Calgary Arts Round Up: October 1 – October 7
Is anyone exhausted from the awesomely packed events of the last week? I know I am. But it just doesn’t stop. The University of Calgary is opening its Masters Thesis Exhibition to the public this week and having a great tribute to a jazz legend. Canadian Music Fest wants your music. And the Glenbow needs your help. Here’s your Arts Round Up for this week.
THE MASTERS: The University of Calgary’s Masters of Fine Arts 2012 Thesis Exhibition opens to the public this Friday at the Nickle Galleries. Graduating MFA students Chika Modum and Rory O’Connor’s thesis exhibitions will be open for public viewing October 5 to 20 and is well worth the trip.
Image courtesy of Department of Art, University of Calgary
Stories From Home at the UofC
The Department of Art at the University of Calgary will be opening graduating MFA students Chika Modum and Rory O’Connor’s thesis exhibitions to the public starting this Friday.
Stories From Home runs October 5 to 20 at the Nickle Galleries in the Taylor Family Digital Library on the University of Calgary campus.
Chika Modum‘s work is highlighted in Braided Hair – an exhibition celebrating processes and textures originating in her West African roots, juxtaposing with her North American surroundings.
The House of Seven Gates features Rory O’Connor’s graduate work – six handmade miniature rooms and a magnified view of a small farmhouse in Ireland formerly owned by her great-grandparents.
The Nickle Gallery is open Monday though Friday 10am to 5pm with late night Thursdays until 8pm and Saturdays 12pm to 5pm. For more information, head over to the faculty’s website here.
Parker with Strings at the UofC
If you like the music of Charlie “Bird” Parker, then the University of Calgary has a concert for you.
The Department of Music is presenting saxophonist Vaughn Ambrose and guests in Parker with Strings, a tribute to the jazz legend, tonight (October 1) at 8pm at the University Theatre.
Tickets are $25 (adults) or $18 (students/seniors) and for more information visit their website here.
Celebrate Masked this Friday
Put on your best disguise and head down to Marda Loop this Friday for Masked.
Limelighter‘s next show opens October 5 with a house show style exhibition (1940 33 Ave. SW), art indoors and live music outdoors featuring the sounds of Georgia Sound, Lisette Xavie and Thomas Beckman.
There’s even a best mask contest – wear an awesome mask and enter the contest to win a prize.
Admission by donation (cash only) and for more information head over to their website or Facebook.
Canadian Music Fest Submission Call
Wow. It’s October already. That means the deadline for Canadian Music Fest submissions is growing close.
The annual showcase is part of Canadian Music Week and is an awesome opportunity for local artists to play in front of a big audience that includes music industry professionals.
The final deadline for submissions is October 27 and we’d love to see a huge Calgary contingent take over TO.
“Canadian Music Fest is a once-in-a-year opportunity to get your band in front of over 3000 industry insiders – from A&R reps and music publishers to booking agents, promoters, festival directors and talent buyers from all around the world – 75000 music fans, and 600 media reps from more than 30 countries – all in one spot,” said Ashley Smith with Canadian Music Week.
The Fest, taking place in Toronto March 19 to 24, will feature over 900 artists in over 60 venues. Last year’s Fest featured Slash (featuring Myles Kennedy), Passion Pit, The Sheepdogs, Cold Specks, Rich Aucoin, Hill Top Hoods, Dope D.O.D., The Trews, I Mother Earth, Saul Williams, Spoek Mathambo, John K. Samson & The Provincial Band and Joel Plaskett & The Emergency.
The week also features panels, keynotes, mentoring sessions, workshops, an artist lounge and speed-dating.
“Now in its 31st year, Canadian Music Week is recognized as one of the premier entertainment events in North America focusing on the business of music,” Ashley said. “As an added bonus, all bands will have the opportunity to be featured in the “Artist Spotlight” on the Canadian Music Fest site. Bands will be spotlighted on a weekly basis, so don’t put off your chance to be recognized until the end.”
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS: Canadian Music Fest wants you. The annual showcase is held during Canadian Music Week in Toronto March 19 to 24. The deadline for submissions is October 27.
Image courtesy of Canadian Music Fest
Glenbow Museum is looking for Volunteers
Calgary’s premier art museum’s fall season is quickly approaching and they need your help.
The Glenbow Museum is recruiting volunteers to assist staff with special events and membership activities between October 2012 and June 2013.
Individuals are welcome to apply regardless of experience. For further information contact Manager of Volunteer Resources Kari Welsh at the Glenbow Museum.
Do you have something cool and great coming up and want to be part of the Calgary Arts Round Up? Drop me a line at email@example.com!