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Alberta

Hot Art Round-Up: Mar 12 – 15

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 12

Nickle at Noon – Eric Donovan
Nickle Galleries, noon – 1 pm

A Closer Look Tours (Maxwell Bates: The In Crowd)
Glenbow Museum, 1 pm

Perspectives Art Show
The Alex Community Health Centre, 4:30- 7 pm

Spotlight YYC | Wildflower Arts Centre: Richards & McGrath
cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Remnants: Amended Paradigms
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Open Studio with Mabel Tan
cSPACE: 6 – 9 pm

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 13

Craft Tour – Prairie Pots at Nickle Galleries
Nickle Galleries, 10 am – 12:30 pm

Artist Talk with Kandis Friesen
University of Calgary Department of Art, 11 am – 12:30 pm

Sarah Stevenson: Still Falling
TrépanierBaer, opening 5 – 8 pm

Mug Night
Alberta University of the Arts, 6 – 11 pm

Sarah Nordean: I Can’t Live Without You
VIVIANEART, opening reception 6 – 9 pm

Tape 158: New Documents from the Archives
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 7 – 10 pm

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 14

Amy Dryer: Dwelling Place
Masters Gallery Ltd, opening reception 1 – 4 pm

Scot Bullick: Reboot Outpost
The Edge Gallery, opening reception 1 – 4 pm

Pat Service: A Larger Silence
David Robinson: Shadows of Doubt
Newzones, opening 2 – 4 pm

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 15

Nat Geo Live: Building the Photo Ark with Joel Sartore
Jack Singer Concert Hall, 2 – 3:30 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Mar 5 – 8

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 5

Alberta Art for Australia
cSPACE, through March 17

Larissa Pendlebury – Me – as defined by my parents
Marion Nicoll Gallery, through April 3. Reception 6 – 8 pm March 5

Lyrics – Art by Stacey Walyuchow and poetry by Helen Hajnoczky
Loft 112, 4 – 8:30 pm

Free First Thursday Nights
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

Bright Side Festival: Art Show Opening Reception
Theatre 1308, 5 – 9 pm

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 6

Molly Caldwell: Images of Rapture
EB Centre Street CTrain Station, till 9 pm

Open House at nvrlnd.
Nvrlnd.yyc, 5 – 10 pm

Wthhth: Paintings by Heather Buchanan
Nvrlnd.yyc, opening 5 – 10 pm

Bill Rodgers / A Separate and Pleasant View
Jarvis Hall Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

Muddy Little Secrets Presents: Iren Tete
Mount Pleasant Potters Guild, 7 – 8:30 pm

First Glance : Metamorphosis Contemporary Canadian Portraits
Glenbow Museum, 7 – 8 pm

Stephanie de Couto Costa / Anthology of Mourning
Alberta Printmakers, 7 – 9 pm

Nicole Brunel / Every Worm Deserves a Mansion
The New Gallery, 8 – 11:30 pm

Frances Vettergreen: In My House
Framed on Fifth, opening reception 6 – 9 pm

 

SATURDAY, MARCH 7

Starry Dynamo Arts Market
Royal Canadian Legion #1, 10 am – 5 pm

XX – A Celebration of Top Canadian Women Artists
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Closing Reception Jolie Bird and Alyssa ‘Sikapinakii’ Duck Chief
Stride Gallery, 2 – 4 pm

Women Exclusive
Wallace Galleries Ltd, 2 – 5 pm

Artist Talk / Nicole Brunel
The New Gallery, 2 – 3 pm

Twinbat Sticker Co. Grand Opening & Band Tee Garage Sale & Show
Forest Lawn Community Association, 5 – 9 pm

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 8

Calgary Red and White Comic and Toy Expo
1817 Crowchild Trail NW, 10 am – 5 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Feb 20 – 23

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20

Rocio Graham – 20 900 flowers for your morning tea
Marion Nicoll Gallery, AUArts: through March 7

A Closer Look Tours: Vivian Maier: In Her Own Hands
Glenbow Museum, 1 – 2 pm

Exposure 2020 Exhibitions Tour
Contemporary Calgary, 6 – 9 pm

Exposure Exhibitions Tour w/ Beth Kane & Ashley Nixon
Contemporary Calgary, 6 – 7 pm

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Unabashed Magazine Launch
Christine Klassen Gallery, 5 – 8 pm

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22

Exposure Portfolio Showcase
Contemporary Calgary, 1 – 4 pm (ticketed)

