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 See Marjan Eggermont’s The Seductiveness of Life this November | Photo: Courtesy of Herringer Kiss Gallery Nov. 1, 2018 - Nov. 30, 2018 November Exhibitions Show and sales dominate the scene with lots of opportunities to shop Amy Jo Espetveidt Can you believe it’s already November? Not only are seasonal show and sales in full swing, but there are pop-up events, fundraisers, talks, and receptions to check out. A new month always means a fresh batch of visual arts programming and this is going to be a busy one. Mini Masters November 1, 2018, 11:00 – 11:45am Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration essential Calling Calgary’s newest contemporaries! Join the Esker Foundation on the first Thursday of every month for a hands-on art class. Parents and guardians are invited to bring their little ones, ages two to five, to explore art making in this fun and social program. All are welcome to participate, just dress for mess. eventbrite.ca Free First Thursday Night November 1, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free A great way to kick start November, head to Glenbow for this fantastic night out. Open late with free admission, be sure to swing by on the first Thursday of each month! facebook.com Weaving & Wine November 1, 2018, 6:00 – 8:30pm Indo Designer Rugs Trading Inc. (620 17th Ave. SW) $9.50 Contemporary Calgary invites you to learn about the history and production of the hand knotted rug and it’s interpretation by contemporary artists. Create your own woven piece with traditional materials. eventbrite.ca Bring the Baby Art Tour November 2, 2018, 12:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended A relaxed, social tour, bring your baby to the Esker Foundation and have tot-friendly fun while discussing the exhibitions. eventbrite.ca Walking in Place November 3, 2018, 5:00 – 6:00pm Performance Hall, New Central Library (800 3rd St. SE) Free, registration required An artist talk by Larissa Fassler, join the Calgary Institute for the Humanities for this free keynote lecture as part of the Western Humanities Alliance 2018 Conference on Spectral Cities. Fassler’s artistic practice reflects her interest in the architecture of cities and how places affect people—psychologically and physically. Hear Fassler share her thoughts, assumptions, and preconceptions about how a place and its inhabitants can be corrected through personal observation. eventbrite.ca Introduction to Silkscreen November 3, 2018, 9:00am & 1:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Wear your artwork home in this basic silkscreen class with local printmaker Heather Huston. Participants learn the fundamentals of the silkscreen process and work with paper stencils to print simple designs inspired by the current exhibiting artists on a t-shirt or other cotton fabrics. eventbrite.ca Misgendering Mouthfuls November 3, 2018, 3:00 – 5:00pm Main Space, Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW) Free Dan Cardinal McCartney’s Misgendering Mouthfuls is a performance that includes 25 lemons, misgendering comments, and invasive questions. The artist reads out the first round with ease, but continues after biting into each sour lemon half. A response to Arts Commons’ censoring of B.G-Osborne’s A Thousand Cuts—a work by a trans artist that deals with trans visibility in popular culture—programmed by The New Gallery, Untitled Art Society’s upcoming +15 exhibition by Cardinal McCartney has been cancelled in a joint decision made by the gallery and the artist. In lieu of the exhibition, come see this performance, hosted in conjunction with its current main space exhibition, What if we were alive. facebook.com Dan Cardinal McCartney’s Misgendering Mouthfuls | Photo: Courtesy of Untitled Art Society Christmas in the Country Art Sale November 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 2018 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Free admission With two weekends of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s Foothills, find 1,000 pieces of fine craft and unframed artworks by local artists. It’s the perfect time for getting a head start on purchasing gifts and getting into the Christmas spirit. facebook.com Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild Fall Pottery Market November 4, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm Triwood Community Association Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free admission Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and support the Mount Pleasant Potters’ Guild at this annual market. Featuring a huge selection of unique, hand-made functional and decorative pottery at excellent prices, it’s arguably the largest pottery-only event in Western Canada. calgarypottery.com A tender proposition to the din November 5, 2018 – January 27, 2019 Esker