Artist Talk: Wes Niven of Converse

WHEN: Friday, March 31 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

Wes’ practice focuses on branding, illustration, and custom apparel graphics. The Toronto native now resides in Boston, working as a Designer at the HQ of Converse. With a Bachelor of Design in Illustration from ACAD and a post graduate from SVA, Wes is back in town to collaborate with senior VCD students for the ACAD x Fridge Gallery mural in the gallery on the fifth floor.

Unusual Vegetables

WHEN: Tues, Mar 14 from 6:15 until 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: ACAD Boardroom (next to the Knowledge Centre in the Main Mall) 

Please join the ACADSA Community Garden for a presentation by Lyndon Penner on the weird and wonderful topic of Unusual Vegetables.

Lyndon Penner is a horticulturist, gardener, garden designer, educator and author of several books about gardening in Canada, and the prairies. Born in Saskatchewan, he began gardening at a very young age and has made it is his career and passion to share his knowledge with others.

2017 ACAD Alumni Awards Night

WHEN: Thurs, Apr 6, 2017 from 6 until 9 p.m.

WHERE: Stanford Perrott Lecture Theatre, ACAD

The 2017 ACAD Alumni Awards Night recognizes the accomplishments of this year's award recipients, showcasing some of the compelling stories of our alumni’s contribution to the social, economic and cultural prosperity of our province and nation. Please join us to hear about alumni turning their dreams into reality, as well as arts-minded community members.


  • 6 p.m. - Cash Bar + Refreshments

2017 Winter Show + Sale

Check out what Calgary’s emerging artists have created during the school year at the 2017 Winter Alberta College of Art + Design Students’ Association (ACADSA) Show + Sale.

This unique public art market invites you to view and purchase over 3,000 pieces of handmade works.

The sale features work from each of ACAD's disciplines of study. Whatever your preferred medium, you'll find it here: Paintings, photographs, drawings, prints, glass, fibre, jewellery, sculpture, ceramics and more! 

Mug Night 2017

WHEN: Fri, Mar 10, 2017, from 4:30 until 9 p.m.*

*Bar will open at 5 p.m.

WHEN: ACAD Cafeteria

You're invited to ACAD Glass Department's Mug Night fundraiser where you can drink some crafted beer from a hand-blown mug of your choosing!

Proceeds from the mugs, food and drink tickets will go directed to the ACAD Glass Student Club.

Food and drinks will be available from 5 until 9 p.m. with DJ King Kasual spinning the tunes ALL NIGHT LONG.


Panel Discussion: Michele Hardy, Mackenzie Kelly-Frere + Jennifer Salahub

Moderated by: Lorenzo Fusi

WHEN: Thurs, Feb 9 at 6 p.m.

WHERE: IKG Gallery 2, ACAD

The panel will discuss approaches to the study of carpets and textiles and their relationship with contemporary art.  Held in conjunction with Home Economics:  150 Years of Hooked Rugs in Canada (Nickle Galleries, January 26-April 8, 2017) and Shannon Bool:  The Eastern Carpet in the Western World Revisited (Illingworth Kerr Gallery, ACAD, until February 11, 2017).

For more information please visit:

Visiting Artist: Carly Slade

Semi Truck: Big Berta, 2016, Ceramics, embroidery, quilt, mixed media, 18” x 6” x 8”. Photo credit: Aaron Paden

WHEN: Weds, Jan 25 from 9 until 11:30 a.m. + Thurs, Jan 26 from 1 until 4 p.m.

Artist Presentation: Weds, Jan 25 at 11:30 a.m.

Reception: Weds, Jan 25 from 5 until 7:30 p.m. (Main Mall)