Story by Kendall Bistretzan. Photo by Quin Hauck. Paddle Prairie is a Metis community 12 hours north of Calgary. Local multidisciplinary artist Sarah Houle, who calls Paddle Prairie home, will tell you it’s a beautiful place: lush with wildlife and farms, abundant in animals, and, most importantly, family oriented.
Story by Christina Wong. A world made of lines, grids, and wires: it almost sounds like a page out of a science fiction novel, filled with boundaries and rules and neon lights. While it might seem fantastical, it is the surreal world created by three Canadian artists at the Esker Foundation for their Fall Exhibitions.
Story by Christina Wong. Few festivals in Calgary are as provocative as the M:ST Performative Arts Festival. As a visual arts celebration, M:ST is a product of its roots: a collaboration of artists and artist-run spaces. The festival is currently in its 18th year, and this year’s programming brings a fresh take on themes of culture and diversity.
Story and photos by Elle McLean. Imagine a building sitting alone, empty, desolate. Its purpose has been served… Or so it seems. In swoop a variety of artists and performers to transform the space into something creative and magical for all to enjoy. The event is called Wreck City, and it allows artists free range to bring to life any art, performance and multimedia pieces they can possibly imagine.