Calgary Arts Round Up: October 29 – November 4
The year is ticking by so quickly and it’s already November. Every year it seems to go by faster and faster. So why not take the time and enjoy some of the sweet art events going on this week? After all, blink and it’ll be the Christmas rush. Might as well enjoy what you can now.
DONKEY EDMOND: The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is in town this weekend for the sixth edition of Get Animated! and will be showing some awesome Canadian animations like this one, Edmond Was A Donkey by Franck Dion. Events run November 2 and 4 and everything is free to attend. Edmond is included in NFB’s New Releases and runs at the Plaza Theatre in Kensington on Sunday, November 4 at 7pm.
Production stills courtesy of Papy3D Productions and The National Film Board of Canada
Get Animated This Weekend
The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is in town this weekend for the sixth edition of Get Animated!
The festival brings together many of the country’s finest and funniest animated films in celebration of International Animation Day and takes place October 26 to November 10 in 30 centres in every province and territory.
Calgary’s runs November 2 and 4 and everything is free to attend. It all kicks off Friday with a panel discussion on the future of animation at the Alberta College of Art and Design at the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre (1407 14th Avenue NW) featuring NFB’s executive producer Roddy McManus.
Then on Sunday you have to choose. If you head down to the Plaza Theatre (1133 Kensington Road NW) at 7pm you can take in NFB’s New Releases featuring work by the awesome Paul Driessen and Franck Dion. Or you can go over to the Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Avenue NW) for the family program and a hands-on animation workshop.
For more information, head over to the NFB’s website and find out more about what’s playing.
Project 35 Switch Over
Have you all been down to The Esker Foundation Gallery(444, 1011 9th Avenue SE) in Inglewood yet (read our awesome interview here)? No? Well this week gives you a perfect chance.
It’s switch over week for Project 35 – an evolving traveling exhibition of video works selected by 35 international curators.
The exhibition will be presented in four chapters, each featuring eight or nine videos and will be looped for continuous play during gallery hours. Chapter Two runs in October and Chapter Three starts in November. Admission is free so make sure you check it out!
The Group Artists Society of Calgary Show and Sale
Sometimes it’s great to head out and see art in a different way.
This Saturday, the Kingsland Community Association (505 78 Ave SW) will be filled with paintings by the Group Artists Society of Calgary. It runs from 10am to 3pm and will feature works in a variety of mediums. It also gives you a chance to meet some artists living and working in our wonderful city. There’s free parking and refreshments so if you have some time to spare, head over, check it out and support the little guys.
Zombie Night at Theatre Calgary
A zombie night at Calgary’s most refined theatre? Yes. You read that right.
On Halloween, Theatre Calgary is hosting at spooky night at Netherfield as part of their Pride and Prejudice show. Get it? Inspired by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, if you head down to the EPCOR Centre in costume, you will get two tickets for the price of one to see the non-zombie version performed (just quote promo code #3649).
How’s that for a Halloween you’d never forget?
The Art of Fugue at the Calgary Organ Festival
Did you know the University of Calgary has the only Ahrend organ in Canada? It’s true. And you have a chance to hear this amazing instrument played by one of the best this week.
The Department of Music, in partnership with Mount Royal University Conservatory, is presenting Matthew Dirst in concert on their own Ronald B. Bond Bach Organ this Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 8pm.The Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall in the Rozsa Centre will be filled with J. S. Bach’s final masterpiece, The Art of Fugue, as part of the Calgary Organ Festival.
Houston organist and harpsichordist Dirst was the first American to win major internal prizes for both organ and harpsichord and will perform on the Ronald B. Bond Bach Organ built by world-renowned organ builder Jurgen Ahrend.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $18 for students and seniors. For more information head over to the UofC’s Performing Arts website here.
FLUID CONTAINR: Just in case you missed it, the awesome shooters over at Diane + Mike Photography sent us these great images from containR Calgary, a pop up site from the Fluid Festival. It hosted over 100 free and ticketed events over the two weeks it lived in Calgary’s East Village on RiverWalk Plaza. Head over to Diane + Mike’s blog to check out more shots and explore what containR had to offer. Looks like it was a blast.
Photos courtesy of Diane + Mike Photography
Home… An Art Show
LimeLighter returns to Village Brewery (5000 12 A St. SE) next week for their newest art show, Home.
Featuring the amazing Mandy Stobo of Bad Portraits fame, Jo Luke Giles and Neil Zeller, the show takes place on Friday, November 9 from 7pm to midnight. Tickets are $10 (cash only) at the door and will get you a great night out with great art and great music with Lisette Xavier, Michael 8 of Septembryo and JJ Shiplett will be providing the tunes.
Just remember to mark your calendars and don’t forget to go Home.
From the Interwebs: This is NOT a Photograph
Sometimes you find something really amazing on the Internet and you just have to share it. Like this one, a pencil drawing that looks like a high-resolution photo.
This amazing post popped up on BuzzFeed early last week and I just cannot get over how real Diego Fazio’s photorealism technique is. The 22-year-old lives in Italy and is self-taught, perfecting his mad skills over a period of several years.
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