Project Space (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free Jen Reimer and Magnus Tiesenhausen take to the Project Space to explore a moment extracted from a cycle of water storage, distillation, distribution, consumption, and transformation. The industrial civic processes recorded are the vibrations of water treatment and circulation taken from within Calgary’s Glenmore reservoir and Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant, facilitated by the City of Calgary WATERSHED+ Dynamic Environment Lab and by many gracious and patient Water Services workers. eskerfoundation.com Out for Lunch Tour November 8, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Exploring Feet on the Ground, join One New Work curator Nancy Tousley and artist Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal for this awesome lunch time experience. facebook.com WWILD November 8, 2018, 6:00 – 8:00pm Shoppes at the Devenish (908 17th Ave SW) $8 – $10 A celebration of artistic entrepreneurship, swing by the first annual WWILD, we who inspire + live dreams, in support of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. The event features an art exhibit by Stacey Walyuchow and a fashion presentation showcasing the muse for each piece. eventbrite.ca Art for War and Peace Exhibition November 8 – 11, 2018 Fort Calgary (750 9th Ave. SE) Free Join Micah Gallery and explore works from the Sampson-Matthews program—a collection of prints launched at the start of the Second World War that became one of the largest public art projects in Canadian history. Learn the fascinating history behind these prolific works by Group of Seven artists and see oil silkscreen prints by Emily Carr, Lawren Harris, A.Y. Jackson, and more. A talk is scheduled for 12:00pm on November 11. facebook.com I feel the air of another world November 9, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended Join collaborators Jen Reimer and Magnus Tiesenhausen as they speak about their shared practice, tunnel. Hear the artists discuss their project’s formation and process, the aural agency of architectural spaces, science fiction, the mystical in music theory, archaeoacoustics, and resonance. eventbrite.ca You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care November 9 – December 15, 2018 TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free You hold me, as I fumble to emulate your care speaks to the complexities of care, intimacy, vulnerability, and relationality through the lens of mothering. Curated by Ginger Carlson and featuring new work by Farheen HaQ, Kablusiak, and Nicole Kelly Westman, swing by the opening reception at 7:00pm on November 9, 2018. truck.ca The Topography of Bodily Sentiments November 9 – December 22, 2018 The New Gallery (208 Centre St. S) Free A group show featuring Ambivalently Yours, Kablusiak, Rachel Livedalen, and Kasia Sosnowski, The Topography of Bodily Sentiments exists at the convergence of four practices, each ethically entangled with bodies host to precarious labels. An opening reception for members and invited guests takes place at 6:00pm on November 9. thenewgallery.org Southern Alberta Art Alliance Fall Art Show November 10, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm Holy Cross Anglican Church (2828 19th St. NW) Free admission Swing by as local artists from the Southern Alberta Art Alliance present new work at the group’s annual show. Featuring original works in varied mediums and styles, you can meet the artists, ask them questions, and find out their inspiration. saaa-artists.ca The Group Art Society of Calgary Fall Show & Sale November 10, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm St Peter’s Anglican Church (903 75th Ave. SW) Free admission Come out for a day of art and meet the artists, this show is full of original paintings in a variety of mediums, sizes, and prices. You can even enter to win an original painting by Parin Meghani and see an acrylic painting demo by Colin Bell. Donations for the Calgary Food Bank are gratefully accepted. facebook.com Calgary Creative Arts Guild Annual Fall Art Show & Sale November 10, 2018, 10:00am – 4:00pm Montgomery Community Centre (5003 16th Ave. NW) Free admission Featuring original artwork from more than 25 local artists, this sale boasts refreshments and door prizes. All ages welcome and donations to the Veteran’s Food Bank are gratefully accepted. calgarycreativeartsguild.wordpress.com Abstract Expressionism November 10, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm RGO Treehouse, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free, registration required Contemporary Calgary’s Contemporary Kids program returns with this fun image-filled exploration of abstract expressionism and how the techniques of this movement continue to inspire the practices of contemporary artists. eventbrite.ca Lay your weight