The Arts in Calgary this week

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In support of her 15th studio album, Descendant, Jann Arden has announced 14 additional Canadian tour dates. With 18 tour dates already up for sale, this will be Arden’s longest tour in over eight years. The tour will kick off at Center Avenir in Moncton, N.B., on May 16 and conclude at Westman Auditorium in Brandon, Man., with stops at Montreal’s MTELUS and two nights at Toronto’s newly renovated Massey Hall in road course. She will return to Calgary on June 10 at the Gray Eagle Casino and play in Red Deer on June 29. Tickets are on sale at JannArden.com. Released in January, Arden’s Descendant is a collection of 15 songs representing the last 18 months of Arden’s life and free space. In the filing, Arden says, “We all come from a long line of incredibly strong people. Women, in particular, my ancestors, to whom I am indebted. I don’t know how they survived as pioneers, constantly advancing through impossible situations. It’s all very heartbreaking. These songs are about who I am and what I’m made of. A new beginning for an old story.

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To celebrate Earth Day, Art at the Landing opens a new exhibit, Our Alberta Wilderness, on April 22 and will run through May 22.

Art at the Landing is an artist-run gallery in Glenmore Landing, showcasing the work of four local artists: Brenda Banda Johnson, Holly Burghardt, Gerardo Carsolio and Terri Heinrichs. Ten percent of the proceeds from the sale of 20 designated pieces (five per artist) will go to the Alberta Wilderness Association.

Art at the Landing is in the strip mall of Glenmore Landing on 14th Street at 90th Avenue SW

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Starting this weekend, the AUArts Student Association is hosting its annual Craft Art Market Expo + Sale. For the third time in its 30 year history, the market will be held online at www.showandsale.ca.

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View and purchase hundreds of works of art from designers, artisans and artists at the University of Alberta Students’ Association of the Arts between April 23-29, 2022.

Customers can purchase artwork representing a range of disciplines including painting, drawing, glass, jewelry and metals, fiber, printmaking, sculpture, media arts, photography, ceramics and design. All items are handmade by AUArts students, and all proceeds from sales go directly to student artists and the Student Association.

The virtual market will open at www.showandsale.ca on April 23 at 11 a.m. and will close just before midnight on April 29. Curbside pickup at the Alberta University of the Arts is May 5-7. , as there is no shipping service available.

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