Sneak Peek: Gun Sculpture

Created from Deactivated Weapons, Installation Reflects on Global Violence

By Amy Jo Espetveidt, Calgary Culture
May 20, 2015

Imagine a massive dark structure weighing nearly 20,000 lbs and made of deactivated weapons from around the globe. You can walk up to it and through it. You can even touch it.

What kind of impact would it leave on you, the viewer?

The thought of what these weapons have done, especially when accompanied by personal images of victims of violence, hits close to home. 

Opening this week at Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE) is Gun Sculpture, a monumental and moving artwork by Alberta artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal.

The project sprang from wanting to build a large-scale sculpture on an important societal issue. The prevalence of violence was selected and although they worked through a lot of different themes, concepts and designs, it wasn’t until Sandra had a dream about the Gun Sculpture that it came to be.

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Invest YYC Spotlight: Calgary Jazz Festival 2015

JazzYYC has been working since 2012 to re-establish a professional Jazz Festival in Calgary.

For the past three years their June Jazz Celebration has built up from a single show to a mini-festival. Now, in 2015, they are ready to reclaim the name, Calgary Jazz Festival.

The four day festival will run from June 18 to 21 and will include Main Stage Events at the Ironwood, Late Night Shows at Lolita's Lounge and free public outreach events including a New Orleans 2nd Line Parade down Stephen Avenue Mall and an afternoon of family activities as part of the Inglewood Jazz Walk. 

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