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 Laura’s Peturson Hogweed Forest | Image: Courtesy of Alberta Printmakers Sep. 1, 2018 - Sep. 30, 2018 September Exhibitions Start fresh with a great month of visual arts programming Amy Jo Espetveidt September always brings a fresh batch of visual arts exhibitions as the scene gears up for a new season. You won’t want to miss these stellar shows, special events, and so much more. Here’s what we’re checking out this month: BUMP Festival Alley Party September 1, 2018, 2:00 – 10:00pm Warehouse (1235 10th Ave. SW) Free, family-friendly Beside the Beltline Urban Murals Project’s warehouse site, don’t miss this alley party with live music, food trucks, and local beer from Last Best Brewing. Contemporary Calgary has even joined forces with the Beltline Neighbourhoods Association to present an interactive mural art activity. yycbump.ca Arbitrary Extravaganza September 4 – 29, 2018 Framed on Fifth (1207 5th Ave. NW) Free Maxine Boss’s first solo show, don’t miss your chance to get lost in her beautiful oil paintings. Her newest series features a painterly approach to the canvas and shadowy figures that meld into the surrounding space. Check out the exhibition at its artist reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm on September 7 or swing by and see an artist demo from 12:00 to 3:00pm on September 15. framedonfifth.com Frequencies September 4 – October 6, 2018 Christine Klassen Gallery (200, 321 50th Ave. SE) Free Ulrich Panzer’s circular paintings reflect over 20 years of research and experimentation into colour theory and synesthesia—a neurological condition where the stimulation of one sense causes an involuntary reaction of another. Explore the show at its reception from 1:00 to 4:00pm on September 15. christineklassengallery.com Ulrich Panzer’s untitled (14-41-5) | Image: Courtesy of Christine Klassen Gallery The Alchemical Art Extravaganza September 4 – October 7, 2018 Motion Gallery (2001a 10th Ave. SW) Free Featuring eclectic artwork in different styles and statements, this month’s group of artists have experimented with new ideas. Pieces are for sale and run from $250 to $1,000. Check it out at the opening reception from 6:00 to 9:00pm on September 7 and meet the artists behind the work. facebook.com Free First Thursday Night September 6, 2018, 5:00 – 9:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Free The perfect chance to explore Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master before it closes, don’t miss this month’s Free First Thursday Night at Glenbow. facebook.com M:ST 9 Performance Art Biennial September 7 – October 7, 2018 Multiple venues Free The M:ST 9 Biennial brings Canadian and international performance artists to Calgary for a month-long festival. It celebrates experimental and risk-taking artworks that disrupt conventions and connects theatres, galleries, and public spaces all over the downtown core. Explore opportunities to entangle with media in new and surprising ways through exhibitions, interactive installations, performances, and interventions, all events are free and all are welcome. mstfestival.org Entertaining Every Second September 7 – October 20, 2018 TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary (2009 10th Ave. SW) Free TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary and M:ST Performative Art Festival have teamed up to present this exhibition by Life of a Craphead. Accompanied by a month-long residency and a series of free public programs, swing by the opening reception at 7:00pm on September 7 or attend an artist talk at 7:00om on October 2. facebook.com The Legacy of the Professional Native Indian Artists Inc (PNAIA) September 8, 2018, 1:30 – 3:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $10 – $12 Mark the close of Alex Janvier: Indigenous Modern Master with this conversation between practicing artists, including Jackson 2Bears and Faye HeavyShield, about the enduring influence of the pioneering group of indigenous artists who called themselves the Professional National Indian Artists Incorporation. eventbrite.ca Viva! Closing Reception September 8, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00pm Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free An exhibition and sale in support of Equinox Vigil, check out several stunning mirrors that have been individually painted, embellished, or redesigned by 30 Calgary artists at its wrap-up party. The evening includes performances from Laura Parken, Brian Jensen, and Alexandria Inkster. facebook.com The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement September 8 – 27, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (709 11th Ave. SW) Free Presented as part of Beakerhead, The Laboratory of Spatial Bemusement is a collaboration between artists Tia Halliday and Megan Dyck. A series of moveable kinetic sculptures and dance-based performances embracing a unique and uncanny union of kinesthetic and pictorial vocabularies, check it out at the reception and performance from 5:00 to 8:00pm on September 20. herringerkissgallery.com Cymatic Semantics September 8 – 27, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (709 