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Hot Art

Hot Art Round-Up: Feb 7 – 10

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7

Free First Thursday Night
Glenbow Museum, 5 – 9 pm

4th Year Drawing Exhibition
Alberta University of the Arts, 5:30 – 7:30 pm

Tanner Christmas – MNG Main Space Reception
Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta University of the Arts: 6 – 8 pm

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8 

Yukon Unorganized
University of Calgary Department of Art, Exposure Photography Festival
Faculty of Arts Student Lounge, Social Sciences Building. Through February 25

Festival of Animated Objects Launch
Central Library – Shaikh Family Welcome Gallery: 9:45 – 11:30 am

The Female Lens Opening Reception
Christine Klassen Gallery, 5 – 8 pm

This Is Me: an art exhibition by Belinda Fireman
Loft 112, 5:30 – 9 pm

Returning Home Art Opening with Kristofer Schofield
Framed on Fifth, 6 – 9 pm

Colour Cult closing reception
Dandelion Gallery, 6 – 9 pm

Bookbinding Keepsake for Your Valentine!
North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre, 6:30 – 9:30 pm

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Open House and Community Welcome
The INKubator- Art, Science and Socialpreneurial Playground: noon – 5 pm

David Burdeny, Svanire 2010 – 2018
Herringer Kiss Gallery, 2 – 5 pm

Concert Photography ( Exposure 2019)
Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters – Mission, 7 – 10 pm

You Are a Tourist (Exposure 2019)
Vintage Caffeine Company (West Hillhurst): 1 – 3 pm

Launch Party
Glenbow Museum, 7:30 – 10 pm

11th Annual Love Show
Art Spot, 8 pm – 1 am

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 10

One Last Kiss
Art On 9th, noon – 4 pm

 

Hot Art Round-Up: Jan 24 – 27

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THURSDAY, JANUARY 24 

WWI exhibit opening
Lougheed House, Canadian Centre for the Great War: 5:30 – 8 pm

Toni Cormier, Taylor Harder & Victoria McInnis – Shhhhhhhhhhhhh
Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD: 6 – 8 pm

David Videla – Y debo reconocer mi vida pasada sin consecuencias
Marion Nicoll Gallery LRT Space, ACAD: 6 – 8 pm

January 24th: Opening of the exhibition France eMOTION
Alliance Française Calgary, cSPACE: 6 – 8:30 pm

This is My City, This is Our Legacy
Shelf Life Books, 7 – 9 pm

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25 

Artist Talk with Kablusiak
University of Calgary Department of Art, 10 – 11:30 am

SNAPPED, Featuring: Stephen Dolha’s photography
Motion Gallery, 6 – 9 pm

Winter Exhibitions Open
Esker Foundation, 6 – 10 pm

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26 

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
10 am – 1 pm

Valentine’s Glass Sale
Bee Kingdom, 10 am – 4 pm

Artist Advocacy + Advice: Free Drop-In!
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 2 – 4 pm

Artist Talk / Jill Ho-You
The New Gallery, 3:30 – 4:30 pm

SUNDAY, JANUARY 27 

The F Word – Short Term Residency Presentation
Arts Commons, 6 – 9 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 30 – Sept 2

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 
BUMP Festival Artist Talk: Geometry, Wavelength and Pattern
McHugh House, 8 – 10 pm

Neil Zeller’s Fifth Annual Photowalk
Eau Claire, 6 – 9 pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 31 
Tiffany Shaw-Collinge: untitled community garden
Untitled Art Society, 11 am – 4 pm

Calgary Night Market
Bridgeland Riverside Community Association, 5 – 11 pm

Pride in Vic Park: Arts Night & Outliers Screening
Memorial Park Library, 6 – 9 pm

Julia Kansas – “Leisure” at lily
The lily contemporary project space, 7 – 11 pm

BUMP Festival Artist Talk: New Beginnings in the Surreal
McHugh House, 8 – 10 pm

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

BUMP Festival Alley Party
Beltline Urban Murals Project, 2 – 10 pm

Jessie St Clair Art Exhibition
The Dandelion, 6 – 9 pm

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 
The Rocky Horror Picture Show at Calgary Pride
Globe Cinema, 11:30 pm – 2 am

Hot Art Round-Up: Aug 23 – 25

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 23

Materiality: 2018 Residency Exhibition
ACAD, 5 – 7 pm

FRIDAY, AUGUST 24

Viva! Exhibition and Fundraiser for Equinox Vigil
Jarvis Hall Gallery, 6 – 8 pm

Tauska and Antagonica: Naughty
ArtPoint Gallery, reception 6 – 9 pm

Five AM Presents Kyle Metcalf
Five Art & Merchandise, 7 – 10 pm

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25th

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Regency Picnic presented by NutmegSews Calgary!
Confederation Park, 1 – 4 pm

