Event Directory Search for upcoming events Picks and Previews Plan ahead to check out these not-to-be-missed events All Contest Dance Visual Art Theatre Film & Media Literary Festival Music Free Visual Art Sybil Andrews' Concert Hall | Image: Collection of Glenbow Oct. 1, 2019 - Oct. 31, 2019 October Exhibitions Warm up and embrace the season as a new month of visual arts debuts Amy Jo Espetveidt Location Various Venues Price Prices Vary Cooler days and longer nights can only mean one thing—it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy Calgary’s visual arts community. With a bunch of stellar exhibitions, this month is full of great pop-ups, receptions, workshops, talks, sales, and so much more. Eceletikana October 1 – 26, 2019 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free admission Carol Nelson Meleshko is a prolific artist with many interests. Full of life and rich in colour, her recent work includes encaustic paintings, batik paintings on specialized rice paper, and soapstone sculptures. Explore the opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm on October 4. framedonfifth.com The Art of Lon Parker October 1 – 31, 2019 Lower Level Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission This solo gallery art exhibition and sale features 15 recently completed paintings, evolving through many iterations, colours, and storylines. Many of the pieces can trace their heritage back over 20 years. An opening reception takes place on October 5 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. atwarwithart.wordpress.com Indigenous Art Exhibition October 1 – November 29, 2019 Arts Commons (205 8th Ave. SE) Free admission This annual Indigenous art exhibition from Making Treaty 7 is back for it’s second year and this time it will be travelling to a few venues in Calgary. Make sure you take time to explore it at its second stop of the season—Arts Commons. facebook.com Mini Masters October 3, 2019, 11:00 – 11:45am Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required 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 Nights October 3, 2019, 5:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Since its launch in 2016, Free First Thursday Nights has provided access to over 56,000 visitors. Although Glenbow is in between its larger shows, this evening offers a great chance to spend some time with Calgary’s history. facebook.com Burning the Midnight Oil October 3, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) Free admission, registration required Collider artist-in-residence Dan Cardinal McCartney showcases a mixed media collage which stretches wall-to-wall in his studio. This talk touches on themes of intuitive art-making, his own relationship to Indigenous diaspora, and the intrinsic danger of living in Alberta as a two-spirit, transmasculine person. contemporarycalgary.com A Saskatchewan Focus October 3 – 23, 2019 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free admission This vibrant October show at the Wallace Galleries features works by Dorothy Knowles, Gregory Hardy, David Alexander, Kenneth Lochhead, Ted Godwin, and Ronald Bloore. Don’t miss it and head to the opening reception on October 5, 2019. wallacegalleries.com See this piece by Ted Goodwin in A Saskatchewan Focus | Image: Courtesy of Wallace Galleries Zurich: EnviroAgro Development October 3 – 28, 2019 Stantec Gallery, University of Calgary (PF 2182, 2500 University Dr. NW) Free admission Professor Francisco Alaniz Uribe travelled with a group of students to Zurich to learn new strategies for how to preserve and manage environmentally sensitive and agricultural land while allocating areas for development. This exhibition includes ideas around sustainable livability—land management, sustainable urban planning, and design. Explore the opening reception on October 3 at 5:00pm. go.ucalgary.ca I’ll climb in your eyes October 3 – December 14, 2019 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission With the work of Mark Mullin, there is always more than meets the eye. Organized by Nickle Galleries and curated by Christine Sowiak with support from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, check out the show at its opening reception on October 3, 5:00 to 8:00pm. nickle.ucalgary.ca Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project October 3 – December 14, 2019 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission Turning the Lens: Indigenous Archive Project is a photography/history exhibition, a naming project, a social media campaign, and an opportunity contemplate the role of galleries, museums, and archives across Canada. The exhibition is the result of a long-standing social media and research project undertaken by Paul Seesequasis, a Plains Cree writer, journalist, and cultural activist based in Saskatoon. Explore it at the opening reception, 5:00 to 8:00pm on October 10. nickle.ucalgary.ca Bring the Baby Art Tour & Tummy