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Alberta Craft Gallery - Calgary
Suite 208 - 1721 29th Ave SW
Hours: wed-sat 12-6pm
Opened June 2017. The second of two public galleries in Alberta dedicated to fine craft. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft - pottery, blown glass, jewellery, fibre, home accessories, furniture and much more - all handmade by Alberta and Canadian craft artists.
To Nov 4 ALONG THE BOW II. A collection of 16 Alberta Craft Council members who live along the Bow or whose work is directly inspired by time spent on the river.
Nov-Dec The Gallery will display and sell work from some of the most exciting, professional craft artists in Alberta.
Opening Jan 13 UNCOMMON. Sam Knopp, Sean Kunz, Noriko Masuda, Mynthia McDaniel and Juliana Rempel explore the revolving relationship of coffee and tea with respects to ceramics.
Alberta Craft Gallery - Edmonton
10186 106th St NW
Hours: mon-sat 10am-5pm thurs 10am-6pm
Now one of two public galleries in Alberta dedicated to fine craft presents over 15 exhibitions each year. The gallery shop offers contemporary and traditional fine craft - pottery, blown glass, jewellery, fibre, home accessories, furniture and much more - all handmade by Alberta and Canadian craft artists.
To Nov 25 Karen Rhebergen: Ordinary, explores the richness of daily life through her batik works.
To Nov 25 Laura McKibbon: We Meet Here, explores notions of place and cultural identity through ceramic work produced during a recent residency at the Vallauris AIR in southern France.
To Dec 24 Landmarks. An examination of the prairie landscape from multiple perspectives by glass artists Julia Reimer, Tyler Rock and Katherine Russell.
Opening Jan 20 Process; thinking through. An exhibition about the stages of making.
Alberta Printmakers Gallery and Studio
4025 4th St SE
Hours: wed-sat 11am-4pm, +15 Window, Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts, Arts Commons, 205 8th Ave SE
Alberta Printmakers facilitates contemporary interpretations of print media in culture. A/P is committed to excellence in the arts through the provision of exhibitions programming, production facilities for printmaking, and educational opportunities.
To Nov 30 Stacey Watson: Field Work. A series of intaglio prints that explore notions of labour, creative process and lost endeavour, the pieces record days of the artist’s work history in the landscape.
Jan 5-Feb 16 Katie Bruce & Christie Kirchner: surface to surface.
AP +15 WINDOW
To Nov 24 Graeme Dearden.
Art Gallery of Alberta
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Hours: tues & fri 11am-5pm wed-thurs 10am-8pm sat-sun 10am-5pm. Admission: members free, adults $12.50, seniors (65+)/students $8.50, children under 6 free, children 7-17 $8.50, family (up to 2 adults + 4 children) $26.50
The Art Gallery of Alberta is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada, connecting people, art and ideas. The AGA is focused on the development and presentation of original exhibitions of contemporary and historical art from Alberta, Canada and around the world. The AGA also offers a full-range of art education and public programs. Founded in 1924, the Art Gallery of Alberta maintains a collection of more than 6,000 objects and is the oldest cultural institution in Alberta and the only museum in the province solely dedicated to the exhibition and preservation of art and visual culture. The AGA underwent a major re-building project. Designed by Los Angeles architect Randall Stout, the 85,000 sq foot (7,900 sq metres) new AGA opened to the public on January 31, 2010. The new Gallery features three floors of premiere exhibition space; the City of Edmonton Terrace; the Singhmar Centre for Art Education; Zinc resto lounge; Shop AGA; Ledcor Theatre and an Art Rental and Sales Gallery.
To Nov 12 Cutline: From the Photography Archives of The Globe and Mail. This exhibition of press photographs uses select image captions to highlight the pictorial conventions employed by news photographers and picture editors from the 1950s through 1980s.
To Dec 31 Atelier is a creation space for you to explore, experiment, and problem-solve. Use analog and digital animation techniques to make simple animations, build sets, and record your story.
To Jan 7 Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial presented at the Art Gallery of Alberta as a satellite component of the National Gallery of Canada’s 2017 Canadian Biennial, Turbulent Landings features new work from Canadian and International artists.
