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 Kyle Beal's exhibition Spectator Sports | Photo: Courtesy of Nickle Galleries June 1, 2022 June Exhibitions It's a great time see what Calgary's visual arts community is up to Haider Ali Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary Calgary’s visual arts community is busy making things happen. From gallery exhibitions to art sales to hands-on workshops, there are many things to see and do. Read on to find out what’s on this June. At the Edge of Two Worlds May 27 – July 2, 2022 TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Featuring virtual reality, augmented reality, 3D-printed sculptures, video, and more, Chun Hua Catherine Dong’s exhibition explores new digital possibilities for bridging gaps between memories and experiences while mediating culture and identity through the lens of gender and diaspora. truck.ca Spooky Action at a Distance May 27 – July 2, 2022 TRUCK Contemporary Art (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Stephanie Deumer’s Spooky Action at a Distance is a video exploring the objectification of women. The work links AI assistants that personify female identities to a history of entertainment, mythology, labour, and technology that has consistently and progressively oppressed women through the dissolution of their bodies. truck.ca Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors May 27 – July 3, 2022 Glenbow Satellite Exhibition Space, The Edison (150 9th Ave. SW) Free to explore Here to Tell: Faces of Holocaust Survivors is a commemorative and educational photography exhibition that shares authentic accounts of the Holocaust and post-war life as told by living and deceased Holocaust survivors with a connection to Calgary. An 18-panel Yad Vashem display and 30-minute behind-the-scenes documentary accompany the exhibition. glenbow.org What’s the Value of a Dollar? May 27 – July 9, 2022 The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE) Free to explore Six artists and collectives examine how profit-driven entities have historically exploited and dominated society. Using video, installation, photography, and painting, the exhibition enfolds complex matrices to argue that North American economies flourish through marginalizing their own consumers and workforce. thenewgallery.org Music & Wellness Opens May 27, 2022 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission National Music Centre’s new permanent Music & Wellness exhibition taps into the power of music on mental and physical health. The exhibition explores these topics through a series of powerful video interviews that create an immersive sense of personal conversation between the viewer and a variety of experts. studiobell.ca In-tree-ging May 31 – June 30, 2022 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free to explore Nancy-Lynne Hughes exhibits her phenomenal acrylic and watercolour paintings describing everything about trees and the places they inhabit. Hughes is intrigued by a place, the light, the air, the structure, the textures and the colours. She hopes to engage, fascinate, and intrigue with her paintings. framedonfifth.com Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder Opens June 3, 2022 Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission Buffy Sainte-Marie: Pathfinder presents a unique window into the evolution of one of the early innovators of digital art. The works presented in this exhibition provide a unique insight into Saint-Marie’s creative process and represent the most comprehensive survey of her digital paintings to date. studiobell.ca Lisa Matthias : Field Notes II June 4 – July 9, 2022 Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE) Free to explore An exhibition of new work by Edmonton-area artist and ecologist, Lisa Matthias, The show includes visually merges her two passions art and ecology featuring her latest prints of oversized botanical studies of the little-known microscopic world of Sphagnum mosses. christineklassengallery.com prints from the JOHN K ESLER estate June 4 – July 9, 2022 Christine Klassen Gallery (321 50th Ave. SE) Free to explore Christine Klassen Gallery is thrilled to showcase John K. Esler’s incredible inventory of prints from 1969 – 1995. With a legacy spanning decades as an artist, educator and mentor to generations of printmakers, JK’s prints have been largely unseen since his passing in 2001. christineklassengallery.com Spectator Sports June 6 – July 15, 2022 Nickle Galleries, Taylor Family Digital Library, University of Calgary (411 Campus Lane NW) Free to explore In Spectator Sports, Kyle Beal uses objects and languages to reveal our cultural obsessions in ways that are both witty and worrying. Beal’s practice uses beautifully rendered drawings, found objects, and slickly made facsimiles to engage his audience and lead them to the complex reflections within. nickle.ucalgary.ca Leighton Art Centre Workshops June 6 – June 26, 2022 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Prices vary This June, check out an exciting range of art and nature workshops at Leighton Art Centre. From book making to linocut print making to exploring the art of photography, you’ll find something you want to try your hand at. leightoncentre.org Finding Solace in the Minutiae June 17 – 19, 2022 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free to explore Chantel Traub and Renee Wehring present Finding Solace in the Minutiae. This work reflects how perspectives have recently changed with more time in one’s own literal and figurative backyard. Join them for their in-person reception, or go in over the weekend for a viewing! facebook.com Gnoul June 17 – July 9, 2022 The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Gnoul, a