Time October 4, 2019, 12:00 – 1:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended A relaxed and social tour, bring your baby to the Esker Foundation and have tot-friendly fun while discussing the exhibitions. This program starts with a casual half-hour tour of the current exhibitions, followed by a half-hour of tummy time social fun for both baby and guardian! eventbrite.ca Chrysalis Art Exhibition & Sale October 4, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm Bridgeland Riverside Community Hall (917 Centre Ave. NE) Free admission, registration required This exhibition showcases the work of Chrysalis artists and represents their personal journeys in expressing their voices. It features paintings, collages, photography, prints, sculptures, and much more by artists with disabilities. eventbrite.ca Passionate Painters Art Group Show & Sale October 5, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Canyon Meadows Golf & Country Club (12501 14th St. SW) Free admission The Passionate Painters Art Group are a group of 10 artists presenting an eclectic variety of work to adorn your walls or make fabulous Christmas gifts. Come and enjoy their work at this fun show and sale. facebook.com The Rural Landscape in Watercolour October 5 & 6, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) $195 This workshop with Rex Beanland demonstrates to artists a simple but effective approach to painting rural landscapes. It is both for beginners who have never touched a paint brush or intermediate artists looking for a fresh view! facebook.com Traditional Broom Making October 6, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) $140 Join local broom maker David Campbell for a workshop on the craft of hand-woven broom making. Participants are provided with all of the materials, tools, and instruction needed to make their own broom from start to finish. facebook.com Make Your Own Nuno Felt Scarf October 6, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) $95 Nuno felting integrates woven fabric into felt, opening up many new possibilities by changing the appearance, strength, and drape of felt. Create four samples with Fay Hodson using different techniques to integrate silk into felt. facebook.com Creating your own Constellation October 6, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) $10 For the incurably curious, this hands-on workshop is an introduction to one of the first photographic direct imprint processes ever developed. The cyanotype process, also known as blueprint or sunprint, utilizes photosensitive iron salts. contemporarycalgary.com Riverview Artists October Show & Sale October 7 – 11, 2019, 9:00am – 4:00pm Gulf Canada Square (401 9th Ave. SW) Free admission Check out original artwork by 12 local artists featured in this upcoming art show and sale. The paintings are varied in style and technique, reflecting the unique creativity and inspiration of each artist. An artist will be in attendance each day. riverview-artists.com Hive To Honey Jar with Alvéole October 10, 2019, 6:00 – 7:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Experience a complete hands-on artisanal honey extraction with Alvéole urban beekeeper Liam Cobbe. Participants uncap honeycomb cells, hand-spin honeycombs in the centrifuge extractor, filter the raw honey, jar, and label it all. eventbrite.ca Benjamin Oswald October 10 – November 2, 2019 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Benjamin Oswald’s ceramic sculptural work occurs within the blurred lines of art, design, and contemporary craft. Check out the show at its opening reception, October 10 from 5:00 to 8:00pm. albertacraft.ab.ca Benjamin Oswald’s Hybrid Vase | Image: Courtesy of Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary Xposed – Humans vs Planet Earth October 10 – November 3, 2019 Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art (200 Barclay Parade SW) Free admission A juried exhibition depicting how humans have impacted our planet, check out this showcase from both local and international visual artists at the opening reception, 4:00 to 8:00pm on October 10. knoxgalleryofart.com Foothills Art Club Fall Art Show & Sale October 12, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm St. Andrews United Church (128 1st St. E, Cochrane) Free admission Find over 150 amazing original paintings on display and for sale at this annual show. Find a new piece for yourself or a gift for someone special while enjoying live music by Marty Cochrane. foothillsartclub.com Crash Course: Discussions in Contemporary Art October 16, 2019, 7:00 – 8:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended Continuing this new informal lecture series presented monthly over the course of the Esker Foundation’s current exhibition, hear Judy Anderson and Cruz Anderson speak to the art behind their collaborative projects which includes graffiti and beadwork. eventbrite.ca Artist Talk with Jeffrey Gibson