Tagged Calgary Arts

Local artist makes everyday objects into art

By Rachel Woodward, March 29 2016 — One New Work is a three-part exhibition taking place at the Glenbow Museum over the next year. The show aims to take pieces of work by an artist and find ways to place those works in new contexts. The first exhibition, showing at the museum until May 29,…

Calgary prepares to host Junos

By Jason Herring with files from Jarrett Edmund, March 22 2016 — Calgary is getting ready to host its second-ever Juno Awards with a week of festivities leading up to the April 3 awards show. The annual ceremony, which recognizes the best in Canadian music in a variety of technical and musical categories, was last…

Nudity front and centre at figure-drawing event

By Rachel Woodward, March 8 2016 — Abstract-intuitive Calgarian painter Deseré Pressey needed a way to bless her newly-inhabited studio in 2013. “I invited a couple of close art friends over and we shut off all the lights. We had 300 candles and I hired a model and we surrounded her with candles. We had…

Student claims censorship over art featuring gay porn

By Fabian Mayer, February 4 2016 — A University of Calgary student and artist says she is being censored after conditions were placed on her art show in the Little Gallery on the sixth floor of the Art Building. Second-year communications and women’s studies major Zac Slams said the conditions require she place a sign…

Strike a pose at Calgary’s vogue ball

By Rachel Woodward, January 26 2016 — Local artist collective The Bad Girls Club YYC is presenting their fourth annual Vogue Ball on Jan. 30 at Dickens’ Pub. For the uninitiated, voguing refers to a stylized form of modern house dance that originated in Harlem during the ‘80s. It often involves a competition with a…

Venus in Fur brings S&M to the theatre

 By Liv Ingram, September 9 2014 —  Before 50 Shades of Grey, there was Venus in Furs. The 1870 erotic novel by Leopold von Sacher-Masoch deals with gender roles, female domination and masochism — for which Sacher-Masoch is the namesake — in a time when it was indecent for a woman to show her ankles. On…

Introducing the U of C’s new Writer-in-Residence

Stephanie Tang, September 4, 2014 — Each school year, the Calgary Distinguished Writers Program brings an emerging Canadian writer to the University of Calgary as part of the Writer-in-Residence program. This year’s author, Ian Williams, admits that he is often so busy that he writes whenever he can. But his upcoming ten month residency at…

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