11th Ave. SW) Free Ben Skinner’s practice explores the nature of language using text and materiality. His works often combine mechanical production methods common in sign making with traditional materials and techniques such as hand-applied gold leaf and silk marbling, and has a keen eye for finishes that borders on obsessive, resulting in highly polished works. Explore the show at its reception from 5:00pm to 8:00pm on September 20. herringerkissgallery.com Wasteland/Wanderland September 14 – October 12, 2018 Main Space Gallery, Alberta Printmakers (4025 4th St. SE) Free Laura Peturson’s Wasteland/Wanderland is an immersive print-based installation that depicts children as the explorers of a beautiful, yet dystopian setting. A floor to ceiling mural encompasses three walls, and is formed from woodcut, linocut, and papercut prints that are layered over silhouetted imagery painted directly onto the walls. Explore the show at its opening reception from 7:00 to 9:00pm on September 14. albertaprintmakers.com MUMSHO September 14 – October 13, 2018 Ruberto Ostberg Gallery (2108 18th St. NW) Free Featuring pop woodcuts of photobooth self-portraits, Lisa Brawn’s work is always colourful and mesmerizing. Swing by one of the opening receptions—5:00 to 9:00pm on September 14 or 2:00 to 5:00pm on September 15—or make it one of your Calgary Artwalk stops. facebook.com Peripatetic Allegories September 14 – October 13, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free Launching its fall season with a solo exhibition by Jeff Nachtigall, the show features a broad variety of his studio practice, giving a greater understanding of his travels across Canada and the United States—a pragmatic journey that blurs the lines that distinguish myth and legend from a life lived and experienced. Swing by the opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on September 14. jarvishallgallery.com Minmei Madelynne Pryor on the Trail of a Liar September 14 – October 20, 2018 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free This solo exhibition from Tyler Bright Hilton is a full second series of prints. Exhibiting a mastery of drawing and intaglio printmaking techniques, Hilton uses these traditional processes to create surreal fictional images presented episodically in a form most like a contemporary graphic novel. vivianeart.gallery wnoondwaamin | we hear them September 14 – 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. Explore it at the opening reception at 8:00pm on September 14 and don’t miss a performance by Jeneen Frei Njootli at 7:00pm on October 4. stride.ab.ca East Side Studio Crawl September 15, 2018, 11:00 – 5:00pm Throughout Inglewood and Ramsay Free Explore the creative spaces of established and emerging artists in Inglewood and Ramsay. Celebrating its 15th year, join in as over 50+ artists open their studios in Burns Visual Arts Society, Heritage Weavers, Artpoint, Studio 4 Painters, Workshop Studios, and Nyrlnd. The crawl is fun, free, and family-friendly. burnsvisualarts.com Calgary ArtWalk September 15 & 16, 2018 Throughout Calgary Free Marking the 35th anniversary of ArtWalk, this free annual festival is designed for all Calgarians to experience the wide-range of visual art. Walk, ride, or hop to dozens of venues across the city to take in artist talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops, and more. calgaryartwalk.com White Brush Fellowship of Calligraphy September 15 – 23, 2018 Chinese Cultural Centre (197 1st St. SW) Free Launching with a traditional tea ceremony and calligraphy demonstration from 1:00 to 2:30pm on September 15, don’t miss the fourth joint exhibition of the White Brush Fellowship of Calligraphy. culturalcentre.ca New Work by Samantha Walrod September 15 – October 13, 2018 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free Drawing from her experiences throughout urban and rural Alberta, Samantha Walrod creates collages that are imagined or reconstructed figures. In this show of new work, documented imagery from walks along Alberta’s Edmonton River Valley are collaged with floral patterns found on Worcester china, or animals and flowers from various sources are layered together to recreate travels through the Rocky Mountains. newzones.com New Work by Bradley Harms September 15 – October 13, 2018 Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art (730 11th Ave. SW) Free Bradley Harms has been on the frontlines of the new wave of Canadian abstraction for several years and is known for exploring painting as a tool to address contemporary experience. Explore his new work at this exhibition. newzones.com Riverview Artists September Show & Sale September 17 – 21, 2018, 9:00am – 4:00pm Tenants Lounge, Centennial Place (+15 Level, 520 3rd Ave. SW) Free The 12 artists who make up the Riverview Artists Group invite you to view their latest exhibit of original paintings. Artists are in attendance each day and look forward to sharing their work with you. riverview-artists.com Indigenous Art Exhibit September 17 – 29, 2018 cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free A showcase of Indigenous art at cSPACE King Edward, don’t miss this month’s visual arts exhibition