October 18, 2019, 6:30 – 7:30pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Join the Esker Foundation as Jeffrey Gibson discusses his work. Time Carriers conjures a vision of many hands providing a framework of support, a fluid utopia where trust and movement go hand in hand. facebook.com Aftermath October 18 – November 16, 2019 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free admission A solo exhibition featuring the latest work by senior Canadian artist Billy McCarroll, the show’s title, Aftermath, refers to the influence of the 1913 Armory Exhibition in New York of modern art from Europe. Be sure to check out the opening reception from 5:00 to 7:00pm on October 18. jarvishallgallery.com In Conversation: Sybil Andrews October 19, 2019, 10:00 – 11:00am Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $31.50 – $35 Join Glenbow for a fascinating discussion on English-Canadian artist Sybil Andrews with curator and scholar Dr. Hana Leaper. The morning complements the museum’s major retrospective that celebrates Andrews’ fascinating life and remarkable career and includes admission to the exhibition. facebook.com Calgary Artists Society Fall Show & Sale October 19, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Parkdale United Church (2919 8th Ave. NW) Free admission This much anticipated show features a diverse selection of original paintings in a variety of media by 45 local artists, as well as high quality framed artwork in a variety of sizes, mediums, and subject matter. calgaryartistssociety.com Fibre Shindig October 19, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association (1320 5th Ave. NW) $5 The Fibre Shindig is back to kick-start your seasonal shopping in style. With one day only to shop from local fibre artists and more, cater to all those on your gift list! Admission includes a raffle ticket and your chance to win door prizes. facebook.com Beacon Original Art Fall Exhibition & Sale October 19, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Bridgeland-Riverside Community Association (917 Centre Ave. NE) Free admission Showcasing over 30 artists in attendance with painting, jewelry, glass, photography, ceramics, sculpture, and textiles—this sale creates an environment of belonging and celebrates the group’s 10th year of bringing artists and art enthusiasts together in the vibrant neighbourhood of Bridgeland-Riverside. facebook.com Calgary Sketch Club Art Exhibition & Sale October 19, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Dalhousie Community Centre (5432 Dalhart Rd. NW) Free admission The Calgary Sketch Club is having its annual show and sale, and you can check it out. Featuring paintings, sculpture, art cards, and more on display and for sale, swing by this free, family-friendly event. calgarysketchclub.com Sheep Creek Weavers October 19, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Millarville Racetrack Hall (306097 192nd St., Millarville) Free admission With spinners, weavers, knitters, felters, quilters, crocheters, dyers, and sewers, the Sheep Creek Weavers’ annual sale features fibre arts creations from over 70 local artisans as well as complementary tea, coffee, and snacks. sheepcreekweavers.ca To Name An Other October 19, 2019, 3:00pm Atlantic Avenue Art Block Lobby & Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission A special performance as part of Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition Time Carriers, watch as 50 artists are brought together for a drumming event to give names to our current political climate. The afternoon is presented in partnership with Springboard Performance, as part of the 2019 Fluid Festival, and the Esker Foundation. facebook.com Launch Party October 19, 2019, 7:30 – 10:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) By donation Be among the first to see Glenbow’s new art exhibitions including the dynamic linocuts of Sybil Andrews, the textural delights of Gerald Ferguson, the multi-artist exhibition ExtraOrdinary Objects, and new work by Nicole Kelly Westman. The evening includes a musical performance by Justine Tyrell and more. facebook.com Calyx Distinctive Arts Art Exhibition & Sale October 19 & 20, 2019 Crescent Heights Community Association (1101 2nd St. SW) Free admission Showcasing all types of art made from artists in all sorts of media including painting, drawing, mixed media collage, glass, metal, jewellery, wood, fibre, and more, join Calyx Distinctive Arts each day of the sale to explore different artists. calyx.ca Blown Glass Sale & Glassblowing Shows October 19 & 20, 2019, 12:00 – 4:00pm Bee Kingdom Glass (427 22nd Ave. NW) Free admission Join Bee Kingdom for a live glassblowing show and sale! A one stop shop for high quality, handmade gifts and for your own home decor, check out new studio creations and spooky-themed glass demonstrations all weekend long. facebook.com Nicole Kelly Westman: Pastoral | Calamity October 19, 2019 – January 5, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With Admission The 10th installment in curator Nancy Tousley’s ongoing series One New Work features two short works by Alberta multi-media artist and poet, Nicole Kelly Westman. The exhibition features moving-image works, for every sunset we haven’t seen and for nights bathed in sodium vapour. glenbow.org ExtraOrdinary Objects October 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With Admission From linoleum to drywall, dead flowers to toilet paper, ordinary, disposal, and perishable objects serve as the point of departure for the array of contemporary artworks found in ExtraOrdinary Objects. glenbow.org Audie Murray’s Four-Point Ply | Photo: Isaac Forsland Gerald Ferguson October 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With Admission Pioneering Canadian artist Gerald Ferguson used quotidian materials to create striking, large-scale paintings that speak to the poetics of everyday life. The titles of his artworks literally describe what the artist used to make them—just wait until you see the monumental multi-panel painting 1,000,000 Grapes. glenbow.org Sybil Andrews: Art and Life October 19, 2019 – January 12, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With Admission This major retrospective celebrates the fascinating life and remarkable career of artist Sybil Andrews. Glenbow is the major study centre for the life and work of this beloved English-Canadian printmaker. glenbow.org Art Critique with Doug Swinton October 20, 2019, 11:00am – 2:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) $25 Have your artwork analyzed and interpreted with local artist Doug Swinton, owner of Swinton’s Art Supply store. This workshop is open to all artists, from beginners to professionals. Bring your friends and enjoy a fun and lively afternoon. facebook.com 50 October 24 – December 7, 2019 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Chris Kuzmanovich is a Calgary-based creative whose work in design naturally led to his pursuit of art when he began painting as a self-reflexive practice over 10 years ago. Explore the show at its opening reception from 1:00 to 4:00pm on October 26. Artists talks take place at 2:00pm. christineklassengallery.com Duality October 24 – December 7, 2019 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Lisa Matthias believes that all living things are part of a larger assemblage, emphasized by the recognition of patterns and relatedness across species and scales of life. Explore the show at its opening reception from 1:00 to 4:00pm on October 26. Artists talks take place at 2:00pm. christineklassengallery.com Performance as Protest October 25, 2019, 7:00 – 8:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration recommended Join the Esker Foundation’s assistant curator Elizabeth Diggon on this conversational tour that considers the significance of performance and performative gestures to the work of Jeffrey Gibson and Nep Sidhu. eventbrite.ca Borough Burrow October 25 – November 29, 2019 Alberta Printmakers Gallery and Studio (4025 4th St. SE) Free admission Christeen Francis is a printmaker, musician, and activist based in Montreal. She is committed to print that engages with local communities and the public at large. Explore her work at this intriguing contemporary printmaking exhibition. The opening reception takes place from 7:00 to 9:00pm on October 25. albertaprintmakers.com Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out October 25, 2019 – March 1, 2020 TELUS Spark (220 St. Georges Dr. NE) With admission See the world’s most spectacular animals like never before! This rarely seen perspective guides visitors through skeletons, muscles, organs, and circulatory systems of a variety of animals. sparkscience.ca Palette Fine Art Show & Sale October 26, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Triwood Community Hall (2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW) Free admission The Calgary Community Painters Society presents its upcoming sale featuring paintings by many independent artists in a variety of mediums including acrylic, oil, watercolour, and mixed media. Get a jump on your seasonal shopping. calgarycommunitypainters.com Adventures in Colour & Texture Painting Trees October 26, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) $120 Join Melanie Morstad in this fun exploration of acrylics and textures painting trees. It’s your chance to gain a working knowledge of the differences between pastes and gels, and how to add dynamic colour to your paintings. facebook.com Traditional Rug Hooking October 26, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) $170 Rug hooking has evolved into a contemporary art form, using both new and recycled materials. Learn the essentials of rug hooking in this class led by Holly Kingdon, from the basic materials and equipment you need, and beyond! facebook.com William Duma October 