Posts Tagged ‘art!Bowmont’

A toast to good times past, present and future

September 1, 2010 Leave a comment

Among the summer’s highlights was the unveiling of two new installations in Bowness: a mural created by artist Nikki Gour and local youth through a Y.E.A.R. project, now mounted on the east face of the Boys & Girls Club, and the memorial monument in Mackintosh Park.

AS ANOTHER SUMMER in Bowness draws to a close I wanted to take a look back and acknowledge some of the events we were involved in and thank the folks that made them happen.

We started the summer with the Youth Art program hosted by local artist Nikki Gour. It was very successful and we look forward to the after-school program she’s lined up for fall (see page 8 for more details). Art!Bowmont’s first Art in the Park event at Shouldice Park was a terrific success for visitors and participating artists from Bowness and Montgomery. We hope to see this become an annual event.

The Lions’ Stampede Parade and Breakfast was bigger than ever this year, with ever-growing numbers of local organizations and businesses taking part. And the second annual Bownesians’ Picnic at Baker Park in July drew crowds from Bowness and beyond. Even a bit of rain couldn’t dampen the fun. Of course we’re eagerly anticipating the upcoming first annual Bowness Harvest Fair on Saturday, Sept. 11. Read more…


Enjoying Art in the Park

July 1, 2010 Leave a comment

As The Bowest’ner went to press we were anticipating the first annual art!Bowmont: Art in the Park event on June 19, with Shouldice Park taking on a wonderful festival atmosphere filled with paintings, sculptures, interactive works of art and music. In the event of rain, Art in the Park will be held on September 18. Read more…

Arts and Culture Event in Bowness! Saturday, June 19th, 2010

June 9, 2010 Leave a comment

“Art in the Park”

art!Bowmont:  Art in the Park, lots of wonderful art Yoga and some great music.

Place: Shouldice Park (North West of the pool)

Date:  June 19th, 2010 (Alternate date due to torrential rain:  Sept. 18th).

Time:  1:00pm-4:00pm

There will be great Art, Paintings, sculpture, Prints, Ceramics, Yoga, and exceptional music. Hope to see you there! Oh, and don’t forget your Yoga mat!

Art-Bowmont  picart!Bowmont is an Artist Collective comprised of individuals of the visual arts community living in the  Montgomery and Bowness areas of Calgary.  The members of art!Bowmont gather once a month to share creative ideas, aspirations and artistic illumination. It is the diversity of the Group is what makes them unique, being a group of artists unified by intent rather than style.  Each artist within the group embraces a personal and distinctive style, using a diverse range of mediums and approaches to produce their equally striking works of art.

The members of art!Bowmont are; Joan Shearer, a painter with a firm tongue in cheek attitude and a way with colour, Ron Robinson who is a mixed media sculptor, Neil Liske, aka “the mud-slinger” a highly talented ceramicist. Nikki Gour, who works with found objects to generate her ideas and concepts to create thought provoking sculptures, and David Handford, a transplant from Manchester who can capture your soul with charcoal.

The neighbourhoods of Bowness and Montgomery are unique and vibrant communities with a rich history and a strong identity.  Come and experience an afternoon full of fun and unique, artistic interpretations in a beautiful outdoor setting, where community visual artists come together in a first, annual group art exhibition and sale.

Opportunites for Artists in Calgary
The City of Calgary Public Art Program is proud to offer local, national and international artists the opportunity to apply for a wide range of public art commissions.  Please
click here to see the current opportunites for Artists on The City of Calgary website.