Within Winter’s Eye – Opening Reception
Leighton Art Centre, 2 – 4 pm

They Will All Be Ghosts Soon – Opening Reception
Leighton Art Centre, 2 – 4 pm

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

Cinematic Sundays: Finding Vivian Maier
Glenbow Museum, 1-2:30 pm (ticketed)

Hot Art Round-Up: Feb 13 – 15

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13

Spotlight YYC | Wildflower Arts Centre: Mitchell & Dobbin
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm (RSVP)

Melanie Figueroa: Lanes/Lines – urban vignettes
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Date/Less Valentine’s Showcase
cSPACE King Edward, 5 – 9 pm

Spark After Dark (18+) | Valentine’s Edition
TELUS Spark, 5 – 10 pm (ticketed)

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14

Valentine’s Day At Glenbow
Glenbow Museum, 9 am – 8 pm (free with admission)

Artist Talk with Heather Leier
University of Calgary Department of Art, 11 am – 12:30 pm

GLOW Winter Festival
Stephen Avenue, Friday – Sunday

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Cultivate | Instigate – Exhibition Reception
cSPACE, 2 – 4 pm (RSVP)

Artist Talk / Cheryl Wing-Zi Wong
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, 4:30 -5:30 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Feb 6 – 9

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Nickle at Noon – Victor Cicansky’s Turn to the Domestic
Nickle Galleries, noon – 1 pm

Biotic
cSPACE King Edward, exhibition reception 5 – 9 pm

Free First Thursday Nights
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

Scott Campbell Photography: Exhibit Reception
cSPACE King Edward, 5 – 9 pm

Lee Nordbye Photography: Below the Peak
cSPACE King Edward, exhibition reception 5 – 9 pm

Maker & Hanzi GDC Double Header Movie Night
GDC AB South, 5:30 – 9:30 (ticketed)

Blindspot 2020: Tales & Terrors
Alberta University of the Arts, opening reception 6 – 8 pm

Mandy Stobo Painted These!
Village Brewery, 6 – 9 pm

 

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7

He Saw/She Saw – Exhibition Opening
The Camera Store, 6 – 10 pm (RSVP)

Photo Inspiration Powered by Pecha Kucha Calgary
New Calgary Central Library, starts at 7 pm (ticketed)

Ron Moppett: Homecolours
Wyn Geleynse & Danny Singer: Exposure 2020
Trépanierbaer Gallery, opening reception 4 – 8 pm

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Ben Cope & Julya Hajnoczky
Christine Klassen Gallery, 1 – 4 pm

Boon Ong Artist Talk
Contemporary Calgary, 2 – 3 pm (RSVP)

Laura St. Pierre: The Sowers
VIVIANEART artist talk & reception, 2 – 5 pm

Vantage Unfurled Showcase
Nvrlnd.yyc, 7 – 10:30 pm (ticketed)

Launch Party
Glenbow Museum, 7:30 – 10 pm

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 9

ALIGN Market #1
Venue 308, 11 am – 5 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 30 – Feb 1

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 30

Nickle at Noon – Nickle at Noon – Diana Thorneycroft
Nickle Galleries, noon – 1 pm

Opening Reception – Diana Thorneycroft: Black Forest
Nickle Galleries, 4 – 9 pm

Games Night
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, 5 – 9 pm (free tickets/register)

Opening Reception – Everywhere We Are
Nickle Galleries, 5:30 – 9 pm

Exhibit launch event
Lougheed House, 5:30 – 8 pm

Open Studio with Cassie Suche
cSPACE, 6 – 8 pm

Kablusiak/ akunnirun kuupak
Jarvis Hall Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

Process in Process
Loft 112, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

The face of a changing landscape – a portrait show
New Edward Gallery, Thursday – Saturday, check link for hours

Particle + Wave Media Arts Festival 2020
Various Locations, Thursday – Saturday

Home & Away Silent Auction | VCD New York City Trip
Home & Away, 7 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 31

Escape a Film Photography Exhibition and Open House
Burnt Toast Studio, 6 – 11 pm

Exposure Photography Festival Launch Weekend
Contemporary Calgary

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Birthday Cushion Sale
Natalie Gerber Studio, cSPACE: 10 am – 4 pm

The FENCE 8th Edition Opening Presentation
University of Calgary Downtown Campus, 10 am – noon

Bee Kingdom Studio Closure Final Sale
Saturday & Sunday, noon – 4pm

Chris Malloy: Rurban Landscapes
The Edge Gallery Calgary opening reception 1 – 4 pm

Opening Reception, “Perception”
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2 – 4 pm

Mitch Kern – Conundrums
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Theme Landscape Publication Launch + Exhibition
LOFT 112, 2 – 7 pm

