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Don't miss Iran do Espírito Santo: Wall Drawings at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery this summermore . . .  
June 28, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - The Alberta College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition at the Illingworth Kerr Gallery this Thursday, June 30, 2011. Join the IKG for exciting new work by one of the international contemporary art community's most exciting artists - Iran do Espírito Santo...
 
This year, artists take centre stage at Sled Island 2011more . . .  
June 21, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - From June 22 to 25, 2011, the Alberta College of Art + Design is pleased to partner with the Sled Island Music and Arts Festival to present Sled Island Art, a series of visual-art exhibitions, performances and events featuring ACAD students and alumni at venues throughout this week-long festival. Join ACAD students, faculty and alumni...
 
ACAD Jewellery + Metals instructor Charles Lewton-Brain inducted into the Royal Canadian Academymore . . .  
May 10, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - ACAD is pleased to congratulate Charles Lewton-Brain, longtime instructor in Jewellery + Metals at the College and internationally recognized artist, on his recent induction into the Royal Canadian Academy. Lewton-Brain has been selected by his peers as one of Canada's most recognized visual artists. This nomination is truly a great honor...
 
Iran do Espírito Santomore . . .  
June 30 - September 24, 2011. Illingworth Kerr Gallery. Reception | June 30, 2011 | 6:00 PM. Iran do Espirito Santo produces some of the most significant site-specific installations in the world, exploring the space between the concrete and the abstract. Santo's approach to large-scale drawings is idiosyncratic, a sleek blend of Minimalism, Pop...
 
Alberta High School Students SHOW OFF at ACAD!more . . .  
May 7, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - This Saturday, at a packed closing reception in ACAD's Illingworth Kerr Gallery, 75 high school art students gathered to take their first step as exhibiting professional artists as part of the 2011 Show Off High School Student Art and Design Exhibition - a unique look at the incredible talent of high school student artists...
 
ACAD Convocation Ceremonymore . . .  
May 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM. Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Join us as we celebrate the remarkable acheivements of our 2011 graduating class of students. ACAD will be honouring graduationg students from the Bachelor of Design and Bachelor of Fine Arts programs with a convocation ceremony, followed by a public reception at the Alberta College of Art + Design...
 
ACAD Graduating Student Showmore . . .  
May 18 - 28, 2011. ACAD | Main Mall, 3rd floors and Illingworth Kerr Gallery. Opening reception | May 18, 2011 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Join us at the Alberta College of Art + Design for our 25th annual ACAD Graduating Student Show - an exciting chance to view the work of 198 of our 2011 Graduating Students and to meet our exciting graduating artists and designers. This unique exhibition promises...
 
ACAD announces the winners of THE BOW: Emerging Artist Projectmore . . .  
April 28, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - The Alberta College of Art + Design, in conjunction with Encana Corporation, is pleased to announce the winners of the THE BOW: Emerging Artist Project. This special-juried competition was a unique opportunity for students at ACAD tocreate work with the hope of showcasing it at THE BOW, a new landmark high-rise in downtown Calgary that will be home to Encana. The call...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Jeff de Boermore . . .  
April 20, 2011 | 3:00 PM. Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD. Jeff de Boer is a Calgary-based multi-media artist best known for his bodies of work Suits of Armour for Cats and Mice, Armour Ties and Sword-handled Briefcases and Rocket Lamps and Pop Culture Ray Guns. He graduated from ACAD in 1988 and by fall of 1989 had established himself as a professional artist. From his parents' garage he worked continuously...
 
Chelsea Cardinal | Life at GQ Magazine and Beyondmore . . .  
Thursday, April 7 2011 | 2:30 PM. Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD. Chelsea Cardinal is an ACAD grad, after starting her design and illustration career in Calgary she made the leap to New York where she landed a coveted intern position at GQ Magazine. Under the direction of iconic creative director Fred Woodward, Chelsea's career has taken off and she now holds an art director position at GQ. Her work has earned...
 
