The Town of Canmore is pleased to present FIRST THURSDAYS, a free speaker series dedicated to bringing together the community and creativity under one roof. With speakers ranging from artists to adventurers, and talks spanning from funny to fundamental, FIRST THURSDAYS presents the best of expression, innovation and inspiration.
Join us at artsPlace (905-8 Avenue) for all of our FIRST THURSDAYS events.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
May 2 | 7 p.m. | George Webber
Join renowned documentary photographer and National Magazine Award winner George Webber as he talks about his latest portfolio, Alberta Book, a selection of photographs taken from an archive of work spanning nearly 40 years. In this collection, Webber captures images from deteriorating signage that remains almost garishly bright to abandoned landscapes that echo with the whispers of residents long gone. Set against the bright blue Alberta sky or rolling clouds bursting with prairie thunder, these images glow with warm affection for the humble reticent structures of Alberta’s past.
George Webber’s photographs have been featured in American Photo, Canadian Geographic, Lenswork Quarterly, Photolife, The New York Times and Swerve magazine. In 1999 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in recognition of his contributions to the visual arts in Canada.
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