3rd annual Crescent Moon Party & Lantern Parade
Crescent Heights Community Association, 7 – 9:30 pm

Dirty Laundry: Opening Reception
Lux Laundromat – Downtown Calgary, 9 – 11:30 pm

Patrick Douglass Cox
Loch Gallery, beginning February 1

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 23 – 25

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Museum of the Moon
Contemporary Calgary, opening reception 6:30 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Immigrant Artist Experience (Sharing and Networking Event)
Arts Commons, 5 – 8 pm

Winter Exhibitions Open ~ Katie Ohe ~ Anna Gustafson
Esker Foundation, 6 – 10 pm

Alberta Printmakers presents the premiere screening of the Print(ed) Word Documentary
Patricia A. Whalen performance Hall at the Central Library, 7 pm (RSVP)

Muddy Little Secrets: Pot Talk
North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre, 7 – 8:30 pm

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Biggest Lion Dance Performance CNY2020
Calgary Chinese Cultural Centre, noon – 6 pm

Beers & Cameras YYC
Swans of Inglewood Restaurant/The Camera Store: 6 – 9:30 pm

Jay Maki Artist in Residence Launch Party
Citizen Brewing Company, 7 – 10 pm

Northern Reflections Awards Celebration & Party
Infinity Ultra Lounge, 7 pm – 3 am (ticketed)

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 16 – 17

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 16

Annual Pottery Sale!
Galleria Inglewood, through January 31

Ready Player 2 / Reliant Objects
Illingworth Kerr Gallery, 5 – 8 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 17

The discipline of constructing: Jolie Bird
Stride Gallery, 7 – 10 pm

I’m Only Going to Show You Once, Now You Try: Alyssa Duck Chief
Stride Gallery, 7 – 10 pm

Ahreum Lee: Hopping for Hope
The New Gallery, 8 – 11:30 pm

Laura St. Pierre: The Sowers
VIVIANEART, through February 29

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 9 – 12

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 9

Spark After Dark (18+) | Body Worlds: Animal Inside Out Edition
TELUS Spark, 5 – 10 pm

Talking about Publishing
LOFT 112, 7 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 10

My First Professional Exhibition Reception
ArtPoint Gallery and Studios, 5 – 9 pm

An opening!!! A celebration of a book!!!!
Rumble HOUSE, 7 pm

Brad Necyk / Telling Stories Otherwise
Alberta Printmakers, 7 – 9 pm

Between the Salt of the Sun and the Light of the Sea
TRUCK Contemporary Art, opening reception 7 – 11 pm

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11

Katie Ohe & Harry Kiyooka – Early Works
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Made-Up Orchard
Lightbox Studio, Arts Commons, January 11 – February 29

Youth Works 2020 Opening Reception
Leighton Art Centre, 2 – 4 pm

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 12

Maxine Abraham art show
Email for information (1 – 4 pm)

Hot Art Round-Up: Dec 12 – 14

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12

Holiday Open House
Calgary Arts Development, 3:30 – 6 pm

Spotlight YYC – Doug Andrews
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

Corinne Cowell: Quiet Voices – Fading Prairie Memories
Blackboard Gallery, cSPACE: 5 – 8 pm

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13

Christmas Show & Sale
Kensington Art Supply, Friday 5- 9pm (Opening reception) Saturday, 10 am – 5 pm

Market Collective Holiday MC Part 2: December 13-15
BMO Centre, Friday – Sunday

Calgary Night Market Holiday Shopping
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 10 pm

MEDIA ARTS XMAS PARTY
Two House Brewing, Quickdraw Animation Society: 5:30 – 8 pm

Trevor Wignall: First and Last Solo Exhibition
Artpoint Galleries and Studios, opening 6 – 9 pm

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14

Coffee Talk: Exposure Photo Festival
The Camera Store (RSVP): 9 – 10 am

Holiday Magic Pop-Up: miniature paintings by Christine McDonald
Blackboard Gallery, 10 am – 5 pm

CKG Holiday Show: All of the Above
Christine Klassen Gallery, reception 1 – 4 pm

Big Kitty Holiday Open House
Big Kitty Studio, 3 – 8 pm

Human Portrait Artist Reception
New Motion Gallery, 4 – 8 pm

Saturday MASS Screening Series
Globe Cinema, 7 – 9 pm

New Craft Coalition pop up
Small Space Gallery, through December 28

Where to Find Local Gifts in Calgary

By Anna Rybnickova

Courtesy of the Steeling Home

Going home for the holidays? Want to surprise your out-of-town relatives and friends with a truly Calgarian gift? Look no further, as we’ve compiled a list of places where you can find the best presents for your loved ones. For more inspiration, take a peek into our digital edition.

