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Alberta Art Scene Heats up: Part One

You may not imagine too much of a happening art scene when you think of Calgary, Alberta… Wednesday Lupypciw, Lucky Charmz Clubb (video still). Image: stride.ab.ca …but you’d be wrong. There’s a good art scene in Cowtown, as you can tell by a quick browse of VoCA’s ‘Calgary’ link, on the category sidebar on the left of the screen. Here’s
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Alberta: Glenn Ligon, John Gerrard & Toronto: Dan Graham

Alberta is seeing a lot of cultural action these days. There’s Santiago Calatrava’s controversial bridge, Lethbridge’s own (and VoCA favorite) David Hoffos with a large retrospective coming up this fall at the National Gallery of Canada, and Nigerian artist El Anatsui giving a talk tomorrow at the Glenbow Museum, courtesy of the Canadian Art Foundation, to name just a few
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VoCA Wonders…Jeffrey Spalding Mysteriously Leaves the Glenbow Museum

Why would curator Jeffrey Spalding, described as “a genius…a guy who actually gets things done and makes things happen” in THIS Globe and Mail article, recently hired to head up Alberta’s Glenbow museum, leave and be replaced so suddenly? With no explanation? Jeffrey Spalding. He seems a nice enough fellow, no? Image: cbc.ca It once seemed a perfect fit. Curator
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