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Kathy Lewis: Artist Reception

June 26 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kathy’s First Art Show

From the moment she attended her first ‘plein air’ drawing class as a child, Kathy Lewis has been a true artist at heart. Her artistic pursuits are as rich and varied as her life experiences, with both often intertwined. Now in retirement, Kathy would love to realize her longstanding dream of exhibiting her art in a gallery for her loved ones and the public to see.

Kathy has always been a dedicated student of her craft. She took an “Intro to Art” course while studying at University of Lethbridge. Then, she enrolled in a weaving course at a small art school. She also has a certificate in Interior Design from Mount Royal College. In retirement, she has attended painting classes at Kerby Centre, Swinton Studios, and a gallery class at The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York. In 1972, she was selected by a jury of local British Columbia artists to weave an abstract tapestry for the municipality of Vancouver. The project, which took five months to complete, was displayed in the lobby of Vancouver City Hall and later in the Planning Department Boardroom. She also showcased her work in the Western Arts and Crafts displays at the Calgary Stampede.

Kathy has been a resident of Chartwell Fountains of Mission since October 2023. Her walls are adorned with beautiful paintings, and she is an active participant in resident activities. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Kathy has supported various charities including Calgary Food Bank, Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, and Calgary Homeless Foundation. Kathy’s wish to have a gallery exhibition for her art would fulfill a desire to impact people with her work, including her friends, family, and fellow residents.

The Chartwell Foundation is pleased to arrange a gallery exhibition of Kathy’s work! Kathy’s art will be on display at cSPACE Marda Loop, an acclaimed arts and culture hub in Calgary, from June 10 to June 29, with an opening reception on June 26 where Kathy will celebrate with her loved ones.


June 26
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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cSPACE Marda Loop
1721 29 Avenue Southwest
Calgary, AB T2T 1P5 Canada
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