Year-End Blog Review

As 2009 comes to a close I wanted to take a look back. It was a good year for me personally and I think this blog shows some of the highlights that come to my mind when I reminisce about the last year of the decade. I could simply select my favourite posts, but I…

Another arts casualty? This isn’t looking good.

Also available on the Calgary Herald’s Q. What a crazy week it has been in Calgary’s arts community. Upheaval galore! First Jeffrey Spalding unceremoniously left the Glenbow and was quickly – and permanently – replaced by former Vice-President, Access, Collections and Exhibits, Kirstin Evenden as President and CEO after only 13 months. Then came the…

Vanessa Porteous, ATP Artistic Director Designate

A big – HUGE – congratulations to Vanessa Porteous on being named the new artistic director of Alberta Theatre Projects. Just their fourth in almost 40 years of history. I couldn’t be happier. Vanessa is a fantastic woman and the absolute best person I could possibly think of for the job. Aside from her skills…