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Steven Ross Smith

Steven Ross Smith

Steven Ross Smith, poet, fiction writer and arts journalist, has written for CBC, Alberta Views, Poets & Writers, the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, Westword and others. His latest poetry book, Emanations: Fluttertongue 6, is published by BookThug of Toronto. Smith, Banff's new poet laureate, was the Banff Centre’s director of literary arts from 2008 to 2014. He writes in Banff and on Galiano Island. Find him at fluttertongue.ca and stevenrosssmith.com and tweeting @SonnyBoySmith.

The unusual story of a visionary man whose arc burned bright and brief is still unfolding in Saskatchewan. more

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A show in Banff explores the fascinating lives of hometown boy Peter Whyte and his wealthy American wife, Catharine Robb Whyte. Both were remarkable painters. more

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Stunning images of Kluane National Park in Yukon by two photographers are on view in Banff. more

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Several new books tell the stories of women artists, including Mary Schäffer, an adventurous writer, painter and photographer. more

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Allan Harding MacKay’s take on landscape is contemporary; it feels intimate. more

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The Banff Centre presents an immersive multimedia extravaganza in the night-time forest. more

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Childhood memories led Luis Fabini on a 10-year journey to photograph cowboys in eight countries on the two continents of the Americas. more

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What exactly are artists’ books? The definition can slide. Perhaps, in the purest sense, they are books conceived and created, hands on, by artists. They are most often published in limited editions, sometimes signed and numbered. more

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Bleak, oppressive. These words echo on viewing Geoffrey James’ photographs taken at Kingston Penitentiary in 2013, shortly before the closing of the 178-year-old prison. more

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Artists harbour degrees of obsessiveness, overt or submerged, in their personalities. Without it, good art would likely not be made. Dan Hudson’s "Theories of Entanglement" provides evidence for this. more

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"Domination of the World"

Photo by Andre Morin.

“We are at a moment of re-evaluation of culture,” says Beloufa, whose show, Counting on People, opens Nov. 8 at the centre’s Walter Phillips Gallery. more

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Eve Kotyk began as an abstract painter, under the influence of Otto Rogers and Robert Christie in the University of Saskatchewan Fine Arts program in the late 1980s, but eventually she felt a need to “seek something more human” in her art. more

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Beck’s work takes the common elements and images of consumerist culture and weaves them together with a contrary point of view. more

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Influenced by Joseph Beuys, the American “bad painting” movement, punk rock and popular culture, tattoos, advertising, trash aesthetic, and more, Bouthillette has created a mischievous and irreverent phantasmagoria of sights and sounds. more

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"Hovering" is the word that comes to mind, in both the literal and figurative senses, when viewing the eleven large acrylic paintings on plywood, and ten small pastels on paper, in Grant McConnell’s latest show at The Gallery in Saskatoon. more

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With a CUSTOMIZED colour mix, abstract painter Jonathan Forrest is searching for the aesthetic essence of himself. more

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The enduring process of rendering a view of nature into art is re-focused through a 21st-century lens in a two-artist exhibition titled Handheld Landscape at AKA Gallery in Saskatoon. more

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