Embedding artists in a hidden, yet integral City system has provoked new ideas and dialogues, changing how Public Art is created and perceived in our City. Join WATERSHED+ Lead Artists, Sans façon, along with all five DE Lab artists; Steve Gurysh, Tim Knowles, Becky Shaw, Stokley Towles, Peter Von Tiesenhausen, for an intimate and illuminating discussion, delving into the history and creation of the project, and the artists’ experiences working within the City of Calgary. Moderated by amery Calvelli, this discussion intends to showcase the success and challenges of The Dynamic Environment Lab as part of WATERSHED+, and how the program has affected the direction of public art in Calgary.
Following the discussion, please join the panelists for an opening reception of the exhibit DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT. A selection of works from the DE Lab artists, on view until January 2020, speaks to the vast scope of the Utilities and Environmental Protection Department, the employees who maintain our crucial infrastructure, and the intimate connections art can create between Citizen and City.
6PM - Panel Discussion
7PM - Reception with the Artists