Happenings 12

Mon May 14 - Mon May 14, 2018
Happenings 12

Arts Commons Presents
Happenings 12: Colour and Whimsy 

Monday, May 14, 2018 from 6-9pm

Happenings 12 at Arts Commons is an experimental art party filled with new exhibitions, installations, live performances, and musical projects in celebration of our current visual art exhibitors. For this Happenings event “Whimsy and Play” inspires conversations about youth and family, and experimental art collisions. If you love the art of abstraction, vibrant colours, and sculpture, then come to Happenings - where art is never flat!


Jillian Daschuk (Ledge Gallery), Darija s.Radakovic, Carrie Phillips Kieser, Mikhail Miller and Rachel Ziriada, Anna Burger Martindale (Window Galleries), Scott Portingale, Melanie Kloetzel and John Osborne (Broadcast Lab), Rachel ZwambagKristine Zingeler and Scott Ross Molyneux (Lightbox Studio) and Tona Ohama (+15 Soundscape).


Sebastian Jarmula - An immersive sensory environment in the HUB using visual projections and sound.

Quickdraw Animation Society - A collaborative rotoscoping animation project.

Memorial Park Library - A musical instrument collection for others to play and learn.

Mini Golf in the +15 - Current Window Gallaries artist Mikhail Miller and Rachel Zirida will be creating an artistic take on mini golf throughout the +15 Walkway.

DJ BLKFT (Richard Sparvier of Drum Beat Productions) & DJ Blackfoot Boy (Racey Big Snake) - DJ BLKFT and DJ BLACKFOOT BOY are back at Arts Commons after their last event, Rhythm of the People in the Engineered Air Theatre. They’ll be providing the sonic backdrop to Happenings 12 in the Centre Court area. @BLKFT6 & @snakitov13 

Reading with Royalty - Enjoy a story with our visiting royals Slamda BD and the Marvelous Mo B Dick. Reading with Royalty celebrates diversity and encourages people to look beyond gender stereotypes and embrace exploration of self. In programs like this, participants are able to see people who interpret gender and imagine a colourful world where people can express their identity freely. @calgarypride

James Jordan, Comedy Magician - Two circus schools, 3 theatre companies and a life time of street performance later James was finally ready to be the vaudevillian he always wanted to be. Bad news, Vaudeville has been dead for 50 years. The only way to reach his life-long dream was to create his own show – come and find James roving around Happenings throughout the evening! @JJordanmagic

Calgary International Children’s Festival - Discover Yourself in Nature!

Patrick Moskwa - Calgary-based visual artist and instructor will be showing us how to transform an ordinary rock into a work of art.

Alberta Craft Council 

Tona Ohama - Limited edition release of album in the +15 Walkway

Happenings is a FREE event open to the public – everyone is welcome! This is a party you won’t want to miss!

Detailed Schedule: 

6-9PM Patrick Moskwa - Lower Center Court
6-9PM Sebastian Jarmula - The Hub
6-9PM Quickdraw Animation Society - Upper Center Court
6-9PM Rachel Ziriada and Mikhail Miller - +15 Walkway
6-9PM Alberta Craft Council - Upper Center Court 
6-9PM Memorial Park Library - Lower Center Court
6-9PM Calgary International Children's Festival - +15 Walkway

DJ BLKFT (Richard Sparvier of Drum Beat Productions) & DJ Blackfoot Boy (Racey Big Snake)

6:00PM-7:30PM Richard Sparvier
7:30-9PM DJ Blackfoot Boy

Reading with Royalty

630PM- 700PM Marvelous Mo B Dick
7:00PM – 7:30PM Marvelous Mo B Dick
7:30PM-8:00PM Siambda BD reading
8:00PM – 8:30PM Siambda BD roving

James Jordan, Comedy Magician

6:30PM – 7:00pm artist roving
7:30PM – 8:00pm artist roving

Meet and Greet the Artists!

7:00PM Tona Ohama (Soundscape)
7:15PM Jill Daschuk (Ledge Gallery)
7:30PM Carrie Phillips Kieser, Mikhail Miller and Rachel Zirada, Anna Burger Martindale (Window Galleries)
8:15PM Melanie Kloetzel and John Osborne (Broadcast Lab)
8:30PM Rachel Zwambag (Lightbox Studio)

Events occurring around the building.