Enriching the Arts

New Art Spaces in Calgary

New Art Spaces in Calgary Openings in the city for artists The closure of Art Central downtown has left many artists searching for new studios and galleries to showcase their artwork in the city. After the closure of the final two remaining spaces in the building on

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Art in Unexpected Places

Art in Unexpected Places Depending on how you look at it, art is everywhere around us When people think of the arts, often what first comes to mind is the fine arts – paintings and sculptures restricted to galleries and museums. However, expanding the definition of art

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The Influence of Perception in Artwork

The Influence of Perception in Artwork Perspective of the artist affects the content of the piece The visual arts rely upon a sense of perception – in both the viewer’s observation of the piece and the personal insights of the artist. The Alberta Society of Artists is

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An Overview of Arts Societies

An Overview of Arts Societies Organizations support artists; showcase their work   Art societies have existed for as long as people have been creating art, providing a space for artists to meet and share their ideas and artwork. These societies can have a local, provincial, national or

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Annual General Meeting Results

Annual General Meeting Results The Alberta Society of Artists is pleased to announce that we had a good turnout for our 2014 Annual General Meeting, despite the weather! The board room provided by the Glenbow Museum was a fantastic space to hold the meeting, with board members

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Thank you for supporting our annual fundraiser!

Thank you for supporting our annual fundraiser! Casino event raised significant program funding for the ASA The Alberta Society of Artists held its annual fundraiser event on April 23rd and April 24th this year at the Elbow River Casino. Members of the Society volunteered for positions during

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Historical Highlights of the ASA

Historical Highlights of the Alberta Society of Artists The organization experienced significant changes since 1931 The Alberta Society of Artists has existed for 83 years, making it the oldest association of professional artists in the province. Established in 1931, perhaps the first major struggle that the society

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Creativity in Calgary

Creativity in Calgary Visibility of art in public life set to increase in 2014 The arts maintain a steady presence in Calgary despite the challenges often facing the community. Public art is a common sight downtown, including the sculpture Wonderland, by Barcelona-based artist Jaume Plensa in front

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Challenges of Critiquing Modern Art with Traditional Methods

Challenges of Critiquing Modern Art with Traditional Methods Technological developments complicate conventional evaluations The guidelines for critiquing artwork existed long before the birth of the technological age, where current innovations enable artists to create multimedia, digital and new media artworks. So are the traditional methods of critiquing

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Understanding Artpop through the Birth of Venus

Understanding Artpop through The Birth of Venus Lady Gaga takes inspiration from Botticelli in newest album While the visual arts have always played a prominent role in Lady Gaga’s musical career, evident in her costumes and the symbolism appearing in her music videos, she makes a clear

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