To Feb 19 Faye HeavyShield: Calling Stones (Conversations) Faye HeavyShield’s multi-disciplinary work is inspired by stories of the Kainai people and the landscape of southern Alberta.
To Mar 25 WordMark: A New Chapter Acquisition Project features works by contemporary Indigenous artists recently acquired for the AGA
To Feb 19 Dara Humniski and Sergio Serrano: Monument. Artists/Designers Humniski and Serrano explore tradition, artifact, ruins, utopias and the space between art an design.
Art Gallery of St. Albert
100, 6D Perron Street (temporary location)
St. Albert, AB
Hours: tues-sat 10am-5pm thurs 10am-8pm
Located in the historic Banque d'Hochelaga building, Art Gallery of St. Albert features contemporary and community exhibitions, brought to life with community programs and events. Education programs offer visual arts opportunities for thousands of children, youth and adults throughout the year.
Nov 2-Dec 2 Terry McCue: Ripples of Loss. Self-taught Ojibwa painter inspired by an array of influences. McCue was born on Curve Lake Reserve, Ontario, and has spent much his life working and living in First Nations communities, and his connection to them is clear in his work. Having enjoyed great success as a painter over the last 20 plus years, he is known for large, distinctive, bold works that represent the interconnectedness of all living creatures.
Note: Closed Saturday, December 2 - Thursday, December 7.
Dec 7-Jan 27 Outrospectives empowers us to think creatively, reinforce our relationships with others and create radical and meaningful social transformation. Utilizing photography and printmaking, Nathalie Daoust, Florin Hategan and Edwin Janzen interrogate assumptions of identity, place and meaning.
REPRESENTING: Terry McCue, Nathalie Daoust, Florin Hategan, Edwin Janzen
Bugera Matheson Gallery
10345 124th St NW
Hours: tues-fri 11am-5:00pm; sat 10 am-5:30pm
The Bugera Matheson Gallery represents Canadian artists with an diverse collection of contemporary works by established, mid-career and a select group of emerging artists.
We invite you to come to the gallery. Whether you are in the market to buy or to peruse and enjoy... it is your experience, our role is to help facilitate it.
To Nov 3 Ernestine Tahedl (RCA): Symphonic Timbre. Ernestine’s new works are exhilarating abstractions with only hints of the landscapes that inspired them. Executed with such mastery, the work is frenzied, exciting, colorful, complex. Ernestine hardly requires an introduction as she has been so widely recognized her in Canada and in Europe. Coming from Austria in 1963, Ernestine launched her career here in Edmonton and has become an artist with a global reach.
Nov 17-Dec 7 Michelle Drouin (RCA): Jardins de lumière Gardens Ablaze: A Retrospective. This will be the last exhibition of this influential artist’s career at the age of 84, as she is no longer able to paint.
Dec 8-23 Scott Plear (RCA): Radioactive Core. New abstract works present a uniquely subtle color palette with rich metallic finishes, punctuated with a few bold marks and lines. These are smaller works on paper, and would make an exquisite and perfect Christmas gift.
REPRESENTING: Scott Plear - RCA, Ernestine Tahedl - RCA, OSA, Ken Wallace - RCA, Jamie Evrard, Peter Deacon - RCA, Jane Everett, Casey McGlynn, Michele Drouin- RCA, Shawn Serfas, Les Graff RCA, Terry Fenton, and more.
Collectors' Gallery of Art (The)
1332 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 10am-5pm
The Collectors' Gallery of Art specializes in important Canadian art from the 19th and the 20th century including early topographical paintings, Canadian impressionists and the Group of Seven. The Collectors' Gallery represents over 30 prominent Canadian contemporary artists.
To Nov 16 Will Millar: Ghosts of Old Ireland. Millar, the former leader of The Irish Rovers, in this exhibition is a voyager into the Ireland of his youth, portraying the country in the 1950’s.
Nov 14-Dec 14 Steve Coffey: Fallen Star Cars, is conceptually driven, sometimes emotional, sometimes tongue in cheek ode to our own mortality and human condition.
