KOAC’S ART SUPPLY SALE
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...