Steeling Home

Steeling Home is a home to many wonderfully original Calgary-themed items, including locally-made T-shirts, maps, prints, mugs, in-house made candles and other accessories. According to the store owner Jennifer Leblond, the hand embroidered hearts over the map of Calgary and Alberta (see below) are especially popular at this time of year.
Steeling Home, 1010 17 Ave SW, steelinghome.ca

Courtesy of the Steeling Home

Glenbow Museum Shop
The shop offers a variety of locally produced, hand-made items, such as jewelry, apparel, mugs, accessories and much more. The Glenbow Museum shop supports local and Indigenous artists by collaborating with Etsy, enabling aspiring Calgarian and Albertan artists to showcase their work.
Glenbow Museum Shop, 130 9 Ave SE, glenbow.org/shop/

Chapters – Indigo
Indigo is not only a bookstore – you can find many original gifts in its many locations throughout Calgary, as well as on their e-shop. These include many Calgary Flames-themed accessories, such as bottle openers, pucks or wallets, or the all-time favourite cookbook Calgary Eats by Gail Norton and Karen Ralph.
Multiple locations, chapters.indigo.ca

Courtesy of the Steeling Home

White Eagle Native Crafts
Owned and operated by First Nations people, this shop features native crafts, fashions, jewelry, blankets, moccasins and gifts. Check out their wonderfully colourful Regalia Scarves or the oh-so-fluffy and comfortable Manitobah Mukluks, perfect for harsh Calgary winters.
White Eagle Native Crafts, 9915 Chiila Blvd, on the Tsuu T’ina Reserve, Facebook Page

Alberta Boot Company
Calgary is not called the Cow-Town for nothing! Original cowboy boots are the perfect gift from this Wild West city. Alberta Boot Company has been making them since 1978 and since then has outfitted royalty, movie stars, entertainers, celebrities, athletes, public figures, religious leaders and everyone else who is caught in the fascinating air surrounding the Wild West.
Alberta Boot Company, 50 – 50 Ave SE, albertaboot.com

Courtesy of the Alberta Boot Company

Smithbilt Hats
And what goes well with cowboy boots? A proper hat, of course! Since 1919, Smithbilt Hats has been producing the cowboy hats for a wide range of clientele. Their signature “Calgary white hat,” which symbolizes hospitality, is ever-popular in Alberta and has even been worn by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. This accessory is the sign of a true cowboy so why not get it from a traditional business and support a local craft?
Smithbilt Hats Inc, 1015 11 St SE, smithbilthats.com

Courtesy of the Smithbilt Hats

Hot Art Round-Up: Nov 28 – Dec 1

By HOT ART YYC

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 28

History Happenings. Deck the Holidays.
Lougheed House, 5:30 – 9:30 pm (ticketed)

Peter Hoffer: A Natural Progression
Deck the Walls!
Newzones, opening reception 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Collider x Calgary Cinematheque Present 2001: A Space Odyssey
Centennial Planetarium, 6 – 9 pm

Publication launch and Curator & Artist Conversation
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 7 – 9 pm

Even in the Quietest Moments – An exhibition by Edward J. Nyikes
New Edward Gallery, Thursday – Saturday

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29

Art Calgary: Calgary’s Art Fair
Mona Lisa Art Salon, Friday – Sunday

Calgary Night Market Holiday E2
Eau Claire Market, 5 – 10 pm

Open House & Holiday Social at nvrlnd.
Nvrlnd.yyc, Friday and Saturday

Arts Commons Presents Artist Reception
Arts Commons, 5:30 – 8:30 pm

Pull Exhibition
Artpoint, opening reception 5 – 9 pm

Burnt Toast Studio Festivus Pop-up Open House
Burnt Toast Studio, 6 – 11:30 pm (pay what you can)

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30

Etsy Calgary’s One-Stop Christmas Shop
Golden Acre Home & Garden, 10 am – 4 pm

Calgary Expo Holiday Market
BMO Centre, 10 am – 6 pm

Les Thomas: The Bow River Paintings
Loch Gallery, exhibition opening and holiday reception noon – 3 pm

Fashion Revolution Holiday Market
Sunalta Community Hall, 1 – 7 pm

Artist Trading Cards
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 5 – 7 pm

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1

Wildflower Arts Salon – Winter Art Show and Sale
Wildflower Arts Centre, 10 am – 4 pm