Mike Clark, the talented owner of Mikey's Juke Joint in Sunalta, opened a new live music venue on 12th Ave named Mikey's in May of this year. He's also releasing a new album with his group, The Mike Clark Band called Forever People.Read More
One of the many incredible things about being a photographer, and especially a photojournalist, is you never really know what each day is going to give you. One moment...Read More
This week I went to a field across from Calgary's only amusement park (Calaway Park for the uninitiated) to find and photograph the Rocky Mountain Flying Trapeze.
I met Brad 5 years ago in the house he shared with a good friend. I was invited to join them in a game of Dungeon's and Dragons on a campaign Brad had been pulling together for a few weeks.Read More
Another year, another group of ACAD grads! Here's some highlights from this years convocation and graduate showcase.Read More
Did you know there's Botanical Gardens in Silver Springs? Cause I didn't. But thanks to this assignment for Swerve we both know about it, and after having walked up and down the length of it, I can confidentally recommend a visit.
Also, there's one thousand tulips on display at the north western most point of the gardens (here) that make a Canadian flag. You're probably looking at my photos and pointing out there is no flag, that's because sometimes magazine deadlines don't align with nature and you get what you get. But it should be fully in bloom in the next three weeks!
You can read more about the tulip flag and it's upcoming "launch" on Swerve's site here.
"Chef's battle, musicians jam but artists rumble" I was told during my Wednesday evening at the Rumble House (formerly known as Gorilla House on 15th Ave SW) in downtown Calgary. From 7:00pm - 9:00pm every Wednesday, a collection of artists from every walk of life and artistic medium, spend two seemingly frantic but surprisingly calm hours putting skill and imagination into finished works.
It can be a little overwhelming standing in the tight halls while artists are coming and going, creating and talking. Each room full of friends, new and old, all gingerly making and painting and carrying on.
At the end of the night, those who wish can place their creations up for auction with the proceeds being split between the artist and helping fund Rumble House itself. As the deadline drew near, the public poured through the front door and gathered around to see the offerings from that nights rumble.
Humbled and grateful to be a part of the upcoming Fragment's Art Gala happening this week at the Plaza Theater in Calgary. Through it, I had the incredible opportunity to work withfellow photographer and friend Ted McCormick on the pieces below, both of which will be framed and up for raffle!
23 local Alberta based Etsy artists got to explore and experience the wonders of the Glenbow archives (which were still as incredible as the last time I was there) and, after finding a piece that inspired them, created a series of items for the Glenbow Gift Shop. I got to tag along to document the experience.
After a design proposal and juried selection, 14 final artists were then given a month and a half to create their pieces which culminated to a launch party this past week in the gift shop and lobby.
You can check out more of the images from both the tour and the launch party here, see more of the final items over at the Glenbow's site here , check out Etsy Calgary for info on upcoming markets in the city (and Etsy Canada for the rest of the country) and of course, drop by the Gift Shop to grab one of the unique creations.
Cecil Hotel (2014-2016) is an exploration of the recently demolished site of hospitality known as The Cecil Hotel, opened in 1912, ordered to close by Calgary’s city officials in 2008, and purchased by the city for nearly $11 million in 2009. The hotel has been considered an “epicentre of prostitution, drugs, murder, and desperation…” by some, and its erasure has since been both contested and praised. This project includes a large-scale modified replica of the hotel’s neon sign and an edition of custom-made pint glasses.
- From the Truck Gallery Page
Had the wonderful opportunity of capturing the Calgary Heritage Authority's (from this project last year) biennial Lion Awards.
From the City of Calgary site :
The biennial Calgary Heritage Authority Lion Awards recognize individuals and organizations who have undertaken initiatives, of any scale, in support of heritage conservation in Calgary.
You can read more about the Lion Awards here, or check out the CHA here.
ACAD and ATB Financial teamed up to put ACAD Alumni and Student work on display in their new branch on 8th ave and 1st street SE and I dropped by to grab some frames.
You can read more about the artists themselves at ATB's site here.