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On the second Friday of the month, at cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave SW, Room 310, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Guest speakers will enlighten, inspire and entertain us on selected topics in the arts and humanities.  There will always be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required. Free parking available on the north side of the building and plenty of on-street parking.

Suggestions for speakers are welcome.  Please contact: Carol Gerein (arts@calgarylifelonglearners.ca); Pat Hogan (culture@calgarylifelonglearners.ca) or Marje Wing (mwing789@gmail.com

Coming Presentations 

Friday, September 14, 2018

CDP-20180726RyanGreen.jpgPhoto courtesy of R. Green of Masters Gallery Ltd.

Michelangelo and Leonardo, Stoned and Spacey:

An Exploration into the work of Western Art's Original Bad Boys

Back by popular demand, Ryan Green of Masters Gallery will present an illustrated talk on two of the greatest Renaissance artists. Ryan has hinted that his talk this year will hold some tantalizing surprises. Join us to find out what Ryan has in store for us this year. The presentation will be lecture-style so that participants can sit while they listen to Ryan and watch his digital images.

This special presentation for the CALL Arts and Humanities Speaker Series will take place at Masters Gallery.

Ryan Green is the owner and president of Masters Gallery Ltd. He is a dealer of Canadian historical, post war and contemporary art. He received his MA in Art History from the University of London, England and a BA in Art History from the University of Calgary. He has taught European and Canadian art history for the University of Calgary’s Fine Arts and continuing education departments. He is currently a board member of the Glenbow Museum and a distinguished patron of the National Gallery of Canada.

When:Friday, September 14
Time:1:00 - 3:00 PM

Where:Masters Gallery (Note: Change of location for this one event)
2115 - 4 St. SW
Refreshments generously provided by Masters Gallery

Friday, October 12, 2018

 Novelist Elinor Florence Delves Into Alberta History 

Last November, author Elinor Florence delivered a stirring presentation to CALL on the historical research behind her wartime novel, Bird’s Eye View. This Canadian bestseller tells the story of a farm girl from Saskatchewan who joins the air force in the Second World War and becomes an interpreter of aerial photographs.

Now Elinor is back for a return engagement on October 12, 2018 to talk about her new novel, Wildwood, set in the Peace River country. She will present a one-hour slide show and include some interesting anecdotes about the challenges faced by the early settlers.

Wildwood tells the story of a single mother from the big city who inherits an abandoned farm in northern Alberta on condition that she spends one year living there, off the grid. Her heroine learns the basic pioneer skills while struggling to survive the long winter. She is inspired by the journal she finds in the old farmhouse, written by the original homesteader.

Elinor grew up on a farm near North Battleford, Saskatchewan and now lives in Invermere, B.C. She spent her career as a journalist for newspapers and magazines including Reader’s Digest, and still writes a monthly column for The Senior Paper.

Elinor has received rave reviews for her fascinating talks about our proud prairie history. Please arrive early to ensure that you get a seat. Signed copies of both novels will be available for purchase. Read more about Elinor at www.elinorflorence.com.

When: Friday, October 12
Time: 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Where: cSpace Room 310 (Note: location for this event is back at cSpace)
1721 - 29th Ave S.W.

Past Presentations 

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