on me, I will make you free November 10 – December 22, 2018 Main Space, Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW) Free Toys, objects, childhood material accumulations are eventually cast to corners both literal and metaphorical. Join ceramic and mixed-media artist Jocelyn Reid for the opening reception at 7:00pm on November 9. uascalgary.org ebb and flow November 10 – December 22, 2018 Main Space, Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW) Free Hannah Petkau’s affinity with materials began at an early age when the twice-daily tides washed up an endless source of inspiration—plastic, plywood, and rope were collected and assembled with driftwood, rocks, and shells. Her practice continues blending these materials and you can explore it at the opening reception at 7:00pm on November 9. uascalgary.org Riverview Artists’ November Show & Sale November 12 – 16, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm Jamieson Place (+15 level, 308 4th Ave. SW) Free Find original artwork by 12 local artists at this upcoming show and sale. Paintings are varied in style and technique, reflecting the unique creativity and inspiration of each artist. riverview-artists.com See works like Purple Haze at the Riverview Artists’ November Show & Sale | Image: Courtesy of Riverview Artists Northern Reflections: A Winter Window Exhibition November 13 – December 31, 2018 Multiple locations Free Northern Reflections is back with has more artists, more animators, and more window magic. Buds Collective has again paired local businesses with local artists and animators to bring Calgarians a unique opportunity to participate in an immersive art experience. Celebrate the magic of wintertime as you stroll the streets searching out painted windows with the help of the AUGLE app. Then use AUGLE to reveal the animation through augmented reality. facebook.com Art Baby Tour November 15, 2018, 10:00 – 11:00am Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Take a relaxed one-hour guided tour of Glenbow’s exhibition, Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson with your wee ones in tow. Recommended for parents and caregivers with children aged two and under, fussing is allowed. facebook.com Discussions in Contemporary Art November 15, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Continuing this new informal lecture series presented monthly over the course of its current exhibition, join Mark Clintberg as he identifies qualities that connect to pivotal iterations of modernism in different locations. eventbrite.ca Encounters November 15 – December 15, 2018 Eau Claire Market (200 Barclay Parade SW) Free With the aim to foster the growth of emerging and mid-career artists, celebrate the opening of Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art with its first pop-up exhibition. Featuring work from Susan Bouzane, George Doust, Dusti Gomery, Matt “Hawk” Trinh, and long-time Calgary artist Terry Gregoraschuk, swing by to see this inaugural offering. terrygregoraschuk.com Kyle Beal November 16 – December 21, 2018 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free A solo exhibition of new drawings by local artist, Kyle Beal, don’t miss his debut showing at VIVIANEART. Beal brings his characteristic intellect and wit to bear on what could be considered a mundane everyday object, the mirror. Explore the show at its opening reception on November 16. vivianeart.gallery Contrast + Camouflage November 16 – December 22, 2018 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW) Free Featuring a new series from Anna Ostberg, this show uses the landscape to construct an atmosphere that can either be viewed as concealing or revealing the wildlife within. Explore it at one of its two opening receptions—5:00pm on November 16 and 2:00pm on November 17. facebook.com Living Above the Line November 17, 2018, 1:00 – 2:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended While Tammi Campbell, Agnes Martin, and Sarah Stevenson each create work in different media, their practices are linked through a shared fascination with the grid. Join Esker’s assistant curator Elizabeth Diggon for this informal tour on the visual language of the grid and its different material expressions. eventbrite.ca Bee Kingdom Holiday Glass Sale November 17 & 18, 2018, 12:00 – 5:00pm Bee Kingdom (427 22nd Ave. NW) Free admission Visit Bee Kingdom’s glassblowing studio and let them amaze you with live demonstrations. You can even shop from a great variety of glassworks that are perfectly suited for meaningful, holiday gifts. Discover scotch and wine glasses, super colourful Christmas ornaments, whimsical bowls and vases, unique art glass, and much more. facebook.com Open House Painting Exhibit November 17 & 18, 2018, Saturday 3:00 – 8:00pm & Sunday 2:00 – 6:00pm Private Residence (3504 Parkdale Blvd. NW) Free admission Meet