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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 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.