ACAD's Fine Arts 450 students present: "A Research Show" and "And So On and So Forth"more . . .  
April 4 - 10, 2011. "And So On and So Forth" and "A Research Show" are two exciting exhibitions of graduating student work, held at the Ant Hill Building in Kensington and here at ACAD. Showcasing the work of 24 emerging Calgary based artists from a variety of disciplines, "And So On and So Forth" pinpoints a turning point in their artistic careers as they step from student life into the professional arts community...
 
2011 ACAD Portfolio Show Features Fresh Design Talentmore . . .  
March 29, 2011 - Alberta College of Art + Design today announced that graduating students from ACAD's Visual Communications Design and Photography programs will be showcasing their work at the ACAD Portfolio Show on Thursday April 14th from 6-9 pm at the Nexen Tower Garden Court at 801-7 Ave SW. "The illustration program at ACAD has an exceptional track record of producing some of the world's leading illustrators. Our alumni...
 
Student Exhibition | Systems and Surfacemore . . .  
Lindsay Falk, Becky McMaster, Kris Weinmann. April 21, 2011 | 7:00 - Late. Calgary Tower | 115 - 9th avenue SE. Amidst the surface exists a multitude of systems. Whether densely layered or meticulously constructed, each individual's interpretation is explored through various methods of application. Distorted and pixilated, or sharp and precise, each artist uses his or her own process to visually communicate with the viewer...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Keith Murraymore . . .  
April 1, 2011 | 10:00 AM. Room 595 | ACAD. Mr and Mrs Keith Murray is a Calgary-born, trans-disciplinary mystical pervert who works predominantly with make-up, costume, film, video, new media, theatre, movement and performance. Murray's work has been exhibited internationally. At the inaugural exhibition of the Erotic Heritage Museum in Las Vegas, Murray married him/herself -officiated by Elvis, with drag queen flying nuns...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Jon Rafmanmore . . .  
April 5, 2011 | 3:00 PM. Room 340 | ACAD. Jon Rafman is an artist, filmmaker, and essayist. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Literature from McGill University and a M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His films and new media work have gained international attention and have been exhibited at Slamdance Film, Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, and the New Museum in...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Dominique Reymore . . .  
March 30, 2011 | 10:00 AM. Room 455 | ACAD. Dominique Rey works in a number of media; she is a painter, a photographer, a video artist and a performance artist. In her work she immerses herself in the world she is using as material, whether that means living with exotic dancers in South Carolina for her series Selling Venus/ Venus au Mirroir or working on a five-year long project on a disappearing order of nuns that has taken her...
 
Internationally recognized Maori scholar Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace to speak at ACADmore . . .  
March 28, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - ACAD is pleased to invite the public to join our students, faculty and staff at the fourth annual Fridhandler Lecture on Non-Western Art Practice this March 31, 2011 for a presentation by Maori scholar Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace. Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace is of mixed Pakeha and Maori decent, and has held research and teaching positions at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand...
 
2011 All Faculty Exhibitionmore . . .  
March 23 - April 16, 2011. Illingworth Kerr Gallery | ACAD. Opening reception | March 23, 2011 | 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Admission free, everyone welcome. Part of a continuing series of exhibitions that showcase the diversity of work being produced by ACAD's creative community, this exhibition gives students a glimpse of the issues their instructors are currently exploring in their own practices. A broad cross-section of activity...
 