a local artist and enjoy her work, here’s your chance to stop in and view the abstract and landscape paintings Cindy Bouwers has on display for her two-day home show. cindybouwers.com The Seductiveness of Life November 17 – December 21, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free Marjan Eggermont’s work fluctuates between macro and micro structures and the similarities in pattern, function, and evolved form. Work in this series is inspired by local flower anatomy and you can explore it at the opening reception from 2:00 to 5:00pm on November 17. herringerkissgallery.com Looking Through November 17 – December 21, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free Bill Laing’s series of prints and constructions reflect on the experience of looking and looking through layers that combine to form complex images of nature. Swing by the opening reception from 2:00 to 5:00pm on November 17. herringerkissgallery.com Master Class for Families November 18, 2018, 1:00 – 2:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Join the Esker Foundation for an afternoon of family fun at the gallery and delve into new mediums with art projects that relate to the current exhibitions. Don’t miss this educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids ages five to 10 (an adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop). eventbrite.ca First Night Fundraiser November 22, 2018, 5:00 – 8:00pm Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) $25 Celebrate Calgary’s emerging artists at the Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association semi-annual student art market. The First Night Fundraiser offers you an exclusive, private viewing and sale of over 3,000 original pieces, showcasing work from each of ACAD’s disciplines of study. showpass.com Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association Show + Sale November 23 & 24, 2018 Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) By donation This unique public art market continues throughout the weekend allowing you to view and purchase over 3,000 pieces of handmade works. Proceeds from ticket purchases directly support ACAD students with programming that includes entrepreneurial training through seminars and workshops and funds student scholarships. Students receive the proceeds from the sale of their work during the event, with a portion supporting ACADSA’s student programming. acadsa.ca Gabriel November 23, 2018, 7:00 – 8:20pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required In 1976, Agnes Martin filmed Gabriel, her only completed cinematic work. Photographed in California, Colorado, and New Mexico with an Aeroflex camera, it follows a 10-year-old boy as he wanders aimlessly across varied landscapes. eventbrite.ca The Search for HMS Erebus & HMS Terror November 23, 2018, 7:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $10 – $12 A lecture from Brandy Lockhart, a member of the Parks Canada Underwater Archaeology Team, this evening gives you a change to learn the history of the ill-fated Franklin expedition followed by an overview of the epic search for the wreck sites of the lost ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror. facebook.com Double Healing November 23 – December 22, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free admission A new solo exhibition by Calgary-based, multidisciplinary artist Robin Arseneault, her new series evokes a doubling of image, material, and meaning throughout. Swing by the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on November 23, 2018 with the artist in attendance. jarvishallgallery.com Introduction to Linocut November 24, 2018, 9:00am & 1:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Join Calgary-based artist Mark Eadie for an introductory class in linocut printmaking. Participants learn the basics of this form of printmaking including a short history of the medium, tools, techniques, registration, editioning, hand printing, and using a printing press. eventbrite.ca Won’t You Be My Neighbour November 24, 2018, 1:00pm Ducktoes Computer Services (902 Centre St. N) Free Crescent Heights Community Association has teamed up with local mural artists, Kathryn Pearce and Tanner Hamilton of Buds of Buds Collective, to produce and launch a community gateway mural and Calgary’s first augmented reality public mural. Explore the piece and its accompanying technology at the mural community launch. crescentheightsyyc.ca Let it Snow – Calgary November 24, 2018, 7:00 – 11:00pm Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW) $20 – $30 With live music, crafted cocktails, delicious appetizers, curated silent auctions, and the best of Alberta fine craft, this is your change to grab a discount of up to 35% off while supporting the Alberta Craft Council’s programming. eventbrite.ca BVCG Calligraphy Show November 25 – December 