Blue night is like the HOV lane of art openings. It only takes two to make it happen and it looks like there is growing interest in this fast lane. Memories of the great excitement and crowds at ArtWalk of summers past are the root of the inspiration to create an event that combines multiple art events in a single evening.
Thursday December 20th 2012, is the first blue night. It begins with an opening at the Capitol Theatre from 5 to 7 pm featuring the encaustic work (painting with pigment and hot wax) of Boukje Elzinga, Bridget Corkery and Deb Thompson. From there people are encouraged to wander over to Oxygen Art Centre in the back alley on the other side of Baker Street behind Hipperson’s Hardware for the Opening of Lylian Klimek: Rescue – My Landscape. The show opens at 7pm and the Calgary artist and avid hiker will give a talk at 8pm. Last but not least the art viewing public are invited to walk back up to Ourglass on Ward Street and see the newest wood tile mosaics made of reclaimed lumber by artist Brian Kalbfleisch.