Events & Shows

I’m Ian Kroll You can read more about me here. With the help of my friends, I put on free public painting events around Calgary.

Upcoming

  • TBA This Spring
    Reconciliation NOW

    Sam & Ian have teamed up with two more artists: a model and a photographer. Susan will be our "canvas", while Joey records it with photos. Prints willl be made available.

    We are still in the process of planning this out, but here is what we have so far:

    Susan will be our canvas. Sam will paint her face and upper arms, and I will pour paint on her lower arms and body. Joey will record the event photographically, and we will make prints available on this site.

    All of the paint used will be black light reactive, And I will have my powerful (50W) black light set up for this purpose.

    I'm currently in the process of running experiments to determine a good formulation for the paint we will use.

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    blacklight body paint

Past

everything after this point has already occured.

  • 2019-09-29
    CIF Reconciliation Society presents
    Pokaiks – The Children

    Sam & Ian had a couple tables at this event. I put on a small acrylic pour intoductory session. As usual, it was free-of-charge charge, but donations are always accepted. I’m pleased to announce I received a donation from Phil that covered most of my costs for that event.

    Pokaiks event poster by Kalum
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  • 2019-09-09 Sam & Ian were back for a second appearance on CTV News: Calgary artists collaborate to create series of paintings focused on reconciliation

    This time, we were joined by another of Sam’s collaborators.

  • 2019-08-07Sam & Ian will be attending the weekly event at Rumble House.
  • 2019-01-30 Sam & Ian will be attending the weekly event at Rumble House this Wednesday.
  • 2018-12-12 Sam & Ian will be attending the weekly event at Rumble House this Wednesday.
  • 2018-12-08 Flea By Night at Southview Community Association. Sam and Ian were planning to attend, but plans change. We will not be in attendance after all. I will leave the link to the event here though.
  • 2018-12-05 Sam and Ian displayed our latest collaborations at a private event for the aboriginal national energy board. Here’s a pic of our table at the event.
  • 2018-11-30 Sam & Ian did this quick interview on CTV News: Artists find inspiration in each other’s work after Drop-In Centre art program shutters

Mohkinstsis

We’re proud to hold painting sessions at some of the events hosted by Mohkinstsis at the tipi camp located across the street from the courthouse downtown. Please consider making a donation to Mohkinstsis: Mohkinstsis Healing Camp Tipi Fundraiser

Past Events

  • 2018-09-01 Mohkinstsis “Planting Root” Community Event.
  • 2018-06-19150th Day Celebration hosted by Mohkinstsis.
  • we did an acrylic pour session 2018-06-19 at the 100th Day Celebration hosted by Mohkinstsis. That was our third time there, and we hope to be making many more appearances in the future.
  • 2018-03-24 This was our second time at Mohkinstsis. We were joined by our friend and renowned Cree artist Sam Bighetty
  • 2018-03-17 Tipi Raising Celebration This was our first time at Mohkinstsis. We were joined by our friend and renowned Cree artist Sam Bighetty

Calgary Public Library

We had this regular event at the downtown branch of the Calgary Public Library. It ran every two weeks from April 3, 2018 to September 18, 2018. We missed one session.