8, 2018 Fish Creek Library (11161 Bonaventure Dr. SE) Free admission An exhibition of calligraphic art created by members of the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild, swing by during regular library hours and enjoy this opportunity to view traditional and contemporary hand-lettering styles. You can even catch demonstrations from 1:00 to 3:00pm on December 1. bvcg.ca This Place Is Ours: Coven Retrospective November 27 – December 15, 2018 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free admission A retrospective of Coven Gallery’s shift in focus towards becoming a recognized space for artists of marginalized identities, This Place Is Ours explores the resilience of queer bodies in times of change through the respective works of NIK, Michaela Bridgemohan, Ryan Danny Owen, and Taylor Harder. Claiming and reclaiming space, these artists come together as distinctive voices challenging patriarchal understandings of identity and place. The work is accompanied by a three-part text written by Coven Gallery directors of past and present—Dana Buzzee, Alicia Buates McKenzie, and Alice Schoenberg—and you can explore it at the opening reception on November 30. stride.ab.ca Lifelong Learners November 28, 2018, 2:30 – 3:15pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration recommended Seniors are invited to join the Esker Foundation for a tour and discussion of the current exhibitions in a relaxed, social environment. Explore new ideas and engage creatively with arts and culture. eventbrite.ca Out for Lunch Tour November 29, 2018, 12:00 – 1:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Go on a journey through The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century with curator Travis Lutley and get an inside scoop on this stunning exhibition. facebook.com Deck the Walls November 29 – December 22, 2018 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free Ever evolving, Deck the Walls is always a seasonal highlight and features an entire wall of small-to-medium sized artworks, perfect for gift-giving this holiday season. A salon-inspired exhibition to entice viewers to give the spectacular gift of art for the holidays, there is always something for everyone. newzones.com Deck the Walls returns | Photo: Courtesy of Newzones Equus and the Others November 29, 2018 – January 12, 2019 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free A solo exhibition by Kevin Sonmor, this new series focuses on large scale, often life sized, paintings of horses. Looking at ways to animate the paintings without allowing the paint itself to be the vehicle of animation, his earnest subjects seem intent on living up to their appointed status and expected image. newzones.com Date Night at Esker November 30, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free, registration required Escape the winter chill and let Esker be your host for date night! Drawing inspiration from its current exhibitions, roll up your sleeves and create your own artwork while honing your creative skills. eventbrite.ca Ongoing Exhibitions First Year MFA Group Exhibition Until November 2, 2018 Little Gallery, Art Building, University of Calgary (6th Floor, 2975 University Way NW) Free Featuring works by first year MFA students Kenzie Housego, Bryan Faubert, Neha Syed, Jaime Lynn Dick, and Colleen AJ Smith, swing by the University of Calgary’s Department of Art at 5:00pm on November 2 for its closing reception. art.ucalgary.ca What if we were alive Until November 3, 2018 Untitled Art Society (343 11th Ave. SW) Free Co-presented with M:ST Performative Art Festival, this group show exploring the What If features the work of Bridget Moser, oualie frost, Allison Hrabluik, and Salote Tawale. uascalgary.org Set the Table Until November 3, 2018 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free Featuring tableware by Kalika Bowlby and table linens by Natalie Gerber, this show celebrates the act of setting the table and enjoying a meal. facebook.com wnoondwaamin | we hear them Until November 9, 2018 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free Presented in partnership with Contemporary Calgary and Stride Gallery, wnoondwaamin | we hear them features work from Autumn Chacon, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Melissa General, and Suzanne Morrissette. Curated by Lisa Myers, it looks at sound as a material and physical form. stride.ab.ca Sampler 2018 Until November 10, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Avenue SW) Free After 16 years in business and 10 years in its current location, the Herringer Kiss Gallery has outgrown its premises and is moving to a new space in Sunalta. Sampler 2018 pays homage to its first ever exhibition in 2002 and features new works by gallery artists selected specially to show off the new space. herringerkissgallery.com Progressions Until