ACAD Jewellery + Metals Senior Exhibitions 2011more . . .  
Triangle Gallery of Visual Arts. March 18 - April 27, 2011. Opening reception March 18, 2011 | 7 - 10 PM. -- 100 Wines. April 15 - 19, 2011. Opening reception April 15, 2011 | 5 - 9 PM. -- Art Central. April 7 - April 14, 2011. Opening reception April 7, 2011 | 5 - 8 PM. -- MNG Main Space | ACAD. May 19 - 28, 2011. Opening reception May 18, 2011 | 5 - 8 PM
 
Glass Program Spring Exhibitionmore . . .  
March 28 - April 11, 2011. Lower Mall | ACAD. Opening Reception | April 1, 2011 | 6:00 PM. An annual exhibition that showcases student work in the Glass Program at ACAD.
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Roland Rollinmudmore . . .  
March 29, 2011 | 2:00 PM. Room 372 | ACAD. Morley based Stoney Nakoda artist Roland Rollinmud is widely recognized for his paintings and prints. He studied at the Banff School of Fine Arts and in 1985 he enrolled at the Alberta College of Art + Design. In 2004 he was instrumental in reviving Banff Indian Days. In 2010 he was commissioned by Parks Canada to paint a large mural depicting the historical and spiritual...
 
Visiting Scholar Talk | Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace (2)more . . .  
Introduction to Indigenous Textiles Arts in Aotearoa New Zealand: Maori Weaving and Textiles. March 28, 2011 | 12:30 PM. Room 532 | ACAD. Former Ngata Centenary Doctoral Scholar, Patricia Te Arapo Wallace is a Research Associate at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Of mixed Maori and Pakeha (non-Maori) descent (Ngati Porou, Clan Gunn, County Adare)...
 
Visiting Scholar Talk | Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallacemore . . .  
An interdisciplinary approach: research combining indigenous and western art history methodologies. March 29, 2011 | 3:30 - 5:00 PM. Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD. Former Ngata Centenary Doctoral Scholar, Patricia Te Arapo Wallace is a Research Associate at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies, University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Of mixed Maori and Pakeha (non-Maori) descent (Ngati Porou, Clan Gunn, County Adare)...
 
ACADSA Horse Showmore . . .  
April 1, 2011 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM. Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD. The Horse Show is bucking off to another rambunctious year! The Horse Show has been dedicated to showcasing performance, video, audio, and installation art for the past three years. The Horse Show will be on April 1st from 7-9pm in the Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre here at ACAD. However, this year we will be showing on the same night as Mug Night...
 
From Basquiat to the Bow Building: ACAD presents the 2011 Canadian Art Reel Artists Film Festivalmore . . .  
March 24, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - For the third year in a row, the Alberta College of Art + Design is proud to co-present the Canadian Art Foundation's Reel Artist Film Festival - a series of unique and eclectic films exploring the work of international artists, and the creative process opening tonight at ACAD. Join us this weekend at ACAD for more than a dozen remarkable films that investigate the creative processes...
 
ACAD Presents the 2010 Spring Show + Salemore . . .  
March 24 - 26, 2011. The Alberta College of Art + Design Students' Association presents the annual Spring Show + Sale: a rare opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art + craft + design work from ACAD students and to invest in our emerging artists. This March 24 - 26, all of Calgary's art lovers and collectors are invited to celebrate spring with new art and design at the Spring Show and Sale! Come out to ACAD, and take advantage...
 
ACAD Presents the 2011 All Faculty Exhibitionmore . . .  
What: Opening reception for the Illingworth Kerr Gallery's newest offering: the 2011 ACAD All Faculty Exhibition. When: 6:00 PM | March 23, 2011. Where: Illingworth Kerr Gallery | Alberta College of Art + Design, 1407 14 AVE N.W. Join ACAD's Illingworth Kerr Gallery for a special opening reception celebrating the 2011 ACAD All Faculty Exhibition. This annual show of work by ACAD Faculty both past and present will run...
 
Member of Parliament Deepak Obhrai Visits Alberta College of Art + Designmore . . .  
March 15, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - The Alberta College of Art + Design was pleased to welcome Deepak Obhrai, MP Calgary East to the College today for a tour of the upgrades to our existing heating, ventilation and air conditioning infrastructure, funded in part by the Federal Government's Knowledge Infrastructure Program. In 2009, ACAD was awarded $850,000 from the Government of Canada and matching funds of $850,000 from the...
 
