Lightbox Studio - Jan 2018

January 08, 2018

For Immediate Release
January 08, 2018

Arts Commons Presents:

Impermanence of the Material World Examined in Lightbox Studio


CALGARY – Arts Commons Presents brings a new installation to Lightbox Studio by multimedia artist Tamara Lee Anne Cardinal - Awakening the Generations running from January 8 - February 26, 2018.

Awakening the Generations uses natural substances to bring consideration to the impermanence of the material world. As these items begin to decay, they are acknowledged for their historical, cultural, and current uses. Cardinal will also hold discussions around the fate of nations within nations including topics of diversity, equality, and allyship.

“There is no expectation of coming to a full resolution but instead, working towards a means of aligning our paths together,” says Cardinal.

The Lightbox Studio at Arts Commons is an experimental studio and exhibition space that promotes studio-based projects, running in 2-3 month intervals.


Arts Commons Presents Visual and Media Arts

Title: Awakening the Generations

by Tamara Lee Anne Cardinal

Location: Lightbox Studio at Arts Commons (Beside Martha Cohen Theatre)

Date: January 8 - February 26, 2018

Artist Reception: Artist reception at Happenings #11 on the Mezzanine Level of Arts

Commons on Monday, February 12 from 6-9 pm


Please see attached for artist biography.



For media inquiries or more information contact:

Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager




Artist Biographies


Tamara Cardinal is a multi-media artist, community activist, oskâpêwis, storyteller and life-long learner. Born and raised in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan, she currently lives in Treaty 7 territory within Calgary, Alberta. Tamara is the recipient of the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Young Artists Award 2017, as well as the National BMO Art! Competition Award 2015. She has most recently showed in the Alberta Biennial at the Art Gallery of Alberta with her piece Akohp: A Blanket . Tamara currently works within the urban Indigenous community as a Child Support worker, offering creative programming to families.

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