November 10, 2018 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2018 18th St. NW) Free Featuring Joanne MacDonald and Thai Le Ngo, don’t miss this joint exhibit showcasing their most recent works. ruberto-ostberg.com Unpacking: The Series Until November 15, 2018 Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free Join the Illingworth Kerr Gallery for free public programs taking place Thursdays at 1:00pm this season. Each week a visiting speaker discusses a different topic relating to the current exhibition including tours, talks, and more. facebook.com Memory Gardens Until November 17, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free With its first solo exhibition with Brooklyn-based, Canadian artist Rachel MacFarlane, swing by Jarvis Hall Gallery to explore this series of paintings that depict personal memories of landscape. jarvishallgallery.com New Work by Anda Kubis Until November 17, 2018 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free Part of the new abstraction movement in Canada, Anda Kubis continues to play with colour, space, and illusion. Due to the prominence of colour in her work, her research often looks at how a conscious engagement with aesthetics and creativity can positively impact quality of life. newzones.com Swimmers Until November 17, 2018 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free Don Maynard’s new series Swimmers is created from stills of a video he made in 2017 at the local pool in Kingston, Ontario. The video references the 2017 crisis of refugees escaping Syria, and dangerously making their way across the Mediterranean to Italy or Greece. newzones.com Steamroller Print Exhibition & Sale Until November 18, 2018 Prairie Dog Brewing (105D 58th Ave. SE) Free Join Alberta Printmakers at Prairie Dog Brewing for this exhibition of brewery-inspired steamroller prints created by local artists during Alberta Culture Days. facebook.com Fantasia Until November 24, 2018 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free In an age of immediacy, Calgary-based artist Lori Lukasewich slows things down with her intimate oil paintings of domestic objects. While clearly influenced by realism, her work stems from meditation. christineklassengallery.com Lori Lukasewich’s Nectarines | Image: Courtesy of the Christine Klassen Gallery Eleven Until November 24, 2018 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free Chris Kuzmanovich is a Calgary-based creative originally from the Northwest Territories. Known for his bold abstracts, which often contain suggestions of architectural forms, Kuzmanovich’s latest series, Eleven was loosely based on the best-selling book The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Initially conceived as a visual record and celebration of the agreements at work, the series took an unexpected turn once the artist began to question his ability. christineklassengallery.com Fiercely Open Until November 30, 2018 Main Space Gallery, Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE) Free John Graham’s prints explore metaphorical openness and synthesize my long-standing artistic interests in combining mythological representations, surreal aesthetics, transformational psychology, and visual poetics. albertaprintmakers.com Evidence of Paint Until December 5, 2018 Jubilee Gallery, Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) Free Partnership between CARFAC Alberta and the Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society, this Alberta-wide juried exhibition of artwork features a fresh perspective on art, celebrating diverse points of view, styles, and techniques. carfacalberta.com Unpacking IKG: 60 Years a Gallery Until December 8, 2018 Alberta College of Art + Design (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free Curated by Ashley Slemming as part of the IKG’s Curatorial Internship with the support of Dr. Jennifer Salahub, don’t miss the first attempt to document the history of exhibiting art, craft, and design at the Alberta College of Art + Design (ACAD). With the aid of the archival holdings of SAIT, Glenbow, the University of Calgary, and ACAD’s Luke Lindoe Library, the exhibition illustrates not only the past 60 years but also the four decades leading up to having a designated gallery space. ikg.acad.ca Recent Acquisitions 2017 Until December 9, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission An opportunity to show how Glenbow’s collection is growing and evolving, each of these objects or artworks holds a story. Stop by the museum to explore pieces that include Kananginak Pootoogook’s Young Arctic Owl, Dorothy Henzell Willis’ Joseph Plaskett in Paris, and many more. glenbow.org Jude Griebel: Illuminated Collapse Until December 15, 2018 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free Offering a series of dioramas that explore metaphorical end-of-time