Event // STEPHEN AVENUE LOCATION
LUNCH HOUR AUTHOR READINGS
/ “Magyarázni: Writing about Family and Culture”, a presentation by visual poet Helen Hajnoczky
Wednesday October 11, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM | FREE
Held over the lunch hour this series invites Calgarians working in the downtown core to enjoy their lunch while listening to talks and presentations by artists whose work blends modes of writing with the visual arts.
The word "magyarázni" (pronounced MUG-yar-az-knee) means "to explain" in Hungarian, but translates literally as "make it Hungarian." This faux-Hungarian language primer, written in direct address, invites readers to experience what it's like to be "made Hungarian" by growing up with a parent who immigrated to North America as a refugee. In forty-five folk-art visual poems each paired with a written poem, Hajnoczky reveals the beauty and tension of first-generation cultural identity.
/ Weaving and Tapestry
Sunday, October 15, 2017
2:00PM - 4:00 PM | FREE
Each iteration of this monthly series will focus on one specific artwork, artist, or theme found in our current exhibition, welcoming families for a brief tour followed by an engaging art activity developed specifically for children, ages 5-12.
Weaving and Tapestry will have children decorate their own fabric wall tapestry and learn the art of weaving, linking to exhibiting artists Carl Beam and Ann Newdigate.
/ Suzette Mayr presents The Haunting!
Tuesday October 24, 2017
6:00-9:00 PM | FREE
This monthly program will feature local authors, curators and artists who will introduce films which have influenced and inspired their work.
The first Lit Flicks of the season will feature author Suzette Mayr who will talk about her new book “Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall” and introduce the horror film The Haunting (1963) just in time for the Halloween season!
This program will be held in our newly renovated media gallery. Enjoy this introductory talk and film screening on chic mid-century modern leather couches while enjoying cocktails and Halloween candy!
ART OF OUR TIMES
Wednesday October 25, 2017
12:00-1:00 PM | FREE
Please join us on the last Wednesday of each month for a lunch hour tour and intriguing talk by one of our gallery staff. Areas of focus are developed on an ongoing basis and will be different each month.