Plastic Fantastic* at Ledge Gallery, Epcor Centre (Opening Tuesday, Sept. 3)
Starting Sept. 3, the Ledge Gallery will be the site of a changing art display that you can contribute to. Rosemary Brown’s exhibition Plastic Fantastic* examines our relationship with plastic waste, which litters the world. On select dates (including this week on Thursday from 2-8 p.m.), you can bring your own mesh plastic bags to contribute to the project and learn a bit about the issue while you do it. Hit the Epcor Centre’s website for a list of dates when you can add to the exhibit or you can just drop by throughout the month to see how it’s evolving.
Fumbling for Readings Veiled by Shafts of Dust and Incense at Illingworth Kerr Gallery (Opening Wednesday, Sept. 4)
The Regina-based printmaker and photographer Dennis J. Evans brings 17 of his montages to the Illingworth Kerry Gallery in ACAD. His montages, partially inspired by the Persian poet, Rumi, are designed to evoke memories that are both personal and ubiquitous. The opening reception runs Wednesday from 5-8 p.m., including an informal lecture at 6:30 p.m.
Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker at The Gateway (Wednesday, Sept. 4)
There are still tickets still available for the Toronto duo’s show at The Gateway. Be warned though, it’s the first week of school for students at SAIT. Expect a fresh-faced sea of eager students. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster.
Building ICONOMY: Possibilities for a Brutalist Building at Glenbow Museum (Thursday, Sept. 5)
d.talks presents a discussion about Calgary’s architecture centred around the 44-year-old Brutalist building, the Education Centre Building. Brutalist architecture originated in the 1950s, and is evident across Calgary. It’s a good opportunity to learn about an architecture style that is as imposing and unfriendly as the name suggests. Speakers include David Dawn, the City of Calgary’s senior architect. Admission is by suggested donation of $5.
The Dramatic Impulse: Alberta Dance Festival at Dancers’ Studio West (Opening Thursday, Sept. 5)
Dancers’ Studio West’s annual fest is a showcase of Alberta contemporary dance over two weekends. The first weekend of shows, running this week Thursday through Saturday, features fresh choreography from Robert Halley, Catherine Hayward & Shayne Johnson, Jill Henis, Oriana Pagnotta and Deanne Walsh. Tickets start at $25 over at Brown Paper Tickets. —Jon Roe