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

Curiouser and Curiouser: IFAO is Here

There’s something peculiar creeping into Calgary performing arts spaces, things not quite of our everyday world. That’s right Calgary – the biennial International Festival of Animated Objects (IFAO) kicks off this weekend with an eclectic lineup of artists and all things animated. Now into it’s seventh year, the festival is bringing together some of the Continue Reading »

Written on March 6, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 2 – 8

You know that feeling when a piece of artwork leeches into your dreams, tainting them with a foreign flavour? That’s what my head has been like this past week thanks to a pair of amazing, boundary pushing productions currently running on Calgary stages. Throw in a bunch of stunning arts events to round it out Continue Reading »

Written on March 2, 2015



Get Dirty at the Home + Garden Show

There’s almost nothing like it. That feeling you get sticking your hands into the dirt after a long cold winter. The smell of the soil and the sun on your face, you breathe and look up into that big, blue Alberta sky and it’s all worth it. Now, I know we’re not quiet there yet, Continue Reading »

Written on February 23, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: February 23 – March 1

Warm winds and melty days – spring is in the air. Or is that creativity? There seems to be clouds of it floating around Calgary these days. There’s just so much awesome on the calendar this week and it’s all here in the Round Up. Noir with a Twist A dingy Edmonton apartment. A writer Continue Reading »

Written on February 23, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: February 16 – 22

What’s on the go as we head out of the long weekend and back into the workweek? Well. Lots. This is Calgary after all. Check it all out in this week’s Round Up. When Man Equals Man Enter a world of gender-swapping, madcap political satire, where the theatre of war is a circus. Opening this Continue Reading »

Written on February 16, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: February 9 – 15

This week it certainly feels like love is in the air – but then again, so is art. It doesn’t matter if you’re madly in love, loving being single or somewhere in between, there’s no better time to have an infatuation with all things creative. Check it out in this week’s Round Up. Everyday Beauty Continue Reading »

Written on February 9, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: February 2 – 8

So Balzac Billy has predicted an early spring, but that really doesn’t matter if you have enough arts to keep you happy, healthy and warm. And there’s another heaping helping on the calendar this week for you arts fans. It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Dig in. Prima Ballerina Teaches the Art of Continue Reading »

Written on February 2, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: January 26 – February 1

So. How’s everyone enjoying our faux-spring? Basking in it, I hope. And if that wasn’t enough to make your week start off right, there’s enough art going on that you can take your pick. It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Enjoy. Bloodshot is Bloody Brilliant Going into Vertigo Theatre’s current show I was perplexed. Continue Reading »

Written on January 26, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: January 19 – 25

Good day Calgary. I hope your all keeping your chins up on this Blue Monday. But, if the doldrums of winter are starting to get you down, don’t fret. There’s plenty of art to shine on your creative self. It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Getting your Goat Is love a choice? That’s Continue Reading »

Written on January 19, 2015



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