On the second Friday of the month, at cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave SW, Room 310, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Guest speakers will enlighten, inspire and entertain us on selected topics in the arts and humanities.  There will always be time for questions and discussion after the presentation.

Free for members, $5 charge at door for non-members. Guests are welcome. No registration required. Free parking available on the north side of the building and plenty of on-street parking.

Suggestions for speakers are welcome.  Please contact: Carol Gerein (; Pat Hogan ( or Marje Wing (

Coming Presentations 

The History of Self-Portraiture

Date: Friday, September 8

Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Place: Masters Gallery,
2115 – 4 St SW
Refreshments generously provided by Masters Gallery

Ryan Green of Masters Gallery will present an illustrated talk on self-portraiture. In it he will explore representations of the self from antiquity to the selfie. The presentation will be lecture-style so that participants can sit while they listen to Ryan and watch his digital images.

This special presentation for the CALL Arts and Humanities Speaker Series will take place at Masters Gallery.

Ryan Green is the owner and president of Masters Gallery Ltd. He is a dealer of Canadian historical, post war and contemporary art. He received his MA in Art History from the University of London, England and a BA in Art History from the University of Calgary. He has taught European and Canadian art history for the University of Calgary’s Fine Arts and continuing education departments. He is currently a board member of the Glenbow Museum and a distinguished patron of the National Gallery of Canada.

The Art and Allure of Mysteries with Gail Bowen

Gail BowenGail Bowen, award-winning mystery writer, will speak on the art and allure of mysteries and engage in a lively Q&A with the audience.

She will be reading from The Winners' Circle, her latest in the nationally bestselling Joanne Kilbourn series.  Book 17 is classic Gail Bowen: masterfully compelling storytelling that combines a modern, urban family with a gripping, satisfying mystery.

Gail Bowen's first Joanne Kilbourn mystery, Deadly Appearances (1990), was nominated for the W.H. Smith/Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, and A Colder Kind of Death (1995) won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel. In 2008, Reader's Digest named Bowen Canada's Best Mystery Novelist; in 2009, she received the Derrick Murdoch Award from the Crime Writers of Canada. Bowen has also written plays that have been produced across Canada and on CBC Radio. Now retired from teaching at the First Nations University, Bowen lives in Regina.

This extra A&H session is in conjunction with the official opening of cSpace.

Photo courtesy of Madeleine Bowen-Diaz

When: Friday, September 29, 2017
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Room 310, cSpace, 1721 - 29 Ave. SW

Past Presentations 

Friday, June 9, 2017

In Conversation with Louis Hobson

Louis HobsonWhy not sit down for a fireside chat with Louis B on how he became a celebrity hound? Michael Wright will coax from Louis B a few of his more bizarre encounters with celebrities as well as memories of his favourite and not-so-favourite celebrities.  Learn why Tommy Lee Jones threw a table at a roomful of journalists or why Eddie Murphy threatened to sue The Calgary Sun for one of Louis' stories.  Learn why Louis suggested Ian McKellan wear a raw steak on his eye for one of their interviews or how he went for a ride on a motorcycle with Riff Raff from The Rocky Horror Show.

Louis B. Hobson is a former English and drama teacher who has been reviewing theatre and film in Calgary for more than four decades. For the better part of 30 years, Louis interviewed actors, directors and producers of films and stage and his interviews with these actors, directors and writers have appeared in magazines and newspapers in North America, Britain and Australia. He reviews film for radio and television stations in Calgary and Ottawa and is the foremost theatre critic in Calgary. Louis' interviews, stories and reviews of theatre appear in both the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun making him the only Calgary-based film and theatre critic. Mr. Hobson is a playwright and director who has won awards both for his original scripts and for his staging of them.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Where I Live Now

Where I Live Now by Sharon ButalaSharon Butala photo

We are delighted to launch this series with a talk by Sharon Butala, a best-selling, beloved author, visionary and CALL member.  Sharon will introduce her new memoir and eighteenth book, Where I Live Now, and talk about her life on the prairie on her husband's cattle ranch, now The Old Man On His Back Prairie and Heritage Conservation Area (OMB). She will explore how this experience made her into a writer of both fiction and nonfiction, chiefly about the rural agricultural people, the women in particular, of the Northern Great Plains of the Canadian West.

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The History of Self-Portraiture with Ryan Green

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