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2012 Festival Schedule


January 5, 2012

Roving Festival Launch Party

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

Celebrate the launch of the festival with the grand opening of its flagship exhibition Out of the Shadows: New York-Calgary presented by MOCA (formerly Triangle Gallery). From there, move on to take in other festival highlights.



January 5, 2012

Eviction of the Stuart Block

Calgary Public Library

This project unites a collective of professional artists and homeless Calgarians to explore 100 years of evictions in this new, live radio play.



January 5 - February 1, 2012

Artist Trading Cards

Calgary Public Library

An exhibition of portable and poignant miniature works of art, each one telling a story.



January 5 - February 4, 2012

What We Take With Us

The New Gallery

A two-channel video installation examining what it is to call a place “home” - and the psychological shifts evoked by the experience of physically repositioning oneself in the world.



January 5 - May 3, 2012

WRAP

Various Festival Sites

WRAP artists draw attention to the lack of affordable housing and the importance of community through acts of "yarnbombing".



January 5 – 25, 2012

Out of the Shadows:
New York – Calgary

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

A provocative art exhibition discussing the aspects of street life, prostitution, homelessness, gentrification, urban renewal and a displacement of marginalized communities.



January 13 - 15, 2012

Limelight

Olympic Plaza and 8th Avenue SE

Limelight replaces two conventional street light heads with outdoor theatre spotlights pointing to the same single spot, creating an open invitation for passers-by to perform, and transforming the street into a stage.



January 14, 2012

Youth Slam Poetry

Central Library

Experience the fun of topical poetry being proclaimed in a lively, competitive atmosphere! This event, part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



January 14, 21, 2012

Other Voices

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

Join us for a Saturday art walk. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through various festival exhibits, all in walking range of Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary.



January 21 - March 31, 2012

Edward Burtynsky: Encounters

Glenbow Museum

In this exhibit, photographs by Burtynsky are selected by over 20 Canadians representing diverse view of life and place, each bringing their own meaning to the artist’s work.



January 26, 2012

SLAM! and Open Mike

The Auburn Saloon

Part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, this event will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



January 28, 2012

On Common Ground

Calgary Public Library

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. Today’s topic is: "Home and Homelessness".



January 28, 2012

Other Voices

Glenbow Museum

Join us for a Saturday art walk. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through various festival exhibits, all in walking range of Glenbow.



Through February 1, 2012

Artist Trading Cards

Calgary Public Library

An exhibition of portable and poignant miniature works of art, each one telling a story.



Through February 4, 2012

What We Take With Us

The New Gallery

A two-channel video installation examining what it is to call a place “home” - and the psychological shifts evoked by the experience of physically repositioning oneself in the world.



Through March 31, 2012

Edward Burtynsky: Encounters

Glenbow Museum

In this exhibit, photographs by Burtynsky are selected by over 20 Canadians representing diverse view of life and place, each bringing their own meaning to the artist’s work.



February 1 - March 31, 2012

The Compassionate Eye of James Bannerman

The New Gallery +15 Window at Epcor Centre

The photographs left behind by James Bannerman speak compassionately about the intrinsic value of incorporating creative activity into daily life.



February 3 - 28, 2012

A Moment in Time

Calgary Public Library

Examples from recent photographic activities in the homeless community are showcased in this exhibit.



February 4, 18, 2012

This Is My City Photo Walking Tours

City Hall

A series of public walking tours through areas of the city frequented by the homeless will be co-led by a photographic artist and a photographer experiencing homelessness.



February 4, 11, 18, 25, 2012

Other Voices

Glenbow Museum

Join us for a Saturday art walk. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through various festival exhibits, all in walking range of Glenbow.



February 10 - March 8, 2012

No Cause for Concern

TRUCK Gallery

No Cause for Concern is a series of Karen Asher portraits investigating the relationship between photographer, subject and environment.



February 10 – March 17

Curatorial Internship Project: I. Me. Mine.

The New Gallery

An exhibit exploring social and political discourse concerning identity.



February 11, 2012

Youth Slam Poetry

Central Library

Experience the fun of topical poetry being proclaimed in a lively, competitive atmosphere! This event, part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



February 23, 2012

SLAM! and Open Mike

The Auburn Saloon

Part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, this event will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



February 25, 2012

On Common Ground

Calgary Public Library

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. Today’s topic is: "A Matter of Trust".





Through March 8, 2012

No Cause for Concern

TRUCK Gallery

No Cause for Concern is a series of Karen Asher portraits investigating the relationship between photographer, subject and environment.



Through March 17

Curatorial Internship Project: I. Me. Mine.

The New Gallery

An exhibit exploring social and political discourse concerning identity.



Through March 31, 2012

The Compassionate Eye of James Bannerman

The New Gallery +15 Window at Epcor Centre

The photographs left behind by James Bannerman speak compassionately about the intrinsic value of incorporating creative activity into daily life.



