In November, 2021 YYC/LRT became part of the Future of Stephen Avenue (FoSA) project of the City of Calgary and the Calgary Urban Alliance, University of Calgary. Through funding from FoSA, we were able to retrofit Bryan Faubert's public sculpture into a community studio and move it to the corner of 8th Ave and 10th St SW.
With funding from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council, the Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, and support from Contemporary Calgary, YYC/LRT is able to program the studio.
YYC/LRT offered its first community engagement in spring, 2022 as members of the Kerby Centre made portraits inspired by Dona Schwartz's Ordinary People exhibitiion at Contemporary Calgary. Working with students in the Community Based Art course, Bryan Faubert, and Contemporary Calgary staff, the Kerby members created a body of work that was exhibited at Contemporary Calgary April - July, 2022.
In June and July 2022, YYC/LRT was honoured to work with Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Cheryl Chagnon Greyeyes, and artists Tamar Cardinal and Seth Dodging Horse to explore The Land. Bryan Faubert and Nicole Tritter led participants in image making, using print transfer techniques, that explored their connection to The Land, guided by the teachings of Chagnon Greyeyes, Cardinal and Dodging Horse. Works will be exhibited at Contemporary Calgary starting January, 2023.
Starting October 21, we will be offering FreeArtFridays! Join Bryan Faubert (Be) at YYC/LRT to make art and then gift it to the community. Materials included in these free workshops.
Have an idea for a project? Would like to use YYC/LRT for your own event? Let us know. Go to "Book with YYC/LRT".
YYC-LRT: Community Based Art and Community Engagement is a research project contributing to the Future of Stephen Avenue Project as well as Contemporary Calgary's explorations into community engagement.
YYC-LRT Community Based Art and Community Engagement couldn't happen without our community partners. We are so appreciative of their support, and look forward to working with on projects throughout the coming 16 months.