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: Sept 29 – October 5

So. How was your September? Crazy busy? I know mine was. Now, as October rolls in, I’m taking a few to relax, decompress and slow things down. But that doesn’t mean I can’t throw some arts into that plan. In fact, art is so good for you; I recommend a healthy dose every week. It’s Continue Reading »

Written on September 29, 2014



Calgary Arts Round Up: September 22 – 28

Yes, it’s the last week of September and it will be officially Fall 2014. But that certainly doesn’t mean it’s time to curl up and hibernate. There’s still so much to do. This weekend is home to both Alberta Culture Days and DOYYC and well as bunches of other awesome events like Etsy: Made In Continue Reading »

Written on September 22, 2014



Bid on 10 one-of-a-kind pre-loved chairs from Calgary's ReStore">ChairLIFT Upcycling for Habitat for Humanity Bid on 10 one-of-a-kind pre-loved chairs from Calgary's ReStore

If you go down to the Calgary Home + Design Show make sure you stop at the by the front of Hall B. There you’ll find 10 pre-loved yet amazing chairs, upcycled into fabulous new creations by local media personalities, designers and tastemakers. From the bright and colourful to the sassy yet tasteful, these pieces Continue Reading »

Written on September 19, 2014



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: brendanmatkin.info 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



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