Through March 31, 2012

Edward Burtynsky: Encounters

Glenbow Museum

In this exhibit, photographs by Burtynsky are selected by over 20 Canadians representing diverse view of life and place, each bringing their own meaning to the artist’s work.



March 1 - April 3, 2012

Why is Calgary My City?

Calgary Public Library

The expressive collaged maps in this exhibit reflect the diverse ways in which people use, move around, and feel about our city, with particular attention to those who exist in its margins.



March 3, 10, 17, 2012

Other Voices

Glenbow Museum

Join us for a Saturday art walk. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through various festival exhibits, all in walking range of Glenbow.



March 8, 2012

Street Life  Exhibit Opening and Reception

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

Celebrate the city as muse at the opening of MOCA Calgary’s second festival exhibit. Remarks start at 6:00pm.



March 8 - April 25, 2012

Street Life

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

This exhibition surveys the range of artistic responses to the city as muse and subject matter, from George Pepper’s 1930’s painted cityscapes to Ken Lum’s recent photo and text explorations of urban clashes.



March 10, 2012

Youth Slam Poetry

Central Library

Experience the fun of topical poetry being proclaimed in a lively, competitive atmosphere! This event, part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



March 23 - April 28, 2012

Other People’s Dreams

The New Gallery

This exhibition is the culmination of performative interviews in which artists asked volunteer participants to recall a dream and then share it for artistic re-interpretation.



March 24, 2012

This Is My City Photo Walking Tours

City Hall

A series of public walking tours through areas of the city frequented by the homeless will be co-led by a photographic artist and a photographer experiencing homelessness.



March 24, 31, 2012

Other Voices

The New Gallery

Join us for a Saturday art walk. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through various festival exhibits, all in walking range of The New Gallery.



March 29, 2012

SLAM! and Open Mike

The Auburn Saloon

Part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, this event will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



March 31, 2012

On Common Ground

Calgary Public Library

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. Today’s topic is: “Urban Witness”.


Through April 3, 2012

Why is Calgary My City?

Calgary Public Library

The expressive collaged maps in this exhibit reflect the diverse ways in which people use, move around, and feel about our city, with particular attention to those who exist in its margins.



Through April 25, 2012

Street Life

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

This exhibition surveys the range of artistic responses to the city as muse and subject matter, from George Pepper’s 1930’s painted cityscapes to Ken Lum’s recent photo and text explorations of urban clashes.



Through April 28, 2012

Other People’s Dreams

The New Gallery

This exhibition is the culmination of performative interviews in which artists asked volunteer participants to recall a dream and then share it for artistic re-interpretation.



April 5, 2012

Curator Talk and Gallery Tour: Street Life

Museum of Contemporary Art-Calgary (MOCA Calgary)

Celebrate the city as muse at the opening of MOCA Calgary’s second festival exhibit. Remarks start at 6:00pm.



April 5 - May 3, 2012

BEING SEEN
Portraits from the Women’s Centre and Alpha House

Calgary Public Library

In this exhibition of artworks done in workshops at local agencies, those closest to the streets of Calgary adopt a broad interpretation of the portrait to represent themselves and their peers.



April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012

This is My Village

Seafood Market Studios

Explore the past and future potential of the East Village in this series of on-site guided walks. Through telling and sharing stories, the project will give space to experiences and histories that are not adequately recognized. Conversations recorded during these walks will be collected on a website (http://aporee.org/maps/projects/tmv), virtually located at the site of the future Central Library in the East Village. This project by artist, curator and writer Tomas Jonsson was developed through the support of the EMMEDIA Artist in Residence program.



April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2012

Other Voices

The New Gallery

Join us for a Saturday art walk. Gallery volunteers will lead groups through various festival exhibits, all in walking range of The New Gallery.



April 14, 2012

Youth Slam Poetry

Central Library

Experience the fun of topical poetry being proclaimed in a lively, competitive atmosphere! This event, part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



April 15 - April 22, 2012

Calgary Spoken Word Festival

The Auburn Saloon

A forum for dissemination and promotion of the Spoken Word.



April 21, 2012

This Is My City Photo Walking Tours

City Hall

A series of public walking tours through areas of the city frequented by the homeless will be co-led by a photographic artist and a photographer experiencing homelessness.



April 26, 2012

SLAM! and Open Mike

The Auburn Saloon

Part of the Calgary Spoken Word Festival, this event will weave themes relating to homelessness with other topics of interest.



April 28, 2012

On Common Ground

Calgary Public Library

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. Today’s topic is: “Where is My City At?”







May 3, 2012

Take Note and
Take Positions

Art Central

This film screening is curated by Tomas Jonsson. It features several short artistic works exploring place and displacement. It is presented as part of the Festival Finale.



May 3, 2012

Festival Finale

Art Central

Join us on the Festival’s closing night for a spirited celebration! See live performances, film screenings, art exhibits, and more. Be inspired by artists who portray their city in innovative ways. Contribute your vision of Calgary to our collaborative mural in the back alley. Raise your voice in honour of the inaugural This is My City Festival and in anticipation of many more!

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