26 – November 13, 2019 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free admission William Duma’s Twilight & Nocturnes and Rivers & Streams reflect his interest in the beauty and challenge in painting the night-scene and the challenge of the abstract quality of water. Check out the opening reception from 2:00 to 5:00pm on October 26—Duma is expected to be in attendance. wallacegalleries.com The Other Side of Colour October 26 – November 16, 2019 Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW) Free admission This solo exhibition by Jonathan Forrest is the result of a six-month studio search. Seeking to develop ideas conceived in 2018, this new series displays heightened colour, created by successive, thin layers of dragged and pulled translucent paint. newzones.com Oceanic Legends October 26 – November 16, 2019 Newzones Gallery (730 11th Ave. SW) Free admission Another solo exhibition at Nezones, Yechel Gagnon explores the pinnacle point of the technique she started to develop more than 20 years ago using a simple sheet of plywood. Check it out at the opening reception, 2:00 to 4:00pm on October 26. newzones.com Hidden Within October 26 – November 23, 2019 Edge Gallery (1416 9th Ave. SE) Free admission David More’s vibrant, gestural, and generous use of paint lend themselves to his exploration of the layers that make up landscape. Explore this solo show at its opening reception, 1:00 to 4:00pm on October 26. edgegallery.ca Master Class for Families October 27, 2019, 1:00 – 2:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission, registration required Head to 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. This is an educational, energetic, hands-on program for kids ages five to 10. An adult is required to stay for the duration of the workshop and all materials are provided. eventbrite.ca Iitsi’poyi October 28, 2019 – January 26, 2020 Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Marjie Crop Eared Wolf continues her ongoing project to learn Blackfoot in the drawing, sound, and video installation, Iitsi’poyi. Using thousands of Blackfoot words transcribed from the Blackfoot Dictionary as well as an audio tape made by her mother, this work addresses cultural legacy and resilience by actively engaging in language preservation. eskerfoundation.com Marjie Crop Eared Wolf’s Iitsi’poyi | Image: Courtesy of the Esker Foundation Launchpad 3.0 October 29, 2019, 5:00 – 7:00pm Festival Hall (1215 10th Ave. SE) Free admission Celebrate Indefinite Arts Centre artists’ works before they travel to the Tracing Possibilities Conference in Guadalajara, Mexico. Launchpad 3.0 is a great opportunity to view the artwork being showcased in the Drawing Power exhibition and meet the artists. facebook.com CAAF Connection 2019 October 29 – November 9, 2019 cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission The Calgary Allied Arts Foundation features residents from the past year exhibiting their work. Join in for the exhibition reception on November 7 from 6:30 to 9:00pm. Artists will be in attendance and refreshments served. There’s even an open studio and artist talks. facebook.com Art Baby Tours October 30, 2019, 10:00am Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free – $5 Designed to allow parents and caregivers of children aged two and under an opportunity to engage with Glenbow’s content in a baby friendly environment, these guided tours go through one of the feature exhibitions in a relaxed, social atmosphere. facebook.com Your Brain on Art October 30, 2019, 7:00 – 10:00pm Contemporary Calgary (701 11th St. SW) $175 Prepared to be edutained—enjoy art, music, cocktails, appetizers, and… neuroscience. Find out why Calgary is leading the way in alternative brain research at this unique evening that is one part science fair, one part art exhibition and auction, and all parts inspiring. eventbrite.ca Ongoing Exhibitions Autumn Colours II Until October 2, 2019 Wallace Galleries (500 5th Ave. SW) Free admission Dramatic colour and changing light are the focus of this exhibition. Swing by to see works by gallery artists including Joice M Hall, Robert Sim, WH Webb, Ted Godwin, Peter Krausz, and many more. wallacegalleries.com Shaping Alberta Until October 4, 2019 Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW) Free admission Presented in partnership with CARFAC Alberta and the Friends of the Alberta Jubilee Auditoria Society, Shaping Alberta shares 10 Alberta artists’ visual perspective on life and creativity. facebook.com Salty Sea Dog Until October 5, 2019 Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Unconventional ceramic creations by Salty Sea Dog duo Blair and Sarah Dawes are inspired by the sea, pop culture, and the animals they love. Swing by while you still can! facebook.com Camoufleurs Until October 5, 2019 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free admission Featuring Sondra Meszaros’ second solo exhibition