Famous for her vivid, imaginative and often surreal portraits of herself, Frida Kahlo explored gender, class, race and identity in her work. Now, until May 21 in a new exhibit at Glenbow, Calgarians have the chance to see another side of the famous Mexican painter. (more…)
Calgary’s own Old Trout Puppet Workshop has a new show in town. Jabberwocky follows a young male hare on a quest to slay the Jabberwock—and the emotional struggles that come with such a perilous destiny.
The show comes on the heels of Twelfth Night, an Old Trout partnership with Theatre Calgary, which brings a fresh take on the classic Shakespeare play through jaw-dropping and imaginative props, sets and costuming.
Adult’s Only Night at TELUS Spark, Calgary’s Science Centre. (Photo courtesy of TELUS Spark.)
This weekend’s art gallery, museum and market round up offers the last instalment of 2017’s Adult’s Only Night series at the TELUS Spark, a downtown art gallery that involves your smartphone in the magic, and—as you might expect 12 days before Christmas—an unprecedented number of holiday craft markets for those gift shopping procrastinators among you. Happy exploring! (more…)
By SILVIA PIKAL, MICHAELA RITCHIE and RACHAEL FREY
Meryl McMaster, Dreamcatcher, 2015.
IMAGINING NEW FUTURES Future Memories (Present Tense): Contemporary Practices in Perspective brings together the work of six contemporary Indigenous artists from different regions of Canada. Each artist was invited to explore how every moment in time has multiple perspectives, and how these perspectives have often been ignored or silenced when experienced by Indigenous peoples. (more…)
Brandon Flock loved living and he was very good at it. He trekked to the Mount Everest Base Camp and summited Kilimanjaro. He ran with the bulls in Pamplona, scuba-dove in the Red Sea, and raced camels around the pyramids of Egypt. He lived life fully. (more…)
Log Bowls at Kit Interiors. Photo: Adele Brunnhofer.
These lovely log bowls are designed by Doha Chebib of the Alberta-based Loyal Loot co-operative. Interior accessory gems, they’re made of real Alberta wood and come in a variety of colours and sizes, retailing between $68 – $204. A fantastic accent for any home, the bowls are available at Kit Interior Objects in Calgary’s SODO Design District.
For two decades Wallace Galleries has displayed paintings, sculpture and ceramics by renowned art world veterans as well as up and coming Canadian artists. The gallery’s high floor-to-ceiling front windows flood it with natural light, which is apropos for the outdoor theme of A Bush With Alberta, a collection of work by realist painter Bill Webb. This exhibition of the artist’s Alberta landscapes is on display Mar 17 – 18. A group show featuring new work by Wallace Galleries regulars such as Alain Attar, Kristine Paton and Herbert Siebner will be on display Apr 1 – 25. The exhibition will include a variety of painting styles as well as bronze works. 500 – 5 Ave SW.
W.H. Webb, "The Livingstone", acrylic on canvas, 30" x 72". Courtesy Wallace Galleries