At these visual and media art receptions you will see new work, meet local artists, mingle with fellow art lovers, and engage in FREE and fun arts activities, and all in an open social atmosphere. Bring your friends!
Happenings Open House Event
Happenings: def. a gathering of performances that can occur anywhere, in any discipline, and includes audience interaction
This FREE event took Place at Arts Commons – 205 8th Avenue SE On May 14, 2015, from 11am-2pm
Guests had the chance to explore this inspirational gathering place while engaging with the resident companies, musicians, and visual artists who call Arts Commons home.
Learn more about the resident companies and galleries that participated:
Participating visual art galleries include: The Ledge Gallery, Lightbox Studio, Window Galleries, Tiny Gallery and +15 Galleries (Alberta Craft Council, Alberta Printmakers Society, Marion Nicoll Gallery, The New Gallery, Stride Gallery, Truck Contemporary Art in Calgary, University of Calgary Faculty of Art, Untitled Art Society)
Download the script of The Price and the Cable Guy, which was written by Neil Fleming, Glenda Stirling, Jessica Del Fierro, Émie Pilon and over 100 Calgarians that passed through the Alberta Theatre Projects Happening.
Artist Workshop and Night of Bad Portraits with Mandy Stobo, for 4 people
Calgary Zoo Inspire Memberships and Sunday Safari Brunch for a family of 4
A Calgary Stampede Prize Pack, including 2 tickets to the 2015 Calgary Stampede Rodeo, 2 tickets to the GMC Rangeland Derby and TransAlta Grandstand Show, and 1 American Indian College Fund Earth Blanket
Brunch for 4 people at the Hyatt
A 6 ticket Theatre Calgary Flex Pack to the 2015-16 season
4 tickets to Adults Only Night at Telus Spark
Two tickets to any Alberta Theatre Projects 2015-16 core season show
Two tickets to The Hot Sardines, on June 11, 2015
A mini library of great Calgary Authors in a new Calgary Public Library backpack
A Heritage Park gift basket filled with Olde Tyme treats
6 tickets to the Fort Calgary Sunday brunch
Happenings 12: Whimsy and Play Featured Artists: Jillian Daschuk (Ledge Gallery), Darija s.Radakovic, Carrie Phillip Kieser, Mikhail Miller and Rachel Zirada, Anna Burger Martindale (Window Galleries), Scott Portingale, Melanie Klotzel and John Osborne (Broadcast Lab), Kristine Zingler and Scott Ross Molyneux (Lightbox Studio) and Tona Ohama (+15 Soundscape)
Happenings 11: Architecture of Sculpture Featured artists: SH-2000, Megan Dyck , Cameron Young, Cody Cox, Heather Close, and Sebastian Jarmula, Maziar Ghaderi, Emmanuel Ho, and Kyle Whitehead, Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal. Happenings 10: Body Politics November 27, 2017 Featured artists: Shawn Pinchbeck, Khrysta Lloren, Nine Kennedy, Chloe Kinsella, Haley Craw, Natalie Lauchlan, Pamela Norrish, BabyGurl$, Adam Bentley, Bianca Hlywa, and May G N.
Happenings 9: Heritage and Canadian Culture August 18, 2017 Featured artists: Terrance Houle, Jake Klein-Waller, JP Marchant, Michael Janke, Susan Clarahan, Hannah Doerksen, Nicole Kelly Westman, Areum Kim, sisters Brittney and Richelle Bear Hat, and Kerry Maguire.
Happenings 8: Contemporary Craft April 24, 2017 Featured artists: Dayna Ellen, Felicity Hart, Jocelyn Reid, Violet Costello, Chelsea Rushton, Eveline Kolijn, Mary-Anne McTrowe, The Bum Family, and Rosanna Terracciano. Free Special Screening of The Jazz Loft according to W. Eugene Smith - April 24, 2017
Happenings 7: Tactile Intrigue February 27, 2017 Featured visual artists: Svea Ferguson, Juliee Pryor, Jamie Erin Johnson, Emma Powell, Rachel Evans, Greg Marshall, Jean-Rene Leblanc, Alyssa Ellis, and Chandra Melting Tallow
Happenings 6 - Dadaist Halloween Party: Monday, October 31, 2016
Featured visual artists: Sarah van Sloten, Rhys Farrell, Pieter Kuschke, Joe Kelly, Raylene Campbell, Jordan Schinkel, Lyndon Navalta, and Michael Red. Live performances: Casa Mexico dancers, Jason Famous, Derek Beaulieu, and Rebecca Dawn
Happenings 5: Thursday, August 11th, 2016
Featured visual artists: Natural Real Supreme(Sara Rennie and Sean Tea), Donna Miller, Philip Kanwischer, Janine Bennet, Michael Trommer, and Mark Templeton Variations curatorial project featuring: Evangeline Belzile, Ian William Craig, Stephen Broomer, Stuart Broomer, Kyle Armstrong, Dan Browne, Steve Richman, Mani Mazinani, Christine Lucy Latimer, Clint Enns, and John Price. Live performances: Benjamin Longman, FOONYAP, and Mark Limacher
Happenings 4: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016
Featured visual artists: Kelly Jacqueline Smith, Maszieh Mosavarzeh, Zac Slams, melinda tolpiko, Melissa Skowron, Nate McLeod, Cassandra Paul, Jadda Tsui, Heather Kai Smith, Joel Hamilton, and Michael Trommer. Live performances: Hermitess and Yolanda Sargeant
Happenings 3: Monday, February 29, 2016
Featured visual artists: Artistic collaboration of Carleigh Baker, Aurora Darwin, Callan Fields, Katie Green, Daniel J. Kirk, and Anthony Wallace for The Peel Project, along with featured artists Sasha Foster, J.P. Marchant, Austin Taylor, Kyle Whitehead, and Julya Hajnoczky.
Happenings 2: Thursday, November 19, 2015
Featured visual artists: Jenny Bonar, Dana Buzzee, Carlo Ghioni, Sarah Kelly, Mark Limacher, John Osborne, Cameron Roberts, Brianna Strong, Rosanna Terracciano, Diana Un Jin Cho and Audra Schoblocher. Films by the CSIF - The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers and animations created by Quickdraw Animation Society Live performances by: Tigerwing and Bitter Fictions
Happenings: Thursday,May 14, 2015
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