benefit exhibition for the Family of Latjor Tuel, is a collaboration between photographer Michèle Bygodt, model Nyalinglat Latjor, and makeup artist Iki Lee. The photographic series’ title comes from the word for body in the Fang language of Gabon. thebows.org Art Show & Sale June 18, 2022, 10:00 am – 3:00pm Chestemere Recreation Centre (201 West Chestermere Dr.) Free to explore Chestermere Fine Art Guild’s annual art show and sale features original art by local artists and creators. This free event is a great opportunity to get out of town and buy yourself or someone you love a great piece of art. eventbrite.ca Soft Serve June 18 – July 31, 2022 The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore VIVIANEART is pleased to present Soft Serve, a solo exhibition of drawings by Adrian Norvid who works to create immersive environments that betray his intense intellect and wacky sense of humour. His installations are packed with visual imagery and lean towards patterning, excess, and distortion. vivianeart.com Ongoing Exhibitions Daylight Cut-Outs Until June 12, 2022 VivianeArt (1018 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore VIVIANEART presents Daylight Cut-Outs, a solo exhibition of large-scale paintings and photo collages by Canadian artist Julie Beugin. Her colourful abstract paintings begin with her camera as she explores the city using her camera, capturing moments of light. These photos inspire Beugin’s collages, which ultimately inspire her paintings. vivianeart.com YYC Bread Stories Until June 26, 2022 Lougheed House (707 13 Ave. SW) $4 – $8.50 YYC Bread Stories shows our city’s connection to bread, historically and today, and contains artifacts of bread making from early Calgary and mementos from Calgary families who have a strong connection to their culture’s bread. lougheedhouse.com otipemisiwak Until June 26, 2022 Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE) With admission Otipemisiwak, which translates from Cree to “people who live by their own rules,” showcases recent works by Daphne Boyer. Her practice combines plant material, high-resolution digital tools, and traditional handwork to create art celebrating her Métis heritage. fortcalgary.com Naked Excess Until June 26, 2022 Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Michelle Bui’s photographic images meet at the intersection between still life and commercial photography. Bui intuitively arranges objects, photographing them against colourful backdrops. eskerfoundation.com Fast Moving Sun Until June 26, 2022 Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Veronika Pausova draws on figurative imagery to tell short stories that mine the territory between animation and stasis. The implied movement of these recurrent motifs serve as a cast of recurrent characters and as a proxy for the viewer to feel the anxious energy. eskerfoundation.com Letters for Occasions Until June 26, 2022 Esker Foundation (4th Floor, 1011 9th Ave. SE) Free to explore Farah Al Qasimi’s exhibition brings together new and recent photographs that consider the story of her family’s migration between the UAE and the US, the global circulation of pop culture, and the reflection of the idiosyncrasies of personal style and aesthetics. eskerfoundation.com Clothesline Online Art Sale Until June 30, 2022 Online Free to explore Leighton Art Centre brings an online version of this beloved annual event right to your couch or kitchen table for the third year in a row! Shop unframed artworks created by some of their talented artists in various mediums and styles. shop.leightoncentre.org The Boxed Stories Gallery Until June 30, 2022 Loft 112 (535 8th Ave. SE) $5 A truly unique experience for artists and viewers alike! Housed within a vintage card catalogue, visitors are encouraged to discover varied artworks as they open each drawer. loft112.org View Loser Until July 2, 2022 The Bows (2001B 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore In View Loser, artists Amanda Boulos and Shannon Garden-Smith focus on built structure, initiating an intersectional conversation between the displacements that surround Palestinian land politics and housing justice. This conversation came together over several years of collaborative practice built on the artists’ shared themes of lack and loss. thebows.org Black Wholes Until July 2, 2022 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free to explore Stride Gallery presents Nura Ali’s Black Wholes. Her new body of work thinks about the invisible systems that heighten our attention and focus. She considers how she can use language to pull those systems out of the shadows and expose them to the full light of day. stride.ab.ca Check out Nura Ali’s exhibition Black Wholes | Photo: Courtesy of Stride Gallery hypertext / chances are bigger in the sun Until July 23, 2022 The Bows (2001B, 10th Ave. SW) Free to explore Lotte Van den Audenaeren makes works that illuminate the material dimensions of time as it takes shape in patches of natural sunlight, transient sounds, swathes of fluorescent fabric, or decaying natural objects. Check out her work on the The Bows Billboard! thebows.org Canadian Music Hall of Fame 2022 Inductee: Deborah Cox Ongoing Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre (850 4th St. SE) With admission This temporary exhibition celebrates the life and career of 2022 Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Deborah Cox, the first Black woman to receive this national honour, through a larger-than-life Hall of Fame magazine-style spread using digital technologies. studiobell.ca Have a visual arts event that’s not listed? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out this form.