Art News Roundup – October 25, 2019

We opened up our new exhibitions last weekend and had curator Dr. Hana Leaper at Glenbow to talk about the Sybil Andrews: Art & Life exhibition. We were thrilled to see the Calgary Herald cover this major retrospective by this important English-Canadian artist. We recently said goodbye to the optical delights that are the Soundsuits … Continue reading Art News Roundup – October 25, 2019

Remembering Jeffrey Spalding (1951-2019)

The Canadian arts community lost a vibrant and tireless champion on October 14 with the passing of Jeffrey Spalding. An internationally renowned painter, curator, writer, teacher and director, Spalding was an important advocate for Canadian art and artists for over 40 years. Renowned for his tenacity and vision, Spalding served as director and/or chief curator … Continue reading Remembering Jeffrey Spalding (1951-2019)

Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

“If you want to get anywhere in the art world that matters, you must draw and draw and draw. Because drawing is the bones of your picture. And in drawing you learn to see form, design, rhythm and structure.” – Sybil Andrews, from the 1991 Glenbow interview In anticipation of our upcoming exhibition, Sybil Andrew: … Continue reading Sybil Andrews: Moving Life

Art News Roundup – September 13, 2019

Glenbow’s new President & CEO, Nicholas R. Bell, recently stopped by Calgary to get acquainted with the Glenbow staff and chat with media. He was on Global Morning News on September 6th; you can get to know him and learn more about his vision for Glenbow here (start at the 15 minute mark). In 2013, … Continue reading Art News Roundup – September 13, 2019

Ric Kokotovich: There’s No Place Like New Orleans

Ric Kokotovich wants to assure his caller that any sudden popping noises that might be heard on his end of the line is not the sound of gunfire. The Alberta-born artist and filmmaker, who now makes his home in the San Sebastian area of Mérida, Mexico, explains that local festivities at this time of year … Continue reading Ric Kokotovich: There’s No Place Like New Orleans