Tagged local art

UCalgary student launches first off-campus exhibition

By Rachel Woodward, March 7 2017 — While University of Calgary student Andrea Rizzuti is no stranger to the campus arts community, she will step out into the broader art world with her first exhibition outside of the campus environment. Rizzuti’s solo exhibition Patchwork will show at ArtPoint Gallery & Studios until March 31 with…

Deck the Walls with art for sale at Newzones

By Hayden McBennett, November 29 2016 — With the holiday season fast approaching, the Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art is bringing back the beloved Calgary tradition of Deck the Walls, a culmination of art that will cover the walls. This season’s installment will include returning favourites and exciting fresh faces in a gathering of styles…

Visceral soundscape to fill Calgary’s +15 spaces

By Rachel Woodward, May 19 2016 — Michael Trommer, a Toronto-based sound and video artist, will showcase his new sonic art installment, Spectral Sound System, in the +15s surrounding the Alberta Theatre Projects building until the end of August. Initially working with video, Trommer quickly became interested in the way sound can have a profound…

Spoken word event honours the feminine

By Rachel Woodward, November 3 2015 — Spoken word poetry thrives in Calgary, with numerous events showcasing poets throughout the city. Some are competitive readings known as “slams,” while others welcome speakers in a non-competitive environment. Woolf’s Voices fits in the latter category as a spoken word evening that gives a platform for feminine spoken…

Canadian fashion designer takes over Glenbow with animalia exhibitation

By Danielle Kim, October 27 2015 — As the Glenbow Museum’s latest artist-in-residence, Canadian designer Paul Hardy draws on society’s intricate relationship with animals to create Kaleidoscopic Animalia. Hardy’s curatorial guidance brings everything from steeple-chasing mannequins dressed in elaborate gowns to portraits of Hardy’s pet dog to the exhibition. The Saskatchewan-born designer burst onto the…

Pre-demolition car wash hosts art exhibit

By Rachel Woodward, May 14 2015 — Calgary-based curatorial ensemble Wreck City is partnering with Sled Island Music Festival to give local artists an interesting venue to display their works. Their newest project, Demo Tape, will take over the abandoned Penguin Car Wash located in Calgary’s Ramsay neighbourhood, which is slated for demolition following the…

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