BACK ROOM: Illingworth Kerr (1905 – 1989)

Illingworth Kerr may be best remembered in the popular imagination as an educator, given the gallery that bears his name at the Alberta College of Art and Design. But Kerr was also a respected painter. more »


Photo by Amanda Skuse.

Sola Fiedler: Weaving her way into history

Canadian fiber artist, Sola Fiedler, best known for her large-scale tapestry tributes to the cities that have hosted the Olympic Games. Her work captures the architectural and spiritual elements of each city, at that moment in time. more »


Xane St Phillip | Paradise Lost | May 23 - June 2, 2014

Click for video of "Paradise Lost". Xane St Phillip is an instructor at VISA and an artist whose work focuses around the use of colour, in particular the colour theories of Joseph Albers. more »

Jul 1, 2014 EVENT VIDEOS

Debora Cardaci - Face Sketch in real time

Winnipeg-based artist Debora Cardaci demonstrates drawing a face with pencil, charcoal and chalks. more »


Soul Gallery

Introduction to the Soul Gallery in Winnipeg with owner, Julie Walsh. more »

May 20, 2014 EVENT VIDEOS

NUCLEAR EXPOSURE: David McMillan opens a window on the aftermath of Chernobyl disaster

The images are haunting. Children’s shoes lie scattered in a classroom covered with layers of grime and debris. A tree pushes against the ceiling of a hotel room, its moss-covered floor littered with glass shards. more »

Apr 20, 2014 PROFILES

Lawren Harris, "Cottages," circa 1916, oil on panel, 10.8” x 13.8”.

John Dean

BACK ROOM: Lawren Harris (1885 – 1970)

With its horizontal brushstrokes and rich complementary colours, "Cottages" is a gorgeous painting from a pivotal era that saw the emergence of one of Canada’s most influential art movements. more »


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  • IN MY OPINION: Canada needs more art patrons to come to the fore

    Does commerce axiomatically compromise integrity? We’d better hope not or we’ll see much less of consequence. But maybe it’s not an ethical question. Maybe it’s the prices that buckle the knees. more »

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    Remember Mass MoCA - "Oh, Canada"?

    With "Oh, Canada: Contemporary Art from North, North America" coming soon to Calgary, and with the evolution of Contemporary Calgary and its possible transition to the Centennial Planetarium location, the following article on Mass MoCA seems timely. more »

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    Plug In appoints new Director, Programs

    Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art Board of Directors announces the appointment of Jenifer Papararo as Director, Programs. Papararo has fifteen years of experience within the field of contemporary art. more »

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    2014 Alberta Craft Awards

    The Alberta Craft Council is pleased to present the annual Alberta Craft Awards. These awards recognize the value and contribution of individuals to Alberta's fine craft culture. more »

  • John Clark, "The Wheel" 1986

    Courtesy of the Clark Estate

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    “John Clark: a Tribute” closing soon at C2

    Close to home, I caught up with Jeffrey Spalding Artistic Director of Contemporary Calgary and asked him to comment on his summer exhibition at C2: “John Clark: a Tribute” as it nears the end of its run on Sunday, August 31. more »


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