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Local artist brings insight into mental well-being through art

For a night, the Motion Gallery was an intimate space filled music, art, and connection, as part of a local dancer’s series dedicated to bringing insight in an entertaining fashion. As an effort to raise awareness in regards to mental health, Krizia Carlos, a nurse and dancer, started her first …

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What’s the word?

Monthly spoken word event features open mic and poets Say Word returned for their sixth installment on Nov. 10 at 80th and Ivy to bring together people from all walks to celebrate and educate the poetic art form that is spoken word. Say Word takes place on the first Tuesday of …

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New York artists work with ACAD students for upcoming production

Plastic shopping bags littered the Main Mall of ACAD as students collaborated with two prominent New York-based artists for their production, Toss, premiering next fall. The bags, which students cut, ironed, and attached together on Tuesday, Nov. 17, are for plans to create a glacier, a piece of their set, according …

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Like bowling, but with axes

League combines medieval sport with backyard spirit It’s like darts, but with axes; the Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL) is a league of men and women who throw axes for fun. BATL started off in 2006 in the backyard of a Torontonian Matt Wilson, and Wilson currently serves as its …

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Welding her Ohe’n path

PITA alumni finds creative expression in the metal arts From being born on a farm outside Peers, Alta. in 1937 to working with a member of the Group of Seven and founding her own art centre, Katie Ohe has had an eclectic and vast career. A sculptor whose focus is …

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A PLAY ABOUT RACE WILL, LITERALLY, OPEN YOUR EYES

An established Ontario transplant will be making his directorial debut at the Arts Commons’ Motel Theatre with a production that he says will be “a punch in the gut.” Known in London, Ont. for directing Evil Dead: The Musical 2014, and winning the Brickenden Award for best musical and most …

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A testament to disjointed relationships and youth

Themes of isolation, fractured relationships, and disconnected youth took the dimly lit stage as spotlights loomed over different, yet wholly similar tales of familial hardship. The stories, inspired by the performers’ own personal experiences were part of Letters: Thriving Through Connection, held at the Big Secret Theatre from Sept. 30 …

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Kaska artist emphasizes connection with exhibition and demonstration

ACAD’s Main Mall reverberated with song, the strum of guitar and the beat of a hand-drum, or “Ehilly,” as the Yukon duo performed, Friday, Sept. 25. Attended by roughly 30 people, the performance was part of a lecture and demonstration by Kaska First Nations artist Dennis Shorty, accompanied by his …

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Equinox Vigil ushers a secular, creative space to mourn for recently dead

Union Cemetery, Saturday, was alit with lanterns and music as visitors mourned the loss of loved ones during the fourth annual Equinox Vigil. The vigil, held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., commemorated the deceased—particularly Michael Greene and Richard Mcdowell, founding members of One Yellow Rabbit theatre-company—with an inclusive, non-religious …

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St. Patrick’s Island gets a facelift

Recent revitalization of St. Patrick’s Island has expanded East Village efforts onto a flood plane and into people hearts. Thanks to a hefty $20 million from the community revitalization levy (courtesy of the Dave Bronconnier days) this 31-acre island in the middle of the Bow River has been modestly transformed …

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SAIT welcomes back students with ANNUAL POWWOW

SAIT held its annual powwow over the weekend, and participants feel it’s a step in the right direction. Janine Ironquill, of the Stoney Nakoda First Nation, took part in the powwow that was held in SAIT’s Stan Grad Centre on Sept. 12, 2015. She danced in the Women’s Jingle Dress …

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Mitch McCaw celebrates the 3-1 goal during the Foothills F.C. vs Lane United at Hellard Field in Calgary on Wednesday, July 15, 2015. The final score was 3-2 for the Foothills. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills finish strong

Even though the Foothills F.C. didn’t make the playoffs in their first season at the professional level, the Calgary team walked off the field proud. In the last game of the season the team, who struggled all season to hold a lead, came out with a 3-2 win by surviving …

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Jean-Pierre Rodrigues-Lemos defends the goal during the Foothills F.C. vs. Seattle Sounders U23 at Hellard Field in Calgary on Sunday, June 28, 2015. The final score was 4-0 for Seattle. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Focusing on the future for Foothills F.C.

Despite a real kick in the pants on Sunday, the Foothills F.C. have nothing to be ashamed of in their first season in the Premier Development League (PDL). The 4-0 loss came at the hands of the Seattle Sounders U-23 team, who sit above them comfortably now in the third …

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Miguel Romero is hauled down during the Foothills F.C. vs. Washington Crossfire at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a 2-2 draw. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Different team, same result for Foothills F.C.

With head coach, Tommy Wheeldon Jr., behind the bench after serving his one game suspension the Foothills F.C. produced yet another draw. The result came in the form of a 2-2 match against the Washington Crossfire, who sits behind the Foothills F.C. in the table at Hellard Field on Sunday, …

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Brad Kamden and Matt Grosey shake hands after the Foothills F.C. vs. Kitsap Pumas at Hellard Field in Calgary on Thursday, June 18, 2015. The game ended in a draw, which is the first time Kitsap had lost points all season. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Chippy battle ends in draw

Another game, another draw for the Foothills F.C. as the team was held to just one point for the fifth time in six matches. The Foothills F.C. tied the Kitsap Pumas 1-1 at Hellard Field in Calgary on June 18, and unfortunately, the idiom “the one that got away” has …

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Portland Timbers goal keeper Colin Partee blocks a shot by Foothills FC midfielder Mitch Bouche during the game at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alta on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  (Photo by Brent Calver)

Foothills FC ties with Timbers

Foothills F.C. took one point with a 1-1 draw from a crucial match against the Portland Timbers U-23 on Tuesday, June 2, but could have definitely used a win. The two teams will square off again on Sunday, June 7, but in the meantime Foothills have to play another game …

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Young players show their support before the Foothills F.C. soccer clubÕs first game at Hellard Field in Calgary, Alta on Sunday, May 17, 2015. This was Calgary's first regular reason Premier Development League (PDL) game. (Photo by Kyle Meller)

Foothills FC wins its first official game 2-1

After years of hard work getting Calgary Foothills F.C. to a professional level, the club hosted its inaugural Premier Development League (PDL) game on Sunday, May 17, against the Puget Sound Gunners F.C. Everything came together at Hellard Field, from fans to the weather and even the score; the first …

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Online Exclusive: Calgary Foothills WFC wins inaugural game v. Edmonton Green and Gold

Fans turned out for the Calgary Foothills WFC’s inaugural game against the Edmonton Green and Gold on Friday, May 8. They tested their mettle and won out 2-1 despite a strong defense put on by the women from Edmonton, with WFC’s Erica Hindmarsh scoring early in the game, evading the goalkeeper …

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ACAD grad Shyra de Souza uses found objects (mostly from thrift stores) to create interesting three-dimensional pieces of art.  -Mikaela MacKenzie, THE WEAL

Phantom Limb:

ACAD sculpture grad, Shyra De Souza, questions today’s obsession with consumerism in her art showcase Phantom Limb, on display in the Okotoks Art Gallery. “Everything I do is trying to expose something about consumer culture. [I want to] draw attention to the high level of consumerism that we take part …

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