Calgary “Art House” an Interesting (Yet Fleeting) Exhibit

Calgary has many interesting annual events and year-round attractions to keep residents and visitors entertained all year. But in Kensington there is currently an art installation in the works that defies what you might think about art.

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Calgary “Art House” an Interesting (Yet Fleeting) Exhibit

Posted by Krista Kehoe on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at 12:32pm.

Calgary has many interesting annual events and year-round attractions to keep residents and visitors entertained all year. But in Kensington there is currently an art installation in the works that defies what you might think about art.

A group of artists have been working on a mixed-media installation that embraces a variety of methods and has the added benefit of providing some exposure for each of the artists involved. There is an interesting assortment of sculpture built in and into the house, as well as some amazing (and bizarre) mural work.

The eight artists have been commissioned to create the installation, created primarily with found items, as a wedding gift for Calgary newlyweds Sara Simpson and John Johnston. While many exhibits might move on to another location at the end of their scheduled event, most attractions aren’t destroyed at the end of their short viewing time.

While the homeowners would have preferred not to destroy the existing home, there were so many renovations that needed to be done in the 1914 home that it just wasn’t feasible to try to remake the house to meet modern codes and standards. So, the couple’s friends and neighbours decided to utilize the structure as a temporary “underground” art exhibit before its demolition in late September.

Come out and see the exhibit for yourself before it's gone!

View The House Project at 229 10 A Street NW

  • Sept 2: 6 – 10 pm
  • Sept 3 & 4: 11am – 5 pm

Krista Kehoe, Calgary real estate agent & REALTOR®

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