OVERDUE: Documentation in the Expanded Fieldmore . . .  
February 28 - April 4, 2011 | Luke Lindoe Library | ACAD | Reception: March 31 | 45 soon to be grads from the Alberta College of Art + Design show off their creative strengths in a group show entitled OVERDUE: Documentation in the Expanded Field. In a unique setting-the college library-the innovative aspect is twofold: the exhibition features work created on the theme of experimental documentation; challenging conventions...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Holger Kalbergmore . . .  
March 15, 2011 | 2:00 PM | Room 373 | ACAD | Presented by the Painting program. | Holger Kalberg, born in Germany, lives and works in Vancouver, BC. He graduated from Emily Carr University in 2001 and received an MFA from Chelsea School of Art in London in 2007. Recent Exhibitions include shows at the Vancouver Art Gallery in "Paint" 2007, Agnes Etherington Gallery at Queens University , Monte Clark Gallery in Vancouver...
 
Marjolein Dallingamore . . .  
Visiting Artist Talk as part of Fibre Fortnight 2011 | March 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD | In conjunction with the annual Fibre Fortnight Exhibition and Silent Auction, the Fibre Department presents Marjolein Dallinga who will speak about her journey with felt and her work with the Cirque du Soleil costume department. Marjolein Dallinga was born in the Netherlands where she studied...
 
ACAD Spring Show + Salemore . . .  
March 24, 25 + 26, 2010 | ACAD | Don't miss out on ACAD's Spring Show and Sale, a unique opportunity to purchase work by emerging artists and designers here at the Alberta College of Art + Design! The Alberta College of Art + Design Students' Association presents the annual Spring Show + Sale: a rare opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind art + craft + design work from ACAD students and to invest in our emerging...
 
3rd Annual Canadian Art Foundation REEL Artists Film Festivalmore . . .  
March 24 - 27, 2011 | Alberta College of Art + Design | Join us for more than a dozen remarkable films that investigate the creative processes of artists and designers around the world. This year's opening night features KOOP, on the work of Wanda Koop, introduced by the artist and director Katherine Knight, followed by Jean Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child. The lineup for...
 
ACAD Fridhandler Lecture in Non-Western Art Practicemore . . .  
Featuring Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace | Thursday, March 31, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD | ACAD is pleased to invite the public to join our students, faculty and staff at thefourth annual Fridhandler Lecture on Non-Western Art Practice this March 31, 2011 for a presentation by Maori scholar Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace. Dr. Patricia Te Arapo Wallace is of Maori decent, and has...
 
ACAD VCD Portfolio Showmore . . .  
April 14, 2011 | 6:00 - 9:00 PM | Nexen Tower, Garden Court, 801 7 ave SW, Calgary Alberta
 
ACAD welcomes Josh McNorton as first ever Alberta College of Art + Design Curator In Residencemore . . .  
March 7, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta) - ACAD is pleased to welcome Josh McNorton as our very first Curator in Residence - a new position at ACAD created as part of our new Critique Initiative. Josh McNorton will be in residence at our College from March until July of this year, and will be contributing to the development of a series of programs and exhibitions on international sound art that will be presented as part of the 2011...
 
ACAD Critic in Residence Nancy Tousley to be awarded the 2011 Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Artsmore . . .  
February 22, 2011 (Calgary, Alberta). The Alberta College of Art + Design is proud to announce that ACAD Critic in Residence Nancy Tousley will be one of eight recipients of the 2011 Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Nancy Tousley joins a prestigious group of previous Governor General Award winners from the Alberta College of Art + Design including 2009 recipient, Rita McKeough. The eight recipients of the 2011...
 