Dec 16-Jan 17 Festive Times. Works by Arlene Hobbs, Shelley McMillan, Jean Geddes, Bewabon Shilling, Barbara Hirst, Rene Thibault, Kathryn Pryce, Jean Pederson and others.
117 8th Ave SW (at Stephen Ave)
Hours: wed-sun 12-6pm during exhibitions
Contemporary Calgary is contributing to a global city of choice by engaging Calgarians with the art of our times through exhibitions, distinguished speaker series, outreach and education programs.
To Jan 21 extratextual, explores ways in which modes of writing, as well as concepts of textuality and narrative have informed artistic production. The exhibition will include contemporary and historical projects by artists and writers across disciplines. It looks at ways in which texts have both informed and created their own cosmologies, event-scapes and terms of engagement, and how they shape our understanding of contemporary narrative as well as visual and spatial culture.
REPRESENTING: With works by Maria Flawia Litwin, Bear Witness, Kotama Bouabane, Morehshin Allahyari, Christian Jankowski, Isabelle Hayeur, Shelagh Keeley, Babak Golkar, Mark Clintberg, Nils Norman, Julian Rosefeldt, Adrian Stimson, and C.D. Hoy.
444-1011 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-sun 11am-6pm thurs & fri 11am-8pm
The Esker Foundation is the largest privately funded, non-commercial contemporary gallery in Calgary. Esker is committed to the advancement of contemporary art through the production and presentation of innovative artistic and curatorial projects.
To Dec 22 Mary Anne Barkhouse: Le rêve aux loups. Barkhouse's practice is deeply engaged with environmental and indigenous issues and incorporates in a central role a visual iconography of animals.
To Dec 22 Postcommodity: A Very Long Line is an immersive four-channel video installation comprised of four screens of moving images featuring desert landscapes, framed by the constant presence of a fence. Shot along a portion of the border ‘fence’ between USA and Mexico. A Very Long Line captures the deep complexity of border-related issues.
To Jan 21 Veronica Verkley: Second Nature: FERAL. An abandoned house in the forest gradually collapses as time, nature, animals, and the elements take over and ultimately transform it. A unique video installation.
Esplanade Art Gallery
401 First St SE
Medicine Hat, AB
Hours: mon-fri 10am-5pm sat & holidays 12-5pm
Every year, the Esplanade Art Gallery presents ten to twelve exhibitions of contemporary and historical art by local, provincial, national and international artists that are enriched and animated by a wide range of public programs for all ages, including talks, workshops, tours and classes.
Nov 18-Jan 6 Nick Wade Study of a Collapse and Other Works. In elegant works combining painting and sculpture, Wade joins forms that echo domestic objects like a shelf, drawer, or cabinet, to purely painted forms or designs. Perspective becomes irrational while circular apertures create ellipses of light on each side, changing the appearance of form and colour. These are mesmerizing works that exist in between rationality and the play of instability, throwing into question our perceptions and experiences of everyday space.
Nov 18-Jan 6 MHC Visual Communications Faculty Biennial Exhibition. The art and design instructors of Medicine Hat College’s Visual Communications Program show their newest works.
REPRESENTING: Jenn Demke-Lange Alwyn O’Brien Candice Ring Carmela Laganse John Kurok Juliana Rempel Kelli Rey Marianne Chénard Martin Tagseth Mary Anne Barkhouse Michael Flaherty Noriko Masuda Pierre Aupilardjuk Rachel de Condé Russel Hackney Sarah Pike Stewart Jacobs Veronica Horlik
4520 Crowchild Trail SW
Hours: mon-fri 9am-5pm sat & sun 9:30am-4pm
The Founders' Gallery is a temporary exhibition space run by the University of Calgary in the Military Museums. The gallery shows both historical and contemporary exhibitions dealing with the themes of human conflict.
To Jan 7 Behind the Lines: Contemporary Syrian Art. This exhibition aims to explore conflict zones and to see the people of Syria through art. Most of the 19 artists featured here still live in Syria. Curated by Paul Crawford, Art Gallery of Penticton and Humam Alsalim, Cyrrus Gallery of Contemporary Syrian Art.
