ACC Around Alberta
Alberta Craft Council + 15 Window, Calgary
Alberta Craft Council + 15 Window exhibitions display exciting new work for two month periods by ACC 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 + 15 Exhibition:
Enough is Enough
by Bart Simpson
Exhibition Dates: July 21 - September 10, 2016
Location: Arts Commons, + 15 Walkway, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary AB
Reception: at the Alberta Craft Council + 15 Window Thursday, July 21 from 6-7pm
Snacks and Drinks to follow at the Palomino Smokehouse, 109 7 Avenue SW from 7 - 10pm
I continue to explore how to communicate important ideas with ceramics. I spend a good deal of time paying attention to things, wherever I find myself. I am seduced by novel and thought-provoking ideas and I continue to ask questions like “what could I make that would show this?” Recently I finished a large project I called “Enough is Enough”. After much experimentation I was suddenly struck by the thought of simply saying “enough is enough” and with that project I began to experiment with the written ceramic word as a form of visual art.
Bart R. A. Simpson was born and raised in northern Canada: Fort Smith (NWT) and then Fort Nelson (B.C.) He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (ceramics) from the Alberta College of Art and Design in Calgary, Alberta in the spring of 2012. Bart first graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science in computing science. He originally worked for technology companies, moving from a support role into a marketing and training roles. Bart received his second degree, a Master of Arts in Adult Education from Central Michigan University. Bart classifies himself as an emerging, part-time professional artist. He has recently decided to mostly retire from work and is now transitioning into a full- time artist position. He works from his home-based studio in Calgary, Alberta.
Upcoming + 15 Exhibition:
ACC @ 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 work by ACC member Brenda Malkinson and JoAnna Lange.
Brenda is a glass artist, wood cut print artist and educator. She attended the Alberta College of Art + Design, graduating with distinction in 1975. Malkinson’s work has focused on large-scale contemporary glass installations. Current work in glass and woodcut printmaking draw from intimate interpretation of natural forms integrating fragments of foliage, ancient iconography, colour gradations, and patterns.
JoAnna Lange (Edmonton) is a ceramic artist transplanted from Winnipeg, Manitoba and now living and working in Edmonton. Her production line, Stoneboat Pottery, is a reflection of her rural Saskatchewan roots and celebrates functional ware through the use of colour and motifs reflecting the natural world. JoAnna has been active at the community level, teaching clay classes for the past twenty-some years and has served on the boards of Clifton Studios Co-op and the Manitoba Craft Council.