from Making Treaty 7. Swing by the celebration at 5:00pm on September 19 or explore the show on your own. facebook.com Fall Exhibitions Launch September 21, 2018, 6:00 – 10:00pm Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free Celebrate a new season of exhibitions at the Esker Foundation and explore Tammi Campbell’s Dear Agnes, Agnes Martin’s The mind knows what the eye has not seen, and Sarah Stevenson’s Nothing Hidden alongside Alana Bartol, Mia Rushton, and Eric Moschopedis’ a hint of perennial magic lingers in its fingertips in the project space. facebook.com Bragg Creek Arts Festival September 21 – 30, 2018 Throughout Bragg Creek $85 for participating artists Long recognized as an artists’ community, Bragg Creek celebrates the culmination of one of Alberta’s largest plein air events with this hamlet-wide festival. The week concludes with a three-day art show that’s open to the public. artcountrycanada.com Dear Agnes September 22 – 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 September 22 – 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 September 22 – 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 CAAF Connection: Studio Residents’ Exhibition September 25 – 29, 2018 cSPACE King Edward (4th Floor, 1721 29th Ave. SW) Free The first of its kind in the history of the Calgary Allied Arts Foundation, explore work by previous CAAF studio residents at this exhibition. Swing by the reception on September 28 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm to meet the artists. facebook.com Unpacking IKG: 60 Years a Gallery September 25 – 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. Explore the show at its opening reception from 5:00 to 8:00pm on September 28. ikg.acad.ca Don’t miss Unpacking IKG: 60 Years a Gallery | Image: Courtesy of ACAD Excavate Your Aesthetic Art-Making Workshop September 27, 2018 Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) $40 – $50 A workshop of abstract art making with Rebecca Smyth, this event is inspired by the many artworks in the Formed by Sand exhibit. With Smyth’s professional guidance, make your own art—from observation and sketching to working and reworking materials—and gain an appreciation for your unique aesthetic. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to play and explore. eventbrite.ca Lyndal Osborne: Mutation in the Commons September 27 – 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. Mark your calendars for the opening reception that takes place from 5:00 to 8:00pm on September 27 followed by an artist talk at 12:00pm on October 4. An illustrated catalogue with a critical essay by Natalie Loveless accompanies the exhibition. nickle.ucalgary.ca Launch Party September 28, 2018, 7:30 – 11:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) Pay-What-You-Can A fun, all-ages evening preview of the new exhibitions opening at Glenbow, explore Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson, The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century, and One New Work: Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal: Feet on the Ground. The evening includes Calgary indie rockers Lab Coast, DJ Myke Atkinson, and great local beer from Common Crown Brewery. Admission by donation with a cash bar. facebook.com Etsy: Made in Canada – Calgary September 28 & 29, 2018 Feature Gym, Genesis Centre (7555 Falconridge Blvd. NE) $5 – $8 Don’t miss the fifth anniversary of Etsy: Made in Canada in Calgary where you can shop from 110 local makers and vintage curators or register for a hands-on workshop. etsycalgary.com Set the Table Artist Talk & Exhibition Reception September 28 & 29, 2018 Alberta Craft Gallery – Calgary, cSPACE King Edward (1721 29th Ave. SW) Free An exhibition that explores what it means to set, sit, sip, and share together—swing by the Alberta Craft Gallery for several events for Alberta Culture Days including an artist talk from 1:00 to 2:00pm and an exhibition reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on September 29. facebook.com Bragg Creek Art Show & Sale September 28 – 30, 2018 Bragg Creek Community Centre (23 White Ave., Bragg Creek) Free – $40 The Bragg Creek Art Festival culminates with a three-day weekend gala featuring artists showcasing their work along with hundreds of paintings completed during the week. With hundreds of paintings of the Bragg Creek area will be on display or for sale, the event is rounded out by live music. artistsontour.ca Studio M* Open House & Stepping Out Art Installation September 28 – October 2, 2018 McHugh House Gallery (1515 Centre St. S) By donation After one year of settling into Calgary, join Studio M* for a weekend of spontaneous creation, receptions, artist talks, film screenings, discussions, and readings. studiom.space Ripple Effect September 28 – October 28, 2018 Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Pay-What-You-Can Featuring paintings, sculpture, and photography by three local artists, Ripple Effect honours endangered, threatened, and at-risk species from across North America and Africa. With work from Hermann Brandt, Debra Garside, and Donna Wilson, check out the show at its opening reception from 2:00 to 4:00pm on September 