Dirty Donny Gillies art show, book signing and pinball tourny
Pin-Bar, 2 pm – 2 am

Moonlight Market
East Village, 3 – 10 pm

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

 

 

Hot Art Round-Up: Jul 19 – 22

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THURSDAY, JULY 19

Brandon Giessmann / Projections ± Predispositions
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 9 – 9 pm

Mitchell Chalifoux / Young Man’s Fancy
Alberta Printmakers, 6 – 7 pm

Jaime McDonald: starting and not necessarily ending
Arts Commons, Untitled Art Society: 6 – 7 pm

Plus 15 Window Gallery Exhibition / Henry Heng Lu
Arts Commons, The New Gallery: 6 – 8 pm

Lusine Manukyan – A Toast
Marion Nicoll Gallery, 6 – 7 pm

“Everything Summer” Artist Reception and Art Sale
Motion Gallery, starts at 6 pm

RAW Calgary: Connect
Marquee Beer Market & Stage, 7 pm – midnight

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20

BUMP Launch Party – Part II – Updated
Central Memorial Park, 4 – 11 pm

3D Show II Opening Reception
Motion Gallery, 7 – 9 pm

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

Bee Kingdom Glass Sale and Free BBQ
July 21 & 22, noon – 5 pm

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Five AM Presents Geneva Haley
Five Art & Merchandise, 7 – 10 pm

Public Event: Charlie Chaplin Film Screening/Film Shoot
WRECK CITY, EMMEDIA Gallery & Production Society: 7 – 8:30 pm

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22

Rhymes for Young Ghouls: Four Afternoons of Indigenous Cinema
Untitled Art Society, 2 – 4 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Jun 14 – 16

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THURSDAY, JUNE 14

Animal Crackers-Angie Rees
Blackboard Gallery, 5 – 8 pm

Second Thursday – Artist Spotlight
Alberta Craft Gallery, cSpace: 5 – 8 pm

Adults Only Night at TELUS Spark- Cocktail Science June 14th
TELUS Spark, 6 – 10 pm

ShapeFormChanges Exhibition
Motion Gallery, 6 – 9 pm

Off Cut – Exhibition reception for Chris Savage, and Nasarimba
The Bridge Inc, 7 – 9 pm

Artists in the Museum
The Military Museums, 7 – 10 pm

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 15

Five AM presents Natasha Jensen
Five Art & Merchandise, 7 – 10 pm

Connections 2018 Group Exhibition
Ruberto Ostberg Gallery, 5 – 9 pm

Launch Party
Glenbow Museum, 7:30 – 10 pm

 

SATURDAY, JUNE 16

Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE
cSPACE, 10 am – 3 pm

Rock Painting for Neighbour Day at the Calgary Public Library
Central Library, 11 am – 2 pm

Neighbour Day -Art for the Artist in You
Framed on Fifth, 11 am – 4 pm

Exhibition Opening – Process; thinking through
cSPACE, Alberta Craft Gallery: 2 – 4 pm

BUMP Launch Party ft. Ryan Hemsworth
Central Memorial Park, 3 -11:30 pm

“Canvas pARTy” Bumblebee Buzz
Motion Gallery, 7 – 9:30 pm

Hot Art Round-Up: Jun 1 – 3

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FRIDAY, JUNE 1

Art Auction Launch Party
Motion Gallery, 5 – 9 pm

Andrée-Anne Roussel / -Pathie
TRUCK Contemporary Art in Calgary, 7 – 10 pm

Bruise Me Softly
Stride Gallery, 8 pm – midnight
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Hot Art Round-Up: May 24 – 26

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THURSDAY, MAY 24

Riley Thérèse – Baptizing a Ghost
ACAD, Marion Nicoll Gallery: 6 – 8 pm
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Hot Art Round-up: Mar 1 – 3

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Art by Jonathan Forrest, courtesy of Newzones.

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Artist Spotlight: Peter Sawatzky

Peter Sawatsky courtesy of Loch Gallery

Peter Sawatsky courtesy of Loch Gallery

Peter Sawatzky is an award-wining Manitoba artist who has earned international recognition for his lifelike bronze sculptures. A country boy raised in Southern Manitoba, Peter’s passion evolved from watching wildlife and birds into a career of carving these animals.

Inspiration for Peter comes from field drawings made during his many years of observing and studying animal movements. These sketches are eventually transformed into life size sculptures that can reach up to 29 feet long. The foundry process—from creating a metal frame to the empty shell being filled with bronze—can take up to a year depending on the size of the piece.

