Public Art 101 - Professional Development Series
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 2:34PM

Public Art 101 - Professional Development Series: Perspectives on Site and Context

Join us for a dynamic conversation with sculptor Gord Ferguson and painter Chris Cran to discuss the concepts of site and context in public art. These two artists have recently collaborated to create a public sculpture in the new Atlantic Arts Block in Inglewood.
When: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: Art Gallery of Calgary, 117 8th Avenue S.W.


Chris Cran graduated in 1979 from the Alberta College of Art and Design. His work is found in many public, corporate and private collections, both nationally and internationally. Chris is represented by Trépanier Baer Gallery in Calgary and Clint Roenisch Gallery in Toronto. In addition to his professional activities as a painter and teacher (ACAD), Chris has been actively involved with Calgary’s internationally recognized One Yellow Rabbit Performance Theatre.

Gord Ferguson is currently on faculty in the Sculpture Department at the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) here in Calgary. Gord graduated from the University of Montana, Missoula with a Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, in 1981. He has a lengthy list of exhibitions across Canada, has completed a number of public artworks (including Strung II on the overpass at Crowchild Tr. and Sarcee Tr.) and was the recipient of two Canada Council Grants to support his studio research. Gord’s work is also represented in many museum and private collections across Canada.

Refreshments will be provided. Space is limited to 150 people so please RSVP.

Be sure to also visit the Thinking Big exhibition on the top floor of the gallery either before or after the talk to learn more about public art projects across Alberta.

For more information, and to register, please contact: Evan Woolley Program Coordinator, Public Art T 403-476-4329 | F 403-476.4301

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