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. So if you the love the art of lines, analog photograph, urban design, 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 Zirada, 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).

Join us as we take over one of the most interesting architecture elements of Arts Commons… the +15 walkway! Along this unique passageway through our building, we will present community and art activities, performances, and more!


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

Quickdraw Animation Society - A collaborative rotoscoping animation. 

Central Memorial Library 

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

Current Window Galleries artist Mikhail Miller and Rachel Ziriadawill 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 Prince Parker. 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.

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


Events occurring around the building.