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August 2019

The Alley Party

August 23 @ 7:00 pm
The Grand, 608 1 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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The Grand is breathing new life into its iconic, annual Alley Party event on August 23. The fundraising bash will feature a live fashion show presentation of Kate Hewko designs, music and dance performances, plus Nvrlnd artists will produce new pieces live that guests will be able to take home as a keepsake. These funds help support the newest iteration of The Grand, one that has added Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society and Black Radish Theatre as residents. Photograph courtesy…

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Landed!

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

NVRLND., 1048 21 Ave. S.E.
Calgary, Alberta T2G 1N2 Canada
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Free admission

This three-day pop-up art show features the works of the Landed! crew, including Nasarimba, Bryan Faubert, Mao Kun Chen, and Chris Savage X Erin Berry. To supplement the exhibition, DJs will play on Friday and Sunday evening and a barbecue will be held on Sunday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to visit NVRLND., one of Calgary's quirkiest art studios. Image: Dessert Island. Chris Savage X Erin Berry. Glazed P700 with underglaze pencil drawing.

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Contemporary Kids: “Dérive” Drawing & Painting with Cody + Ali

August 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Contemporary Calgary, 701 11 St. S.W.
Calgary, Canada
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$10

Artists Cody + Ali will lead a workshop on drawing and painting for kids aged 5 to 12 during their participation in the "Collider" residency at Contemporary Calgary. In keeping with the theme of dérive (an artistic concept that harnesses inspiration by wandering through a space), the two artists will lead a tour through Contemporary Calgary before leading the kids through individual and/or group work. $10 per child, mandatory adult chaperones admitted for free. Photograph courtesy of Contemporary Calgary.

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BUMP Festival

August 28 - August 31
Multiple Venues Calgary, Canada + Google Map
Free admission

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is celebrating the third year of the Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) with four days of tours, talks, music and film. Leading up to the celebrations, 15 new murals will be painted throughout August by local, national and international artists. More details on the festival's schedule can be found here in the weeks leading up to BUMP Festival.

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Say Yes to the Press!

August 31
Alberta Printmakers, 4025 4 St. S.E.
Calgary, Canada
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Prices vary

Long-running arts organization Alberta Printmakers (A/P) is hosting a day of linocut printmaking on Aug. 31. Artists of all experience levels are invited to head to A/P's HQ to carve their own linocut design and then print it on a letterpress. There are sessions at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and registrants are welcome to stay all day to use the facility. Photograph by Jasmine Atay.  

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September 2019

Hello/Goodbye: Sharanpal Ruprai and Liz Howard

September 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Lunchbox Theatre, 160, 115 9 Ave. S.E. + Google Map
Free

The University of Calgary's Distinguished Writers Program invites you to join other members of the community to welcome Sharanpal Ruprai as the incoming Writer-in-Residence for the next year and say farewell to the current Writer-in-Residence Liz Howard. Attendees will hear readings from both writers and participate in a reception afterward. This event is open to all, but you need to RSVP in order to reserve your spot. Photograph by Monique de St. Croix.

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KOAC 2019 Art Auction Gala

September 20 @ 7:00 pm
Hotel Arts, 119 12 Ave. S.W. + Google Map
$100 – $125

Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) is holding a fundraiser at Hotel Arts featuring over 40 works from renown masters and sought-after emerging artists. Guests will enjoy speakers, a whisky tasting, live music, a raffle, auction and other programming. Funds will support KOAC's Art Centre and Sculpture Park. Photograph by Katy Whitt

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Spectral Illuminations IV

September 20 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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Free

This annual partnership between Emmedia and Beakerhead brings the Memorial Park Library to glorious life on the evening of Friday, September 20. Ten local media artists and collectives have created original project-mapping installation to light up various parts of the building. Project-mapping is a form of media art that uses projection to alter the appearance of a surface. Photograph courtesy of Emmedia.

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East Side Studio Crawl

September 21 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Multiple Venues Calgary, Canada + Google Map
Free

Calgary's East Side Studio Crawl turns sweet 16 this year. More than 50 artists at six different venues will open their doors to share their work with the public. All studios are located in Ramsay and Inglewood, and include: Artpoint, Burns Visual Arts Society, Heritage Weavers, Jeff de Boer, Nvrlnd and Workshop Studios.