REPRESENTING: Jason Baerg, Dianne Bos, Adrian Stimson.
130 9th Ave SE
Hours: tues-sat 9am-5pm sun 12-5pm. Admission: adults $16, seniors & students $11, youth (7-17) $10, family (2 adults & 4 youth) $40, children under 6 free, members free
At Glenbow, history buffs, art lovers and pop culture fanatics can all find something inspiring. Our collection boasts over a million artifacts and some 30,000 works of art, making Glenbow one of the largest museums in Canada. Visitors can explore fascinating historical galleries and exhibitions of art and culture from around the world.
Glenbow is conveniently located in downtown Calgary on Stephen Avenue Mall, just steps from the Calgary Tower and one block away from the C-Train LRT line.
To Jan 7 Higher States: Lawren Harris and His American Contemporaries. A presentation of Harris' American counterparts, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Arthur Dove, Raymond Jonson, and Marsden Hartley.
To Jan 7 One New Work, Dave and Jenn: The Wellspring. Addresses the origins of life in the universe, cycles of life and death, the workings of complex systems such as coral reefs and human bodies and the interconnectedness of all living things.
To Jan 14 Jennifer Wanner: Second Nature. Exquisitely and painstakingly created collages and a stop-motion animation. This Calgary artist upends traditional scientific botanical art by splicing images of endangered Canadian plant species together to create new hybrid plants.
Ongoing Sandra Sawatzky: The Black Gold Tapestry. A decade in the making, this 220-foot hand-embroidered tapestry tells the story of how oil has impacted human civilizations around the world.
Ongoing Eye of the Needle. How the humble needle and thread, the shiny bead and sequin, the porcupine quill and tuft of moose hair have been used in the hands of skilled creators to create objects of incredible beauty.
REPRESENTING: M.N. Hutchinson, Maxwell Bates, John Snow, Laura Evans Reid, W.L. Stevenson, Dorothy Henzell Willis, Bill Viola, Geraldine Moodie, Douglas Moodie, David Altmejd
Herringer Kiss Gallery
709A 11th Ave SW
Hours: tues-fri 10am-5:30pm sat 11am-5pm
Herringer Kiss Gallery, established in 2002 by Deborah Herringer Kiss, focuses on contemporary fine art by emerging, mid-career and established artists from across Canada and the United States. The gallery's programming includes, solo, duo, group and thematic exhibitions in all mediums that support interesting and engaging dialogue of the current art world. The gallery is dedicated to the promotion of our artists and placement of their work in important collections as well as working with individual clients to assist them in building strong collections.
To Nov 11 Reinhard Skoracki: De docta ignorantia (The Learned Lesson of Ignorance).
Nov 16-Dec 23 Joe Fleming: Signs of the Time. Fleming’s newest work is a combination of post-consumer imagery with a variety of paint applications on hand fabricated aluminum and polycarbonate surfaces creating a diary of observations of contemporary times. The artist’s use of cartoon imagery is a cheeky reference to how ultimately all human endeavours are a parody of the cartoons of our childhood. An essay by Graham Gillmore will accompany this exhibition.
Nov 16-Dec 23 Jason Frizzell: Worn Out Shoes and Back Page News Continues Frizzell’s exploration of undefined narratives and uncertain relationships rendered in 1:87 scale. The sculptural dioramas feature imaginary environments, architectural spaces, and miniature tableaus that explore themes of isolation, transition, denial and discovery.
REPRESENTING: Fiona Ackerman, Elizabeth Barnes, David Burdeny, Eszter Burghardt, Curtis Cutshaw, Renee Duval, Marjan Eggermont, Dennis Ekstedt, Toni Hafkenscheid, Siobhan Humston, Laurel Johannesson, Harry Kiyooka, Bill Laing, Angela Leach, Eric Louie, Katie Ohe, Reinhard Skoracki, Mario Trejo, Ben van Netten, Lauren Walker, Ken Webb, Michael Davidson, Joe Fleming, Nate McLeod, Jason Frizzell, Tia Halliday and Angela Grossmann.