29. leightoncentre.org Artist Talk by Dana Buzzee September 28, 2018, 5:30 – 6:00pm RGO Treehouse, cSPACE King Edward (4th Floor, 1721 29th Ave. SW) Free Join Calgary Allied Arts Foundation and its previous artist in residence, Dana Buzzee, for an artist talk exploring Buzzee’s research-based practice that currently examines the rich history of lesbian printed matter generated over the past fifty years in North America. facebook.com In Conversation: Cosmos September 29, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00pm Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) $10 – $12 Glenbow looks skyward with the launch of the exhibition Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson. Join retired Canadian astronaut Dr. Robert Thirsk and exhibition artists Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson for this conversation with exhibition curator Mary-Beth Laviolette exploring the enduring mysteries of space. eventbrite.ca feedback loop of commensurability September 29 – October 27, 2018 Main Space, The New Gallery (208 Centre St. SE) Free Launching its fall season with solo exhibition by Kevin Day in its newly renovated Main Space, swing by The New Gallery to check out Day’s first exhibition in Alberta. The show opens at 8:00pm on September 29, giving you a chance to experience the act of ‘becoming’ data. Raising the question of how easily humans are influenced, tracked, and consumed by technology, the installation uses a computer hooked up to a camera to collect information from the audience, ranging from density to colour, and then converts these points of data into a responsive mimicry of the chirps and beeps of cell phone push notifications. This sound composition is then plotted on a grid of floor-based speakers. thenewgallery.org Cosmos: Gathie Falk, Margaret Nazon and Erik Olson September 29, 2018 – 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, the show is out of this world. glenbow.org Detail of Erik Olson’s Earth | Image: Courtesy of Glenbow The Arctic: Real and Imagined Views from the Nineteenth Century September 29, 2018 – 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 Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal: Feet on the Ground September 29, 2018 – 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 Ongoing Exhibitions Promenade Until September 1, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free Its summer group exhibition, this exhibition features a collection of work by artists new and old to the gallery roster. Artists include Robin Arseneault, Martin Bennett, Susan Clarahan, Mark Dicey, Marianne Gerlinger, Janine Hall, Tyler Los-Jones, Rachel MacFarlane, Billy McCarroll, Sondra Meszaros, Jeff Nachtigall, Bill Rodgers, Marigold Santos, Jen Somerville, Corri-Lynn Tetz, Larissa Tiggelers, Dan Whiting, and John Will. jarvishallgallery.com BUMP Festival Until September 1, 2018 Throughout the Beltline Free With several new murals popping up, join the Beltline Urban Murals Project as it caps another successful year with a three-day festival. This year’s mural artists include Fluke (A’shop), Daleast, Illana Pichon, Natalie Nehlawi, Kalum Teke Dan, Kevin Ledo, Jill Stanton, Katie Green, Rhy Farrell & Shane Aresenault, Nasarimba, Nicole Wolf, and Tyler Lemermeyer. yycbump.ca HK Summer 18 Group Show Until September 1, 2018 Herringer Kiss Gallery (709 11th Ave. SW) Free Featuring a rotation of gallery artists grouped by colour and themes, see works by Fiona Ackerman, Curtis Cutshaw, Dennis Ekstedt, Renee Duval, Marjan Eggermont, Bill Laing, Harry Kiyooka, Joe Fleming, Jason Frizzell, Laurel Johannesson, and Mark Ollinger. herringerkissgallery.com The Witching Hour Until September 2, 2018 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free Vanessa Brown works in the space between strength and fragility through an alchemical fusing of steel, pigment, and glass. Bringing together new installations and recent works, ranging in scale from grand to intimate, this exhibition is a proposal in material, colour, light, and sound. eskerfoundation.com Book of Abandoned Details Until September 2, 2018 Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free Featuring new and major works produced over the past five years, Anna Torma uses drawing, collaging, painting, dyeing, free-hand quilting, patchwork, applique, felting, and embroidery to create a fantastic world. eskerfoundation.com What is Money? Until September 3, 2018 Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary (410 University Ct. NW) Free Curated by Marina Fischer with assistance from Justine Buchler, don’t miss the newest exhibition of ethnographic objects from the Nickle’s numismatic collection. Showcasing diverse forms of money used across the globe through time, the exhibition explores a range in cultural understandings of money, its value in society, and asks, what is money? nickle.ucalgary.ca Camadas Until September 7, 2018 Small Space Gallery (102, 424 10th St. NW) Free Layer after layer, details that resonate, Jane Finley’s Camadas can be found at the adorable and surprising Small Space Gallery. Inspired by the walls in the streets of Porto, Portugal, Finley adds her own physical