This House is on Fire
January 20th – June 24th, 2020
115 9 Ave SE
The feeling of something not quite right, the sensation of missing a step or noticing something in a new light. These are some of the perceptions and interpretations being explored in This House is On Fire. The body and the mind have ways of alerting us to changes in our environments and interactions with others that can go unnoticed at times. But what happens when we pay attention and give thought to the sensations of strangeness? This House is On Fire features work by Aron Banman, Alison Cherer, Ashton Crowhust, Carol Harris, Rhonda Kottusch, Laura LaPeare, Derek Link, Tom Martens, Matthew McCorquindale, Cindy Miller, Meg Ohsada, Brittany Osiowy, Adeel Sadiq, and Michelle Somers.
My Imagination is So Many Things
January 29th – April 1st, 2020
Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
1415 14 Ave NW
Opening Reception: Thursday, February 6, 2020, 6-8pm
“My imagination is so many things” – Jane Cameron
This exhibition examines how the legacy of Jane Cameron (1949-2000) continues the shape and challenge the way we see artwork created by artists with disabilities.
Diagnosed with Down Syndrome in 1949, Jane’s parents were told that she would her life would amount to little, but through thoughtful education and exposure to many opportunities Jane’s talents flourished. With an active practice at home and at Indefinite Arts Centre, Jane’s paintings, drawings and textiles were sought out and commissioned by many collectors, including the office of the Prime Minister.
The exhibition “My Imagination Is So Many Things” gathers works connected to Jane Cameron’s “3 Cats”. Tracing the continuation of colour, joy, imagination, and affection for all living things in the works produced by artists at Indefinite Arts Centre today.
Jane’s legacy as an artist continues inspire the practices of a new generation of artists at Indefinite Arts Centre who continue to push the boundaries of art.
In Light of Things
February 10th-15th, 2020
Reception: February 13th, 2020
1038 17 Ave SE, Calgary
In Light of Things presents a vibrant collection of cyanotype prints created by participants in the Aging Well with Art project. This group of works explores the individual and communal nature of memory, mapping various moments in time. Through material selection, composition and UV printing processes, participants create unique images that capture personal recollections.
The work in this exhibition was created by participants in a travelling art workshop presented as a part of Alberta’s Aging Well in Community initiative. This initiative supports projects where community members of all ability levels are able to connect to the creative process. This project was developed and presented by Indefinite Arts Centre in partnership with numerous seniors’ groups, clubs and associations throughout Calgary including:
• Open Door Seniors Fellowship
• Falconridge Castleridge Seniors Club
• West Hillhust Go-Getters Seniors Club
• Kerby Centre
• Huntington Pioneers Association
• Kensington Commons (50+ group)
• Hillhurst Sunnyside Seniors Association
• South Fishcreek 50+ Seniors
Indefinite Arts Centre would like to acknowledge the Government of Alberta through the Ministry of Seniors and Housing for their critical support in allowing us to explore and deliver the Aging Well with Art workshops throughout Calgary. This project would also not have been possible without the willing partners and host organizations that opened their doors to us.