730 11th Ave SW
Hours: tues-fri 10:30am-5pm sat 11am-5pm
Opened in 1992, Newzones represents leading names in contemporary Canadian art. Working with painting, sculpture, and photo-based works, the gallery has successfully developed strong regional, national, and international followings for its artists.
The focus of these efforts has been an exciting program of curated exhibitions, International Art Fair participation, and publishing projects. Newzones has a commitment to new art as well as "new to Calgary art", constantly introducing internationally renowned artists to the public. Our services range from consulting, collection building, installation, to fine art appraisals.
To Nov 18 Dianne Bos: The Sleeping Green. Photographic works from The Sleeping Green series, which commemorates the historic battlegrounds of World War I, were first shown at Newzones in October 2015.
To Nov 18 Rana Rochat: Works on Paper. Swirls, lines, and drips are formed within the luminous layers of each painting. While appearing natural and familiar, they are at the same time non-specific, refusing to adhere to just a single meaning for viewers.
Nov 30-Jan 13 Colleen Philippi: Beautiful Mess. Philippi’s artwork immediately captures the viewer's attention. Assembling visual building blocks, she creates mystery, metaphor, poetry, and a sense of regained memory.
REPRESENTING: Joseph Adolphe, Michael Batty, Yehouda Chaki, Vicky Christou, Cathy Daley, Krisofir Dean, Emily Filler, Bill Fisher, Jonathan Forrest, Yechel Gagnon, Heather Graham, Bradley Harms, Peter Hoffer, Sophie Jodoin, Christopher Kier, Anda Kubis, Marie Lannoo, Don Maynard, Timothy McDowell, Jeff Nachtigall, Catherine Perehudoff, Rebecca Perehudoff, Colleen Philippi, Don Pollack, Rana Rochat, Pat Service, Ron Shuebrook, Kevin Sonmor, Samantha Walrod, Laura Wood, Mark Birksted, Evelyne Brader-Frank, Shayne Dark, Sophie DeFrancesca, David Pellettier, David Robinson, Dianne Bos, Franco DeFrancesca, John Folsom, James Holroyd, Joshua Jensen-Nagle, Virginia Mak, Stuart McCall, Sarah Nind, Joe Andoe, Charles Arnoldi, Donald Baechler, Ross Bleckner, Deborah Kass, Alex Katz, William Perehudoff (1918-2013), Julian Schnabel, Donald Sultan
Nickle Galleries, University of Calgary
410 University Court NW
Hours: Summer hours: mon-fri 10am-5pm
In September 2012, the Nickle Galleries of the University of Calgary opened in its new home at the centre of campus in the Taylor Family Digital Library. The Nickle's programming is centred on modern and contemporary Canadian art, on numismatics, and on carpets and textiles and extends to historic and international art, indigenous heritage, archaeology, anthropology, history, and popular culture. Nickle Galleries is home to outstanding collections of art, numismatics and textiles. The art collection concentrates on Western Canadian art of the twentieth century and extends to artists of national importance. The numismatic collection now comprises approximately 20,000 items, the majority of which are from the ancient Mediterranean region, but also includes paper money and ethnographic numismatic items from around the world. The carpet and textile collection is the largest in any Canadian museum, consisting mainly of the tribal or cottage woven carpets of Central and West Asia.
To Dec 16 The Writing on the Wall: Works of Dr. Joane Cardinal-Schubert, RCA. This long overdue exhibition reflects the cyclical nature of Joane Cardinal-Schubert’s (1942-2009) work, including 60 pivotal pieces in painting, drawing, printmaking, collage, ceramic, and installation.
To Dec 16 SERIES: Miruna Dragan: Everywhere Possible Therefore True. Calgary artist uses diverse techniques to examine archetypes, myths, and symbols -including those of her native Romania.
To Dec 16 SERIES: Richard Boulet: RAGE HOPE. Part of the SPARK Disability Arts Festival, his artworks feature highly crafted textiles, text-based art, drawings and artist books.
Opening Jan 26 Mark Dicey: Each Painted Document.
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