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November 2019


Studio Visit
Saturday November 23, 2019
From 2pm to 6pm

Details of the studio, photo credit SLM.

You are invited to visit my art studio where you can try your hand at watercolour painting, discover the new Rivers/Rivières series and the Painting Alberta collection. Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon.
2451 30 ave SW Calgary 
The studio entrance is located through the backyard gate.

Leighton Art Centre’s Christmas in the Country 2019

Leighton Art Centre, photo credit LAC staff.

Two weekends of Christmas cheer in Alberta’s beautiful Foothills region!
Discover over 100 talented artists and find truly unique gifts for your loved ones at this annual art sale.
November 2 – 3 & 9 – 10, 2019
10 am – 4 pm
The Leighton Art Centre
282027 144 St W, Millarville, AB T1S 0Y4

Painting Alberta

Dingman Discovery Well, photo source the Glenbow Archives.

Glenbow Museum Archives

The Glenbow Museum Archives were one of Canada’s largest non-governmental repositories of archival records of individuals, families, organizations and businesses from Western Canada. Before the archives closed and moved to the University of Calgary, I visited them and collected many black and white digital photographs for Painting Alberta. An example is the 1914 Dingman Discovery Well, in Turner Valley, the oil well that changed Alberta’s history.

What is your Alberta story?

 Of interest: Chris Cran: It’s still My Vault
September 20 to December 14, 2019

Artist Chris Cran, photo credit SLM.

Chris Cran (RCA*) is an internationally recognized Canadian visual artist, residing in Calgary. After major retrospective exhibitions, including at the National Gallery of Canada (2016) and at the Glenbow Museum (2019), his new exhibition It’s Still My Vault offers a journey into his creative world. With the help of curator Christine Sowiak, he presents works from his well-known series and his preparatory drawings for them, from Pop Art to portraiture. Once again, Chris Cran manages to charm us with his intelligence and his sense of humour. A captivating exhibition.

*Royal Canadian Academy of Arts

Painting Alberta Video

Banff Centre’s visitors enjoying the exhibit Painting Alberta.