University of Calgary

University of Calgary

September 14, 2011 15:00 ET

Artwalk to launch at University of Calgary

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2011) - Calgary's popular Artwalk Festival kicks off this year with a special unveiling of a new Reinhard Skoracki sculpture at the entrance to the University of Calgary's new Energy, Environment and Experiential building (EEEL). The artist will be in attendance.

The public is invited to attend the reception and unveiling, which will mark the opening of the annual two-day celebration of the arts in Calgary.

Reinhard Skoracki is an internationally-renowned artist and University of Calgary alumnus (BFA '97) whose work illustrates the essence of what it means to be human. This impressive piece, entitled "Nature is an Eternal Mystery" and has been created specifically for the new EEEL building.

An exhibition of Skoracki's work will be on view at the Herringer Kiss Gallery on 11th Avenue during Artwalk.

The University of Calgary has an impressive collection of public art by local and international artists. Visitors are invited to view other major new works in the EEEL building during the reception. A self-guided printed walking tour will be available to allow visitors to browse the campus for works by Katie Ohe, Micah Lexier, and such landmarks such as the "Prairie Chicken" and the Olympic Arch.

What: Artwalk opening and sculpture unveiling at University of Calgary.

When: Friday, Sept. 16, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Presentation and sculpture unveiling from 6:15 to 6:30 p.m.

Where: Energy, Environment and Experiential Learning (EEEL) Building, 750 Campus Drive N.W. (off 32nd Avenue N.W.)

Contact Information

  • Donna Livingstone
    Director of Communications and Development
    Libraries and Cultural Resources
    403-220-3511
    livingsd@ucalgary.ca