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

Calgary Arts Round Up: April 13 – 19

Just when you thought April was going to be a quiet month— you know, that time where it’s not quite spring and not exactly winter—and all of a sudden, BAM! Your calendar fills up with so much awesome you have no idea how you are ever going to squeeze it in. There really is no Continue Reading »

Written on April 13, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: April 6 – 12

While you’re waiting for the splash of colour promised by spring, why don’t you fill the gap with some bright, colourful and soulful art? There’s so much going on in this city of ours that even on the greyest of days, a splash of joy can be found in the arts. It’s all here in Continue Reading »

Written on April 6, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 30 – April 5

It’s time once again for the Calgary Arts Round Up—showing you what’s on this week in arts and culture. And I’ll give you a hint. There’s enough to fill every day of the week with. Check it out. Breaking Glass for Good Bins upon bins of broken glass, a Calgary artist and a local social Continue Reading »

Written on March 30, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 23 – 29

Morning Calgary. Hope your world is sunny and bright, even on those few drab days we get here in the city. But, even if it’s not, there’s always bright and awesome art to take in. Check out what’s on this week in the Round Up. MoMo Continues to Break New Ground MoMo Dance Theatre is Continue Reading »

Written on March 23, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 16 – 22

Hey Calgary. Have you gotten your arts fill this week? No. Well, check out these awesome happenings. It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Girls Gone Wilde – Bolder and Brassier than Ever For the past four years, the Girls Gone Wilde event has been gaining steam. Put on by Urban Curvz’s –Calgary’s only Continue Reading »

Written on March 16, 2015



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 9 – 15

Can you believe this weather we’re having? It certainly makes you feel like spring is here and here to stay, but I, for one, am not so sure. Part of me can’t help but feel like it’s a trick and a snowy, cold April is on the way. But, you know one thing that is Continue Reading »

Written on March 9, 2015



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



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