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November 2019

Sublime – True Craft

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on November 2, 2019 at 10:00 am

Memorial Park Library, 2nd Floor, 1221 2 St. S.W.
Calgary,
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$5

This fall market created and curated by Julya Hajnoczky and DeAnne Bedier features only handpicked vendors of fine craft and artwork. Co-presented by Wordfest, it will take place over two days on the top floor of Memorial Park Library. A full vendor list is TBA, but already announced is Bee Kingdom (pictured).

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The Grand is breathing new life into its iconic, annual Alley Party event on August 23. The fundraising bash will feature a live fashion show presentation of Kate Hewko designs, music and dance performances, plus Nvrlnd artists will produce new pieces live that guests will be able to take home as a keepsake. These funds help support the newest iteration of The Grand, one that has added Making Treaty 7 Cultural Society and Black Radish Theatre as residents.

Photograph courtesy of The Grand.

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This three-day pop-up art show features the works of the Landed! crew, including Nasarimba, Bryan Faubert, Mao Kun Chen, and Chris Savage X Erin Berry. To supplement the exhibition, DJs will play on Friday and Sunday evening and a barbecue will be held on Sunday afternoon. This is a great opportunity to visit NVRLND., one of Calgary’s quirkiest art studios.

Image: Dessert Island. Chris Savage X Erin Berry. Glazed P700 with underglaze pencil drawing.

Artists Cody + Ali will lead a workshop on drawing and painting for kids aged 5 to 12 during their participation in the “Collider” residency at Contemporary Calgary. In keeping with the theme of dérive (an artistic concept that harnesses inspiration by wandering through a space), the two artists will lead a tour through Contemporary Calgary before leading the kids through individual and/or group work. $10 per child, mandatory adult chaperones admitted for free.

Photograph courtesy of Contemporary Calgary.

The Beltline Neighbourhoods Association is celebrating the third year of the Beltline Urban Mural Project (BUMP) with four days of tours, talks, music and film. Leading up to the celebrations, 15 new murals will be painted throughout August by local, national and international artists. More details on the festival’s schedule can be found here in the weeks leading up to BUMP Festival.

Long-running arts organization Alberta Printmakers (A/P) is hosting a day of linocut printmaking on Aug. 31. Artists of all experience levels are invited to head to A/P’s HQ to carve their own linocut design and then print it on a letterpress. There are sessions at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., and registrants are welcome to stay all day to use the facility.

Photograph by Jasmine Atay.

 

The University of Calgary’s Distinguished Writers Program invites you to join other members of the community to welcome Sharanpal Ruprai as the incoming Writer-in-Residence for the next year and say farewell to the current Writer-in-Residence Liz Howard. Attendees will hear readings from both writers and participate in a reception afterward.

This event is open to all, but you need to RSVP in order to reserve your spot.

Photograph by Monique de St. Croix.

Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre (KOAC) is holding a fundraiser at Hotel Arts featuring over 40 works from renown masters and sought-after emerging artists. Guests will enjoy speakers, a whisky tasting, live music, a raffle, auction and other programming. Funds will support KOAC’s Art Centre and Sculpture Park.

Photograph by Katy Whitt

This annual partnership between Emmedia and Beakerhead brings the Memorial Park Library to glorious life on the evening of Friday, September 20. Ten local media artists and collectives have created original project-mapping installation to light up various parts of the building. Project-mapping is a form of media art that uses projection to alter the appearance of a surface.

Photograph courtesy of Emmedia.

Calgary’s East Side Studio Crawl turns sweet 16 this year. More than 50 artists at six different venues will open their doors to share their work with the public. All studios are located in Ramsay and Inglewood, and include: Artpoint, Burns Visual Arts Society, Heritage Weavers, Jeff de Boer, Nvrlnd and Workshop Studios.

This fall market created and curated by Julya Hajnoczky and DeAnne Bedier features only handpicked vendors of fine craft and artwork. Co-presented by Wordfest, it will take place over two days on the top floor of Memorial Park Library. A full vendor list is TBA, but already announced is Bee Kingdom (pictured).

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