Pre Human, Posthuman, Inhumanmore . . .  
Performance Series by Teri Frame Visiting Artist/Instructor of Ceramics | January 31 - March 21, 2011 | Lower Main Mall | ACAD | Pre Human, Posthuman, Inhuman is a performance series that employs raw clay masks and 'prosthetics' as a means for altering the human body. It addresses changing human bodies in six three-hour acts entitled Simians, Early Humans, Hybrids, Races, Proportions, and Posthumans, respectively. It is not merely...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Richard Clementsmore . . .  
February 16, 2011 | 10:00 AM | Room 520 | ACAD | Presented by the Sculpture Program. The work of Richard Clements is focused on the role of the sculpture as "instrument of spatiality". Significance is not inherent to individual works, but has to be searched outside, through a phenomenological reading of the object integrated in a system of spatial relations with other objects. Clements is interested in theories of wholeness...
 
Photography and the Future: What Happens Next?more . . .  
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 | 7:00 - 9:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre | ACAD | Distinguished panelists: Grant Black, John Cavelli, Chris Cran, Nancy Nisbet, Nancy Tousley, Yves Trepanier. Moderator: Mitch Kern. We live in a visual culture so laden with camera images they are sewn into the very fabric of our lives. From pictures we see on city streets, to those in print and broadcast media, to the ones we ourselves make, photographs...
 
Art + Design Now | Geoffrey Lilgemore . . .  
February 10, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Geoffrey Lilge (B.A., M.DES.) operates his studio in Edmonton, Canada. A founding partner of Pure Design, a Canadian furniture manufacturing firm from 1993 until 2004. As Design Director, Lilge collaborated with many innovative designers to develop a collection that was exhibited and distributed globally. Pure Design was awarded the ICFF Editors Award for Furniture...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Kristie Raemore . . .  
February 7, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Presented by the Glass program. Having established her studio in Canberra Australia in 1987 Kristie has over the past 25 years continued to develop her career and become internationally recognized and respected for her works in glass. She has exhibited internationally and her works are held in the collections of the V + A Museum in London, Alexander Tutsek-Stiflung...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Brian Boldonmore . . .  
February 1, 2011 | 3:30 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Brian Boldon received a BS in Art from the University of Wisconsin in 1981 and an MFA from Rhode Island School of Art and Design in 1988. Boldon taught at Hamilton College in Clinton NY 1989-90 and headed the Ceramics Program at the University of Alaska Anchorage 1990-1995. Boldon coordinated the Ceramics and Graduate Programs at Michigan State University from 1995-2008...
 
Art + Design Now | DaveandJenn | Artist Presentationmore . . .  
January 20, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Jennifer Saleik/David Foy both received their Fine Art Diplomas in 2003 from Grant MacEwan College in Edmonton. In 2004 they formed as the team DaveandJenn. Together in 2006, they went on to earn their BFAs with distinction from the Alberta College of Art and Design. Recently, DaveandJenn were awarded the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Biennial Emerging Artist Award...
 
Judith Shaechter | Creativity Lecturemore . . .  
January 19, 2011 | 2:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Judith Schaechter has lived and worked in Philadelphia since graduating in 1983 with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design Glass Program. She has exhibited widely, including in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. She is the recipient of many grants, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Crafts...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Judith Shaechtermore . . .  
January 17, 2011 | 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Judith Schaechter has lived and worked in Philadelphia since graduating in 1983 with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design Glass Program. She has exhibited widely, including in New York, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. She is the recipient of many grants, including the Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships in Crafts, The Louis...
 
Stephen Andrewsmore . . .  
February 3 - March 12, 2011 | Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD | Reception: February 3, 2011 | The recent paintings and print editions by Stephen Andrews are elegant in their craftsmanship and unsettling in the manner at which they suggest the manipulative potential of mass media reportage. Andrews' recent pointillist paintings of car crashes, military ground exercises, deer caught in headlights or mass social events suggest...
 
Eleanor Bond: Mountain of Shamemore . . .  
February 3 - March 12, 2011 | Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD | Reception: February 3, 2011 | Curated by Helga Pakasaar, organized by Plug In ICA. | This exhibition premieres a remarkable new body of work by distinguished Winnipeg artist Eleanor Bond. The paintings and sculptures in "Mountain of Shame" offer re?ections on the enigmas and complexities of existence through the (im)materiality of painting. Full of rich and lurid colours, these works...
 
