Feb. 1 to Apr. 28 —Mark your calendar for this Nickle Galleries exhibit of works by our reknowned co-founder.
A graduate studies research project by MFA candidate Gail Hinchliffe
As 2023 draws to a close, we reflect on the incredible journey we’ve embarked on together at KOAC.
As the holiday season arrives, we extend our heartfelt thanks to each of you.
Feathers are a sacred symbol for many Indigenous peoples. Each feather carries a story of wisdom, strength, flexibility, healing and resilience.
There’s a sense of pride and contentment in the air at KOAC as we celebrate the achievements of our former artist-in-residence!
Under a new moon luminos.space brought Traces of Consciousness to the KOAC on October 14, 2023, projecting dancing reflections of light and shadows on the studio walls and surrounding grounds to the delight of our night visitors.
We are thrilled to announce that sculptor Kathryn Dobbin will join KOAC this November as our next Artist in Residence for 2023.
As a provincial arts service organization and CARFAC affiliate, CARFAC Alberta advances best practices for all visual artists through education, advocacy and engagement.
Franco-Albertan artists Patricia Lortie and Sabine Lecorre-Moore, of the Collective Conversation, developed Territories of Dreams, a project that was selected as part of Dialogues: Encounters with Riopelle’s Oeuvre from Sea to Sea.
Come join us here at KOAC on Saturday, October 14 from 2–3:30pm for the opening reception of I Belong, the exhibition and culmination of Tara’s residency.
The Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee Medal
ART CANADA INSTITUTE REMEMBERS HARRY KIYOOKA Thank you to the Art Canada Institute for their recent publication that pays homage to all the amazing souls the Arts Community lost in 2022, including...
It is difficult to write about Harry Kiyooka using the past tense when he delivered life being so omnisciently present. So much was shared after building with him and Katie Ohe side by side from ground zero his Art Centre project these last seven years.
June 3rd, 2021 Residency — The Keepers Discovering Their Name Patricia Lortie In the end, when I saw them standing together in the studio, when I could walk amongst them and feel their strong yet...
Against the backdrop of his new creation, Shimmering Willow at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and Sculpture Park in Springbank, Alberta, artist James Ziegler speaks about his trajectory with Ricardo Castillo Argüello, KOAC’s Executive Director.
For several years, Kathryn (Fodchuk) Dobbin had no idea where the sculpture she built in the 1980s was. Until the City called. She spent a full month in KOAC’s sculpture studio refurbishing one of the best kinetic public art pieces Calgary has.
A long-time supporter of the arts in Calgary, and our dear friend, Harry passed away this month. He was a photographer of note, whose work illustrates the revelatory power of images that blur the line between documentation and art.
Over the summer, about 12 urban Indigenous young women from the Stardale Women’s Group, a grassroots charity, visited the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre and worked with KOAC artists who inspired them through Art-in-Nature workshops to bridge their relationship with the land.
While 2020 threw a curveball to the entire world, at KOAC we adapted, calibrated and moved forward with our long-term vision of a world-class art-in-nature centre and sculpture park for Calgary and beyond.
Have a Great Neighbor Day! No project prospers without community support, and we know it takes a real team to contribute their time, guiding the tours, packing and cataloguing work, running the...
The KO Arts Centre has the support of our artist community! Over a hundred Canadian artists have donated work to our Semi-Annual Art Auctions and Galas, in fact, they have been the primary source of...
Ohe’s floor-based series of works such as Typhoon (1984), Monsoon (2006, 2011), and Chuckles (2015) utilize powder coating and colour to induce intuitive touch. The collective movement of these groupings emphasizes the importance of the space around the sculptures, their relationship to each other, and to the viewer.
Linda Craddock understands that none of us live exclusively in the present. To Craddock, the concept of now coalesces our personal and collective experiences within a shared, current framework of...
The KO Arts Centre is changing! We are opening our Sculpture Park to the public June 21st 2020. Our Schools Outreach Program is expanding to reach over 300 students. Our emerging artist...
Ziegler Tiny Art Facilitating Artist James Ziegler As an extension of James Ziegler’s Residency at the Kiyooka Ohe Arts Centre, he will be facilitating workshops starting with this year’s pilot...
Katie Ohe RCA, MFA (hon), LLD (hon) Inducted: 2019 Katie Ohe is a renowned legend in the Canadian art world and one of the first artists to make conceptual sculpture in Alberta. She is a beloved...