Sculpture park & green space for our less attractive areas. Functional bike paths can also be easily incorporated. Seattle did it. So can we.
Create, do, or build something to experience for the NEXT 100 years or more
Commission an iconic work of public art at Princes Island/Eau Claire which celebrates the city, the river and continues to affirm Calgary's place in the global community.
Celebrate the Calgary Public Library’s Centenary in 2012 with a new and architecturally groundbreaking downtown building. What better way to promote the culture of this city than showing support for an organization with one hundred years of providing access to culture and literacy under its belt? A new building would provide improved access and education for the plethora new communication media, world class presentation/exhibition ...more »
Send 12 artists from Calgary (any discipline) to an artists residence of their choosing and bring 12 artists (any discipline) to Calgary for an artist's residence. Support the work financially during the residence. Give the finished work a proper exhibition or performance or publishing. Great art is born through the exchange and incubation and nurturing of ideas.
Calgary Photographic Archive Collection for 1912 - 2012 with the collaboration of the City of Calgary Archives and some of the other major cultural organizations in Calgary including the Glenbow Museum and the Arts and Cultural Sectors in Calgary. The Calgary Photographic Archive Collection with the Cultural Archives would be presented as a 2012 Collectors Edition Book for the City of Calgary With 25,000 Copies Available ...more »
I believe and propose that Calgary should have a Public Art Sculpture Park for 2012. This could take the form of a permanent installation of artworks or a blockbuster 12 month temporary installation of artworks.
Commercial galleries take the work of their artists' all over the world to art fairs where they are exposed to serious, potential new buyers. We should have the same in Calgary. Over time it would bring buyers, artists, and representatives from contemporary galleries from all over the world! Exhibiting the work of local artists is very much needed, but art fairs are one way to inject our artistic pride into a larger ...more »
Plant one hundred trees at the main entrances to the city. perhaps incorporate a park that could include large sculptures from local artists that showcase ideas or themes that make this city so special
The confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers at the site of Fort Calgary is the birthplace of the city. Just across from Fort Calgary and right at the confluence is St. Patrick’s island. This could be an ideal location to host a major work of art that celebrates the rich history of this place, not only as the birthplace of Calgary, but its importance to those who came before and those who continue to come here today. The ...more »
In order to create a vibrant, exciting Downtown "after work" scene, we must first end urban sprawl. When there is a denser population in Downtown Calgary, we will see more artists and creatives move into these areas. People that want to be around creatives will move there too. Specialty stores will then have enough volume in sales to sustain their businesses, and they will be able to sign long-term leases in the Downtown ...more »
Show, don't tell.
What has more power? "She was nervous" or "She bit her nails"
We need to move from describing our cultural riches to living them!
Imagine a giant horseshoe over the Bow River, similar to the Gateway Arch over St. Louis. An elevator could be inside to take people up to see the view. It could be on it's side, or slightly raised, and serve a bridge for pedestrians and cyclists.