Nathan Hansen | Excessmore . . .  
January 10 - February 4, 2011 | Marion Nicoll Gallery, LRT Space | Reception: January 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM | Excess is a work that examines process as the primary source of visual stimulus. Digital art is placed in the realm of immediate and instant gratification simply because the nature of the computer is to render things quickly and efficiently. Excess slows the process of digital image making and forces viewers to...
 
Luann Johnson | Reconstructionmore . . .  
January 10 - 21, 2011 | Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD | Reception: January 20, 2011 at 5:00 PM | I started clay 'construction' on the third anniversary of my daughter's death. I worked with hundreds of small bricks and I discovered that the process of making the bricks and mortaring them together absorbed my thoughts and distributed my grief. For me the process held restorative power, and my ceramic work became part of a constructive...
 
Winter Open House and Portfolio Daymore . . .  
February 4 + 5, 2011 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM | Prospective students are invited to experience ACAD at our Open House, Friday, February 4th and Saturday, February 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM. Tour our amazing facilities, meet current students and faculty members, observe studio demonstrations, listen to important presentations and information sessions. You can also have your artwork reviewed for important feedback regarding portfolio development...
 
PopSex! Exhibition, Conference, Film Seriesmore . . .  
January 6 - 22, 2011 | Hosted by the University of Calgary and the Alberta College of Art + Design | Using the Institute for Sexual Science (1919-1933) in Berlin as its starting point for discussion, PopSex! - an exhibition, academic conference and film series being launched in January 2011 - brings together artists, scholars, and students to examine the history of sexuality and its significance for pop culture in the past and today.
 
P2 C2: Previous Practice, Contemporary Contextmore . . .  
Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD | December 6, 2010 - January 7, 2011 | Reception: December 9, 2010 - 6:00 PM | A Group of Ten Artists Present an Exhibition That Invites Viewers to See Works Developed out of an Exploration of Their Previous Practice. The senior glass students of the Alberta College of Art + Design would like to announce the opening...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Iva Gueorguievamore . . .  
December 8, 2010 | 2:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | va Gueorguieva [Bulgaria, 1974] lives and works in Los Angeles. She received an MFA from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. Her paintings and drawings have been exhibited widely in the U.S. and Europe. Recent solo shows include LUX Art Institute, Encinitas, CA; Angles gallery, Los Angeles...
 
Celebrating Our Future - A Welcome to ACAD's New President Dr. Daniel Dozmore . . .  
Presidential Welcome Ceremony | December 6, 2010: 5:30 - 6:30 PM | Main Mall, ACAD | Please join us at the Alberta College of Art + Design as we celebrate the installation of Dr. Daniel Doz as President + CEO. Reception to follow.
 
ACAD welcomes nationally recognized art critic Nancy Tousley as first ever Alberta College of Art + Design Critic In Residencemore . . .  
October 15, 2010 (Calgary, Alberta) - The Alberta College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Nancy Tousley, award-winning senior art critic, arts journalist and independent curator as the first ever ACAD Critic In Residence. As Critic In Residence at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Nancy Tousley...
 
Stephen Nachtigal | Simulationsmore . . .  
November 22 - December 3, 2010 | Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD | Reception: December 2, 2010 - 5:00 PM | If art gives the opportunity for immateriality and imagination to become reality, this installation poses the question of where reality ends and representation begins. This video installation creates a closed environment...
 
A Night of Digital Art and Culturemore . . .  
November 29, 2010 - 8:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | CE3C, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery, MADT, and VPRA present: a DIGITAL ALBERTA 'Digital Cultures' Event - A Night of Digital Art and Culture | with POWEr by a r t i f i c i e l (Alexandre Burton and Julien Roy, Quebec).
 
