What We’re Reading — December 13, 2018

Glenbow In the News Galleries West: The Glenbow weaves complex stories as it explores real and imagined views of the North from the 19th century.Galleries West: Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal explores the role of the Jingle Dress dance in Indigenous healing Calgary Arts Calgary Herald:  City council’s bold investment in the arts will elevate Calgary when we need … Continue reading What We’re Reading — December 13, 2018

Collection Connection: Artist Christmas Cards

Artist Christmas cards are a true gem of Glenbow’s collection. They offer a glimpse into a more personal and whimsical side of artistic production – there is something quite touching and intimate about these tiny, hand-made pieces that were shared with friends and family at the holiday season. These cards have come to Glenbow in … Continue reading Collection Connection: Artist Christmas Cards

Margaret Nazon’s Beaded Universe

Margaret Nazon's Bright Lights, Green City Nebula and its interstellar source of inspiration. (Slide the bar to compare images.) Since 2009, artist Margaret Nazon of Tsiigehtchic, N.W.T. has been producing incredible beaded artworks of celestial objects from the deepest recesses of space. Inspired by images found online that were taken by the Hubble space telescope, Nazon's … Continue reading Margaret Nazon’s Beaded Universe

News to Use: YYC Art Links

This Friday (November 30) at 4:30pm is the deadline to get your nominations in for the seventh annual Cultural Leaders Legacy Artist Awards! Calgary city council rejects freeze, instead plans to nearly double arts agency spending funding. The SPARK Disability Art Festival kicks off December 3. Learn how "Museum Architecture Shapes Civic Identity and Public Life" … Continue reading News to Use: YYC Art Links

Jingle Dance Detectives

During the exhibition planning process for One New Work: Tamara Lee-Anne Cardinal: Feet on the Ground, curator Nancy Tousley found a circa-1960s photograph online depicting four First Nations women performing a Jingle Dress Dance Wishing to include the photo to provide historical context to the items in the exhibition, Nancy asked us if we could … Continue reading Jingle Dance Detectives