narratives, these richly detailed works represent anatomies and landscapes engaged in dramatic acts of self-consumption and destruction. An illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by Tammer El-Sheikh accompanies the exhibition. nickle.ucalgary.ca Shona Rae: Re-Imagined Narratives Until December 15, 2018 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free An exhibition of 22 narrative sculptural rings made using goldsmith techniques, each is an imaginative representation of a fairy tale combined with one of the Higher Arcana from the Tarot. Save the date for an artist talk at noon on November 15. An illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by Jennifer Salahub accompanies the exhibition. nickle.ucalgary.ca Lyndal Osborne: Mutation in the Commons Until December 15, 2018 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free Curated by Michele Hardy and organized by Nickle Galleries, Lyndal Osborne: Mutation in the Commons offers a survey of Osborne’s sculptural work and speaks to transformation within nature and issues relating to the environment. An illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by Natalie Loveless accompanies the exhibition. nickle.ucalgary.ca Dear Agnes Until December 21, 2018 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free Starting in 2010, Tammi Campbell would start each day in her Saskatoon studio by drawing a different variation of a grid in graphite on Japanese rag paper. Campbell would then write the salutation “Dear Agnes” in the top left corner, fold the drawing twice like a letter, and then store it in sequence. Campbell completed her last letter to modernist artist Agnes Martin on December 31, 2017. See the final three months in this intriguing show. eskerfoundation.com The mind knows what the eye has not seen Until December 21, 2018 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free An unprecedented focus on Agnes Martin’s print works, this exhibition includes selected paintings that exist in dialogue with the prints. The exhibition is curated by Bruce Hugh Russell and Naomi Potter, with Elizabeth Diggon, and co-produced by Esker Foundation and Regina’s MacKenzie Art Gallery. eskerfoundation.com Nothing Hidden Until December 21, 2018 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free For the past 30 years, Sarah Stevenson has been making sculptural work that considers and defines space in the most simple and elegant of ways. Like drawings in air, wire and string are arranged and are suspended from the ceiling like a weightless bloom of jellyfish. eskerfoundation.com Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal: Feet on the Ground Until January 6, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Part of Glenbow’s One New Work series, check out new work by Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal, a Calgary-based emerging multi-media and performance artist and community activist. Cardinal, whose ancestral roots are Cree and German, uses the women’s Pow Wow Jingle Dress Dance and its regalia as key elements of her art practice to seek a deeper understanding of herself and her Indigenous culture. glenbow.org Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson Until January 6, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Curated by Mary-Beth Laviolette, the mysteries of the universe come to life in celestial studies by three fascinating contemporary artists. Featuring Calgary-born Erik Olson’s sumptuous planetary paintings, Canadian artist Gathie Falk’s expressionist depictions of the sun, moon, and stars, and Margaret Nazon’s interpretation of images from the Hubble space telescope using traditional beadwork techniques, this show is out of this world. glenbow.org Erik Olson’s Earth | Image: Courtesy of Glenbow The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century Until January 6, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission With artworks depicting 16 separate Arctic expeditions between 1818 and 1876, this exhibition examines the enduring colonial iconography of Canada’s North as a by-product of the age of British Arctic expansion. Curated by Travis Lutley, Inuit cultural consultants, Sophia Lebessis and James Kuptana, provide a perspective on the exhibition’s content and themes including both Indigenous and European artifacts. glenbow.org The Artist’s Mirror: Self Portraits Until January 16, 2019 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission The first in series of exhibitions developed in collaboration with Library and Archives Canada, head to Glenbow to see self-portraits from the two institutions’ impressive collections. Curated by Sarah Todd, see pieces that allow their creators a chance to look deeply at themselves. glenbow.org Have a visual arts event that’s not listed above? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.