and conceptual layers using mixed media painting. facebook.com No Clear Line Until September 8, 2018 Okotoks Art Gallery (53 N Railway St., Okotoks) Free Hit the road this summer and explore No Clear Line at the Okotoks Art Gallery. Combining Paul Rasporich’s love of art with his passion for fishing, this exhibit features paintings of fishermen on local rivers. okotoksculture.ca A Small Painting Show Until September 8, 2018 VIVIANEART (1114 11th St. SW) Free A selection of new works by Scott Everingham, Shawn Evans, and Serena Beaulieu, swing by VIVIANEART to see three artists successfully creating strong paintings on a small-scale. vivianeart.gallery Time is a Flat Circle Until September 8, 2018 Okotoks Art Gallery (53 N Railway St., Okotoks) Free Ryan Smitham’s work addresses physical phenomena such as decomposition and erosion, as well as human-caused issues like violent conflict and the depletion of natural resources. okotoksculture.ca Viva! Exhibition & Fundraiser for Equinox Vigil Until September 8, 2018 Jarvis Hall Gallery (333B 36th Ave. SE) Free An exhibition and sale in support of Equinox Vigil, check out mirrors that have been individually painted, embellished, or redesigned by 30 local artists. Special events include a wrap-up party from 7:30 to 9:00pm on September 8. facebook.com Alex Janvier: Modern Indigenous Master Until September 9, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission A major retrospective organized by the National Gallery of Canada, this stunning exhibition spans the entirety of Alex Janvier’s 65-plus year career and features more than 150 artworks showing the evolution of Janvier’s unique vision. Rooted in the geocultural landscape of his northern Alberta home, Janvier’s works on paper, canvas, and linen combine Dene iconography with Western abstract art styles and techniques. glenbow.org Gwenessa Lam: What Magic Until September 9, 2018 Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) With admission An ongoing series of exhibitions focused on new work by significant Alberta artists, the sixth exhibition in One New Work features Gwenessa Lam, an assistant professor of painting at the Alberta College of Art + Design. Curated by Nancy Tousley, What Magic consists of an installation of etchings and texts, an artist’s book and a video projection. glenbow.org Bison bison bison Until September 23, 2018 Main Gallery, Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Pay-What-You-Can Celebrating the continuing existence of the mighty Plains Bison in Alberta, Leighton Art Centre presents Bison bison bison. Experience the perspectives of 16 local artists as they portray this impressive creature in many styles and in pieces large and small. Works for sale includes paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, and sculpture. leightoncentre.org If Bees Are Few Until September 23, 2018 Tower Gallery, Leighton Art Centre (282027 144th St. West, Millarville) Pay-What-You-Can A celebration of apis mellifera, the European Honeybee, see work from four Vancouver Island artists—Gordon James, Kathryn Manry, Lisa Riehl, and Marsha Ross. The exhibition explores the wonder and the plight of these complex and remarkable social insects. leightoncentre.org Lisa Riehl’s Tricky Little Bee | Image: Courtesy of Leighton Art Centre Formed by Sand Until September 30, 2018 Lougheed House (707 13th Ave. SW) With admission Inside Alberta’s famous Victorian sandstone mansion, two-dozen artists explore and interpret the impact of sandstone and oil on Calgary, answering how much of our history and circumstance is a result of our geology. Works include print, video, collage, painting, text, mixed media, sculpture, and more. lougheedhouse.com Sealing the Homunculus Until October 19, 2018 ATB Stephen Avenue (102 8th Ave. SW) Free In response to the ubiquitous indoor gardens and transitory lobby spaces often found in Calgary’s office towers, artists Brett Bonk, May G N, and Sean Taal created an ironic oasis in a waiting room in downtown Calgary. Presented by the Alberta College of Art + Design, ATB, and Sled Island, swing by and explore a space that is inundated with a series of challenges in navigation. acad.ca a hint of perennial magic lingers in its fingertips Until October 28, 2018 Project Space, Esker Foundation (1011 9th Ave. SE) Free a hint of perennial magic lingers in its fingertips is a site-specific project that examines native and non-native weed species in relation to urban development in the community of Inglewood. Created by Alana Bartol, Mia Rushton, and Eric Moschopedis, the piece hopes to create a conversation about land use, notions of progress, and the de/naturalization process of invasive species. eskerfoundation.com 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. Swing by the opening reception and performance by Bridget Moser from 3:00 to 6:00pm on September 22. 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. And make sure you swing by for a number of special events for Alberta Culture Days including an artist talk and exhibition reception on September 29. facebook.com 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 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.