays, this pop-up shop installation explores how playful marketing can hook customers and sell them items that perpetuate harmful myths and emotional harm, even causing negative physical damage. contemporarycalgary.com Voices January 12 – 27, 2024 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free to explore Voices is an immersive exhibition by Laura Anzola that explores the complexities of migration, drawing parallels between immigrant journeys and the vast migrations of humpback whales, highlighting distances traversed, resilience and adaptability. lauraanzola.com From Skyworld to Cyberspace January 19 – March 9 2024 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free to explore Artist Skawennati gathers a number of works which, together, trace a line from our place of origin somewhere in the heavens to the virtual realm. From Skyworld to Cyberspace is a result of Skawennati’s investigation of cultural construction, contemporary Indigenous self-representation and our relationships with the digital world. auarts.ca Lucia Hierro: Corotos y Ajuares January 20 – April 28 2024 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Corotos y Ajuares brings together a series of soft sculptures and a site-specific mural that focus on everyday items like disposable takeout containers, a paper menu, and a pair of aprons, reflecting Hierro’s experiences as an artist within the Dominican diaspora in Manhattan and the Bronx. eskerfoundation.com Juan Ortiz-Apuy: Tropicana January 20 – April 28 2024 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore This exhibition by Juan Ortiz-Apuy is specially designed for kids and teenagers aged 6 – 14. It casts a critical eye on modern consumer society and advertising aimed at children, which often features animals, colours, sounds and shapes. eskerfoundation.com Leonard Suryajaya: Parting Gift for Quarantine Blues January 20 – April 28 2024 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Parting Gift for Quarantine Blues is a site-specific installation that cumulatively reflects on Suryajaya’s past, present and future relations. The installation weaves together images from his two most recent bodies of work. eskerfoundation.com Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky: Edelweiss January 20 – April 28 2024 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Edelweiss is an immersive and evolving exhibition that invites audiences into a dream-like reflection on memory, home and the passage of time. This installation continues the artists’ investigation of mimicry, alternative economies, communities and relationships that can form around familiar objects, and the flow of these objects through our lives. eskerfoundation.com Last Chance + Ongoing Exhibitions Diane McGeachy: In Good Company Until January 17, 2024 Congress Coffee (Suite #1A, 215 36th Ave. NE) Free to explore Diane McGeachy’s new show In Good Company is an exhibition of everyday use, somewhat ‘amphora’ inspired, hand-built ceramic forms alongside 10 paintings on paper that serve to reveal the character and presence of these vessels. congresscoffeeyyc.com ᐊᐧᓴᑲᒪᐱᐊᐧᐠ wasakamapiwak wearable art collective Until January 27, 2024 Sparrow Artspace (36 4th St. NE) Prices vary Wasakamapiwak is a collective of Indigenous artists living and working in Treaty 7 territory, bound together by an engagement with creating wearables. Join the artists for discussions, workshops and visual arts during their residency at Sparrow Artspace. sparrowartspace.com Angeline Simon: take more Until February 4, 2024 Esker Foundation (4th floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore The ceramic sculptures in take more offer glimmers of insight into artist Angeline Simon’s childhood, the specificity of her familial traditions and, more broadly, the significance of food and shared meals within Chinese-Malaysian culture. eskerfoundation.com Canadian Music Hall of Fame: Nickelback Until February 2024 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission This exhibition features numerous instruments, personal items, concert footage and behind-the-scenes photos. The gallery includes a large video wall outfitted with a full stage display with many of Nickelback’s outfits and customized instruments. studiobell.ca Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios Until March 3, 2024 Glenbow at the Edison (2nd floor, 150 9th Ave. SW) Free to explore Printed Textiles from Kinngait Studios presents the little-known story of a group of artists and printmakers who produced a collection of graphic textiles in Kinngait (formerly Cape Dorset), Nunavut in the 1950s and ’60s — a period of social change that disrupted traditional language and relationships to the land. glenbow.org ᒥᐊᓕ ᓵᒻ ᒪ ᔪᐊᓕ ᐳᓪᓚᑦ | Mary Samuellie Pudlat, Fish and Shadows (detail), 1950 – 1960s, linen, screen printed, 88 x 118 cm. Reproduced with the permission of Dorset Fine Arts. | Photo: courtesy of Glenbow Three Dimensions Until March 17, 2024 Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission Three Dimensions is an exhibition showcasing the multidisciplinary art practice of Jennifer Marman & Daniel Borins. The show features three installations which combine painting, sculpture, kinetics, interactivity, virtual reality and video. contemporarycalgary.com Resistance & Respiration Until April 14, 2024 Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) With admission How is breathing an athletic act, a dyad of push-pull, a feat of endurance, a political horizon? This exhibition aims to imagine breathing, and breathlessness, as a productive cause for giddiness, a sensation for whirling and a tendency for staggering. contemporarycalgary.com 11,104 Days: From Artists to Zenith Ongoing Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free to explore In honour of its 30th anniversary, 11,104 Days: From Artists to Zenith displays each of Newzones’ represented artists, including spectacular new work created by gallery artists in celebration of this milestone. newzones.com Music & Wellness Ongoing Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission National Music Centre’s permanent Music & Wellness exhibition taps into the power of music on mental and physical health through a series of powerful video interviews that create an immersive sense of personal conversation. studiobell.ca Have a visual arts event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.