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Alberta Craft + 15 Window, Calgary

Alberta Craft + 15 Window exhibitions display exciting new work for two month periods by Alberta Craft Council members, partner organizations and cross-promote arts events in Calgary. The window is located in the busy + 15 pedway system with a diverse range of Calgarians walking through daily.

Current Alberta Craft + 15 Exhibition: 


Monika Smith

Exhibition Dates: May 18 - July 21, 2017
Closing Reception: Alberta Craft + 15 Window, Thursday, July 20, 6 pm
Location: Arts Commons, + 15 Walkway, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary

Calgary has feral denizens that live in our urban, suburban and exurban communities. Many interact with us daily. Some wander by. Some come to our doorstep.

The series of tiles and wall pieces are of the small number critters I’ve seen and interacted with in my neighborhood. Our lives are richer for it.

Monika Smith (Calgary) is an ACAD alumni, with an honors degree in ceramics. As a practicing artist with her own studio The Visions West Studio, she has lived at the same location for a long time and has noted that there is a huge and interesting population of feral animals and plants. They make life interesting as they integrate city life into ours.


Upcoming 2017 Alberta Craft + 15 Window Exhibitions:

July 28 - September 30: JoAnna Lange
October 5 - November 30: Larissa Blokhuis


Alberta Craft @ the YEG

The Alberta Craft Council has two mini exhibitions in the Rotational Art Program at the Edmonton International Airport.  The EIA is home to six rotational displays and five partner displays that are integrated as part of the building. Currently the Rotational Art Program features Holly Boone, Sara Norquay and Eveline Kolijn.

Exhibition image of felted sculptures by Holly Boone and books by Sara Norquay

Holly Boone and Sara Norquay's work is from the Alberta Craft exhibition #ABCRAFT. The exhibition looked at how digital technology is enhancing or impacting fine craft artists in Alberta. Read more about the exhibition, Holly and Sara here.

Sublime Waste by Eveline KolijnEveline Kolijn is a printmedia and multidisciplinary artist, who lives and works in Calgary. She graduated from the Alberta College of Art + Design in 2008 and is the recipient of the Governor General’s Academic medal. Since graduating, Eveline has developed her visual arts career through exhibitions and residencies, public art projects, teaching and community development. Her art has been published in various scientific publications. She is a printmedia instructor for the School of Continuing Education at the Alberta College of Art + Design in Calgary, Canada a member of the Public Art Board of the City of Calgary.

Eveline Kolijn's interest in the biological sciences and concern for the environment is expressed through printmaking and sculptural installations made from found synthetic materials. She explores forms and patterns in Nature and the relationship between our society and the natural environment. Eveline strongly believes that the arts enrich society, and wants to share her experience and passion in learning environments and community involvement.