Tag Archives: Calgary Arts Development

Nuit Blanche Calgary update

by DJ Kelly June 16, 2010

I should have posted a Nuit Blanche update months ago, but there had been so much movement over that time things never felt settled enough that it made sense to post an update. With recent events however now seemed to be the best time to let everyone know what’s going on. Here’s the whole story: […]

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The case of the missing question mark, or How it’s important to remember no one on Council is ‘evil’

by DJ Kelly April 22, 2010

We all make mistakes. They happen. But we need to be man enough to admit them when we do. One of the things that I value most about having a blog that is followed by as many people as this one is the number of comments or emails or tweets that I get about it […]

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PechaKucha Night Calgary #3: Rebuild

by DJ Kelly February 10, 2010

20 images, 20 seconds, 200 cities, 2,000 presentations, 200,000 people. In a matter of seconds, thousands of lives and dreams were destroyed in Haiti. Now, the global PechaKucha network is joining with Architecture for Humanity to help rebuild Haiti, 20 seconds at a time. On February 20th, 2010, the 280 cities that host PechaKucha events […]

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Starting over from scratch: creating a gallery of contemporary art for Calgary

by DJ Kelly January 14, 2009

Also available on the Calgary Herald’s Q. The recent “resignation” of Jeffrey Spalding from the Glenbow Museum has created a new call for a gallery of contemporary art. The Herald is all over it. And I’ve had several of my colleagues bring up the thought as well since Spalding’s departure. The Herald article is the […]

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Please stop picking on the arts so I can sleep

by DJ Kelly November 20, 2008

Is anyone else tired? Or is it just me? I’m an arts advocate (among other things – don’t try to define me!) and it turns out that has been about as busy a person as you could be lately. First I was run off my keester during the Federal election because the PM decided to […]

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