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Public art gets ideas flowing

Public art gets ideas flowing

Public art is on the minds of more than a dozen women who got insight on what other communities offer before sharing their own thoughts last weekend. Thirteen women participated in the Town of Okotoks’ Public Art Conversation on Sept.
Guild adds fibre to Foothills’ diet

Guild adds fibre to Foothills’ diet

Dozens of like-minded fibre artists have weaved their way onto the gallery walls in Turner Valley’s library. The Sheep River Library is displaying the work of dozens of knit, woven, spun and felt clothing and art pieces this month.
Eco sculpture offers vital message

Eco sculpture offers vital message

A whimsical sculpture in the eco centre could change the way people think about the three Rs.
Local artists celebrate roots at Stampede

Local artists celebrate roots at Stampede

The Calgary Stampede, regarded “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors annually to celebrate its Western roots.

Okotoks film editor scores at film festival

A chilling documentary delving into the mind of a convicted killer gained an Okotoks film editor accolades in his community.
Iconic animal represented in show

Iconic animal represented in show

An iconic symbol of the prairies fills a picturesque art centre in a plethora of mediums. The Leighton Art Centre opened its new exhibit, Bison, Bison, Bison, featuring the works of 17 artists from across the region on June 16 in the main gallery.
Art teachers’ time to shine in local gallery

Art teachers’ time to shine in local gallery

Two high school teachers accustomed to putting their students in the spotlight are now basking in the glow themselves.
Students get catty over exhibit

Students get catty over exhibit

Artwork crafted by a group of high schoolers set to hang on the walls of a downtown art gallery this weekend is what students are calling the cat’s meow.
Artist captures nature with brush

Artist captures nature with brush

Inspired by the beauty of the nature surrounding her, a Turner Valley artist has transformed a room in her local library into an idyllic outdoor setting.