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 14 – 20

Hey guys. Look at that. Easter is this week. And hey! There are flowers in bloom (well crocuses at least). Did Spring sneak up on you too? I know it’s put pep in my step and what better way to celebrate than with the arts? It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Flood of Continue Reading »

Written on April 14, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: April 7 – 13

It’s been such a swing from last week to this and spring finally seems to be upon us. Yay. I know how I’ll be celebrating – taking in some awesome art. It’s all here in this week’s Round Up. LODHO’s Cabaret Returns To Theatre Junction In January 2011, L’orchestre d’hommes-orchestres wowed the High Performance Rodeo Continue Reading »

Written on April 7, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 31– April 6

As more snow falls I know it’s hard to believe April starts this week. But there’s always a way to escape the weather… go see a show, make some art or get creative. It will make those “second” winter blues vanish. Check out what’s new in this week’s Round Up. Fat Pig a Heartbreaking Delight Continue Reading »

Written on March 31, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 24 – 30

What’s on the plate this week YYC? There’s some secret Seuss and a little bit of music. There are a few great workshops and a few awesome announcements. Even a festival too. And it’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Dr. Seuss’s Secret His works are enigmatic, bright, colourful and strangely haunting. Most people Continue Reading »

Written on March 24, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 17 – 23

A whole new season marches in this week and Calgary’s arts community is ready for it with new shows, last chances and some great opportunities to take in world-class exhibits. And it’s all here in this week’s Round Up. Go on… soak up some art. Championship Season a Powerhouse It started with a trip and Continue Reading »

Written on March 17, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 10 – 16

Spring is just around the corner – I can taste it. So celebrate this awesome weather by getting out and seeing some of the sights featured in this week’s Round Up. Political Theatre Ignites Theatre Junction Theatre Junction always brings amazing pieces of theatre from around the world to the Calgary stage. They’re world-renowned, beautiful Continue Reading »

Written on March 10, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: March 3 – 9

A new month and a whole new batch of awesome is upon us. It’s all here in the Round Up. Check it. Pape and Taper go Non-Verbal in New Production They’ll use puppetry, shadow play, mime, clown and music but no words for their newest production. This week Pape and Taper Productions will be presenting Continue Reading »

Written on March 3, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: February 24 – March 2

What’s on the go this week Calgary? Well. Let’s see. Yup. Looks like my calendar is full again. How about yours? Fill it up with this week’s Arts Round Up. Call in the [Laugh] Riot Police Two rooms. Two motel rooms more specifically with two beds, two closets, two bathrooms and an adjoining door. This Continue Reading »

Written on February 24, 2014



Sagala Regalia gives gallery back its past">The Deconstruction of TRUCK Sagala Regalia gives gallery back its past

Kuh Del Rosario’s work is hard to describe to someone unfamiliar with it. It’s formed using everyday objects, deconstructed, rebuilt into a new form and then sealed under plastic and paint. It’s mesmerizing but at the same time there’s something slightly unnerving about her pieces – kind of like a beautiful cake that’s slowly starting Continue Reading »

Written on February 19, 2014



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