Mural: Dancing Under the Lights
Sponsorship: Calgary Arts Development / Crabapple Clothing
Address: 3526 Garrison Gate SW
IA playful celebration of the enduring warmth that is created through relationships, even in cold weather. The work uses colour and shape to create a graphic sensibility, while utilizing gesture to bring the image to life.
MIKE HOOVES is a prairie queer and multi-disciplinary artist working in illustration, animation, and film in Calgary, Alberta. Having received their BDes from AUArts in 2016, Mike’s work depicts human experience and narrative, creating a normalization of the queer body. Using inexpensive materials, Mike disassembles expectations of polished art while navigating and negotiating the permanence of mark-making. Mike playfully explores expression through shape, colour, and gesture.
Photographer: Katy Whitt