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November 20, 2008
  Artists share passions at Market CollectivePDF files may take a moment to load

As a city undergoing a cultural renaissance of sorts, Calgary is still finding its way when it comes to promoting local artistry. University of Calgary students Angel Guerra and Angela Dione are helping out the cause with the creation of the Kensington Market Collective.

"We saw a gap in what Kensington had to offer in terms of artist space to create and we thought we'd change that," Dione says. "We started looking around for venues, which took a while, looking through different empty spaces."

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October 16, 2008
  Collaborative art so coolPDF files may take a moment to load

One hundred blank journals, each cover designed by a local artist, each journal numbered, catalogued, put out into the community. Welcome to the City of Calgary's 100 Journals Project.

"We invite people to contribute their stories, their drawings, writing, poetry, whatever they want and then pass them on in this collaborate art form," says City of Calgary community cultural development program specialist Jody Williams.

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October 09, 2008
  Artist breaks down preconceptionsPDF files may take a moment to load

Students and lovers of all art at the university are going to get a special treat this weekend. Multi-media visual artist Adrian Stimson will be on hand at the Nickel Arts Museum on Friday, as part of the University of Calgary Fine Arts Department's Visiting Artist Lecture Series. As he goes about his lecture, he'll discuss his current exhibition Old Sun- mounted at the Truck Contemporary Art Gallery starting Oct. 10- his own process of creating art and even observing student's work.

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September 04, 2008
  Painting: Thick and Thin examines Calgary's art culturePDF files may take a moment to load

High school reunions are often a disappointment. University reunions can be an excuse for the alumni organization to fleece donations. A reunion of Alberta College of Art and Design graduates, however, defied convention, producing an exhibition at the Glenbow Museum.

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August 07, 2008
  MFA graduates become the masters of their artPDF files may take a moment to load

Culmination can mean different things for different people. It can relate to reaching a high peak, astronomy or arriving at the final stage of a journey. For artists involved in the Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, it means coming to the end of a long academic endeavour. As they prepare to leave a mark on the Nickle Arts Museum, there is reflection, joy, sadness and, of course, art.

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September 07, 2006
  Sitting in the darkPDF files may take a moment to load

Since the dawn of modern broadcasting in the 1950s, television has provided the earnest viewer with countless reasons to put off studying, parenting and feeding pets. However, merely turning on the idiot box doesn't guarantee entertainment as each fall the networks always unleash as much maggot-ridden crap upon the world as they do anything worthwhile.

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December 08, 2005
  Art Review: Ascension ascends to great artPDF files may take a moment to load

Mystical, ethereal, dreamscape and serene all come to mind when viewing Marcia Harris's most recent works, an exhibit collectively entitled Ascension. The content and theme of the paintings have the ability to transport viewers into foreign worlds retaining some semblance of the familiar at the same time. A timeless essence is reflected in the work, as though one is looking through the filter of memory and has the opportunity to suspend time and momentarily witness an experience unfolding.

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November 01, 2005
  Art Preview: Naked people! No seriously, naked people!PDF files may take a moment to load

Imagine a utopia. A place so perfect people never go hungry, always have a safe place to call home and are protected by an honest government. In this place, artistic ideas flow openly and citizens are free to write, watch and listen to whatever they please. Sound something like Narnia? Even after serving two years of a 10-year prison sentence administered by a repressive Communist regime in his native Croatia, artist Dr. Charles Billich, who will be in Calgary painting live nude models Thu., Nov.

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September 29, 2005
  Art Preview: The new NewspaperPDF files may take a moment to load

'"A lot of what I bring to this project straddles the line between art and writing," says Beaulieu. "It offers a bridge between literary and visual art."

The Newspaper is a series of 124 paintings inspired by a single issue of the Calgary Herald. The acrylic paintings were done on sheets of 26' by 14' paper, the same size the paper uses. Each article is replaced with a flat block of colour, with no colour ever used twice. The final product resembles a newspaper without words.

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July 28, 2005
  Art Preview: A poster named SuePDF files may take a moment to load

The invention of the poster dates back to the 15th century, where it introduced a new method of providing news, government proclamations and other information to the public. As time progressed, they were used to advertise events, like productions of Shakespeare plays. Soon they became an essential tool of advertisers, protestors and propagandists. In the late 19th century, Paris became the hot spot for colour poster culture, with a strong focus on design.

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