cSPACE King Edward Capital Campaign Comes to Life in “Spring Reveal” Event
Over two nights in late May, cSPACE King Edward opened its doors for a “Spring Reveal”, a fundraising event that celebrated the removal of the mid-century wings from the former sandstone school, the partial restoration of the historic auditorium and, of course, the end to a long winter in Calgary!
As the first school under the Calgary Board of Education to host an organized theatre performance by students in 1913, the auditorium space provided a unique historic setting for showcasing the vision of cSPACE King Edward. A talented team of artists reimagined the room using design elements from our construction site, photographic banners, glass art, projectors and 100 year-old blueprints of the original proscenium stage.
Guests were enchanted by fantastic performances by La Caravan Dance Theatre and Calgary’s first poet laureate Kris Demeanor. Artist Mark Vazquez-MacKay adorned the auditorium space with paintings and verse. Colin Menzies from Studio C brought the perspective of a future tenant, giving guests a glimpse into the role that the King Edward will play in community development. Artist collective, Bee Kingdom Glass, were commissioned by cSPACE to create a beautiful series of custom glass pieces that enlivened the event space.
cSPACE is extremely appreciative of these artists in helping us to engage Calgarians in realizing our Capital Campaign goal of $7.5 million. To learn more about supporting our efforts, please visit our support page.