ACC Around Alberta


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:

 

 

Propel
Larissa Blokhuis


Exhibition Dates: October 5 - November 30, 2017
Location: Arts Commons, + 15 Walkway, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB

Seeds leave home, propelled by wind or water. Many seeds may travel the same path to an unknown destination. New communities are forged, windows to the recent or distant past. It is not known yet how long each seed can survive, but some are known to last 31,500 years before sprouting.

After completing her BFA with a major in glass at the Alberta College of Art + Design, Larissa Blokhuis moved to the coast temporarily to take a job as a glassblower on Granville Island. Once establishing a presence on Granville Island, Larissa began pursuing opportunities throughout Western Canada. She has exhibited extensively in Alberta and British Columbia.


 

Alberta Craft @ the YEG International Airport 

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 Andrew Glazebrook and Stefanie Staples.

Vessels by Andrew Glazebrook

Andrew Glazebrook's (Red Deer County, AB) diversity and proficiency is evident in the array of objects he turns. Inspired by craftsmanship of any kind, Andrew draws satisfaction from being a maker of objects which others can touch, feel, and cherish. Andrew is recognized for both his craftsmanship and his willingness to share his knowledge with others. Andrew has taught in over 45 schools, colleges, and universities and currently offers offers various classes at his well equipped studio in Red Deer County.



Paper mache and mixed media sculptures by Stefanie StaplesMerging inspiration from the animal kingdom and the natural world, Cochrane artist Stefanie Staples creates hybrid soft sculptures and Papier Mâché forms that explore the space between real and imagined worlds. The surface areas of these objects are highly embellished with repetitive textures and patterns that loosely mimic those found in nature. Recycled and repurposed materials play an integral role in both her studio and home life, minimizing waste, and breathing new life into something old and worn.