Last Thursday I spent an evening on the town. I went to two art galleries and one political rally! I needed an outfit that was appropriate for all three.
I chose a red, African print backless dress. I thought the hemline was long enough to be conservative, but short enough to be fun. I once saw a ball gown with a low square back, and I knew I had to design a dress that incorporated it. The back is an attention getter, but at the same time it is easy to cover up its flashy nature with a sweater.
Technology and Art In Calgary
My first stop was Endeavor Arts. This is a gallery on 1st street that has an artistic twist. They showcase art that has a bit of technology at its heart. For example, one of the displays was photography that was created using long exposure and light. One of the owners, Maria, mentioned that she loved this particular artist ( Patrick Rochon) because of the way he had perfected his technique in order to make the light a perfect circle. To view better pictures of his “Radiant Light” exhibit <—- click here.
Justin Trudeau in Conservative Calgary
Someone asked me the following “Do I have to be an informed voter, or can I vote for Justin because of his hair?”. I just laughed. That is a really good question though. What is more important? Voter turn out or actual voter engagement? Perhaps that is a question my more political friends can answer.
Either way, I see politics (the running for office, not the actual policy making) as one part marketing one part fundraising. It’s a lot of posturing, sound bites, make-up and slander.
I have to admit, I went to go see Justin because I think he is attractive. I’m not Liberal, Conservative, Green, or NDP. I vote for who I think had the best policy. I’m too young to be a staunch “insert political party here”. Anyway, I have always like Kent Hehr. He is constantly out in the community and addressing constituent’s concerns. I think that is always important.
Photography Exhibit at Studio 122: Muse
Finally, I sauntered off to a photography and art exhibit at Studio 122. By this time it was snowing in my city. I only had heels in my car, so I made sure to find the closest parking spot.
Even though the venue was in an industrial area, it was lovely inside. It kind of reminded me of the art gallery of Calgary with its loft type space. I felt slightly out of place only because everyone seemed to be really into the photography scene. I’m not complaining. I met a few cool people and enjoyed stunning photography.
What is your go-to outfit for a night out?