Rotary Park is a popular destination for families in and around Crescent Heights community to walk, play, and use its range of recreational facilities. People from across the city are attracted to take in the art exhibitions regularly displayed in its mini-galleries, visit the majestic lion sculpture and share his stare down the Bow River and fabulous lookout across the downtown cityscape of Calgary.
Crescent Heights Mini Galleries
The park’s six mini-galleries are showing In Conversation, a collection of photographs from Exposure Studio Collective members, from January to February 2022. Each one features work from a pair of photographers on themes ranging from human relationships to global concerns.
In Conversation is in two phases. The first one runs through January, with an opening day and guided walking tour with some of the photographers on January 15. After a changeover of the artists and displays, the second phase coincides with Alberta’s Exposure Photography Festival, with an opening day and walking tour on February 5.
How to join the Openings and Walking Tours
In Conversation is an outdoor, wheelchair-accessible exhibition hosted by Crescent Heights Community Association. Their mini-galleries program is supported by the Government of Canada’s Healthy Communities Initiative. Access to Rotary Park, which has some on-site parking, is shown in the map below.
Please join us for the guided tours on January 15 and February 5, or make a visit at your leisure. Be prepared for inclement weather conditions and up to one hour outside during your visit to the exhibition. Afterwards, you might like to go to Sought and Found Coffee Roasters, just up the road from the main park entrance on Centre Street, where you can enjoy a warming drink and take a closer look at some more of the photography of the Exposure Studio Collective exhibited there.
Walking tours of the mini-galleries will follow COVID regulations set out by the Alberta Government. As of January 7, 2022, 20 people can gather outdoors, with a two-metre distance between each household. We’ll split our tours into groups of 20, with at least one artist per group of visitors. As these regulations change, so will our guidelines for the tours.
Exhibition Openings and Walking Tours
Group 1 Exhibition: January 1 – February 4, 2022
January 15, 2022 @ 1:00 pm MST, 107 7 Ave NE
Mini Gallery 1: Chelsea Yang-Smith & Mecoh Bain
Mini Gallery 2: Kaitlin Moerman & Tyler Tanner
Mini Gallery 3: Ryan Wilkes & J. Ashley Nixon
Mini Gallery 4: Danny Luong & Emma Palm
Mini Gallery 5: Julya Hajnoczky & David Christensen
Mini Gallery 6: Henry Mah & Han Sungpil
Group 2 Exhibition: February 5 – 28, 2022
February 5, 2022 @ 1:00 pm MST, 107 7 Ave NE
Mini Gallery 1: David Youn & Hendrik de Vries
Mini Gallery 2: Cary Schatz & Sam Doty
Mini Gallery 3: Eric Donovan & Twinkle Banerjee
Mini Gallery 4: Angela Boehm & Rocio Graham
Mini Gallery 5: Lily Pavle & Louie Villanueva
Mini Gallery 6: Wilmer Aburto & Mecoh Bain