Art + Design Now | Eric Moschopedis | Artist Presentationmore . . .  
November 25, 2010 - 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Eric Moschopedis is an award winning interdisciplinary performer, facilitator, educator, and curator. In 2008 Moschopedis completed his Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies at University of British Columbia: Okanagan...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Sheila Spencemore . . .  
November 10, 2010 - 9:30 AM | Room 532, ACAD | Open to all, hosted by AHIS 318 | The work of photographer and activist Sheila Spence investigates notions of portraiture, self-portraiture, community and identity. Her twenty-year practice has included in-depth investigations into issues of personal identity and the complexity...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Silvia Ziranekmore . . .  
November 10, 2010 - 2:00 PM | Room 595, ACAD | Open to all, hosted by SCLP 101 | WRITE, TALK, DRESS, DIG, TRY TO FIGURE OUT. I ALSO COOK AND (RARELY) CLEAN. INTRODUCED TO EXISTENCE BY SEPARATE IMMIGRANTS, I CONQUERED LANGUAGE IN THE WAY THAT (MAINLY) FOREIGN BLOOD DOES; MY GRAMMAR IS GOOD...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Rodney Latourellemore . . .  
November 9, 2010 - 3:30 PM | Room 595, ACAD | Open to all, hosted by SCLP 213 | Investigating relationships between light, colour, space and the body using site-specific interventions, Rodney Latourelle completed his Bachelor of Environmental Studies (Architecture) and Master of Landscape Architecture at the University of...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Elaine Stockimore . . .  
November 8, 2010 - 3:30PM | Room 455, ACAD | Open to all, hosted by PHTG 318 | Embracing the languages of desire, pain, indifference, and transcendence, of infirmity and ephemerality, Elaine Stocki's striking photographs encompass a new vision of the interdependence of human existence. Instead of the allure of a rich heap...
 
Launch: Border Crossings Study Centre more . . .  
November 8, 2010 - 5:00 PM | Main Mall, ACAD | Introductory Talk by Border Crossings editor Meeka Walsh | Border Crossings magazine and the University of Manitoba's Gallery One One One have developed a unique, portable archive of the magazine's 27-year publishing history. This archive -- known as the Border Crossings Study...
 
Art + Design Now | Trish Roan | Artist Presentationmore . . .  
November 4, 2010 - 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Trish Roan grew up in Melbourne, and moved to Canberra to study glass at the ANU School of Art, finishing with Honours in 2006. Since then she has been working with various artists as a glassblowing assistant, as well as continuing her practice in her own...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Catharine Newell | Drawing From Experiencemore . . .  
November 1, 2010 - 7:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD | Catharine Newell, recognized for her distinctive figurative work using glass powders, exhibits her unique approach to kiln working internationally. 2010 exhibitions include Collect at Saatchi Gallery in London, Art Chicago and 'Her Story' at Ken Saunders Gallery...
 
Birds of A Feather | VCD Major Illustration + Character Design + Animation Show 2010more . . .  
October 25 - November 8, 2010 | Lower Main Mall, ACAD | Reception: October 28, 2010 - 5:30 PM | This exhibition showcases the illustrative and animation works of students in the illustration and character design streams as well as profiling some key illustrative alumni and some who are internationally recognized in the industry.
 
Sara Niinimaa | Self-Portrait 1: Flaws/Habitsmore . . .  
October 4 - December 3, 2010 | Marion Nicoll Gallery - Epcor Centre +15 Window | Reception: Nov. 25, 7:00 PM | A first exploration of the self-portrait discovers unspoken thoughts and emotions, bringing light to hidden traits and neurotic tendencies. The images illustrate my obsessions, unbreakable habits, self consciousness...
 
ACAD Winter Show + Salemore . . .  
November 25 - 27, 2010 | ACAD Main Mall | Join us for the Alberta College of Art + Design Winter Show + Sale! Art lovers and collectors are invited to the College's Main Mall on November 25th - 27th to take advantage of the opportunity to purchase artwork by student artists and designers. Hundreds of pieces from all departments of ACAD, including...
 
