Calgarians now have the unique opportunity to participate in and engage with an immersive art experience unlike any other. In partnership with Downtown Calgary, we are debuting the first ever urban art gallery through a series of painted windows, called the Northern Reflections Window Exhibition that incorporate Augmented Reality (AR) technology. The series is painted by a variety of local artists along Steven Ave downtown, showcasing many participating local businesses by turning the city streets into a grand urban art-walk.
This exhibition is a celebration of past winter-time stories told by Calgarian artists. The stories all come to life through animation, paint and sound. Never-before seen window displays play memories, traditions and impressions of the snowy season. Get bundled and ready to tour the magical displays and reflect on your own fond childhood experiences of snow-filled Calgary during the holidays.
THE APP AUGLE
Augmented Reality (AR) adds graphics, sounds, touch and feedback into what we already see in front of us, through our app called AUGLE. We developed our app AUGLE specifically to view artwork in and around Calgary. Use this app to help you navigate the window mural locations and see the paintings come to life with animations and sound! It's fun for the whole family.
“All media are extensions of some human faculty - psychic or physical.” -Marshall McLuhan
The partnership between the artist and the business owner is a key catalyst for community building during the exhibition. Each artist works closely with their paired business owner to determine their windows artwork. The artists and the business owner share an official NRWE vinyl sticker that is placed in their window. Exhibition goers use the sticker to vote for their favorite window. The artist and the business owner work together as a team to receive votes for their window. Creativity is encouraged.
All participating artists receive a training workshop from experienced window artists. This workshop teaches the artists about window painting techniques, offers the artists tips and gives the artists the chance to practice painting on glass.
Photography// Kuni Kawashima
Partnership// Downtown Calgary
TOUR ALONG STEPHEN AVE
PAINTED WINDOWS EXHIBITION
JULY 1 - JULY 15
BRIDGELAND-RIVERSIDE, EAST VILLAGE, VICTORIA PARK
Painted Window Exhibition, hosted by Buds of Buds will showcased the works of talented Calgary artists. Artists featured in the Painted Windows Exhibition: Isabelle Pilz, Christina Stein, Tiffany Lynn, Kim Mcneil, Hugo Dubon, Andrea Lau, Keri Kriz, May b, Tiffany Lynn Cuffley, Morgan M. Paul, Kaylin Obst, Halie Finney, Diana Peng, Paula J. Timm, Sylvia Prochownik, Geneva Haley, Kelsey Fraser, Kristin Linquist. Video by K.Kawashima
SATURDAY, MAY 27TH 2017
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
RADIUS PARKING LOT, 102 4 St NE
We had a successful #BeCubed's Ribbon Cutting! We are very proud of this mural that Michelle Hoogveld and our collaborating artists Ivan Ostapenko, Tanner Hamilton and Chris Casso created. Thanks to Bucci for making this mural possible. Thanks to Inglewood Art Supplies for sponsoring the art supplies. Thanks to Kuni Kawashima @kaz.kawashima for the wonderful photos!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 28TH 2017
7:00 PM - 12:00 PM
SCARBORO COMMUNITY HALL
Thanks for coming out to our roaring twenties themed Buds' Parlour. This spectacular evening celebrated local culture and fostered discussion in a parlour-like speakeasy-inspired hall. All enjoyed parlour music, art, and entertainment with 1920's performances by local artists and musicians. Thanks to Ivan Ostapenko for the evening's photos!