University of Calgary

50 for 50

Submitted by alumni on Thu, 03/31/2016 - 23:57.

50 for 50

In celebration of the University of Calgary’s 50th anniversary, Alumni is sharing 50 ways to connect, engage and be inspired. From art gallery hours to inciting fires of debate, here’s a handful of programs and events that might just change the way we look at and think about our world.
by Angela Tulio

Fifty Years of Art

The Nickle Galleries is celebrating five decades of art instruction, mentoring and art-making that has been instrumental in shaping Calgary’s art community. Marking this milestone will be an exhibition at the Nickle Galleries showcasing the achievements of UCalgary’s studio art program — including the works of instructors, students and off-campus artists. Independent curator, Mary-Beth Laviolette, will oversee the selection of artwork that best illustrates the stories of the gallery’s past and present. Notable alumni from across faculties will select one favourite work of art in the exhibition, and contribute their thoughts on the piece, and memories of the department.

The exhibit runs Sept. 23-Dec. 10.