New Outdoor Exhibition at Arts Commons – The Fall of CHOP

December 09, 2020

For Immediate Release
December 09, 2020


Arts Commons:
New Outdoor Exhibition at Arts Commons – The Fall of CHOP

CALGARY – Arts Commons is excited to announce a new free outdoor exhibition. Featuring local artist Nicole Wolf and journalist Gavin John, this exhibition is located on Stephen Avenue Mall adjacent to Olympic Plaza in the black kiosks lining the avenue and will be available for viewing until January 2021.

With the support of Arts Commons, Nicole and Gavin were able to travel to Seattle during the Capitol Hill Occupied Protest (CHOP), also defined as Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ), to document the unfolding situation through both art and written content in July of 2020. The resulting exhibition shares the viewpoints of all sides of the conflict, viewed through the lens of artistic expression.

“I hope that as Calgarians are walking through the area, the visuals pull them in to reading the stories,” says Nicole Wolf. “I hope that people are challenged to listen to each other, despite differing backgrounds and political beliefs.”

This exhibition wouldn’t have been possible without the support of Alberta Theatre Projects, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Downstage, One Yellow Rabbit, and Theatre Calgary. To experience the exhibition virtually, click here to visit the Arts Commons blog.


Who:     Arts Commons:
             The Fall of CHOP by Nicole Wolf and Gavin John
Where:  Outside Arts Commons on 8th Avenue (in the tall black kiosks)
When:    December through till January 2021


For media inquiries or more information contact:
Alex Bonyun, Communications Manager

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