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Tip Your Hat held July 7th, 2012

 Tip Your Hat was held at DaDe Art & Design Lab in Inglewood… See pictures of our auctioneer, some of the hats that were auctioned off, and… a picture of our esteemed Mayor Nenshi who visited and gave a short speech. A great day, a great success…

Festival Finale held May 3rd

It’s about art…

It’s about people…

It’s about community…

TIP YOUR HAT UPCOMING JULY 7th !!!

Tip Your Hat 2012-poster July 7th – Mark your Calendar !!!

Other Voices — A Saturday Art Walk

Other Voices — A Saturday Art Walk

April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

12 noon to 1:30 pm
Meet at The New Gallery Main Space, 2nd Floor Art Central, #212, 100 – 7th Ave SW
Cost: Pay what you can
Presented by This is My City Art Society


Join us every Saturday during the festival for a guided tour that explores several exhibits about issues of home, homelessness, place, and displacement. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through exhibits at neighbouring venues, providing context and facilitating discussion.

Created by This Is My City artist-mentor Linda Hawke.

Participating venues are MOCA, Calgary Public Library, The New Gallery (main space and +15 Window), Glenbow, and TRUCK. Stops will change periodically based on exhibit schedules and tour timing. You’ll want to attend several tours to see all the exhibits. On the final Saturday of each month, our panel discussion series On Common Ground will pick up where the tour concludes.

Portraits: Faces of the Street

Portraits: Faces of the Street

April 5th to May 3rd, 2012

Art Wall, Calgary Public Library, Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE

Presented by This is My City Art Society

This exhibit features portraits produced in workshops at various Calgary agencies that serve the homeless. They continue the conversation begun by the depictions of New York City street life by professional artist Bernard Safran seen recently at MOCA. Here, those closest to the streets of Calgary portray their peers and themselves.

Whether self-portraits or images of others, this exhibition aims to present a face and visual character of Calgary’s marginalized citizens from their own perspective.

This program is developed by This is My City artist-mentor Eveline Kolijn.

This is My Village

This is My Village

April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th — 10:00am to 1:00pm
Various Locations
Cost: Free
This project is created by TMC artist-mentor Tomas Jonsson
Presented by EMMEDIA and This is My City Art Society

Explore narratives associated with sites and processes of uneven spatial development in the East Village and environs.  Consider the historical and future potential of the site through interviews, walks, mapping, audio recording and ‘e-zine’ workshops. Activities will involve all participants in telling and sharing stories, giving space to stories and histories that are not adequately recognized.

Portraits: Faces of the Street

Portraits: Faces of the Street

April 5th to May 3rd, 2012

Art Wall, Calgary Public Library, Central Library, 616 Macleod Trail SE

Presented by This is My City Art Society

This exhibit features portraits produced in workshops at various Calgary agencies that serve the homeless. They continue the conversation begun by the depictions of New York City street life by professional artist Bernard Safran seen recently at MOCA. Here, those closest to the streets of Calgary portray their peers and themselves.

Whether self-portraits or images of others, this exhibition aims to present a face and visual character of Calgary’s marginalized citizens from their own perspective.

This program is developed by This is My City artist-mentor Eveline Kolijn.

Urban Witness: Panel Discussion

On Common Ground is a series of conversations among artists, community builders, cultural thinkers, and you. Explore the shifting ideas of home, the ethics of working with each other and urban renewal as it relates to our sense of history, community and shared culture.

The Urban panel explored how we can build an inclusive and collective future while recognizing our past.

 

Lorna Crowshoe is an Aboriginal Issue Strategist with The City of Calgary

Cynthia Klaassen is President of the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society

Tomas Jonsson is a Calgary-based artist, curator and writer

Sonny Tomic is the Manager of Centre City Planning & Implementation with The City of Calgary.

Why is Calgary My City?

Why is Calgary My City?
Collaged maps reflect the diverse ways people move through our city.


On display at the Calgary Public Library, Main branch.
March 1 – April 3rd.

Panel Discussion Today

On Common Ground: Conversations About Our City

March 31st, April 28th — 1:30pm to 4:00pm
Calgary Public Library, Central Library
Presented by The City of Calgary, Arts & Culture

On Common Ground is a series of conversations among artists, community builders, cultural thinkers, and you. Explore the shifting ideas of home, the ethics of working with each other and urban renewal as it relates to our sense of history, community and shared culture.

Urban Witness

Saturday, March 31, 2012 at 1:30 p.m.
Calgary Public Library, Central Library, Main Lobby Area
Everyone is welcome. Admission is FREE.

Join our diverse panel for a conversation about Calgary’s history and urban development. Explore how we can build an inclusive and collective future while recognizing our past.

Panelists:
Tomas Jonsson – Local artist, curator and writer
Cynthia Klaassen – President of the Calgary Heritage Initiative Society
Sonny Tomic – Manager of Centre City Planning & Implementation, City of Calgary
Lorna Crowshoe – Aboriginal Issue Strategist, City of Calgary

Quyen Hoang – The City of Calgary Public Art Program

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