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

Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

Abandoned objects play a central role in the work of visual artist Nick Cave. His creative process often begins with a trip to a second-hand store or flea market (he makes a point to visit one in every city he finds himself in). Cave searches for interesting objects that hold nostalgic or historical meaning or … Continue reading Rescue Me: Nick Cave’s Affinity for Found Objects

Artist in Motion: Tia Halliday

Tia Halliday will be hosting a Salon Series at Glenbow on August 8 – an intimate and sure-to-be illuminating experience that will delve into the fascinating practice of one of Calgary’s most dynamic artists. Tickets are very limited – click here for more information or to purchase. The Calgary-based artist’s “Performance Paintings” are the first … Continue reading Artist in Motion: Tia Halliday

The Legacy of Eric Harvie

The foundations of Glenbow were effectively laid by one individual: Eric Lafferty Harvie. An inveterate collector, Harvie amassed an eclectic blend of materials from the Canadian West and around the world. His true legacy, however, lies in his gift to this province: in 1966, Harvie and his family donated the entirety of his collection, which … Continue reading The Legacy of Eric Harvie

Conversing with Cave

Glenbow News caught up with Nick Cave the day before his exhibition, Nick Cave: Feat, officially opened to the public. The 60-year-old Chicago based artist was in Calgary to install his exhibition and had just finished his last task of the day – placing 500 freshly-pressed hand towels into a tall and precarious stack, draped … Continue reading Conversing with Cave