with Jarvis Hall and her latest body of work, this exhibition continues her ongoing exploration of female sexuality and representation through an expanded practice of collage. jarvishallgallery.com Fall In Love With Art Until October 6, 2019 Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art (200 Barclay Parade SW) Free admission Knox Contemporary Gallery of Art showcases the artwork of Chlan Grant, Jane Lochrie, Mao (Kun) Chen, J. Broz, Laura Erdman, Matt Trinh ( aka “HAWK”), Keegan Karlsen, Terry Gregoraschuk, and its newest artist, Nuit—a Calgary celebrity that wishes to currently stay anonymous. Swing by to check it out. knoxgalleryofart.com Recent Acquisitions Until October 11, 2019 Centre Street CTrain Station (1st St. & 7th Ave. SE) Free admission Exploring ideas of theft and authorship, Collin Zipp’s Recent Acquisitions is made up of 11 seemingly identical forgeries from an art reproduction company based in China. Seeing the paintings side-by-side encourages the viewer to further investigate their similarities. uascalgary.org Ghost Stories Until October 12, 2019 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW) Free admission Gather around the campfire and listen to tales filled with ghosts and ghouls, the fantastic and macabre. These stories haunt our closets, our hallways, the undersides of our beds. Each of the artists has written a short story to go along with an original piece of work produced with a folk tale, urban legend, or ghost story in mind. facebook.com Ponderosa Until October 12, 2019 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free admission Ponderosa is the culmination of four years of research and making inspired by the ponderosa pine trees of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. See nearly 70 of Teresa Posyniak’s paintings alongside poetry by Nancy Holmes. christineklassengallery.com Detail of Teresa Posyniak’s Tangled | Image: Courtesy of Christine Klassen Gallery In Bloom or in Doom Until October 18, 2019 Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE) Free admission Adrian Gor’s work combines writing, egg-tempera painting, relief printing, and hand crafted organic materials. His medieval-inspired multi-processed techniques of line making and gilding drives him to question today’s symbols of human desire and containers of truth in our visual culture. This exhibition contains mature content. albertaprintmakers.com Kablusiak: Qiniqtuaq Until October 20, 2019 Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Qiniqtuaq (searching/looking) invites viewers to peer through a multi-eyed ghost sheet to witness a looping projection of a video collage screened in front of a piece of oil-stained cardboard. Inviting a presence of nostalgia, spectatorship, and diaspora, the piece was created by Kablusiak, an Inuvialuk artist and curator based in Mohkinstsis. eskerfoundation.com Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome) Until October 26, 2019 The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE) Free admission A response to the frustrations of living within the denial of racism and an expression of the anger and pain that many Black people experience living in Canada, The New Gallery presents Suck Teeth Compositions (After Rashaad Newsome), an exhibition by Michèle Pearson Clarke. thenewgallery.org Only the Losers Until October 26, 2019 Stride Gallery (1006 Macleod Tr. SE) Free admission Roy Caussy’s Only the Losers presents an interpretation of the artist’s experiences of living and working in Southern Alberta. It asks how do we negotiate the histories and sediments of this landscape that inform the larger social, political, and economic climate we find ourselves in today? stride.ab.ca Open Water Until October 27, 2019 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Admission by donation The Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour (CSPW) is celebrating its 94th annual Open Water exhibition at the Leighton Art Centre. This water-media based international open juried exhibition is a major event in the CSPW’s exhibition calendar offering you the chance to see new and exciting artists showcased alongside well-known Canadian masters of watercolour. leightoncentre.org Through the Eyes of a Child Until November 1, 2019 HUB @ 302 (302,1235 26th Ave. SE) Free admission After having observed children’s art, artist Ed Flanagan noticed their use of simplified shapes, vivid unmixed colour, and compositions, techniques which served as inspirations for his latest work. albertasocietyofartists.com Your Name Here Until November 2, 2019 Herringer Kiss Gallery (101, 1615 10th Ave. SW) Free admission Showcasing two series of collage paintings done simultaneously between 2013 and 2014—Proscenium and Camp David—don’t miss this show by acclaimed international artist Attila Richard Lukacs. herringerkissgallery.com Shifting Shelter Until November 2, 2019 Illingworth Kerr Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts (1407 14th Ave. NW) Free admission Vessna Perunovich’s Shifting Shelter establishes a thoughtful introduction to the politics of transcultural migrations in a changing global system—a crossroads where displacement manifests itself as one of the predominant geopolitical characteristics of living generations. ikg.acad.ca Coming Up Next Until November 2, 2019 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (280, 1721 29th Ave. SW) Free admission Serving as an annual showcase of emerging fine craft artists, the 2019 edition of this exhibition features 14 artists including several who are self-taught or have returned to their practice after several years away. eventbrite.ca Serena Beaulieu Until November 2, 2019 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free admission Serena Beaulieu is quickly gaining recognition for her skilled and considered art practice. This exhibition pairs her paintings with a collection of works on paper that she describes as a methodology or an alphabet of her visual language. vivianeart.gallery It’s Still My Vault Until December 14, 2019 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free admission Organized by Nickle Galleries and curated by Christine Sowiak, this solo exhibition from Chris Cran touches on key pieces, recognized works from well-known series and periods. Get a behind-the-scenes look on October 24 with Nickle at Noon. nickle.ucalgary.ca Jeffrey Gibson: Time Carriers Until December 20, 2019 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Jeffrey Gibson’s artwork intermingles elements of traditional Native American art, art historical references, craft, and pop culture while Time Carriers conjures a vision of many hands providing a framework of support, a fluid utopia where trust and movement go hand in hand. eskerfoundation.com Nep Sidhu: Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) Until December 20, 2019 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free admission Curated by cheyanne turions, Divine of Form, Formed in the Divine (Medicine for a Nightmare) examines how memories persist in the present, especially when related to practices of resistance, resilience, and ritual. Across different bodies of work produced over the last decade, Nep Sidhu explores how memorialization practices can transfigure grief and loss. eskerfoundation.com Artist In Residence: Albertine Crow Shoe Until January 5, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Glenbow’s artist-in-residence program invites multidisciplinary artists to interact with Glenbow’s vast collection of art and cultural material to inspire new works. Albertine Crow Shoe is known primarily for her exquisite jewellery and this exhibition features highlights of her past work as well as entirely new creations based on her discoveries from working with Glenbow’s collection. glenbow.org Ladylikeness: Historical Portraits of Women by Women Until January 5, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Presented in partnership with Library and Archives Canada, head to Glenbow to see a varied selection of portraiture produced over a 200-year period, with works dating from 1768 to 1960. Ladylikeness offers a fascinating look at how these artists chose to work within the genre in different ways, making it their own. glenbow.org Mary Kavanagh: Daughters of Uranium Until January 26, 2020 The Founders’ Gallery, The Military Museum (4520 Crowchild Tr. SW) With admission On July 16, 1945, when the United States detonated the world’s first atomic bomb, the atmospheric radiation released by this event marked the beginning of the Nuclear Anthropocene. Mary Kavanagh engages different modes of representation, structuring the nuclear as a totalizing concept rather than as a singular event or period. Co-organized and presented by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Founders’ Gallery, this show is curated by Christina Cuthbertson and Lindsey Sharman with Katherine Ylitalo. founders.ucalgary.ca Ric Kokotovich Mardi Gras 1983 – 1987 Until February 9, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission Growing up as an aspiring musician in small town Canada led artist and filmmaker Ric Kokotovich to an early fascination with Mardi Gras. In 1983, his obsession with New Orleans’ iconic celebration compelled him to document the festivities. Over the next five years, Kokotovich returned to Mardi Gras to continue his photographic series. glenbow.org Ric Kokotovich’s Mardi Gras 83 05 | Image: Collection of Glenbow Art of Resilience Until March 2, 2020 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission The result of four art workshops held at Glenbow for children and families served by Kainaiwa Children’s Services Corporation Prevention and Support, explore their work in this unique showcase. glenbow.org Have a visual arts event that’s not listed above? Email us at email@example.com or fill out this form.