Talking Sybil. Seeing Sybil.

Sybil Andrews: Art & Life curator Dr. Hana Leaper discusses how the exhibition celebrates the complexity of this amazing artist and remarkable person. Based in London, UK, Dr. Leaper's wider research interests include the Grosvenor School of linocut artists, twentieth century exhibiting histories and artists’ networks, and theories of an artistic middlebrow.  She is the … Continue reading Talking Sybil. Seeing Sybil.

Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

UK-based Dr. Hana Leaper, curator of the Glenbow exhibition Sybil Andrews: Art & Life, shares a Canadian west coast connection with the subject of her curatorial and scholarly endeavours. In fact, it was while visiting family on Quadra Island in B.C. that Leaper first learned about this exhibition's titular artist. Sybil Andrews immigrated from her … Continue reading Curator Q + A: Dr. Hana Leaper on Sybil Andrews

An Artful Legacy – Warren Schmitke’s Gift to Glenbow

Items from Warren Schmitke's collection Warren Schmitke had a passion for museums. An avid world traveler and collector, he visited museums and galleries wherever he went; places like Turkey, Croatia, Northern Europe, Afghanistan, Australia, Russia and Burma (now Myanmar). As he travelled, Schmitke amassed a collection of objects, artworks and mementos, all of which he … Continue reading An Artful Legacy – Warren Schmitke’s Gift to Glenbow

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