ALBERTA CRAFT COUNCIL presents YY-YIP, + 15 WINDOW, CALGARY
Exhibition Dates: May 18 – July 21, 2017
Closing Reception: Alberta Craft + 15 Window, Thursday, July 20, 6 pm
Location: Arts Commons, + 15 Walkway, 205 8 Avenue SE, Calgary
Calgary has feral denizens that live in our urban, suburban and exurban communities. Many interact with us daily. Some wander by. Some come to our doorstep.
The series of tiles and wall pieces are of the small number critters I’ve seen and interacted with in my neighborhood. Our lives are richer for it.
Monika Smith (Calgary) is an ACAD alumni, with an honors degree in ceramics. As a practicing artist with her own studio The Visions West Studio, she has lived at the same location for a long time and has noted that there is a huge and interesting population of feral animals and plants. They make life interesting as they integrate city life into ours.
Alberta Craft + 15 Window exhibitions display exciting new work for two month periods by Alberta Craft Council members, partner organizations and cross-promote arts events in Calgary. The window is located in the busy + 15 pedway system with a diverse range of Calgarians walking through daily.