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)

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

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

Collection Connection: Graeme Patterson

Graeme Patterson is a Saskatchewan-born, New Brunswick-based artist whose practice focuses on stop motion animation and multimedia sculptural installations. While travelling around Canada in 2008, Patterson started work on The Puppet Collective (Edition I) – a series of puppets based on 50 random people. Driven by an interest in people watching and figurative sculpture, Patterson … Continue reading Collection Connection: Graeme Patterson

Art News Roundup — April 18, 2019

The terrible news from Paris this week dominated headlines, of course. Thankfully many of the artistic treasures from the iconic structure have been saved and are being housed at the Louvre - read. This National Geographic segment describes the laser technology used in 2015 to recreate a 3-D scan of Notre Dame. Now, it could … Continue reading Art News Roundup — April 18, 2019