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Arts & Culture

Artist in Residence

Bringing art into the Library.

Central Library's Artist in Residence programs are three-month, paid community engagement residencies that support individual artists, arts organizations, and collectives working in Indigenous art and place making, children's art and illustration, or the newcomer experience.

The resident is invited to work in a designated space at Central Library and engage with the public at libraries across the city. Artists are selected in partnership with arts and culture organizations.

Meet Glenna Cardinal & seth cardinal dodginghorse

Indigenous Artist in Residence

Tina Guyani (meaning Deer Road in Tsuut’ina) are a two-person artist collective comprised of Glenna Cardinal and seth cardinal dodginghorse. This mother and son were displaced from their home and ancestral land on Tsuut'ina Nation by the SW Calgary ring road in 2014.

During this residency, Tina Guyani will use the Library's resources (books, maps, etc.) to research Calgary’s historical pressure to sell the land and through public engagement explore how the SWCRR construction affects people.

They will be asking the question: Do you remember the land before the Ring Road? People are welcome to share their stories, memories, and experiences about Tsuut’ina territory. Tina Guyani will share their story of displacement and meet one-on-one to record your memories, which will result in an audio/visual exhibition and downloadable book.

Visit Glenna and seth in their Level 4 studio at Central Library on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, or attend a program at Bowness or Shawnessy libraries. 

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