Panel Discussion: Made in Calgary: The 1960s
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Doors and bar service from 6:30-7:00pm
Program begins at 7:00pm
Members $10 / General Public $12
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Join us for a discussion about Calgary's art community in a decade known for its social, cultural and artistic turmoil. How did the cityâ€™s explosive growth ripple through the community? How were local artists influenced by the international artworld? These and other questions are tackled by five individuals familiar with the artistic environment in Calgary at the time.
Les Graff: A painter who graduated from Calgary's Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) in 1959, Graff spent 30 years as the leading figure in the provincial government's Visual Arts Branch.
Katie Ohe: A practicing artist and instructor as well as an ACAD graduate (1958), Ohe has distinguished herself as a pioneer in the field of sculpture in Alberta.
Ron Moppett: A former curator and nationally recognized painter who was awarded the Gershon Iskowitz Prize in 1997, Moppett is a practicing artist and also a graduate of ACAD (1967).
Thayre Angliss: Thayre is one of three daughters of George and Kay Angliss, whose work is featured in Made in Calgary: The 1960s. Thayre is a painting major from ACAD (1976) and works as a graphic artist and designer.
Mary-Beth Laviolette is a Canmore-based writer and independent curator with three books about Alberta art to her credit.