Current Learning Programs

Esker Foundation provides FREE public programming to encourage participation and to increase accessibility to contemporary art. Programs are developed in response to our current exhibitions. Securing your spot by registering in advance is strongly recommended. Our programs are very popular and often have wait lists; if you register and are unable to attend we ask that you cancel your registration in a timely manner. Tickets are non-transferrable, if you are unable to attend a program please do not redistribute your ticket. We ask that you cancel your ticket, so it can be offered to the waitlist. All programming requires that an adult accompany children under the age of 16.

Winter programs will launch on Monday 14 January, Monday 28 January, and Monday 25 February at 11am.

 

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Saturday, January 26th, 1-2pm > Neil Campbell and Jeremy Shaw in Conversation with Naomi Potter

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Join us for a conversation with Director/Curator Naomi Potter and artists Neil Campbell and Jeremy Shaw as they discuss the current exhibition and the relationships between their work; the rhythmic and harmonic qualities of the human form, spatial perception, altered states and what it means to be alive.

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Thursday, February 7th, 7-8pm > Sweaty Zuckerberg and Cool Computing

Dr. Mél Hogan

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In 2010 Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, was on stage at D8: All Things Digital Conference being asked about Facebook’s privacy policies. The topic proved difficult for Zuckerberg, who quickly broke out into a terrible sweat. That image is the focus of this presentation: a drenched Zuckerberg under the media spotlight, espousing the benefits of an open world connected by cool computing. Reception to follow.

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Presented in collaboration with the Department of Communication, Media and Film at the University of Calgary.

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Saturday, February 9th, 1-2pm > Artist Talk

Glenna Cardinal

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In conjunction with her exhibition in the Project Space, mourning home, Glenna Cardinal will discuss her work as an exploration of her deep connection to the loss of her childhood home on the Tsuut’ina Nation to the Southwest Calgary Ring Road. Through her practice, she works to shed her “colonial identity” as an Indigenous woman, while responding to her forced displacement from HOME; a place that was once safe, but is now a land wiped clean of her maternal existence, and returned to the same people that put First Nations on reserves. Reception to follow.

 

Presented in partnership with TRUCK Contemporary Art.

Registration recommended