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Peter’s sculptures have become iconic Winnipeg landmarks, like the sculpture of James A. Richardson at the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport, the monument of a mother polar bear and her cubs outside the Assiniboine Park Zoo, or “Seal River Crossing,” which stands at the city’s famed Portage and Main intersection. The impressive statue, which captures a herd of caribou crossing the Seal River, was inspired by a scene Peter saw from above while travelling to Churchill. While on the flight, he started to sketch the caribou and knew he had his next piece. The project, which took four years to complete, was commissioned by James Richardson & Sons Ltd. in commemoration of its 150th anniversary.

In addition to his public art, more than 25 pieces of Peter’s work are on display at the Loch Gallery in May and June.

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Hot Art: May & June

Exhibits worth seeking out during your stay.

Dove with Olive Branch by pablo picasso, 1962, lithograph on paper. 55.1 x 75.6 cm. From the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2007-067. Photographer: Stephen Topfer ©Picasso Estate/SODRAC(2016)

Dove with Olive Branch by pablo picasso, 1962, lithograph on paper. 55.1 x 75.6 cm. From the collection of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 2007-067. Photographer: Stephen Topfer ©Picasso Estate/SODRAC(2016)

PICTURING PICASSO

STARTS MAY 13

A pair of exhibits give a rare glimpse at one of art history’s most iconic figures at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Picasso in Canada features more than 30 paintings, watercolours, drawings, prints and ceramic works drawn from collections across the country. Also on display is a collection of 100 etchings and drypoints, presented in its entirety for the first time in 60 years. Named Picasso: Man and Beast, this exhibit showcases the artist’s preoccupations with the civilizing nature of art and the “beast within”. Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Blvd, wag.ca

Lakeside Ritual (bc) by Matthew Gardiner, 2013, courtesy of aceartinc

Lakeside Ritual (bc) by Matthew Gardiner, 2013, courtesy of aceartinc

OTHER EXHIBITS

MAY-JUN: Graffiti Gallery presents a retrospective featuring works by artists involved with the gallery since its inception in 1998. 109 Higgins Ave, graffitigallery.ca
TO MAY 19: Matthew Gardiner explores modern society’s relationship with the natural world in You Can’t Go Home Again at aceartinc. 290 McDermot Ave, aceart.org
TO MAY 28: Through the Eyes of A Child exhibits the work of young artists at WAG@The Park inside the Assiniboine Park Pavilion. 55 Pavilion Cres, wag.ca
TO MAY 30:
Love of gardening and painting runs in the family for Gerd Behrendt and Angela Lillico. See Floral Frenzy: The Love of Father and Daughter at the Wayne Arthur Gallery. 186 Provencher Blvd, waynearthurgallery.com
MAY 5-28: The MAWA (Mentoring Artists for Women’s Art) Artist Mothers Group shows a mother-child collaborative exhibit. 611 Main St, mawa.ca
MAY 5-16: See Sari Habiluk’s The Golden Hour, a collection of vibrant and abstracted acrylic paintings, at cre8ery. 125 Adelaide St, cre8ery.com
JUN 2-28: Turqoise Gem/Pale Blue Dot is a collection of mixed media works by Bonnie Taylor at the Wayne Arthur Gallery. 186 Provencher Blvd, waynearthurgallery.com


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Artist Spotlight: Wanda Koop

Photo courtesy of Wanda Koop

Photo courtesy of Wanda Koop

Wanda Koop is one of Canada’s most important and inventive contemporary artists, with a career spanning over four decades and more than 50 major solo exhibitions around the world. The Winnipeg artist is known for creating large scaled remarkable paintings. “I am constantly looking at the world as if it’s for the first time,” she says. Each painting is a part of a collection, a cohesive way of expressing a series of thoughts or ideas.

Wanda is also well known for her engagement in her community as the founder of Art City. This art centre has brought world-class visual artists and Winnipeg’s inner-city youth together to exchange ideas and create projects in a safe and accessible place for nearly 20 years. Guest artists host a variety of free programs that teach all types of art media such as film, photography and ceramics.

Photo courtesy of Wanda Koop.

Photo courtesy of Wanda Koop.

Wanda’s exhibition VIEW from HERE is a private collection of nine-by-eight foot paintings that blur the line between landscape and portraiture. Floating head silhouettes contain surreal facial expressions created by pieces of rural scenery. The title of each painting and its landscapes were inspired by specific works from her career. Flood Plain, for example, is similar to a painting from the Green Zone (2003-2009) collection, which was influenced by television coverage of the Iraq War. For Wanda art is inextricably connected to the social and political events happening in the world.

VIEW from HERE will be exhibited at the Winnipeg Art Gallery until May 2017. 300 Memorial Blvd, 204-789-6641, wandakoop.com