The Calgary Journal
The Calgary Journal

Arts and Entertainment

In the opinion of both Shauna Thompson, curator at Calgary’s Esker Foundation, and long-time volunteer Suzanne Presinal, there is one exhibition in the history of the gallery that stands out: Wafaa Bilal’s 168:01.

“It was an interactive exhibition where the artist was interested in creating a project that would also have a bit of a social purpose,” Thompson says.

Spencer Cheyne didn’t expect to reach the number one spot on iTunes, having come as close as number two and three in the past, but he was ecstatic when he finally reached the top spot, after his work with a local country duo, Leaving Thomas.

The art of DJing goes back more than half a century: from the early days of hip-hop to modern scratch, the art of creating and mixing music has a long and rich history.

It’s a chilly evening in Calgary, but at The Pint Public House, the mood is warm and inviting as participants take on this month’s Calgary Story Slam theme, Forgotten.

Sitting down at a dining table, tonight’s story slam winner Gordon Churchill shares the experience of telling their stories in front of an audience.