ArtBeat May 11-17
Wild Rose Weird
Inspired by the rich tradition of sasquatches everywhere, visual artist Emily Hope created The Wild Man Appreciation Society about. ArtBeat hears about the civil society and personal museum preserving and promoting of tales of the feral creature. It’s on until May 31 in the Untitled Art Society’s +15 Window space at Calgary’s EPCOR Centre.
To submit your drawings to the Wild Man Appreciation Society, please visit: wildmansociety.tumblr.com
Archivist Braden Cannon brushes off the history of experimental film in the province for ArtBeat. He’s hosting the Provincial Archives evening of film and discussion, Exploring Experimental Cinema in Alberta on May 14 at 7pm.
Seas shells, wings from a bug and seeds inspire textiles. A new exhibit Colour Catch at the University of Alberta Human Ecology Gallery looks at how. ArtBeat talks to student Ann Salmonson who was in the Human Ecology class that created the display. The clothing and textile exhibit is on until July 20.
Author, radio host and musician Grant Lawrence just picked up a British Columbia Book Prize. He received the Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award for his book The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie. ArtBeat gets Grant Lawrence to read from his prize-winning, hockey-themed memoir.
Performer Natalie Gauthier is masking her emotions to reveal even more in her production of I, Claudia. ArtBeat hears about the one-woman show which is on at the Rosebud Theatre in Rosebud, Alberta until June 21.
Just in time for Mother’s Day, ArtBeat hears from Calgarian artist Bev Tosh about her exhibitWar Brides: One Way Passage. The work is inspired by the stories of hundreds of women who travelled oceans and borders to follow their new husbands after World War II, including Bev’s own mother Dorothy. War Brides: One Way Passage is at the Red Deer Museum and Gallery until August 4.
UAS in the News
Updates about articles written on exhibitions and the society.