Amy Jo Espetveidt

Amy Jo Espetveidt

"I'm a fan, not a critic," has become a personal motto for Amy Jo since starting to write for C.I.A. in 2012 where her love for Calgary and art collided. A photojournalist by trade, her work has appeared in The Labradorian, the St. John's Telegram, the Calgary Herald, the Calgary Sun, the Winnipeg Free Press, The Sun (UK), Exposure Photo Festival, the CBC and C-ing Magazine. She owns her own photography company, Quadrophonic Image, and is also the Director of Photography for Calgary Reads. When not taking pictures or out basking in Calgary's amazing art, she can be found in her garden or with her nose in a book.

Recent Posts by Amy Jo Espetveidt

Visual Arts Society Celebrates 35 Years">Happy Birthday Burns Visual Arts Society Celebrates 35 Years

In an unassuming brick building, tucked away at the edge of Ramsay, something spectacular has been happening for the past 35 years. Twenty visual artists currently make this space their home, all under the moniker the Burns Visual Arts Society and the old building is a bustling hive of creative energy. The entrance is filled Continue Reading »

Written on September 16, 2014

Calgary Arts Round Up: September 15 – 21

And the spectacular September filled with art marches on. There’s so much more on the go this week that art is springing up everywhere. Remembering Our Loved Ones with Art This Saturday is the perfect example of how many amazing and unique arts events take place in this fine city of ours. Like the third Continue Reading »

Written on September 15, 2014

A Little Prep Can Go A Long Way">Planning for the Theatre Season A Little Prep Can Go A Long Way

I have an annual ritual and have for years – long before my tenure at Calgary is Awesome. Most Septembers I sit down with a pen and paper to do a little upcoming theatre season research. On the few years that I have been too busy to do it, I inevitably have missed something I Continue Reading »

Written on September 10, 2014

Calgary Arts Round Up: September 8 – 14

How many of you are like me today and avoiding looking outside while hiding under a blanket? Well. Good news everyone. There are enough arts going on this week to occupy your thoughts. So what if the weather is miserable. We’ll still be rocking it with Beakerhead and more. It’s all here in this week’s Continue Reading »

Written on September 8, 2014

The tinkerer talks making a one-of-a-kind exhibit for Beakerhead">Good Peeps: Brendan Matkin’s Drive In Arcade The tinkerer talks making a one-of-a-kind exhibit for Beakerhead

Name: Brendan Matkin Occupation: Designer, artist, maker, experimenter, prototyper and tinkerer Website: Twitter: @BrendanMatkin Project: Drive in Arcade. See it at Beakernight, September 13 at 8pm at Olympic Way and 12 Ave SE. At first sight, the 1991 Toyota Previa sitting behind Beakerhead HQ seems an odd choice to make an video game drive Continue Reading »

Written on September 5, 2014

Calgary Arts Round Up: September 1 – 7

Happy September everyone. It’s that time again for the back to school, back to work blues. But you know what always makes me feel awesome? Art. And this week is absolutely bursting with it. Boaks and Panzer at the Christine Klassen Gallery What better way to start the month off than with some stunning visual Continue Reading »

Written on September 1, 2014

Project Shares LGBTQ Stories Through Photos and Video">Fabulous Alberta Voices Project Shares LGBTQ Stories Through Photos and Video

“My sexual identity has given me a broader sense of self. How I wish to portray myself, whom I choose to surround myself with. My sexual identity is not Who I Am yet it is all of Who I Am. Ultimately it has made me into the fabulous colourful person that I am today.” – Continue Reading »

Written on August 29, 2014

Calgary Arts Round Up: August 25 – 31

Holy flying calendar, Batman! Where did August go? Here we are in the last week and I hope you fit in enough of Calgary’s great art scene. Want some more? No problem. That’s the great thing about this city of ours – there’s always something on the go. Get Set to Play on Wheels As Continue Reading »

Written on August 25, 2014

Calgary Arts Round Up: August 18 – 24

Good morning Calgary. Getting enough arts with your beautiful summer? No. Well, as rainy weather is expected later this week, this might be the perfect time to squeeze some in. I can tell you a little bit of rain can’t dampen the awesome events happening right now. It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Continue Reading »

Written on August 18, 2014

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