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.
Starting with his earliest interest in art, geometry and mathematics and continuing up to his most recent tiny and large scale work, they discuss Ziegler’s influences, his practice in many different trades and as multifaceted innovator, artist, builder, and the idea of examining the world intuitively through three-dimensional forms as part of the human condition.
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.