Book Launch | Polaroids: Attila Richard Lukacs and Michael Morrismore . . .  
November 10, 2010 | 5:00 - 7:00 PM | Illingworth Kerr Gallery - ACAD | The long-awaited Polaroids catalogue is here at last! Please join us, along with Attila Richard Lukacs, Michael Morris and exhibition curator Catherine Crowston (AGA Chief Curator and Associate Director) for a book signing and celebration.
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Lynne Cohenmore . . .  
November 9, 2010 - 2:00 PM | Room 455 - ACAD | Since the early 1970s Lynne Cohen has been photographing meeting rooms, men's clubs, classrooms, spas, laboratories and the like. Trained as a sculptor and printmaker when Pop Art and Minimalism were dominant in the art world, she has a long-standing interest in the artificial and the everyday. She focuses...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Majena Mafemore . . .  
November 3, 2010 - 2:00 PM | Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre - ACAD | Presented by the Painting Department + the Rawlinson Fund Visiting Artist Program. Majena Mafe, Rawlinson Fund Visiting Artist in the Painting Program, is an Australian trans-disciplinary artist working with notions of nonsense in and as language.
 
ACAD Fall Portfolio Daymore . . .  
October 30, 2010 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM | ACAD | Prospective First Year Studies students are invited to bring their art portfolios to ACAD and meet with faculty members to discuss portfolio development. To find our more about ACAD admissions events visit acad.ca/admissions.
 
Rob Froese, Adam Pendleton, Sheila Spence + Elaine Stocki - Four solo exhibitionsmore . . .  
This September, the Illingworth Kerr Gallery at the Alberta College of Art + Design is pleased to offer a new season of programming opening September 16, 2010, with four solo exhibitions by Rob Froese, Adam Pendleton, Sheila Spence and Elaine Stocki. Together, these artists demonstrate a variety of art making practices - exploring performance...
 
Post Power Outage | Lowell Smithmore . . .  
September 27 - October 8, 2010 | Marion Nicoll Gallery, ACAD | Reception: October 7, 2010 at 5:00 PM | Post Power Outage resembles a massive digital clock that has been through a power-outage, making it constantly flash the default time of 12:00. In such an advancing technological age, electronics are the tools we use primarily in our work...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Donald Friedlich | Glass, Jewellery, Inspiration and Innovationmore . . .  
October 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM | Room 520, ACAD | Donald Friedlich will discuss the evolution of his innovative glass and gold jewelry and the sources that inspire him, including the sculpture of Isamu Noguchi and Andy Goldsworthy, the landscape of the American Southwest, and the art and architecture of Japan. He will also discuss...
 
Visiting Artist Talk | Donald Friedlich | Creative Uses of Industrymore . . .  
October 20, 2010 at 2:00 PM | Annex C, ACAD | In this lecture Donald Friedlich will discuss industrial technologies that can be adapted for creative use by artists including: casting, electroforming, fabrication, laser cutting, water jet cutting, and rapid prototyping.
 
ACAD's Wayne Baerwaldt, Director and Curator of the Illingworth Kerr Gallery appointed as Acting Vice President Research and Academic Affairsmore . . .  
The Alberta College of Art + Design is pleased to announce the appointment of Wayne Baerwaldt, Curator of ACAD's Illingworth Kerr Gallery to the position of Acting Vice President Research and Academic Affairs, effective September 8, 2010. This appointment was announced today by ACAD President + CEO, Dr. Daniel Doz. Mr. Baerwaldt will remain...
 
ACAD Welcomes New Incoming President, Dr. Daniel Dozmore . . .  
ACAD is extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Daniel Doz as incoming President and CEO of the Alberta College of Art + Design, effective August 23, 2010. The appointment of ACAD's new President + CEO was made at a recent meeting of the ACAD Board of Governors, and ACAD is very excited to welcome Dr. Doz to his new role.
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