2024-04-23 Public Art

The objective of this challenge is to photograph public art. This can be sculpture, murals or artistic architecture detail. Try to include people interacting with this public art along the line of Cartier-Bresson’s images, where he found an artistic viewpoint and then waited for people to enter the scene. Here is an all inclusive map to Calgary’s public art.

Please keep images no larger than 1050 pixels high or 1600 pixels wide.

20 Responses to 2024-04-23 Public Art

  1. Henri says:

    Artsy LED display – SAIT.

  2. Paul Fesko says:

    Inside the front entrance at cSpace. Taken with my iPhone in RAW format. Edited in Photoshop – exposure, temperature, straighten and crop

  3. Paul Fesko says:

    Caitlind R.C. Brown, Wayne Garrett and Lane Shordee created this public art site at cSPACE Marda Loop: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow for the Grand Historic Entranceway. I know Caitlind through the folk festival photography crew and she has an exceptional eye for creating interesting art.

  4. Ron says:

    Karen Ho Fatt
    Rundle LRT Station 2529 36th St. N.E.

    ISO 100, f/29, 160. Used GIMP layers to blur the background and sharpen the foreground.

  5. tony campos says:

    Wolfe and the sparrows – an interesting sculpture along the river pathway
    f/5.6, 1/800, iso100

  6. tony campos says:

    Artisan Gardens – An unusual gallery outdoors with very nice art
    f/11, 1/100, iso100

  7. Ron says:

    This is one small portion of a large (17 000 lbs, 11 x 16 feet), ceramic mural entitled “Alberta Foothills Morning”, made by Ed Drahanchuk in the 1960s and moved to North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre (523 – 27th Ave. N.W.) in 2005-06 during the 16 Ave widening project. ISO 100, f/9, 1/200.

  8. sue says:

    I really enjoy street art. There are so many talented artists throughout the world.
    This one is on the side of a building at 12 Ave and 12 St SW

    Taken with my iphone

  9. sue says:

    While I was still working, I watched from my office as this one was being painted.
    On 7 St and 12 Ave SW

    Taken with my iphone

  10. Beth says:

    I was surprised to find out how many public art projects were close to my house, so I focused on them. This collage is two pictures of art installed at Spruce Cliff Community Centre. The artists were Sisay Shimeles and Oskana Kryshanivska and were meant to invoke community spirit. The collage format is because they were on different ends of the park. Shot with my 18-55 mm lens at f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO 250

  11. Beth A Hetherington says:

    This art installation is at Windsor Park Fire Station and is a sculpture of a Firefighter’s helmet based on the characteristics of retired fire hoses and is meant to demonstrate the reliance that a firefighter has on their equipment. The artist is IIan Sandler. I shot this with 18-55 mm lens at f/10, 1/500 sec, ISO 250. This was taken during the day, At night it is lit up.

  12. Doug Stewart says:

    One panel in the “Calgary Wall”, the Samewaybetter mural by Calgary artist Ron Moppet in East Village. The mosaic contains close to a million glass, granite and marble tiles. Cropped and sharpened slightly in Apple Photos and Topaz.

  13. Doug Stewart says:

    Small part of a temporary wall mural in the 4th St. SE underpass. Cropped and sharpened slightly in Apple Photos and Topaz. The hand is modelled on the artist’s own hand.

  14. della says:

    walker passing an unusual sculpture
    ISO 400 26mm f25 1/60

    • Frankie says:

      Hanging Out is a metal frog sculpture by Calgary artist Peter Smith that’s been on 4th Street in Mission since 1994. (His wife taught advertising when I was a journalism student at SAIT in the early ’80s.)

  15. Robert says:

    Entrance to Inglewood
    taken with my S23 cellphone f1.2 1/1200 iso 25
    panorama setting tweaked contrast and brightness and cropped

  16. Robert says:

    Music Mile mural Inglewood
    taken with my S23 cellphone f1.2 1/800 sec iso 25
    cropped and adjusted contrast in photoshop

  17. Debbie McCluskey says:

    We were in Wainright for a sharp tail grouse viewing and found this 10 foot buffalo on main street. Wainright had the largest buffalo herds in Canada. Unfortunately, they were slaughtered or moved in 1940. Taken with my cell F4.5, 1/100 sec and ISO 6400. After post editing, the different textures on the buffalo are still not sharp. Lots of distractions around the memorial. But interesting name for the hotel in the background.

  18. Nick says:

    Shaganappi/Chrowchild overpass F/2.8, 1/160 sec. ISO 100

  19. Nick says:

    CPR’s Head Office @ Ogden Yard. F/8, 1/160 sec., ISO 100

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